Shops at City Place Long Beach Help Parents and Students Gear Up For Back to School With Shopping Specials

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City Place Long Beach offers families and students back-to-school deals on top items at the more than 37 retail, specialty, entertainment and dining options ranging from apparel and shoes to supplies and electronics, among others. City Place is just the right spot to shop for back-to-school supplies, now through the start of school.

According to the National Retail Federation (NFR), the average family with four children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28. Specifically, back-to-school shoppers will spend an average $212.35 on electronic items, $101.18 on school supplies, $231.30 on clothes and $124.46 on shoes. Combined spending for back to school K-12 and college is expected to reach $74.9 billion.

NFR also found that while department and discount stores will be the most visited among school shoppers, millennial students may be driving an increase in planned spending at specialty stores.

City Place Long Beach has a variety of department, discount and specialty stores in the downtown area featuring back-to-school shopping options with Big 5 Sporting Goods, Claire’s, Fresh & Easy, Footaction, Jean Machine, Payless ShoeSource, Ross Dress For Less, and Wal-Mart, among others, as well as dining options for a well-deserved shopping break including:

  • Looking good never seemed so easy with back-to-school specials at Big 5 Sporting Goods, on shoes, apparel, backpacks, accessories, and roller sports.
  • Back-to-school shoppers will enjoy Claire’s Buy One, Get One Half Off on Hair Accessories including headbands, headwraps, barrettes and clips, plus much more. In addition, guests receiving ear piercings will receive a 50 percent discount on any store item.
  • Back-to-school lunch essentials are available at Fresh & Easy including lunchmeats, breads, juices and bars, among others. Shoppers can also join the “Shop for Schools” program and help earn money for their designated school by using their Fresh & Easy Friends card.
  • Amazing prices made even better as Jean Machine presents its largest back-to-school shoe sale ever with all Circa, Fallen, ES and Osiris shoes at $20 a pair.
  • Backpack shop at Ross Dress For Less featuring back-to-school gear including lunch bags, laptop carriers, and gym bags, along with everyday savings up to 60 percent off department store prices.
  • Back-to-school specials at Wal-Mart include essentials like 1-inch binders, Expo dry-erase markers and Uni-Ball gel pens are all less than $3; top-selling items including 12-count colored pencils, Fiskars scissors, 10-packs of mechanical pencils, Sharpie highlighters and Five Star notebooks are all less than $2; and popular favorites like 24-count Crayola crayons, 2-count Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 1-inch binders and packs of wide-ruled notebook paper are all less than $1.

“Back-to-school shopping is traditionally family time and City Place Long Beach is ready to help shoppers enjoy a delicious meal together while shopping for the new school year,” said Tony Shooshani, owner’s representative for City Place Long Beach. “With a wide variety of dining options available, guests can enjoy their school shopping and have lunch or dinner all in the same location.”

City Place Long Beach offers an assortment of dining choices including Chuck E. Cheese’s, more than just fun and games, enjoy great food, always fresh with pizzas, salad bar, oven-baked sandwiches, buffalo wings and more; Subway for fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches; Panda Express for Asian-inspired cuisine in a fast casual environment; Sushi Zenmaru for teriyaki and rolls; Fresh Kabobs, the casual, family-style Indian restaurant; Red Hot Philly for cheesesteaks, wings and more; Chopstik Express for Chinese fast food in a relaxed setting; Wing Stop for fresh, hot chicken wings, famous fries and delicious sides; and Mitaki Japanese, featuring quick and fresh Japanese cuisine; and Milana’s New York Pizzeria, an authentic New York pizzeria.

For a complete list of the 37 retail stores, specialty shops, entertainment venues, and dining outlets, please visit

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