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Back To School Essentials

With Summer coming to an end, the new school year is almost here! The Big Store is stocked on your favorite back to school essentials & accessories. We understand how difficult this last year has been for everyone, especially students. After a year of virtual learning, we know you and your little one is more than ready to get back into the swing of things and it’s important to have the right back to school essentials upon their return.

Whether starting preschool, middle school, or taking their first steps into college, there are so many must-have items to bring along. Back to school necessities include not only basic school supplies but accessories and clothing to make them feel confident throughout the school year.

First, every student needs a proper backpack or bag to carry their school supplies. We recommend the Patagonia Bookbag, which combines convenience and style into one compact bag. Patagonia offers backpack options for men, women and children in a variety of styles and colors. Women’s are tailored specifically to fit her torso. In addition, Patagonia offers a roomy compartment for a 15” laptop, organizational compartments, two pockets for your water bottle and made with 64% recycled fabrics.

Physical activity is an important part of everyone’s daily routine. Having a good athletic shoe to support those activities is even more important. As a leading retailer of running shoes, we recommend OnCloud or Brooks Running shoes. Both are an excellent choice when considering a comfortable and supportive shoe. OnCloud is designed for soft landings & explosive take-offs with technology that allows for reduced muscle fatigue and a lower heart rate. Brooks cushioning technologies all start with DNA because they react to your unique stride while balancing stretch and structure so that the shoe adjusts comfortably to your foot


For our locals, showing your school pride is what being a Blue Devil is all about. The Big Store is freshly stocked on your favorite Tift County Polos! This is a perfect casual look for the first day back, sporting events or a night out at your favorite local restaurant. We understand that being comfortable is a priority when shopping for this South Georgia heat. That is why we chose a performance polo with moisture wicking technology to keep you cool and dry all day long.

It’s almost pants season and with the new school year, it’s a great idea to stock up now! The Big Store has all your favorite brands! For our guy’s shop Duck Head, Kuhl, Levi’s, Vineyard Vines and many more. For the ladies our favorites are Articles of Society, Tribal, Levi’s and Hidden Jeans. With school starting in just a few weeks, you don’t want to miss out on these great styles!

Ladies, you have enough to keep up with during the school year. For your money and ID, try one of our Jen & Co. handbags. Crafted from cruelty free materials and come in a variety of colors! We love this handbag, giving you the option to use the wristlet and crossbody strap while providing tons of storage! If the handbag is too much, opt for the Sammie Wallet. The O-ring bangle is convenient making it easy to carry. Includes a fold out card/ID holder and a top zipper closure so you’re ready for anything this school year!

If you’re debating on snagging a pair of the best-selling shoes, don’t. Hey Dudes have easily become a staple in men and women’s wardrobes this year. The Big Store is always receiving new styles! Hey Dudes are slip-ons that feature a comfortable fit, ultra-light outsole, memory foam insole and are machine washable! The perfect shoe to start the school year!

We are excited and ready to see what this school year has to offer! We hope that everyone makes a smooth transition back to regular classes and if you need any assistance shopping for your kiddo, please don’t hesitate to contact us (229) 382-6212 or ask one of our experienced consultants for help!

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