St. Louis Back-To-School Guide

August 3, 2012 6:00 AM

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Getting kids ready for back to school doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful. This year, focus on saving money and teaching your kids the value of green living. This list features kid-friendly styling salons, the best school supplies focused on renewable products and great deals on name brand clothes. Send your children back to school in style for less and save yourself a little stress this year.
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Verde Kids
27 S. Old Orchard Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 962-5437

Verde Kids is St. Louis’ eco-minded store for kids. Each product sold here is made of organic or renewable material. Kids clothing is made from 100-percent organic cotton, linen and recycled fibers. Verde Kids features Bobux soft-soled boots and shoes as well. Parents may also pick up eco-friendly school supplies here. Verde’s kitchen section offers a large selection of colorful Ecojot notebooks in support of Ecojot’s “GIVE” program, placing notebooks in the hands of needy children. The kitchen also includes reusable lunchskins and stainless steel water bottles and lunch box containers.

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Purple Cow
11543 Gravois Road
St Louis Mo 63126
(314) 843-3888

Kids grow so fast they rarely wear out their clothes, so Purple Cow recycles kid’s clothing, choosing articles that are in excellent condition to resell to savvy parents. The hand-picked clothing lines include better brand-name labels such as Ralph Lauren, Baby Lulu, Gap, Little Mass, Gymboree, Baby Nay, Tea and Heartstrings. Check out Purple Cow to send your kids back to school in style without sending your savings backward a year.

Related: Green Living for the School Year

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Bradburn’s Parent Teacher Stores
2166 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 645-3722

Boost your child’s learning with a trip to Bradburn’s Parent Teacher Store. Enjoy shopping from a wide selection of binders, folders, paper and additional school supplies every child needs. In addition, browse the creative learning tools to engage your child in fun and learning. Homeschoolers will find a large curriculum and everything they need for success in kicking off the school year.

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325 S. Fifth St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 946-4559

Bookmark has an admirable selection of learning and school supplies including children’s books, educational activity sets, home school resources and an awesome array of traditional school supplies. This a great place to find everything for back to school and back to learning. Encourage your kids by creating an at-home learning center, complete with gold stars and motivational stickers, bulletin boards, math and phonics DVDs, table-top easels and child-size desks.

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Hairy Elephant
106 A Holloway Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 227-7647

The Hairy elephant is totally geared toward kids, from the fun, car-shaped seats to princess pampering services, it’s all about kids and fun. Stylists help select a cut for your child that’s easy to maintain and teach classes to help moms keep the styles going. The salon also offers a family discount of $2 per cut for three or more siblings as well. Take advantage of a frequent haircut punch card, with every 10 haircut for free.

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Kiddie Cut-Ups
25 Flower Valley Shopping Center
Florissant, MO 63033
(314) 831-0901

Sometimes the best kept secrets go viral, and Kiddie Cut-Ups is an amazing salon. Family-friendly and focused on kid comfort, Kiddie Cut-Ups lets kids relax in cars and trucks while well-trained stylists joke and put children at ease. Open since 1993, the local salon practices word-of-mouth advertising, and the reviews include great prices and excellent service.

Related: Best St. Louis Haircuts for Kids

Pennee Struckman is an accounting professional in St Louis, MO. She currently writes for on topics related to parenting teenagers and living well on a budget in St. Louis. Her work can be found at

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