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Suburban Square's Declassified School Survival Guide

Friday, July 29, 2022

As the new semester draws near, the college shopping list keeps getting longer. We get it-and we've got you covered with this guide! From your first day of school fit to your roommate grocery trip, Suburban Square is an essential stop for all things back-to-school and back-to-cool.

With this map and this guide, you’ll be slaying the semester—guaranteed.

Wardrobe Must-Haves: There's nothing wrong with treating campus like a fashion show.

Look Good on the Go - Urban Outfitters

Looking put-together is easy with Urban Outfitters. For reliable going-to-class basics and trendy tops for dinner with friends afterward, UO is the perfect place to start crafting that off-duty model look. Pro tip: On the second floor, find all the cute decor you need for the dorm of your dreams!

Make a Statement - Ruby & Jenna

Bright colors and fun patterns are the best compliment for your skin's summer glow. Stop by Ruby & Jenna for flirty matching sets and statement pieces that'll help your wardrobe seamlessly transition from summer to fall.

Endless Summer Style - Faherty

Not ready to let go of beach days? Faherty is the spot for you. Keep the summer aesthetic going year round with breezy tops, bottoms, and dresses at this new-to-the-Square retailer.

Fresh Tech & School Survival Supplies: Homework is hard enough as it is-take the stress out of the semester with this year's must-haves essentials.

Upgrade Your Tech - Apple

One of the best parts of being in college: student discounts! Come in to try out Macbooks, iPads, and AirPods and see what works best for you. Then, thanks to Apple's education pricing, shop using your student email to get the best deals on new tech for the school year!

Revamp Your Resources - Paper Source

It's no secret-when it comes to staying organized, cute supplies go a long way. At Paper Source, start the semester strong by refreshing your pen collection, grabbing a new planner, stocking up on apartment decor, and replacing that emotional support water bottle. With your busy agenda, it's long overdue!

Equip your Kitchen - Kitchen Kapers

Left your fully stocked kitchen at home? Kitchen Kapers has everything you need to start cooking on your own in your new house or apartment. That roommate dinner deserves to happen, as planned.

Eating Essentials: For sustenance, your food account, or just for fun.

Fresh Pickups - Ardmore Farmers Market

Take a break from the ramen and head over to the Ardmore Farmers Market to grab some fresh and local produce for that TikTok recipe you've been dying to try.

Meals Made Easy - Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's frozen dinners-if you get it, you get it. From dumplings, pizzas, and fried rice, Trader Joe's has you covered for all those nights you don't feel like cooking (but don't want to break the bank on takeout).

Escape with Flavor - Rosa Mexicano

Eager to get off campus for a night out? Rosa Mexicano is a must-try for its "elevated fiesta" of cuisine, including delicious guac and some of the best margs on the Main Line. Cheers to that!

With help from your favorite spots at Suburban Square, getting your college essentials is easy. This semester is sure to be the best yet. Show us how you shopped the Square on social media by tagging us and using #SuburbanSquare!