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Get the most out of your back to school shopping




Back to school shopping is hectic, but it can be fun! Here are some tips for getting the most out of your back to school shopping at Sears.

Sears offers a lot of different shopping experiences. While I do prefer to go in store, I don’t always have the time! I use the “free store pickup” option so frequently when this happens!

We then went online to sears.com/backtoschool  and found what we liked. We chose to have it available at our local Sears and then went to pick it up in minutes! 


A few ways to make back to school shopping easier: 

Sears has a few ways to make things easier when you run out of time in your back to school shopping.

1. Free Store Pickup – This is the option I like the best! I find it much easier to browse online, but can pick it up in store and make sure I like it. You can even combine your Sears and Kmart shopping trips into one store pickup, and pick up everything you need for school in one spot! Isn’t that cool? 

2. Reserve it – I like store pickup, because my products are already paid for. Want to make sure what you want is in stock, but want to shop for it in store? Reserve it allows you to shop online, and reserve it in your store. Then, go to the store (within 48 hours), try it on, and buy only what you want! It’s a great way to avoid the in-store arguments that can happen when shopping with tweens.

3. In-vehicle services – Use the Shop Your Way mobile app to return and exchange your online purchases without leaving your car! I haven’t tried this yet, because I have yet to return or exchange, but how cool is that? You don’t need to wait in line, or even leave the vehicle!

4. Member Assist – This amazing Shop Your Way feature gives you in-store service with your online shopping! You can get a store associate to help you with the click of a button.


Now, for my back to school shopping picks….

  • I love how Bongo lets your daughter express herself! They are all about being rock star chic, with the latest trends and details. My favorite is this top:

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  • Pair it with some skinny jeans by Canyon River Blues! This pair is going to be a staple in your child’s wardrobe, as well as all of their denim-based collection.

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  • Or, wear a pair of CRB Girl lettings such as this one! This unique outfit will really allow your daughter to be herself and show personality…

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  • The perfect “first day of school” top, this shirt will be your son’s new favorite! Amplify has a great urban-edge collection for your son, that will allow him to show his feelings in his clothing, all while being totally cool for school.

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  • Pair it with some Roebuck and Co. straight leg jeans that are truly timeless!

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  • Toughskins has collections for both boys and girls that include a rough edge, and feminine details. This pair of shorts with suspenders will turn my little boy into a little man, when I send him off to school for the first time ever. (I am trying to hold back those bittersweet tears…)

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  • Does your child love to move? Good for him! Dress comfortably in Everlast, but look great while you do! A pair of walking shoes will have your young man comfortable throughout the long school day.

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  • Does your child need a uniform? Dockers has everybody in the uniform department covered!



Let your children express themselves with back to school fashion! Whatever it is, Sears has a look for everyone, and the services to make your back to school shopping easier. Learn more at sears.com/backtoschool

Enter to win a $50 gift card to Sears for your back to school shopping needs by clicking on the image below:

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About Author


Menucha is a Jersey girl living in big New York with her husband and little boy. She is currently fulfilling her dream to be a stay at home mom. She loves crafting, the color purple, and chocolate. Menucha blogs at momsandcrafters.com in between making jewelry and working as a freelance graphic designer.

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william gossage

Those are great tip for shopping for kids going back to school

ellen beck

We can only affordd Seas whhen they have sales. I usually go to their clearance sales at the end of the season. They have nice bargains. I once bought jeans there for 4 dollars a pair!

shelly peterson

I love that Sears has Free Store Pickup. These are some great fashion ideas for school clothes.

Janet W.

I love the Reserve It feature! I like knowing that it won’t go out of stock, but allows me to try on clothing before I really purchase it.

Sherry Compton

Sears is great. All sizes with popular brands and their own different brands. Gives several options. I like the pick up in store option, and their web site is great to search through.

Dandi D

I’ve never shopped at Sears for clothes before, but it looks like they have some really neat things!

Mary Happymommy

I like the skinny jeans. They are a wardrobe staple.

Amanda Sakovitz

I love Bongo. These are some great picks for back to school!

Cheri Oggy

I have been shopping at Sears for school clothes since I was a kid many moons ago!! Now it’s shopping for the grand kids!!

Mary Jenkins

I haven’t been clothing shopping in Sears since I was a kid. I did order shoes for my daughter before school started last fall, and they were very nice. The Sears in my hometown became a large appliance only store so when I moved, I just didn’t think about Sears for an apparel option. I’ll have to stop in next month before school starts.

Lori Pouncey

Sears is great! I have been shopping at Sears for many, many years! Thank you for your great review, tons of fab info. I love the savings you can find at Sears but especially the Sears online, that is where I do most of my shopping!

Marti Tabora

These are all really great tips, I love to shop the sales at Sears. I have found a lot of really good deals there.

Deborah W.

I like how you can order and pick up at the store. You don’t even have to get out of your car at most locations. You drive up, text them and they bring it out to your car. Great idea!

Anastasia Falling

Some great tips and cute clothes ideas! Back to school shopping isn’t usually fun, but if you’re prepared, it can make things a lot less hectic 🙂

Julie L

I can’t believe it’s almost time for back to school!

sherry blamer

I think these are great back to school shopping tips. I didn’t know sears offered all those services.

Mickie Hinds

Love these tips, and my daughter and I love Sears!

Faye Gates

We are taking the grands school shopping soon, so this would be great. And since our Sears is attached to a mall, they’ll really love it.

Dana Rodriguez

Those are some great tips.I like shopping at Sears.Those skinny jeans are cute!

Thomas Murphy

Great tips! I love shopping at Sears.


My niece would love those girl leggings! I love free shipping to Sears stores.

Denise Taylor-Dennis

I really need to get my son some clothes and it looks like Sears might a good place to check out. I like that they have free store pick up.

Lynda Del

Sears stores is one of my favorite places to shop at for back-to-school supplies.

Kelly D

I always like to take advantage of the free store pickup. My daughter would like to buy some dresses for back to school.

Carol L

I wish those options were available when my 7 were small. What a time saver that would have been when school shopping with 7 kids. I love the option of store pick up. Thanks for your tips. Excellent review.
Carol L


I love in-store pickup at Sears! I had no idea reserve it existed. I will definitely have to take advantage of that! Way easier than picking up my order only to go back home find it doesn’t fit and then make another trip there.

Stephanie Phelps

I love Sears and being able to shop online for the kids is awesome they get so impatient when we are at the store so this works best for us and then I can have my husband swing by and pick it up!

Gladymar Rodriguez

I like sears and i like the “seventeen” clothing line. The prices are good and reasonable


These are great tips! I can’t believe school is almost here!!!


l love shopping at Sears. They have a huge selection of clothes and shoes that feature many different name brands at an affordable price too.

Margaret Smith

I love shopping Sears. I find that the quality of clothing is wonderful. I also like using their pick up service.


Sears is such a great store. I love their sales and the variety of brands they have available. I’ve been shopping there since I was a girl and I even bring my son there now.


I love Sears. Great customer service!

Kate F.

I love that they have free store pickup! That’s so convenient.


Sears is a great place to shop for back to school clothes! I like how you can browse on-line, reserve what you want and it can be ready for store pick-up!


I haven’t shopped there for back to school items before.

Deb Pelletier

We like sears for kids clothes.


I actually never knew sears had in store pick up, that is simply amazing!!!!!
No more wasting time walking around the whole store yay!!! love it

jessica z

Thanks for the tips! I love the free store pick-up option


Great tips thanks for sharing these I like the reserve option that is cool.

wen budro

Those options look like real time savers. In-store pickup would alleviate a lot of the stress of trying to shop in a crowded store before back to school time.

Robin W

I haven’t shopped at Sears for more than tools and appliances. I didn’t realize that they had such cute clothes. I love the idea of store pick-up and the reserve it options. Makes shipping a lot easier.

Michelle Harasewicz

I didn’t know about the reserve it feature, I can’t wait to try it.

Eloise Carlson

Great review! I seen a lot of great clothes that I would love to get my daughter for school. Sears is a great place to shop and usually have some great sales.

chrissy c

I love their free store pick up because it makes my life so much easier!

Pamela Gurganus

I really enjoyed reading this and am sincerely thankful for the information. Back to school shopping is one of my least favorite things to do, so I found this very helpful! I had no idea about the free store pickup and this is definitely a perk I would take advantage of!

Anita Duvall

When my girls were still in high school, back to school shopping day was a winner for us. Shopped til we dropped, lunch out, and dinner out. Now I only have one in college and she insists on buying her own clothes. I miss those days!

Cheryl Abdelnour

I really like the In-vehicle services . This makes it so much easier shopping especially for the handicapped.

Deborah Cochran

Back to school already?!! I’m excited because I love seeing all of the new Fall fashions and getting the best deals at Sears. My favorite are the Everlast shoes – perfect for college bound student (I remember walking what seemed like miles from class to class).


I’ve always loved Sears… one of the originals still left! Their vehicle service department totally saved me last summer!

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