Back To School

From looking for school supplies, finding the latest fashion, to picking up the latest tech, shopping for back to school is a process. So whether you’re heading back to the classroom or learning from home, we created this resource to guide you in getting the right gear for the new school year!

School Supplies

It’s a race to getting school supplies! With school looking a little different this year, it’s important to not get just any supplies, but the right supplies. Here’s our highlight on some of the best places to get what you need.

Education Station: locally owned and operated, Education Station has been a teacher’s best friend for years! Now, it will be your best friend, too. Education Station offers a variety of quality teaching tools and educational games that will have students entertained and learning throughout the year. Come in and speak with one of their knowledgeable associates who can assist with any questions you may have. This is THE store to make learning at home fun!

Education Station is located 1653 102 St NW

Canadian Tire: looking for binders? A calculator or a lock? How about some sticky notes, a ruler, or desk organizers? Canadian Tire may not be one of the first stores you think of when it comes to back-to-school but it should be! Stop by one of the largest two-story Canadian Tire stores in Canada where shopping for students kindergarten to university is a breeze.

Canadian Tire is located at 2110 101 St NW

Superstore & Walmart: pick up your school supplies while you pick up your produce. When you’re short on time and need to combine your grocery and school list into one, Superstore and Walmart is the ultimate one-stop-shop.

Superstore is located at 9711 23 Ave NW
Walmart is located at 1203 Parsons Rd NW

OUR PICK: Education Station’s offering of “Big Workbooks”, workbooks comprised of learning exercises for a range of grades that make learning fun!


As technology plays an increasing role in our lives, there’s no question that choosing the right device for your learning is imperative. Take a peek below on where you should be visiting to find the right one for you.

Best Buy: when you think back-to-school tech, you think Best Buy. Choose from a selection of top electronic brands for your laptop or tablet, headphones and speakers and even monitors for your learn-from-home setup. Speak with a Best Buy associate to get their advice on choosing the right device for you and your schooling.

Best Buy is located at 9931 19 Ave NW

Staples: whether you’re a teacher, a student, or a parent creating an at-home classroom, Staples knows “back to school” looks different for everyone. In addition to electronics and learning devices, you can find supplies to build your at-home classroom station.

Staples is located at 1960 101 Street NW

London Drugs: looking for experienced staff and great customer service when choosing your tech of choice? Look no further. London Drugs carries a line of laptops and notebooks that will make learning (and learning how to use the device) easy.

London Drugs is located at 9704 19 Ave NW

OUR PICK: The Acer 315 15.6 Touchscreen Chromebook. This budget-priced, high-value offering from Acer has enough processing power to tackle your online assignments. They also have fantastic speakers for your break time enjoyment.


Heading back to school or learning in your at-home classroom? Believe it or not, sweatpants is a fashion category. Let’s look at some of the options to have you feeling your best on the first day of school.

Nordstrom Rack: fashion for the whole family. Nothing is more exciting than walking into a store that understands that your family has more than one style. From kids to adults, you’ll find a range of stylish backpacks, “trending now” clothing pieces, and first-day-of-school outfits… need we say more?

Nordstrom Rack is located at 1910 – 102 St NW

H&M: simple, affordable, accessible. Find your basics such as tees, jeans, and leggings, to statement pieces like band tees and over-sized accessories (blanket scarf, anyone?). Catch the H&M sale that will make back-to-school clothes shopping just as fun for you as it is for your wallet.

H&M is located at 1404 Parsons Rd NW

Puma: who says you can’t wear sports clothes everyday? Embrace athleisure (athletic clothes for casual wear) because it’s here to stay. Pick up the softest hoodies, Puma-branded tees (a favourite!), or some sweatpants ensembles to complete your back-to-school shopping trip.

Puma is located at 9703 19 Avenue NW

Levi’s Outlet: classic and modern. We love a family-favourite brand! Make a statement with a Levi’s jean jacket or with their famous 501 jeans. Complete the outfit with a crew neck tee and socks to toot!

Levi’s Outlet is located at 1420 Parsons Road NW 

J. Crew Factory: refined, playful, and always on point. J Crew Factory boasts styles for men, women, and kids (called Crewcuts)! You’ll want to rotate J. Crew pieces in your back-to-school outfits, we guarantee it!

J. Crew Factory is located at 1430 Parsons Rd NW

OUR PICK: H&M’s tie dye “Batik” hoodie. Bring the tie dye trend into the school year!


They say good shoes take you to good places, and they’re not wrong! Whether you’re seeking the iconic check mark, the 3 stripes of Adidas, or the strappy heels of Spring, South Edmonton Common makes starting the school year on the right foot so easy, you’ll want to buy 3 more pairs!

Visit the two Fashion Districts for Adidas, Nike, Reebook, Skechers, Spring, and more!

OUR PICK: Adida’s “Superstar” shoe. Versatile for both men, women, and kids.

Good Luck!

Whether you’re learning from home or taking it to the classroom, South Edmonton Common wishes you the best of luck on your first day of school and the new school year!

Looking for more? Visit the Promotions section for deals around the centre!