It’s shopping season for school and after-school essentials, and right now many retailers are running New School Year promotions to make an expensive time of year a little less of a hassle. Brands like Adidas, Nordstrom Rack, and Zappos, not to mention stores like REI and Gap, are tagging a ton of apparel — from PE-friendly clothes to uniform-compliant clothes and more — for this busy time of year.
Whether you’re looking for dresses, jeans and t-shirts for special occasions or anything in between, we’ve found all the best back to school clothing sales. Shop our favorites below before they’re sold out.
You can find a plethora of back to school deals on Amazon by heading to its dedicated “Back to School” tab at the top. Just after scrolling, you can find a rotating selection of promotions – but they’re only available for a limited time, so when you see school supplies, clothing, or other basics on sale that you know you have need, hang them.
This one-stop-shop for toddlers offers a back-to-school sale on essentials: shoes, socks and underwear, which are currently two for the price of one.
While the site doesn’t have a back-to-school brand sale right now, a ton of shoe styles are on clearance in the kids’ section, with deals on school-ready shoes like striped Toms and Adidas tops.
You can shop a ton of new school year deals on eBay, including an Adidas back-to-school sale featuring sneakers and kids’ clothes for up to 60% off.
Gap is running an “Everywhere You’ll Go” back-to-school sale in each of its categories, with discounts for all student ages, including adult men and women, teens (think $25 jeans and half-price hoodies), boys, girls, and toddlers (hello, $23 pull-on carpenter pants). Gap Good Rewards members also enjoy stacked tiers of discounts when they shop with their card, ranging from an additional 10% off to 20% (just use code ONEYEAR at checkout).
Find new looks for your kids’ school year at Gymboree, where everything is currently up to 60% off. (Even the new collection is 30% off.) You’ll also get free shipping on every purchase, plus in-store pickup.
This department store is famous for its back-to-school patio doors, and you can shop them online now with sales on shoes and uniforms for women, men, kids, and babies, plus housewares for newbies. dormitories or the first apartments. Use code YAYBTS at checkout to get an additional 25% off qualifying purchases.
From August 4-7, the company will also be offering an additional 30% off online (or with a tear-off sticker that will reveal a variety of discount tiers, if you receive the company’s mailings). The latest back-to-school event takes place August 8-21 with discounts between 25% and 30%.
Take 40% off kids styles for back to school: just use code APLUS at checkout to get this great discount. It’s good for must-have basics like long-sleeve tees (some are $9.99), cardigans, leggings and more.
Kohl’s is famous for its stacks of discounts, and the website is currently no different: the store is currently hosting its biggest clearance event of the year, with up to 70% off a ton of clothing (not combing through disorganized shelves when shopping online either).
The classic department store has launched a slew of back-to-school deals for kids, including up to 25% off sportswear brands, up to 60% off jeans and a ton of other clothing essentials for this time of year. Shop them all online, sorted by category, at macys.com.
Need to stock up on activewear for your fall workouts (or your kid’s gym class)? Head over to nike.com for its Back to Fall sale, which offers an additional 20% off all sale items, plus select apparel, accessories and footwear. Just use code SCORE20 at checkout. (There’s also BRA50 for 50% off select bras right now.)
Nordstrom Rack already has its own Back to School section on the website – and it’s well stocked with accessories and clothing for the first days back to school. Expect tanks for $5, glittering Doc Martens from $43.97 and 30% off Birkenstocks.
Old Navy is basically a back-to-school shopping institution, and right now you can score kids’ jeans for $12 (they’re all on sale, though). Check back daily for different discounts, including $8 kids sweatshirts and sitewide auto-sales. The kids sale section also offers up to 60% off if you want to find bonus deals as well.
Blue jeans take a lot of heat for a year of play, and OshKosh B’gosh is now offering doorbuster jeans to buy one and two for free.
Primary’s fall sale is giving parents 20% off five or more kids’ and babies’ clothes from the brand, plus you’ll get free shipping with code FALLPASS – all in time for the first week of classes.
REI tends to have good sales whether you’re a member of its co-op or not, and right now you can save a ton of money on kids’ clothes at the outdoor retailer – the perfect pieces to resist recess, after-school activities and rainy walks home from school. Shop the site for tons of sales – but just FYI, you have access to a lot more discounts if you’re a member.
The entire website is up to 70% off, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Find school uniforms (polos, khakis), cardigans, skorts, pants and more for your little ones back to school.
Some really great deals are hidden among the full-priced items on Under Armour’s back-to-school page, so take your time to dig a little before checking out your cart. We found backpacks for $41.25 and playtime-appropriate shorts for $14.99.
This mass retailer isn’t yet creating a separate back-to-school section, but it’s consolidated related pages on its homepage: find clothes from $6, backpacks from $15 and more .
There’s no fixed back-to-school sale on Zappos yet, but the site is still offering great discounts on classroom and after-school essentials — you just need to dig a little deeper. Think $10 off Crocs for kids and $30 off Columbia windbreakers.