Despite the steamy temperatures, kids will soon flock back to their hallowed hallways of the schools of Montgomery County and college students will soon come back to the classrooms, but the question in everyone’s mind is where to shop?

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The local malls are always a favorite, with the Willow Grove Park Mall, Plymouth Meeting Mall, the King of Prussia Mall, The King of Prussia Town Center, and the Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

The Bryn Athyn Thrift Shop is located in a very cool old barn near the Bryn Athyn Church, and carries a funky variety of clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Looking for a fun bag or an interesting lunch box?

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At Skippack’s Le Butler’s Pantry you’ll find cookware and gourmet coffee, tea, and snacks and starter sauces along with great lunchtime items like silicon-tips straws that are safer for the environment.

At Free Shop in Ambler, fashion galore reigns here. Find all you need for back to school fashions.

Need some educational toys for the little ones, or backpacks and notebooks for your school-age kids? pucciManuli will deliver unique and beautiful items for kids.

Hot pink and gold chain necklace

Ardmore’s Past Present Future offers fun books and games, handcrafted jewelry, décor, unique clothes and bags. Need a fun mug to drink coffee from as you wave the kids off to the school bus, Past Present Future has it!

Online, check out Penelope & Anastasia for fun jewelry and unique finds in clothes and bags. If your child likes a vintage vibe, this Etsy store will deliver.

For after-school treats, don’t miss made-from-scratch Australian hand pies like steak pies, custard tarts, and sausage rolls plus various specials and new flavors each week at True Blue Bakery in Royersford.

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Need a pick-me-up, Ardmore’s JuiceDr. offers fresh-squeezed beverages with a healthy edge.

Good luck with all your back-to-school goals and get everything you need to make the school year fantastic at Montgomery County shops.

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