Back to School Shopping in Maryland & the Greater Washington Area

Let us not make the same mistake from last year. Remember how we waited until the last second to do our shopping? Arriving at Footlocker and Shoe City just to find out we were weeks late on the hottest deals. How about when we entered Old Navy and couldn’t figure out why all the hottest shirts and jeans were missing? That won’t happen this time around in 2006. This year, we’ve done our research and homework and were going to beat the crowds and attain the hottest sales!

Back to school locations:

The Mall at Prince Georges Plaza.

Grade: B-

Mall Shopping Hours
Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, 12 Noon – 6 PM
3500 East West Highway, (Route 410)
Hyattsville, MD20782
Phone: (301) 559-8844

Once regularly named, “Prince Georges Plaza” or “PGP” The mall at Prince Georges Plaza has been around for quite sometime. Not very long ago this unique structure underwent several changes; the addition of a Target store and several other new stores. It’s located in a pretty convenient location, metro accessible, and is a joy for back to school shoppers. The food court is tremendous; McDonald’s, Popeye’s, Subway, Cameron’s, Roman’s Delight and much more. The Mall at Prince Georges Plaza is pretty fair for your school hunting intentions.

For more information regarding this malls location and features please visit:

Arundel Mills

Grade: A –

Mall shopping hours
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076-1282
Phone: 410-540-5110
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arundel Mills is located just off the Baltimore Washington parkway several miles before you reach the city of Baltimore. It’s circular structure contains an enomorous movie theatre (which by the way has the softest seats) several stores and some of the coolest graphics on display. Arundel Mills also has a Burlington coat factory, Old Navy, several electronic stores and a hunting store. It’s definitely guaranteed to fulfill your back to school needs.

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Bowie Town Center

Grade: B+

15606 Emerald Way
Bowie, MD 20716
Management Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
(301) 860-1818

Bowie Town Center is conveniently located just off of Route US50 along the way to Annapolis, Maryland. Bowie Town Center is also a fairly new mall site that seems to be improving its site. Possibly one of the best malls in the Washington DC metro area, Bowie Town Center has several sites that visitors can benefit from. Best Buy, Sears,
A.C. Moore, Hechts, Barnes and Nobles, Bank of America and much more.

For more information please visit.

The Mall in Columbia

Grade: A+

10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
(410) 730-3300

Mall Hours:
Mon-Saturday: 10am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 6:00pm

Slightly off the beltway and Route 32 The Mall in Columbia is the perfect place if you’re tired of shopping inside the beltway area. Assured to charm you’re back to school savings account; the Mall in Columbia has numerous shopping stores and is highly recommended because of its features. It contains just about every store you
could ask for.

For more information regarding this site, please visit.

Pentagon City Mall

Grade: B+

1100 South Hayes Street
Arlington, Virginia 22202
(703) 415 – 2400
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9:30pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

Pentagon City is fabulous for back to school shopping! Pentagon City Mall
is a huge 3 floor mall which contains numerous stores for your back to school desires.
It’s located just off of the 495/395 beltway, right across from the actual Pentagon itself.
Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Steve Madden, Gap, Banana Republic and so much more!

For more information regarding this mall, please visit,

Please do not hesistate to explore beyond the top five malls I have selected. Based on my experience and twenty years of residency in this area, these are some of the best malls I have come across. If you would like to receive more information regarding the shopping malls in the state of Maryland, try searching under “Shopping malls in Maryland.”

Happy shopping!

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