5 local shops for a fashionable school year

5 local shops for a fashionable school year
Rep the Alabama Theater with this gear from Yellow Hammer. Photo via Yellow Hammer Creative

Heading back to school doesn’t mean you have to neglect your wardrobe. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to take risks with your outfit choices and shop local. We’ve put together some of our favorite places in Birmingham to go when we want to revamp our closet and look amazing on that first day of class.


Shop local for all of your back to school needs!

If you’re looking to shop local but don’t know where to start, check out our local biz guide with over 740 Bham businesses.

1. Yellowhammer Print Shop

5 local shops for a fashionable school year
Rep the Alabama Theater with this gear from Yellow Hammer. Photo via Yellow Hammer Creative

What better way to show your Birmingham pride than rocking some gear from Yellowhammer Print Shop. They have T-shirts for men and women that highlight unique aspects of the city, including the signature phrase, “It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham.”

If you need a bag to put your books in as you’re walking to and from class, Yellowhammer has some sturdy totes as well.

2. By K. Morg Creative Studio

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These earrings are the perfect pop of color to accent any outfit. Photo via Kelcey Smith

No look is complete without some bomb accessories. If you’re looking to add some personality to your outfit, look no further than By K. Morg Creative Studio. She creates jewelry that will make you stand out from the crowd in the best way.

3. The Shoe Clinic

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Give those old shoes a makeover at The Shoe Clinic. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

There’s nothing like starting the school year with a fresh pair of sneakers. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new pair of shoes or bring a worn pair back to life, The Shoe Clinic will make sure you’re taken care of. Not convinced? Check out the before/after section on their website.

4. Alabama Outdoors

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These backpacks at Alabama Outdoors are sturdy enough to carry all of your books. Photo via Carmen Waldrop for Bham Now

Alabama Outdoors has all the essentials needed to get through a full day of classes such as comfortable shoes for treks across campus, water bottles to keep you hydrated all day and trendy outerwear for those cold classrooms. They also have a wide selection of bags that show off your personal style.

5. The Pink Tulip

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We love a fashionable duo. Photo via Pink Tulip’s Instagram

The Pink Tulip is a cute local boutique that has statement pieces for all seasons. Make a lasting first impression by letting your inner fashionista shine on the first day of class.

The Pink Tulip receives new items on a consistent basis, so make sure you’re following their social media accounts to get a sneak peek of what’s in store next.

Which of your favorite local shops did we leave off the list? Share them with us on social and let us know what we missed @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

Carmen Waldrop
Carmen Waldrop
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