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Top Apparel and Accessories to Stock in Your Back-to-School Shop

Top Apparel and Accessories to Stock in Your Back-to-School Shop - Threadsy

Nicole Rollender |

This is the time of year when parents start checking their kids’ closets to see what they’ll need for back to school. That’s why your school shop should be up and running. Whether it's the latest fashion trends or timeless classics, we’ll help you ensure your shop is the go-to destination for students gearing up for the new school year with our top product recommendations.

Short-Sleeve Styles

Short-sleeve tees are essential basics to include in your online back-to-school shop for early fall and late spring days. Students can also wear them under hoodies and jackets as the weather gets cooler. Stock a variety of colors so kids can express their personal styles. Add in trendy graphic prints, and parents will grab one for every day of the week!

Our Product Recommendations

The Threadfast Apparel Youth Triblend T-Shirt is a comfortable and sustainable t-shirt for boys and girls. Made from a recycled polyester bottles/cotton/rayon blend, this unisex tee is super-soft to the touch. With its retail fit and tearaway label, it’s a stylish option kids love to wear. The smooth surface is ideal for crisp, long-lasting printed graphics. Even better, Threadfast supports sustainable cotton farming and contributes to the Plant with Threadfast program. This shirt comes in core colors like Black Triblend, Grey Triblend, Navy Triblend, Green Triblend and Red Triblend.

The Next Level Apparel Youth Girls’ Princess T-Shirt is a high-quality, comfortable style option for girls. Made from 100% combed ringspun cotton fine jersey, this shirt is super-soft and lightweight. The shirt is fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage and an always-ideal fit. Young fashionistas will love the array of fashion colors you can stock, including Light Pink. Hot Pink, Lilac, Purple Rush, Tahiti Blue and Raspberry. Eco-minded buyers will like that Next Level Apparel has a recycling program for all fabric waste collected from the cutting process. To date, 24.3 million pounds of fabric have been recycled.

Lots of Long-Sleeve Tees

Long-sleeve t-shirts are another must in your back-to-school shop. They provide comfort and warmth during transitional weather, whether worn alone or layered. Keep them covered all year long with all types of t-shirt styles!

Our Product Recommendations

The Gildan Youth Heavy Cotton™ Long-Sleeve T-Shirt is a comfortable, durable choice for a t-shirt that will last through lots of adventures. Made with 100% sustainably and fairly grown USA cotton, kids will love the soft, breathable feel. Available in a variety of colors including Forest Green, Carolina Blue, Gold, Sport Grey, Black and more, this t-shirt provides versatile options for any style. Gildan’s Community Investment Program supports education, the environment, humanitarian aid and active living in local communities.

A4’s Youth Long Sleeve Cooling Performance Crew Shirt is a high-performance style option for active kids who play sports. Made with fade- and snag-resistant 100% polyester interlock fabric, it offers superior moisture-wicking properties to keep young athletes dry and comfortable. With features like stain release, odor resistance and 44+ UPF sun protection, this shirt is easy to care for and provides added protection during outdoor activities. Available in a range of core and fashion colors including Black, Royal, Navy, Scarlet, Pastel Mint, Silver and more, this easy-to-print shirt will show off your design indoors and outdoors.

In-Style Sweatshirts

You can’t have an online kids’ store without stocking sweatshirts. As the weather gets cooler, students want cozy, fashion-forward layering options. Whether you decorate them with trendy graphics or place school spirit logos on them, be sure to include lightweight styles that students will love living in all season long.

Our Product Recommendations

The Bella + Canvas Youth Sponge Fleece Raglan Sweatshirt is a stylish, comfortable layering option for students. Made from a blend of airlume combed cotton and polyester fleece, this sweatshirt offers a soft, cozy feel. With modern raglan sleeves, this side-seamed, retail-inspired style has a fashionable and relaxed fit. Available in Black, Red, Deep Heather, and Heather Navy, this sweatshirt is perfect for everyday wear. For eco-minded people, the manufacturer uses sustainable manufacturing processes with Blue Sign certified dyes, efficient dye houses that adhere to the state of California’s EPA regulations around waste water treatment and usage.

Jerzees’ Youth NuBlend® Fleece Crew is a versatile and sustainable option for young wearers. Made with a blend of cotton and polyester, including sustainably sourced USA cotton, this fleece crew offers comfort and durability. With its high-stitch density and smooth printing canvas, it's perfect for adding custom designs that last the whole school year and beyond. Available in a variety of classic and vibrant colors from Ash to Oxford, this CPSIA compliant crew is a reliable choice for any wardrobe. Jerzees styles are manufactured using sustainable protocols which are measured and reported annually by Fruit of the Loom.

Holler for Hoodies

Like sweatshirts, fashion-forward hoodies are a must-have item for any online back-to-school apparel shop. With their versatility, hooded sweatshirts quickly adapt to changing weather conditions. Hoodies provide a relaxed fit and convenient pockets for carrying essentials. Finally, their timeless appeal ensures long-term demand, making them a smart investment for your online shop.

Our Product Recommendations

Gildan’s Youth Heavy Blend™ 8 oz., 50/50 Hooded Sweatshirt is a comfortable, sustainable option for young students. Made with a blend of USA-grown cotton and polyester, this on-trend sweatshirt is pill-resistant and features double-needle stitching for durability. This unisex style, with a comfort-fit spandex waistband, comes in a variety of vibrant colors like Carolina Blue, Heliconia, Light Pink and Irish Green, offering a stylish and cozy addition to any back-to-school wardrobe. There’s no drawcord for added safety. Gildan's manufacturing process uses 45% renewable energy.

The cozy and eco-friendly Bella + Canvas Youth Sponge Fleece Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt is made from a blend of lightweight airlume combed cotton and polyester fleece.This retail-it sweatshirt features a full-zip closure, ribbed cuffs and waistband, and a white cord drawstring. Available in a range of classic colors like Black and Navy, this option offers both comfort and style, while adhering to sustainable manufacturing processes.

Bottoms Up!

Offer a range of shorts, joggers and legging in your online shop so students have access to fashionable, functional choices for all their activities throughout the school year. Shorts are perfect for warmer days or athletic activities. Joggers are a stylish, but relaxed, alternative for cooler days. Leggings are great for pairing for sports or pairing with longer tops.

Our Product Recommendations

Perfect for active youth, Team 365’s Youth Zone Performance Short is a lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking style. Made from 100% polyester interlock fabric, these shorts offer essential UV 40+ protection and feature side pockets for essentials. With a team fit and elasticized waistband, these shorts are comfortable and functional. Available in a range of colors including Black, Sport Graphite, Sport Dark Navy, Sport Red, Sport Royal and Sport Forest, these shorts stand out on and off the field.

Champion’s Youth Powerblend® Open-Bottom Fleece Pant with Pockets are built to last, yet comfortable from a  soft cotton/poly blend. The relaxed open-bottom hem and four-needle elastic waistband ensure a comfortable fit, while the side seamed pockets with bartacks provide durability. Students will love the brand-name joggers, with the iconic “C” logo at the left hip. Available in classic colors like Black, Navy, and Light Steel, these pants are perfect for everyday wear or sports activities. 

The Threadfast Apparel Ladies’ Impact Leggings, great for older middle school and high school students, offer a buttery-soft, second-skin fit. Made from a blend of four-way stretch recycled polyester and spandex, these athletic pants feature a high-rise, lie-flat waistband and hidden waistband pocket. Designed for movement, these leggings retain their shape over time. Get them in Dark Camo, Black or Black Heather, and layer a long shirt over them.

Bring Everything in These Bags

Every back-to-school shopper will scout around for bags to carry their belongings, like books, laptops and gym gear to school and back in style. From drawstring backpacks to athletic sport bags, include all the styles they want to look on trend and stay organized.

Our Product Recommendations

The Liberty Bags Boston Drawstring Backpack is built to last, with upgraded super 210-denier nylon and a color-matched drawstring that’s three to six times thicker than average. The matching metal grommets add some flair, and you’ve got a large imprint area for your design. Stock the bags in lots of fun colors – including Purple, Maroon, Kelly Green, Bright Yellow and Lavender – to appeal to everyone. Each year, Liberty Bags gives 5% of its net operating income to help support a host of social service organizations supporting the homeless, children and veterans and in need. 

Gemline’s Champion Sport Bag, made from durable 600D polyester, works for sports and everyday use. With its large main compartment, front slash pocket and dual mesh water bottle pockets, there’s plenty of room for everything students need to tote. An adjustable shoulder strap and top grab handles give easy-carry options, and its kid-friendly design makes it perfect all ages. Available in Royal Blue and Seattle Grey, this must-have sport bag combines style and functionality for on-the-go students.

Top It Off

Baseball caps are a great unisex item to include in your back-to-school apparel shop, as a versatile and stylish accessory that protects kids from the sun. Caps are perfect for outdoor activities, sports events and casual, everyday wear. Include this practical, fashionable accessory in your store so it’s truly a one-stop shop for all of their needs.

Our Product Recommendation

The Flexfit Youth Wooly 6-Panel Cap is a stylish, practical head-topper for students. Made with a comfortable blend of polyester, cotton and spandex combed twill, this cap offers a wool-like texture and durable construction. With its structured, mid-profile design, breathable eyelets, and a spandex sweatband that retains its shape, this cap provides a comfortable fit for everyday wear. Available in go-with-everything colors Black, Royal and Red, kids will love the unique Silver underbill.

Shop Threadsy for All Your Back-to-School Staples

With our affordable collection of stylish t-shirts in different colors, fabrics and fits, you can add a lot of personality to your wardrobe or the pieces you’re decorating to sell. Shop Threadsy’s Kids Store for shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, and so much more – our retail products at wholesale prices are great for decorating with graphic or text-based designs and wearing everywhere. Make your t-shirt shop the online destination for parents and kids alike to find everything they need!