A Guide for Back to School Shopping in the LBK

Written By Jillian Guinn

August 10, 2023

Here in the LBK, we are known as “the hub” for all things shopping in the region. From boutiques to department stores, there is something for everyone.

In our search to find the best of the best shops around the 806, we met with retail expert and owner of Vibeage Boutique, Ruby Gabler, to discuss her favorite local stores. Check out Ruby’s picks and a detailed list of shopping destinations around Hub City.

Vibeage | 10305 Quaker Ave. #1100

Vibeage sells clothes and jewelry that give off an edgy, cool girl vibe. An extensive selection of gifts, accessories and clothes that offer both comfort and trending styles, check out their website to see for yourself why college girls love this store. Vibeage is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sundays.

Apricot Lane Boutique | 8201 Quaker Ave., #112

Apricot Lane is a locally owned and operated boutique with a treasure around every corner. If you are looking for something specific, you can probably find it here because each item is handpicked to match the current trends in the LBK. Apricot Lane is open Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chrome |  6701 Slide Rd.

Chrome is the perfect destination to please everyone! With both men and women apparel, this boutique has all your favorite brands like On Running, Free People and more. Take the men in your life in for a quick one-stop-shop to prepare them for the school year; and maybe pick something out for yourself while you’re there! Chrome is open Sunday from 15 – 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The MAJ Boutique | 5207 98th St.

This colorful and unique store offers curated picks, gameday essentials, seasonal items and an extensive accessory collection. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, stop by to customize a Stoney Clover bag or gameday bandana to get you ready for the next school year.

T.C. Elli’s | 2422 Broadway St., Ste. B

Named after Lubbockite Tahnee Elliott, this local boutique is a popular spot among college students. There are never more than five of the same item ordered (unless requested by multiple customers) to ensure that each person remains unique. Whether you are looking for a cute gameday fit or an everyday look, T.C. Elli’s will have what you need. Store hours include Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Piper | 5604 Slide Rd, Ste. 700

Looking for boutique vibes on a budget? Piper is the perfect spot to find fun, stylish clothes, shoes and accessories to start the school year. Stop in and see how Piper can help you feel beautiful and prepared for this school year. Piper is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays and Monday through Saturday from 10:20 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Mountain Hideaway | 4816 50th St.

Looking for an adventure? Mountain Hideaway has both men and women apparel and footwear that are sure to endure any outdoor activity. They even have a variety of activewear backpacks such as The North Face and Osprey that will double as a backpack for school. Prepare for the journey ahead of you this year and visit Mountain Hideaway.  Store hours include Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday.

J Hoffman’s | 4918 50th St.

J Hoffman’s offers a luxury shopping experience that is sure to impress. Featuring brands like Kendra Scott, Brighton, Consuela and Jadelynn Brooke, not only will you find cute school clothes, but you can also find your next fit for an event or even a job interview. Stop by and see why locals have loved this store for nearly 50 years. J Hoffman’s is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday.

Additional Shops

Stock Style Shop | 4414 82nd St.

Katy & Co. | 10605 Slide Rd. #200

Green Dazzle Baby | 8004 Quaker Ave.

Signature Stag Menswear | 7320 Milwaukee Ave.

Indigenous | 1201 University Ave.

Nike Factory Store | 2910 W Loop 289 Acc Rd. #805

Cardinal’s Sport Center | 6524 Slide Rd.

Bucketheads | 210 W Loop 289 Acc Rd. #420

River Rose | 2110 Broadway St.

J Roberts | 4210 82nd St.

Hemline | 4401 82nd St.

The Turquoise Lily | 5217 82nd St.

River Bleu | 5217 98th St.


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