The first day of school is right around the corner, and that means you’ve got some shopping to do. Make sure the kids are looking stylish, and feeling excited about a new year of learning and growth. Here are a few shops around Santa Monica that will get you back-to-school ready.

Peek Kids

Find high quality designer clothing, children’s books, educational toys and more at Santa Monica’s Peek Kids, located on Montana Ave. Gisele Bündchen is often spotted shopping for her babes at this stylish boutique. If it’s good enough for her, we’re definitely on board. Peek Kids: 1015 Montana Ave; 310-434-9700

Pink Chicken

We’re all about a good “mommy and me” outfit. If you’re looking to “twin” with your little, Pink Chicken is the place to go. Pick out adorable dress sets for your best girl and a matching blouse or maxi for mom. Pink Chicken: 1524 Montana Ave; 310-396-6048

The Acorn Store

This specialty kids’ store offers a wonderful toy selection for the early childhood years. From wooden figures, dollhouses, and even a boys’ dress up section, The Acorn Store is a great place for parents looking for “natural toys and treasures.” The Acorn Store: 1220 5th St; 310-451-5845

Kids Only Furniture Store

It’s easier to get a little one jazzed about doing homework if they have their very own desk to do it on! Check out Santa Monica’s Kids Only Furniture Store for lots of great student desk options in all different styles–from industrial, to rustic, to minimalist and modern. Kids Only Furniture Store: 1454 Lincoln Blvd

Zara Santa Monica

Not all Zara locations have kids and baby clothes–that’s why we love their Santa Monica shop. Find all the trendiest styles for you little one at reasonable prices. Then hit the men’s and women’s shops next door to make sure mom and dad are looking just as good in the school pick-up and drop-off line. Zara: 1338 3rd St Promenade; 310-458-0892

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