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7 Fashion Island Stores for Back-to-School Shopping

August 3, 2023

Back to school, they go! Summer break is officially coming to an end, which means it’s time to get your kiddos’ wardrobes prepped and ready for school. Whether you’re shopping for little ones or trendy teens, Fashion Island is a one-stop shop! With everything from big-name department stores to local boutiques, this Newport Beach destination is the perfect place to pick up a few staples. Here are our picks for a back-to-school shopping spree.

Janie and Jack

Founded in San Francisco in 2002, Janie and Jack offers a stylish collection of clothes for ages 0-18. Each item is designed using timeless fabrics and one-of-a-kind prints, making this shop a must-visit this fall. Browse through its collection of day dresses, polos, tees and rompers! With a trip to Janie and Jack, your kid will be looking extra sharp this school year.


Blending a SoCal vibe with East Coast tradition, this Santa Monica-based brand is the perfect place to revamp your son’s wardrobe. Check out johnnie-O’s Back to School Shop, where you’ll discover a sharp selection of button-up shirts, quarter-zip sweaters, hooded t-shirts and more. The Cross Country Jr. PREP-FORMANCE Shorts are also great for afternoons on the playground!


With name brands like Adidas, Billabong, Converse, Levi’s, and more, PacSun has it all for a back-to-school shopping spree. This SoCal-founded store opened a location at Fashion Island this past January, so you can now shop all of their styles locally! Get your kiddos ready for the school year with new sneakers, sweaters, jeans, and jackets for fall.


With some of the softest fabrics in the world, it’s no wonder Splendid has a dedicated celebrity and cult following. The Fashion Island location neighbors the Koi Pond and features apparel for babies, toddlers and teens. Stock up on all the basics, like t-shirts, tops and jackets, which come in a variety of cute patterns and colors.


When it comes to dressing up your surfer boy or skater girl, Brixton is a stylish brand featuring retro looks reinvented. Here, you’ll find everything from plaid pants and beachy dresses to vintage-inspired jackets and graphic tees. Brixton blurs the lines between feminine and masculine, offering apparel fit for all.

Lilly Pulitzer

For a burst of color, stop by Lilly Pulitzer! This resort-inspired apparel brand makes clothing for girls that’ll have them feeling flirty and fabulous. Made for both little girls and teens, Lilly Pulitzer’s vibrant collection features a charming line of rompers, dresses, skorts and more. But be sure to check out the Girls’ Back to School collection, where you can shop for backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles, and notebooks!

Marine Layer

Known for their “absurdly soft clothing,” Marine Layer is a great brand for those who want to keep it comfy in the classroom. Over the last 10 years, the brand has custom-developed more than 100 fabrics, so to say their clothes are one-of-a-kind is an understatement. Browse through Marine Layer’s brick-and-mortar location at Fashion Island where you’ll find sweater polos and graphic tees for the boys and midi skirts and blouses for the girls.

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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