short list winners

The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of August’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For Back To School Shopping” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is The Children’s Store!

The Children's Store

Located near University Mall, The Children’s Store has been serving Chapel Hill since 1977. A locally and family owned business, the toy and accessories retailer is the perfect place for back to school gifts — supplying free gift wrapping of course.

The location has gone through a few names but recently settled on “The Children’s Store” because why not get straight to the point? They sell everything you would expect at such a place: toys, baby clothes, raincoats, boots, hair ribbons etc. — the name says it all.

They have all the back-to-school gear like backpacks and even brain games to keep your kid’s minds growing even when they’re playing! Keep your money and business in your local community by shopping at The Children’s Store!

Also on the Short List

Office Supplies & More

officesuppliesmoreLocated off Weaver Dairy in the Timberlyne shopping center, Office Supplies & More might be the only totally independent office retailer in the entire state. Locally owned and operated, you can find everything you’ll need for back to school supplies: pens, paper, ink, journals and most creative/art materials. And of course, it’s THE place in Orange County for fine pens and high-class writing utensils of all kinds.

Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf BooksFlyleaf books is the one of the top book stores in Chapel Hill, locally owned and operated of course. Regularly bringing in local and national authors for live readings and even signings, Flyleaf’s events list should always be on a Chapel Hillians’ agenda. Stay connected to local writing with their blog, and be sure to stop by for all the reading supplies (and Cliff’s Notes!) a student needs.

Staples on Franklin St.

Staples Franklin StreetLocated on East Franklin Street near Unversity Mall, it’s impossible to miss the giant red sign that everyone recognizes. Staples might be a national brand, but they’ve been serving the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities for years with the largest office store in the area, carrying everything from computers to desk chairs.

Glee Kids

Glee KidsGlee Kids is a children’s clothing and accessory boutique located within University Mall — mostly for children aged one year to ten. Open seven days a week, there’s no better place for classy children’s clothing in Chapel Hill than at Glee Kids.