Town Center is serving up A+ worthy essentials that are sure to impress everyone from your teachers and classmates to your roomies and teammates. Check out our guide below and get shopping because this year is all about making the best in-person impression!


Adorable new outfits are at the top of our list for back-to-school must-haves! These owl applique outfits can be found at Merriment on Main along with endless other outfit possibilities. From bows and bonnets to coats and toys, they have it all!

Stock up on back-to-school essentials at Lululemon! Their City Adventurer Backpack and Stay Hot Keep Cold Bottle are built to survive the trip from school bus to hallway to practice field, for years to come.

The Formr overLAP Desk is one of our favorites over at West Elm. It’s ready to provide your child, no matter the age, with a sturdy surface to work on in just about any environment. Stop in the store to shop their in-stock selection that perfectly suits your child and their style!

What’s more essential than self care!? Especially if they’re heading off to school away from home, it’s important to have quality products already in-hand when they arrive. Head over to Bluemercury and stock up on sunscreens, face serums & cleansers, chapsticks and more, so your student can focus more on school and less on shopping!

If your not-so-little-one is headed off to college this year, make Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn your first stops! Quality bedding and kitchen essentials are items they’ll use their entire college career. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that everything at WS & PB is incredibly good looking!



What’s more essential than bringing a smile to a teacher’s face? Thanks to TASTE, The Royal Chocolate, Macaron Tart, Eclectic Design Florist (and more) – your student has plenty of sweet treats to choose from when deciding on a gift (or gift basket) for their first day back.

Gift cards are never a frowned upon treat either! With loads of favored brands located right here in Town Center, picking up a gift card for any of our restaurants or retailers is incredibly easy. It saves you and your child the stress of picking something out and gives your teacher the flexibility to pick out something they’ll truly love!