Back to School
Back-to-school season means fresh starts, a return to comforting routines and reconnecting with friends. Whether for elementary school, middle school, high school or college, Nordstrom offers the best clothes and shoes—plus lots more back-to-school basics like backpacks, water bottles and dorm-room essentials.
Does your family do the time-honored tradition of a first-day-of-school photo? We'll help you create picture-perfect looks: cute back-to-school outfits for younger kids and trendy back-to-school clothes for older students—even those who are super-particular about their apparel. Is your kid wondering What should I wear on the first day of school? We can help! Nordstrom salespeople are up on all the trends and they can provide some expert guidance. They'll quickly pull some looks that reflect your child's tastes—and respect your budget too.
You can also count on Nordstrom for a huge selection of back-to-school shoes. You'll find timeless Converse shoes that pair as easily with a first-day-of-kindergarten dress as they do with a first-day-of-high-school T-shirt and jeans. Nordstrom also carries lots of Vans shoes, from colorful designs with Velcro closures to classic skater slip-ons. You'll also find a great selection of kids' adidas and Nike shoes, just right for gym class or for everyday wear.
No back-to-school shopping list is complete without a cool backpack. What backpack is best for school? In addition to delivering trendy style, it must be a good fit for your child's size, and durable enough to last the entire school year. For older students who tote around tons of books and gear, only a well-constructed backpack with strong, cushy straps will do. That's why we carry great-looking, hard-working bags from brands like Fjällräven, Herschel Supply Co. and many more. And for younger kids just starting school, we have all the cutest backpacks—including some with unicorns!
If you're heading back to college or just starting your college career (congrats, froshie!), Nordstrom has all the clothing and footwear you need. We can prepare you for all-night study sessions (we love a fleece hoodie, flannel pajama pants and UGG slippers) and outfit you in sharp professional clothes perfect for internships and job interviews. We also offer fun dorm-room decor like bed comforters, throw pillows, area rugs, towel sets and wall art.
For busy parents, back-to-school means more time for yourself—and a chance to recommit to your workout routine. Count on Nordstrom for quality activewear and athletic shoes from top brands, plus on-the-go essentials like duffle bags and Hydro Flask stainless steel water bottles. And if your work wardrobe could use an update, we can help with that, too!
Whether you do your back-to-school shopping online or in person, you can trust Nordstrom to make it easy. We always offer free standard shipping and free returns, plus convenient services like in-store pickup for online orders. (And for many families, lunch or dinner in one of our in-store restaurants is a favorite part of their school-shopping ritual!)
Autumn leaves, cozy fall coats, sharp #2 pencils, rubber rain boots and school lunches will be here before we know it. Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful back-to-school season.