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2013 Back to School Trends Courtesy of Del Amo Fashion Center

Posted by on August 27, 2013

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Del Amo Fashion Center.

Malls have very much been a part of my life since I was a little girl, so when I first moved to SoCal, I had to find a local mall that was close to me and convenient.  That happened when I discovered Del Amo Fashion Center right in Torrance.  This mall has a little bit of everything, an outdoor area to shop through, fun eating establishments from RA Sushi, PF Chang, Stacked, Vegas Seafood Buffet to an indoor mall area that keeps going with some of our favorites: Old Navy, H&M, Cotton On, Disney Store, Express and more.

So, a few weeks earlier I stopped off at Del Amo Fashion Center to check out their latest Back to School Deals and Trends: Whether you’re heading Back to School or Back to College

2013 Back to School Trends include:


·      Fancy Footwear


·      Headpieces (flower headbands, caps, glittery pins, beanies)


·      Boots (textured, colorful, very high over the knee and very low ankle height)


·      Feminine silhouettes and details


·      Prints of all kinds (floral, stripes, tribal, plaid)


·      Denim (skinny, boyfriend, distressed, cropped, printed, high-waisted)


·      Bright, bold colors


·      Neon


·      Bold accessories: bangles, brooches, statement earrings


·      Military-style jackets


·      Blazers


 Now lets see how the stores stacked up with some of their deals:


Cotton On Kids:  Had a variety of deals going from jeans being just 20 dollars to tees being 2 for 20.  And if you looked more closely you could find even better deals as you browsed throughout the store.


Old Navy also had a variety of great deals going on for Back To School including low priced jeans to an entire section dedicated to gym wear.  The store was nicely decorated for the back to school theme with lockers stacked above the clothes surrounded by soccer and basketballs. Old Navy also had a variety of graphic tees at reasonable prices.

Justice for Girls had some pretty adorable outfits for your young ones in the family.  They were all over the back to school trends focusing upon plaid, bright colors, fun graphic tees, and more.  They also were well stocked in backpacks and fun accessories for backpacks and lockers.


Boots are also very popular this Back to School Season and Justice for Girls had an entire wall dedicated to shoes including boots.


The Children’s Place is also located within Del Amo Fashion Center and they had a lot of great Back to School trends covered in their store from fun graphic tees to reasonably priced jeans to the latest trend: “jeggings.”


A variety of stores around the mall had a variety of Backpack options to choose from.  A favorite stop for me to look at that day was none other than “Aahs.”  They had every cartoon character you could think of from Hello Kitty, The Smurfs, Bowser, Minnie Mouse to Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Hello Kitty was definitely a huge trend in backpacks this year, and if you’re an avid fan, make sure to stop in to the SanRio store for some great options, but also back to school gear from notebooks to lunch boxes to pencils to bring with you all in Hello Kitty designs.


And lets talk Footwear.  At Del Amo Fashion Center there are a variety of places to buy your shoes from Stride Rite to Payless to Foot Locker to Skechers there’s a little something for everyone.  Lets see what I found, shall we?

Any fans of Spiderman or Captain America in your house?  If so, check out these fun shoes at Stride Rite:


This year the shoes are all about the bright colors.   Fun, bold, neon colors, that is.  And it was shown throughout all of the shoe stores.  These were some of my favorites from Skechers:


And of course Payless had some great deals happening at the mall from Champion to fun flats to boots, they had a wide selection for every back to school need.


Del Amo Fashion Center is really your one stop shop for back to school needs from clothes to shoes to fun backpacks they really do have a bit of everything.


Del Amo Fashion Center has a variety of stores from Gap, The Disney Store, Justice for Girls, Old Navy, Express, Sears, Macy’s, H&M, Forever 21, Cotton On, Stride Rite, Payless, Skechers, The Children’s Place, TJ Maxx and many many more to choose from.

But they also have great eateries from Stacked, Vegas Seafood Buffet, Buffalo Wild Wings, RA Sushi, Johnny Rockets to many more options in their food court giving a little bit of something for every person that shops here.   After the full day of shopping stop in for a movie to relax and unwind.

This Saturday, August 31st: Del Amo Fashion Center will be having their Simon Kidgets event for Back to School from 10am to Noon.  They’ll offer a variety of activities for children while also giving some great offers to adults to help transition into the back to school routine.

Event attendees will have an opportunity to enter into giveaways including AMC Movie tickets, and given coupons to tackle their back to school needs.  Children will be given the chance to create back to school photo magnets, door hangers, and get their photo taken with a first day back to school setting.

To join the Simon Kidgets Club, it is just 5 dollars for yearly membership which offer exclusive events throughout the year for all club members.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Del Amo Fashion Center.


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