School Ties: Back-to-School Shopping


Jessica Milligan

BUYING BACK-TO-SCHOOL clothes for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Carolyn Hotham, owner of Tiny boutique near Eastover, says some of her customers bring their children to the store to browse. “Let them pick a few favorites, then they will be much more likely to agree to other things.” These two outfits are a good place to start.

FOR BOY: Aloha checkered shirt with built-in pocket square, $82, Tiny, 704-900-5667; Track & Field tank top, $29.50, J. Crew at SouthPark Mall, 704-365-9355; Scotch Shrunk pants, $100, Tiny; New Balance for crew cuts K1300 lace-up sneakers, $65, J. Crew

FOR GIRL: Busy Bees striped shirt, $48, Fancy Pants, 704-344-0333; cotton ribbed sweater, $55, J. Crew; Mini Melvin beaded tassel necklace, $30, Tiny; Splendid denim skirt, $48, Fancy Pants; girls’ everyday capri leggings in gold stars, $26.50, J. Crew; Clogs of Sweden gold clogs, $46, Tiny

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