News – Back to School blues


As we start pulling our autumn boots out of hibernation and preparing for the school run, it’s time to accept that the back to school blues have started. However, at Grosvenor Shopping Centre, we want to make sure your little ones go back in style with help from our retailers. Take a look at our favourite picks for A+ school essentials.

Lovely Lunch Bags       

With back to school season being a great excuse for new essentials, we can’t help but fall in love with Disney’s Moana Lunch Bag (£5.49).  In a gorgeous straw bag with shimmery, applique Moana character artwork and embroidered details, this will have your little one excited for lunchtime. What’s better, there’s also a matching Moana backpack!

No Shortage of Shoes

If your little one has hit a summer growth spurt or last year’s shoes are starting to look a little worn, it may be time for an upgrade with the help of Schuh. The Kickers Black Kymbo Brogue Strap for Boys (£48) sport a timeless design that partners style and practicality for tiny feet. Perfect for tearing round the playground or for smart school photographs, these classics will make life easier with an easy adjustable touch strap too.

Perfect Pleats

 Did you know that H&M do a host of back to school brilliance? The Pleated Dress, which comes in both dark blue and dark grey, is a style steal at just £12.99.  With a sleeveless, A-line silhouette and a concealed zip at the back, this dress can be layered over a school shirt and tights for a smart transitional look.


Magical Pencil Cases

We believe that there’s nothing more magical than buying brand new stationary to start the academic year with so the Harry Potter Hogwarts Multi Pocket Pencil Case (£4) from The Works will have you spellbound and ready to start classes, whether it be English, maths or defense against the dark arts.

A Little Treat

We know that starting school can be nerve-wracking for little ones so why not encourage them with the Playful Pup Back to School Gift Set (£44) from Build-a-Bear Workshop. The cute Playful Pup includes a stylish outfit and can be a best friend for any nervous starter.

We would love to know what school essentials you got from Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Tweet us at @GSC_Chester or say hello on our Facebook page at GSCChester