Get ready for the new school year by shopping at local Gainesville spots for necessities like uniforms, dorm furniture and, of course, coffee.
Florida Uniforms & Supplies Inc.
Unisex Youth Moisture-Wicking Polo Shirt
Florida Uniforms & Supplies Inc. has the largest selection of kids and teens school uniforms anywhere in Gainesville. Pick up a few moisture-wicking polo shirts in a wide range of colors for your son or daughter to combat the August heat, and make sure they’re dressed to impress from homeroom to recess.
The Walkabout Shop
Birkenstock Black Suede Arizona
Make running from class to class a little less painful with a pair of quality Birkenstock sandals from The Walkabout Shop! Opened in 1996, the store has a staff that is knowledgeable and committed to selling comfortable, high-quality shoes. Walk on over to North Florida’s best and largest comfort shoe store!
Chenille Full Sleeper Bean Bag
Add some style and comfort to your dorm room this semester with an awesome beanbag chair from CordaRoy’s. Not only will it provide the perfect spot to lounge between classes, but the chair also opens into a full-size bed for when your best friends from home come to visit! All of the beanbags are guaranteed for life, so pick up one in your favorite color and style today.
Selection of Kids Games, Toys, Puppets and Learning Tools
Who says learning can’t be fun? At Gamesville TableTop, you’ll find the perfect scholastic game to help your little ones train their brains while having a blast. Don’t let afterschool time be all about TV and video games! Grab a fun and educational game or puzzle that the whole family can enjoy from Gamesville TableTop.
Selection of Locally Grown Coffees and Fresh Baked Goods
Head off campus for lunch and go to Coffee Culture, a local gem located right near Gainesville High School that’s serving delicious coffee paired with goodies baked fresh every day. Power through that essay with a frozen caramel mocha latte, all while taking advantage of Coffee Culture’s comfortable atmosphere and free Wi-Fi. Your GPA will thank you!
Add some style and comfort to your dorm room this semester. Get game day ready with the trendiest attire available at Gainesville’s Allure Boutique. From formal dresses to homecoming dresses, and rompers to the perfect outfit for a night on the town, your tiny dorm closet will be bursting at the seams!
Pouf Denim Navy Rag
Decorate your dorm with tons of stylish and durable pieces that are all made in the USA. Paddiwhack is the go-to Gainesville gallery for handcrafted and one-of-a-kind items ranging from artisanal soaps to bedding and beyond! The Pouf Denim Navy Rag will bring some American pride (and extra seating) to your college space.
Selection of Local Produce, Deli Items and Products
For a lot of parents, back to school means back to rushing around in the morning trying to get the kids ready and out the door. Make your meal prep a little easier by shopping for groceries at Ward’s Supermarket! With a commitment to local products and a delicious selection of prepared snacks, you can send your kids to school with healthy lunches while supporting the Gainesville community. Little Jill & Co.
Steven Joseph Quilted Nautical Backpack
Little Jill & Co. is the perfect spot to get your little prince or princess all the cutest back-to-school looks. With dozens of brands and adorable outfits for preemies all the way to tweens, you can dress up your kids for years to come. Don’t forget the Steven Joseph Quilted Nautical Backpack — they’ll be the talk of the playground!
Selection of On-trend Clothing for Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings
Urban Thread is one of the best-kept secrets for Gainesville girls looking to score on-trend clothes at a serious discount. Stocking brands like Brandy Melville, Anthropologie, Free People and more, Urban Thread will help you build a new wardrobe on that “broke college student” budget.