The Best of Back to School Shopping in Ridgefield

It’s time for reading and writing and ‘rithmetic…and wrapping up your back-to-school shopping here in Ridgefield! Head to town and pick up everything your kiddo needs to kick off the year, all while supporting our local businesses. Take a look at our top picks for all your back-to-school gear, from clothing and sports apparel to art, school supplies and freshly cut locks, students of all ages will dive into their studies with confidence and style.

Sammy & Nat

Big and little kids alike will squeal with delight at Sammy + Nat on Main Street. Children love their colorful selection of backpacks and lunchboxes, and they have both school-appropriate and party-ready clothes for toddlers to young teens. Be sure to take a peek at their fabulous gift selection—you’ll never have to stress about another birthday party gift with fun and creative options for the little ones to tweens and teens. P.S. They offer monogramming, too!

Miss Confident Boutique

You and your teen will walk out of Miss Confident Boutique with a grin. This girls-only shop offers stylish and age-appropriate clothing, accessories, and jewelry to tweens and teens. Moms will love the affordable price and daughters will love her new looks. Shop for her casual everyday looks for school…and a dress for her first dance!

Sammy + Nat
Miss Confident Boutique

Books on the Common

Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean reading for fun has ended. Peruse the shelves at our beloved Books on the Common and pick up something for a cozy bedtime read or rainy Saturday. (Reading for fun is rewarding, exciting, and encourages pulling out the books in the backpack!) They also carry cards and gifts (and wrap them, too) to help you prepare for birthday parties.


Still need something from the school supply list? Squash’s has it all! From pencils and pens to calculators and printer ink, our local office supply shop carries supplies for the lists provided by all RPS elementary and middle schools. They also carry a selection of beautiful stationery for you and your little ones.

Books on the Common
Squash's Ridgefield Office Supply

Sedona Art

Your budding artist will blossom with help from Sedona Art. Centrally located on Main Street it provides anything a new or professional artist might need to let their creativity fly. They offer a variety of mediums from paints to charcoal, brushes, and canvases. And they also offer framing services for the masterpieces that are sure to come home from school this year!

Rooted Plow

Get your Ridgefield inspired clothing and home accessories that the family will enjoy at The Rooted Plow. Show off your love for Ridgefield with town-branded apparel, baseball hats, tote bags, and notepads. And for parents, enjoy your morning coffee or tea in a new 06877 mug or wind down after a hectic weekday with elegantly packaged scented candles. The Rooted Plow is a great place to pick up the perfect hostess gift, too!

Sedona Art
The Rooted Plow

The Loft at Bissell’s

Too much to haul to and from school? Just in time, the latest collection of Scout for Back to School has arrived at The Loft at Bissell’s. Find stylish yet durable totes, lunch bags, and cases in every color of the rainbow to cheer up the school commute.

Toy Chest

What’s childhood in a small town without a fantastic toy store? The Toy Chest is a local favorite providing toys for children of all ages. They have educational, creative, strategy-based, and just plain fun toys for every mood, indoors or out. From stuffed animals to board games, you’ll find something for your own child or as a gift to suit any level of spirited afterschool activity or sick-day coziness.

The Loft at Bissell's
The Toy Chest

Tiger Sports

Heading back to school is more fun when you have Tiger pride! Tiger Sports makes custom spiritwear that will outfit your entire family like a Ridgefield Tiger from head to toe. They also have bags for sports gear, and hats and hoodies to show your support for specific sports.

Ridgefield Running Company

Whether they’re running to the catch the bus, running amok on the playground or hitting the trails, Ridgefield Running Company has quick feet covered. They have a selection of top brands for the new runner or enthusiast and a fitting process that ensures you’ll walk out with sneakers that best suit your running style as well as gait.

Tiger Sports
Ridgefield Running Company

Nature’s Temptations

Kids have plenty of natural energy, but they can always use a boost of nutritious food. Nature’s Temptations provides healthy and organic snacks perfect for tucking in a lunchbox or backpack. Make a complete lunch or keep snack items on hand when your child is dashing out the door.

Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

Nothing gives the final polish to a back-to-school look like a fresh new do. Adam Broderick Salon & Spa offers haircuts and styling for men and women of all ages, as well as manicures, pedicures, make-up and more. De-stress from the start of a new school year with a relaxing treatment for you or your child.

Dapper Den Barbershop

Give your boy or young man the coolest cut in the classroom at Dapper Den. They say there’s “no school like old school” and we think the little men would agree after a cut at this ultra-hip barber shop. They might even want to hang out for a while!

Nature's Temptations
Dapper Den

Visit our NEW Shopping Directory

To tick off everything on your fall shopping list, be sure to visit our new Shopping Directory. Our local merchants have amazing back to school products and services to offer and will appreciate your visit!


Ridgefield ChamberThank you to the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for supporting the Ridgefield community!