Back to School Guide! | Newtown Moms

As summer wraps up our eyes are set on getting organized and ready for the first day of school. From shoes to clothing to snack & haircuts, I’ve compiled a list of local businesses & brands that will help you check off all your kids’ back-to-school needs.  

Stock up and save on all your back to school essentials at Once Upon a Child!

The team at Once Upon a Child has been preparing for the upcoming school year with tons of gently used clothing essentials for boys & girls size baby – Youth 20. You’ll find a variety of clothing, outerwear, athletic wear, dance wear and even shoes & backpacks. Checking off your shopping list in no time. Be sure not to miss CT Tax Free Week Aug 15-21! 

Have you been cleaning out your kids’ closets this summer? Consider selling your items. Once Upon a Child operates on a traditional resale model offering you the ability to sell items to them directly. Here’s a quick summary of the process:

1. Identify what you would like to SELL (Clean! Clean! Clean!)
2. Bring in your gently used clothes, toys,books, shoes, and baby gear during buying hours
3. The staff at Once Upon a Child will evaluate your items and make you a $$$$ offer based on style, safety, and condition
4. You will receive cash/check that day for the items selected

Once Upon a Child is located at 67 Newtown Road, Danbury. Store Hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 8PM and Sunday 11AM – 6PM. Follow Once Upon A Child Danbury Instagram for daily arrivals & more.

Plato’s Closet is your back-to-school destination for teen cloths, shoes, and more!

Shop your favorite brands like Adidas, American Eagle, Free People, Lucky, Lululemon, Nike, Vineyard Vines, and more. Stock up on essentials during CT’s Tax Free week with Daily Deals from Sunday 8/15 through Saturday 8/21.

 Plato’s Closet is located at 67 Newtown Road, Danbury.  Store Hours are Monday – Saturday 10AM – 9PM and Sunday 11:30AM – 6PM.

Follow Plato’s Closet on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

Stop by Traveling Chic Boutique for a glimpse of Fall’s hottest trends in the area’s coolest store!


Enjoy 40% off all Summer items, 20% off Gifts & Jewelry and 10% off all Fall new arrivals from 8/15 – 8/22.

Traveling Chic Boutique is located at 800 Federal Road, Unit A-4 in Brookfield and 208 Center Rock Green, Oxford

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11AM – 6PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 3PM

Follow Traveling Chic Boutique on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

Head back-to-school in style with a haircut from Ricci’s Salon or Hero Barbershop!

Don’t forget to schedule a trim for your kids this August before school starts. Open seven days a week, Ricci’s & Hero offer children’s haircuts that will leave your kids’ hair revitalized and refreshed. 

Ricci’s Salon & Hero for Men are located at 99 South Main Street, Newtown. Visit Ricci’s and Hero on the web to schedule your appointment!

StyleChild is a fashion-forward sneaker brand designed with style and ease in mind. Our unique label offers convenient easy-to-wear styles with elastic laces, velcro, or side inner zippers. StyleChild can be dressed up or down, from school to lounging at home our on-trend brand allows kids to sparkle at an affordable price.

View the full assortment of footwear on StylChild’s website by clicking here.

This Back-to-School, save 15% with code NEWTOWNMOMS.

Make sure lunchboxes are full of snacks from BD Provisions!

With a wide selection of bulk dry goods products, BD Provisions is the ultimate destination for a variety of products. Add any of the following to your kids’ lunchboxes:

Mini Animal Crackers

Gummy Bears

Dried Bananas

Candy Coated Sunflower Seeds

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Granola

SPECIAL OFFER!* Spend $30 between now and 10/30 & receive a FREE Bamboo Utensil Kit. The kit includes a fork, knife, spoon, straw, straw cleaner, and chopsticks PLUS it attaches easily to a backpack or lunch box. 

*Newtown Location only

BD Provisions is located at 125 South Main Street, Newtown. Follow along for latest news on Instagram and Facebook.

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