How to Shop Local?

How to Shop Local?
a monthly Q & A with LoveLiveLocal

Over the past three years LoveLiveLocal has become a resource for Cape Codders who are wondering where they can purchase things locally. So, we’ll be answering questions each month in order to help our collective mission to put more of our dollars into the local community.

We know that many Cape Cod school kids have already started their 2016-2017 school year, but we would be remiss if we didn’t answer a question we received about where to find back-to-school school clothes locally. Plus, it’s still summer out there, so kids are going to need new warmer weather gear, and don’t forget the very important picture day outfit (bound to be immortalized on the mantelpiece until the end of days).

Younger kids (K-4) are perhaps the easiest for whom to shop locally. There are great local children’s boutiques across the Cape such as Caline for Kids in Falmouth, Pocket Full of Posies in Osterville, Minnows and Guppies in Chatham, and Kid & Kaboodle in Orleans where you can find unique and quality outfits that are sure to last them at least one grade.

There are also great consignment shops for lower priced options such as Mommy & Me in Falmouth, Consigning Kids in South Yarmouth, and Tots to Teens Fashion Exchange in Orleans

How about for the older kids? This is a little bit trickier, and is perhaps the reason many locals flock to the go-to national chains and discount box stores. But trying out some of the local shops with trendier brands like Free People, LA Made, Michael Stars, Volcom, Roxy, Billabong, and Three Dots, as well as a range of smaller sizes like Board Stiff in Falmouth and Provincetown, Mocean Cape Cod in Mashpee, Mass Bay Co. in Hyannis, If the Shoe Fits in Orleans, Weekend in Orleans, and Artichokein Eastham is a good way for your fashion savvy tween and teen to not look like everyone else coming and going in the school corridors!

Do you have something to add to the conversation? Please add a comment. Do you have a question about where to find something you need at a locally owned store? Email us at and we will try to include it in our next email.

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