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Where to Shop for Back to School near UCF

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Can you believe it’s almost time for back to school? One of the best things about going back to school near UCF is all the shopping you can do in Orlando!

Whether you’re looking for school supplies, clothes, or even furniture for your new room, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find the best places for back to school shopping near UCF.

For Supplies/Books

Planners, stationary, sticky notes, cards, and more! Rifle Paper Co. located in Winter Park has all of your paper needs for back to school. Rifle Paper Co. was founded in 2009 by Nathan and Anna Bond, and many of the artwork you see on the products are hand-drawn by Anna herself!

They have everything you need when it comes to paper, but they also have drinkware, shoes, swimwear, home decor, and party supplies!

Monday–Saturday | 10AM–5PM
Sunday | Closed

📍558 W. New England Ave. Ste 150 Winter Park, FL 32789

For all the UCF fans and students out there, there is no better place for back to school shopping than the official UCF Bookstore! Shop for school supplies, textbooks, apparel, accessories, laptops, calculators, and more.

The UCF Campus Bookstore will also buy back your used textbooks, so make sure to bring them in before the school year starts. Even if you’re not a UCF student, the campus bookstore has so many great gifts and accessories that anyone will enjoy!

Monday–Thursday | 9AM–5PM
Friday | 8AM–5PM
Saturday | 10AM–4PM
Sunday | Closed

📍101 Aquarius Agora Dr. Orlando, FL 32816

Spiral Circle Bookstore and More is a metaphysical bookstore that supports indie and fair trade markets. Located in the Mills 50 area of town, this is your new go-to spot for books, but also crystals, tarots, jewelry, essential oils, and everything in-between.

If you’re looking for a little extra magic in your life, this bookstore supports spiritual seekers in Orlando and serves as a gathering place and eclectic shop filled with books, wellness products, and spiritual tools for whatever path you’re on. 

Every day | 11AM–7PM

📍750 N. Thorton Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

No writer’s block here! When looking for back to school supplies or inspiration, look no further than Writer’s Block Bookstore! Nestled right on Park Ave. in Winter Park, this hidden gem has books of all genres, events, bookclubs, and a secret coffee shop.

Not only do they carry all the new best-sellers, they also have a great selection of indie books, children’s books, and young-adult novels. Head to the back to pick a cozy spot to read, and enjoy a latte from Foresters Espresso Bar located inside!

Monday–Wednesday | 10AM–6PM
Thursday–Saturday | 10AM–8PM
Sunday | 12PM–6PM

📍316 N. Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

For Clothes

When you need the hottest new clothes for back to school, Forema Boutique is your place to go! With locations in Winter Park and Waterford Lakes, this stylish boutique has innovative boho styles that are perfect for Florida seasons.

From denim pieces, crop tops, blazers, rompers, dresses, and all your back to school necessities, Forema Boutique has got you covered. Forema Boutique strives to inspire happiness with their daily new arrivals and reasonable prices! 

📍Waterford Lakes
Monday–Saturday | 11AM–6PM
Sunday | 12PM–4PM

📍Winter Park
Monday–Saturday | 10AM–5PM
Sunday | 11AM–4PM

📍Waterford Lakes
387 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828

📍Winter Park
300 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Also in the Waterford Lakes shopping plaza you’ll find Closet Freekz, a consignment shop that focuses on vintage, modern, futuristic, fusion, retro clothing style. Closet Freekz is all about reducing and reusing fashion pieces, so you can be sure to find that one-of-a-kind piece that no one else will have!

If you have gently-used vintage or modern clothing, you can also donate your clothes to Closet Freekz to help with their mission of creating a more sustainable fashion world. 

Every day | 12PM–8PM

📍 413 N Alafaya Trail #355, Orlando, FL 32828

Another great store for back to school clothes shopping is the Copper Closet! Also in the Waterford Lakes Town Center, you’ll definitely want to stop in here for affordable, classic styles all the latest trends.

The good news is that everything is under $45! That means you can stock up for the school year and save money for other important items on your back to school list. The Copper Closet has 11 locations in the Southeast, and we’re happy there’s one in Orlando!

Monday–Saturday | 10AM–9PM
Sunday | 12PM–6PM

📍 357 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828

For Furniture

It’s time to shop for some real, grown up furniture, and Orlando Furniture Exchange is here to help! Located in Oviedo, this shop has great deals on new furniture, as well as quality pre-owned furniture.

Just as the name suggests, Orlando Furniture Exchange can also buy your gently-used furniture like modern-style sets and working appliances. They can even come pick it up and pay you cash on the spot, perfect for your back to school needs!

Monday–Saturday | 10AM–6PM
Sunday | Closed

📍3053 W. State Road 436 Oviedo, FL 32765

Luxury furniture at Outlet prices! That’s what you’ll find at Right @ Home Luxury Furniture Outlet in Altamonte Springs. Right @ Home has been providing Central Florida residents with high-end furnishings at value prices for over 10 years and sells from only the best manufacturers.

When you’re furnishing a new apartment or dorm room for back to school, Right @ Home will make you feel right at home with their friendly and knowledgable staff members.

Monday–Saturday | 10AM–6PM
Sunday | 12PM–5PM

📍520 W. State Road 436 #1150 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

When looking for another great furniture store near UCF, East Colonial Furniture has all the best deals for back to school!

Whether it’s bed, dining, living room furniture, or something else, they’ve got you covered at affordable prices for all your back to school needs.

Monday–Thursday | 9AM–7PM
Friday | 7AM–8:30PM
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | 9AM–6PM

📍9806 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32817

Where to Shop for Back to School

Back to school is almost here! Let us know what great deals you find by follow us @StuffToDoInOrlando and tagging us in your back to school pics! 

Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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