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Back To School Blog

August 2021

Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, and regardless of exactly what type of uniform your kid’s school requires, naturally, young fashionistas will want to be in style for playtime after enduring lengthy home-schooling sessions and lockdowns during the last academic year. Back-to-school season is in full swing here @forgeshopping! While a few weeks of summer still lie ahead, school bells will be ringing again before you know it, so now is the time to buy #schoolsupplies – whether that’s clothes, stationary or accessories, here at the Forge Shopping Centre our retailers are full of top-rated pieces, high-quality basics and affordable yet trendy styles. (There are literally hundreds of appropriate back-to-school clothes and cool bags and footwear that any high school or primary student would love!) Here’s a #backtoschooledit from @josiesmithmedia we hope will receive top marks!


RIVER ISLAND Puffer coat @ £32.00

This is a durable, cosy jacket that’s perfect for the approaching colder months. It features long sleeves, an all important hood, side pockets and a front zip fastening. It’s RI branded and 100% Polyester. (Machine wash at max 40°C gentle. Do not bleach/tumble dry/dry clean. Product no: 485391)

ASDA Girls Red Ruffle Front V-Neck School Cardigan @ £6.00

This super-cute ruffe front cardigan is available in a wide range of sizes. Cut with a classic V-neck and a button-through front fastening it’s perfect for adding an extra layer to a uniform on chilly days, and the lasting colour helps the red stay fresh and bright, wash after wash. (Fabric composition: 90% cotton, 10% nylon. Do not dry clean/Iron according to instructions on care label/Can be tumble dried/Can be machine washed.


PRIMARK Black Minnie Mouse Spot Patent Lace Up Boots @ £16.00

Early alarms set? Packed lunch prep? Tying up their shoelaces whilst they try to remember where they left their school bag? It can only mean one thing. Term time is starting! Luckily Primark’s Back To School range has dropped with plenty of time to shop before you drop the kids off at the school gate. From shoes and coats to stationery and school bags, head into store to arm your little ones with everything they need to smash this school term – like these adorable #MinnieMouse boots!

JD Sports The North Face Rodey Backpack @ £60.00

If you’ve got a mountain of paperwork and books to carry around at school, opt for this North Face Rodey Backpack. This versatile Rodey backpack from The North Face is the only bag you’ll need on your next urban or school adventure. Built to keep gadgets safe, the backpack is equipped with an internal laptop sleeve, while a spacious main compartment offers room for valuables on the go. Made from durable poly fabric in a black colourway, it’s finished with side mesh pockets, adjustable backpack straps and signature The North Face branding embroidered to the front. (H: 50 x W: 28 x D: 17cm) Care & Material 100% Polyester Colour: Black Product Code: 1199968/076100 You can even have it personalised! (Your name will be applied via stitch to the front, right strap unless this coincides with another brand mark or text. Character limit is 12 characters. Your name will appear with a capitalised first letter and the remainder in lowercase script.)

QUIZ Black Padded Gilet @ £34.99

This sleeveless puffer gilet is a perfect transitional piece as the weather starts to cool down again. It features a collar neckline and button detail. (Length: 65cm approx. Product Care: 100% Polyester, cool hand wash with mild detergent.)

PRIMARK Baby Pink Lace Up Chelsea Boot with Black Sole @ £14.00

Primark understand back to school footwear needs to be quick and easy to put on, amid the manic morning rush and most importantly – it’s got to be comfortable and durable!  Whether it’s a pair of trainers for sports class with quick and easy Velcro straps, or a pair of sturdy boots for splashing in puddles on the rainy walks home while they debrief you about their day, Primark have got you (and your child’s feet!) covered.

SHOEZONE – Ascot Line Kids Grey & Blue Easy Fasten Trainer @ NOW £12.99 WAS £14.99!

By Ascot, these Line kids’ trainers showcase a grey and blue upper along with both laces and a simple touch fasten strap to ensure both quick and easy fitting for all. Their thick grip sole helps to provide support beneath your kid’s feet, making these perfect for active wear. Ideal for PE kits, activities and much more! These trainers also feature a super lightweight feel. (Style Code: 81309)


TOYTOWN Pukka-Fun 12 Pack Markers @ WERE £3.00 NOW £1.50!

Check out Toytown’s selection of stationary and arts and crafts supplies. These markers are perfect for detailed drawings and sketches. This deep colour kit contains 12 markers. (Product code: 6425)