Back to school means more than shopping in Southwest Riverside — it’s an adventure as area malls host hordes of shoppers who are preparing for the school year and escaping the sweltering heat.
40820 Winchester Rd # 2000, Temecula
The Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday is a fun, weekly staple and tons of back-to-school deals can be found at such stores as Macy’s and Gymboree.
Do you have a passion for fashion? Then, here’s a reminder! Both Victoria Gardens and Promenade Temecula invite all fashionistas to enter the fourth and final round of Project Style.
With voting beginning on August 15, this is your chance to promote your signature style and tap into your social networks to pump up the votes.
For more information, rifle through your closet, find your signature style piece, and head over to your mall of choice’s website to enter.
Lake Elsinore Outlets
17600 Collier Avenue, Lake Elsinore
Skechers is getting kids geared up for school with buy one pair, get the second pair half off and tanks and tees are on sale at Lane Bryant with 30-50 percent off all items in the store.
Mall hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. now through Aug. 18.
12505 North Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga
Sure, you can shop until you drop with all the great back-to-school sales, but guests at Victoria Gardens are urged to sit for awhile and enjoy some great jazz music. Guitarist Vin D’ Onofrio will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 17 and jazz vocalist Rick Michael will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18.
Kids will also have the chance to say goodbye to summer at the Wild, Wild West event planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18.
Ashley Ludwig is a local writer and regular contributor to SWRNN.