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8 Stores for Back-to-School Shopping in Rome

Posted August 9, 2018 by Savannah White in Downtown, Lists, Shopping

You’ve made a list of things you need for back-to-school this year and it is time for the best part. Shopping. Whether you are a mom planning your kid’s first day at Kindergarten, a college student packing for the dorm, or a teacher gearing up for another semester, we have some great ideas for you!  (And look for bolded text for sales!)

Paula’s Boutique

If you need a kid’s backpack, go to Paula’s Boutique. Right now. They have the best selection of children’s backpacks in Rome with multiple cute options for girls and boys. And, did I mention they do monogramming? Yep. Personalized backpack and matching lunchbox here we come.

Paula's Boutique Back-to-School

Looking for clothing? They have a wide selection covering all sizes from babies to adults in boys and girls clothing. They also have merchandise for all the local high schools! From Rome to Pepperell to Armurchee, you can grab personalized jackets, tees, and game day accessories from Paula’s. (They have a great shoe and jewelry section too!)

Craze Boutique

Girl… You know you always need a new purse… thankfully Craze Boutique has you covered. They specialize in styles that are at the peak of trendiness. Match it with one of their equally adorable dresses to make a complete college or high school ready outfit. And one last thing, imagine this, you have been going to classes for a bit… it’s a little stressful… what do you need? Bath bombs. Yep. These little good smelling balls of relaxation are waiting for you at Craze.

Craze Boutique Back-to-School

Smartypants of Rome

Alright, where are my thrifty shoppers? Smartypants is your go-to for secondhand options. (AND! They have a sale going on right now where all clothing and shoes are 30% OFF!) They have clothing for all ages, they have purses, they have shoes, they have jewelry, scarves, and accessories. You name it. Smartypants has you covered. There is even a designer clothing section. Check.

Smartypants Back-to-School

Snazzy Rags Boutique

Targeting the College and Teacher crowd we have Snazzy Rags with a fine collection of women’s clothing, jewelry, and shoes. You too can look snazzy. Want to make sure you stay smelling like a rose all day long? Check out their selection of Brighton perfumes.

Snazzy Rags Back-to-School

Do Good Boutique

Although not a clothing focused store, Do Good has a pretty nice deal on their selection of women’s clothing right now. They are offering 35% off their Spring and Summer collections, and you can feel good while you do good because their clothing line is made up of socially conscious brands.


Traditions of Rome

For one of the best selections of collegiate novelty items, look no further than Traditions of Rome.  Gear up now to show your fan support!


Last Stop Gift Shop

Remember to stop by the visitor center gift shop for the perfect item to show-off your hometown pride; we absolutely love the new sticker line!

Clocktower Sticker

Let me know in the comments which is your favorite Back-to-School store or sale!

About the Author

Savannah is a Berry College Alumni who enjoys riding horses and vintage shopping. During her leisure time she can be found in a museum or reading a book. Her favorite genres are spy and mystery novels. She loves traveling to Rome’s historical locations and learning about its unique history.

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