Score an Ultra-Stylish First-Day-of-School Outfit at Macy’s Back-to-School Sale

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While it’s bittersweet to trade beach days for school buses, it’s always fun to start a brand-new school year with a fresh first-day outfit and stylish accessories—especially after spending the past year learning remotely in pajamas.

Whether it’s a new backpack, a trendy graphic tee, or a cool pair of sneakers, Macy’s has just about everything your kids could need to kick off the first day of school in style.

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What’s better than buying your kids spiffy new school gear? Why, it’s buying them spiffy new school gear at a fraction of the regular price, of course! That’s why it’s a good idea to take your kids shopping this month when Macy’s will be holding a series of sales, including a Back-to-School sale.

From 7/22 to 7/25, you can get up to 50% off back-to-school style and other gear, plus an extra 20% off select sale and clearance items using code BTS.

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You’ll find backpacks starting at $24.99 and kids’ tees starting at $8.99. Shoes and sandals will be on sale for up to 40% off. Jeans are certainly a fashion staple for school, so be sure to take advantage of the 30% off discount on Levi’s. Getting ready for yearbook photos will also be made easier with beauty items on sale up to 70% off.

And for the biggest savings: clearance items will be on sale for up to 70% off. Below we’re featuring a few items to offer a sample of the kind of deals you can expect to find.

Nike Big Boys Sportswear Printed Pullover Hoodie

Big Boys Sportswear Printed Pullover Hoodie
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Sale Price: $30.00 | Regular Price: $50.00

This pullover hoodie checks a lot of boxes: sporty, stylish, and comfortable. The pattern features a handwritten Nike logo that is both cool and casual. Made from French terry fabric, it’s soft and lightweight enough to wear alone on warm days, while the long sleeves and front pocket make it a great transitional piece to layer over other clothing when the weather cools down.

It comes in either black and white or royal blue, and the sizes range from small to extra large.

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Love 2 Design Llama Single Backpack with Hair Scrunchies

llama Single Backpack with Hair Scrunchies
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Sale Price: $24.99 | Regular Price: $42.00

Your kid is sure to shine brightly on the first day of school with this full-sized sequin backpack. Not only is the llama design super adorable, but the backpack is also loaded with other charming features like metallic holographic trim, a pastel pom-pom zipper pull, and two hair scrunchies.

In addition to the main compartment, it has a front pocket and two side pockets, offering enough room to hold school supplies, like a pencil case, a water bottle, or even a small brush for making use of those scrunchies.

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Nautica Big Girls Cotton Poplin Shirtdress

Nautica Big Girls Cotton Poplin Shirtdress
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Sale Price: $18.00 | Regular Price: $36.00

While it’s fun for kids to incorporate trendy pieces into their wardrobes, having a few classic staples they can rely on can be wise too—and this shirtdress is all about classic style. With a belted waist and front button closure, it’s simple yet chic.

And when temps take a dip, kids can dress it up with a cardigan or keep it casual with a jean jacket. It’s available in either navy blue or brown, and the sizes range from small to extra large.

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Other Summertime Savings

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In addition to back-to-school style, Macy’s is also including deals on Estée Lauder moisturizers, pajamas, and loungewear, as well as a flash sale on college essentials. Whether you’re getting younger kids ready for school, helping older kids prepare for campus life, or even just shopping for yourself, this month is a great time to stock up and save for the whole family at Macy’s!

Here are the other deals you can shop this month:


Trisha Sprouse
Trisha Sprouse
Trisha Sprouse is a Webby award-winning content producer, with a background in photography and video production. Her work has been featured on Domino, Hunker, BravoTV, Martha Stewart, and Food52, among others. After a near 20-year stint in Los Angeles, she moved to Florida with her husband and 4-year-old twins, where they live in an old Colonial home with a small citrus grove. She's still getting used to the humidity.

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