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5 Back to School Shops for College Students in Detroit to Support the Community

At Detroitisit, We Champion Shopping Small. Here’s a Few Local Shops for College Students in Detroit

BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS, PHOTO MAT RAGLAND / UNSPLASH

Call yourself smart for shopping local and finding smart deals. Back-to-school shops for college students in Detroit can mean big or small! Nothing wrong with going on a Target run or Ikea, but we wanted to highlight a few notable shops in Detroit that are as tight-knit as the locals that love them even those that reach across the country. Remember that when you shop small and/or local, you give to a business that gives back to your community.

Detroitisit rounded up a list of the best places to shop back to school in Detroit because we know organizing your checklist and life gets overwhelming.

 

DRY GOODS

Now that you’ve got some supplies checked off, let’s think about your new wardrobe. Looking good helps us feel good and can give an extra boost of confidence.  They have a list of brands, clothing, in all sizes, and the latest trends for everyone. Shopping local is always smart when it comes to clothing versus pricier, overrated brand names. You’ll feel even better supporting the local community after a rough past few years. Shop their bag or purses if you really want to walk around campus in style. Their UNNI Saddle Crossbody Purse ($36.00) is a nice splash of color. Check out their different distressed jeans styles! They also have a nice selection of sale items. Don’t skip one of Detroit’s hidden gems. Click HERE to view their website.

Located at 1200 Trumbull St, Detroit, MI 48216.

 

Detroit's custom cycles in pictures

DETROIT’S CUSTOM CYCLES, PHOTO THE GUARDIAN / PINTEREST

REI

Planning on biking to class? Shop back to school in Detroit or a trusty REI shop. Their Diamondback Haanjo 2 Bike for the road may be just what you were looking for. Members save 20% on bike shop services if you just need a quick fix on your bike. You may also want to pick up a new pair of footgear like some durable sneakers. They offer casual shoes as well in several unique designs. Summer isn’t over yet, though! This is a superb place to shop if you’re planning a camping or hiking trip with your pals before you all head back to school.

REI locations near Detroit include Troy, Ann Arbor, and Northville.

 

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UTRECHT ARTISTS’ ACRYLIC COLORS, PHOTO BLICK ART MATERIALS / BLICK ART MATERIALS FACEBOOK

BLICK ART MATERIALS

Founded in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1911, Blick Art Materials is the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States with more than 65 retail stores nationwide. Even well-known, gallery-represented professionals rely on Blick for their needs. Heading to College For Creative Studies in the fall? Or maybe you just need some materials for upcoming projects or classes you’re teaching. They welcome art educators, students, artists, architects, designers, hobbyists, or anyone requiring quality art materials for work or pleasure. A long-time advocate of art education in the U.S., Blick also provides support to scholastic, collegiate, and professional art shows as well as supports the communities in which it does business. Show up for Blick Art and they’ll show up for you. Click HERE to view their site.

Located at 4501 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.

 

BED BATH & BEYOND

Back-to-school shopping for college students in Detroit can mean actual shops in Detroit or online if that suits your needs best. College shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond is always a reliable source for college dorm necessities. Bedding products will help make the move more of a comfortable transition. Your bathroom can at least start off organized after purchasing an affordable shower tote for your toiletries. Most students already have a university checklist, you might as well check out their top must-haves from the site’s checklist. Give yourself some credit for getting good deals. Click HERE to view their website and find locations near you.

 

back to school backpack

BACK TO SCHOOL, PHOTO MATT RAGLAND / UNSPLASH

2ND ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKBAG GIVEAWAY & POP UP SHOP

Date & Time:

August 21, 2022, 1 PM-5 PM. Bookbag Giveaways starts at 2 pm

Are you a parent that stumbled upon this article and is just looking for new school supplies for your kids? Little Hearts, Big Dreams, and Lifted Dreamz will be hosting their 2nd Annual Back to School Event in which they are featuring community vendors. They will be providing school supplies to the students 2022-2023 school year. Click HERE for more information.

Located at Kings & Queens Hall Rental. 15845 Schaefer Highway, Detroit, MI 48227

 

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