#ShopLocal for Back to School in 2021

It’s that time of year again! For many families, back to school season can be exciting: meeting new teachers, making new friends, visiting new schools and classrooms. But, it can also be stressful (and expensive). For lots of kids, a new year means new clothes– whether last year’s jeans are too short or just don’t match their taste anymore. This year, shop local for your family’s new school clothes! Whether your family wants to get in on the latest trends, stay on budget, or show off school spirit, Richmond’s shops have you covered. Here are some great options for every objective. 

Get the Latest Fashions

Shooting for style this school year? From clothes to jeans to shoes and everything in between, Richmond’s local boutiques have you covered! Browse your options below.


142 N Second St., Richmond, KY 40475


In-store + Online

Looking for fun, colorful fashion for the new school year? You may wanna start your shopping spree at Adorabelles! The downtown Richmond boutique carries a variety of women’s fashion from t-shirts and jeans, to dresses, skirts, and rompers. Current favorites include the “Sharp Identity” denim dress, “Staying Prismatic” romper, and “Million in One” top:


And of course, don’t forget shoes and accessories! Sizes range from XS to XL+, so there’s fashion and fun for all. Browse the downtown store, or shop from the comfort of your home at shopadorabelles.com (and get free shipping on orders over $50!). 

OliveYou Boutique

118 Meridian Way, Richmond, KY 40475



At Olive You Boutique, you’re sure to find something for “all of you” — owner Katie Brandenburg Stallons is passionate about making sure of that! The Richmond store carries everything from casual loungewear to more formal attire and everything in between– including some amazing first-day-of-school looks. There’s something for all ages, shapes, and tastes.  You’ll find brands on the racks like Citizens of Humanity, Nic + Zoe, Nally & Millie, TOMS, dolce vita, and many many more. Loyal customers rave about the selection and customer service. Swing by the store on Meridian Way, or follow them on Facebook for regular updates.

Fox on Main Boutique


2008 Merchant Dr., Ste 8, Richmond, KY 40475


In-store + Online


Shop with Fox this fall! This cute women’s boutique on Merchant Drive has something for everyone (and, customers say, at a great price, too). You’ll find trendy tops and bottoms in regular and plus sizes– Fox boasts a stunning and diverse plus collection. Also shop accessories, beauty products, and Sweet Grace candles and other scented products– perfect for a soon-to-be college student moving into their first dorm room. Visit the store or shop online, and be sure to follow Fox on Main on Facebook for updates. 

Mini Mee Boutique

2085 Lantern Ridge Dr., Suite Y100, Richmond, KY 40475


Finding one store to fit both your littles and young adults (that’s not a department store) is no easy feat. If that’s your dilemma, check out Mini Mee Boutique Richmond! Located in the Richmond Centre, near Cinemark Theater, Mini Mee Boutique offers trendy women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. Right now, you can take advantage of Back to School Deals: Serendipity brand outfits are 20%, and select summer styles are 15% off! Visit the store, or follow Mini Mee Boutique on Facebook for updates. 

Soft Shoe


805 Eastern Bypass #8, Richmond, KY 40475


In-store + Online


For kids of all ages, new school shoes are a yearly staple. Whether due to wear and tear, sports, growth spurts, or just new styles, last year’s kicks often don’t cut it. Don’t worry– Soft Shoe has got your back. Located right on the Eastern Bypass, Soft Shoe carries this season’s hottest footwear brands like New Balance Boa, Hey Dude, Brooks, Uggs, and more. Besides a wide selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s footwear, you’ll also find boutique clothing and accessories. Shop in-store or online, and be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates and sales (back-to-school sale/end-of-summer clearance is going on now).


Shop Secondhand

Looking to save this school year? Shopping vintage, consignment, and secondhand is not only a great way to get an inexpensive school wardrobe– it’s good for the environment too. Check out some of Richmond’s diverse secondhand shops. 

Apparitions Vintage Village



Vintage fashions never seem to stay out of style for long– every era of fashion seems to come back around. Why not get the oldies but goodies directly from the source? Besides gifts, handcrafted items, and vinyl records, Apparitions Vintage Village on Main Street carries a wide selection of vintage clothing items. Follow them on Facebook for details and updates.

Rockin’ Robyn’s

451 Big Hill Ave., Richmond, KY 40475



Want to get the designer brands your kids love without paying the designer brand price? Rockin’ Robyn’s Consignment Boutique can help! RR carries gently-used clothing and accessories from popular brands like Simply Southern, Free People, Pink, Polo, Kate Spade, and many more. Drop by the store on Big Hill Ave, or visit the website to get directions, view the photo gallery, and more. Also, be sure to follow the Rockin’ Robyn’s facebook page 

Cyrilla’s Consignment Boutique

837 Eastern Bypass, Suite C, Richmond, KY 40475



Here’s another place to get name brands you and your kid’s love without breaking the bank. Located in the Carriage Gate shopping center on the Eastern Bypass, Cyrilla’s carries casual name brand clothing and accessories for women and youth. Been eyeing a designer purse to kick off the year in style? Cyrilla’s carries gently-used Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Coach, and more. For your student athletes, grab some Vans, Lululemon, or UK gear at an unbeatable price. For more information and to see their latest finds, follow Cyrilla’s on Facebook

Show Off School Spirit

It’s cool to be proud of your school. Whether that’s a middle school, high school, or university (EKU, anyone?) you can get your school spirit gear right here in Richmond. 

Trinkets & Treasures



Trinkets & Treasures, formerly in the Richmond Mall, is an online store that specializes in embroidery, sublimation, and handmade gifts for all occasions. No matter your school, T&T is a great place to get your school spirit swag! Support your student athlete with a custom sweatshirt, or surprise your new middle schooler, high schooler, or college kid with a school spirit tee. Visit their online store today. Don’t see what you need? Contact to make a custom order. 

Greek Threads

112 St. George St., Richmond, KY 40475



Looking for something to set your student apart? Give Greek Threads a try. Greek Threads provides custom apparel and gifts for students in and out of Greek Life. Help your sorority girl show her spirit with a letter shirt. Grab a monogrammed hoodie, or some Lily Pulitzer gifts. Shopping at Greek Threads will ensure your student stands out this year. 


Shopping locally is a great way to get what you need while supporting your community. You don’t have to go far to make sure your family has what they need for school. Shop in style, save a buck, show off school spirit, and more right here in Richmond!