Back to School Shopping
Back to School Shopping

All Good Vibes For Back-To-School

Start the school year in style with back-to-school shopping at Ridgedale Center.  Explore sales and deals offered from our retailers, discover delicious dining options, and find all the fall fashion that’ll keep you stylish and confident all year long!

Back-to-School Lettering Workshops with Featured Artist Cat Coquillette

Cat Coquillette, founder of CatCoq, is a location-independent illustrator, designer, and lettering artist who travels the world as a permanent "nomad”. Cat joined us at Beachwood for our back-to-school event, teaching our shoppers creative lettering through a series of free workshops.

On Cat's blog, she says: "Who knew back-to-school shopping could be so educational–and–inspirational? Back-to-school season means new clothes, new books, new gadgets, and above all, new lessons to learn. GGP had the great idea to kick off this school year by hosting events at two of their shopping malls–Beachwood Place in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ridgedale Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota– all centered around free hand-lettering workshops I created to inspire and educate shoppers..."

Read more about Cat's workshops here.

Printable Back-to-School Sign

Downloadable Back to School sign

Download our printable first day of school sign to celebrate another year back to school! Capture the moment for a memorable first day.

Download for Pre-K and Elementary School

Download for Middle School

Download for High School

All Good Style

Start the school year off right! Shop the best back-to-school trends from all the brands you love – all here in one place.

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All Good Sales

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Back to school shopping doesn't have to break the bank. Check out the deals and sales our retailers are offering on your favorite fall fashion items.

Shop Back to School Sales

All Good Eats

Before the first bell rings, savor the last drops of summer with a mouthwatering selection of delicious dining options. 

Snacks & Drinks

Häagen-Dazs logo
Level 1, near JCPenney
Pure and perfect without artificiality, Häagen-Dazs® products and flavours are inspired by the world's rich culinary traditions. Whether you are in a caramel mood, a raspberry frame of mind, a chocolate state of being, or something you can't quite name, there is a Häagen-Dazs for you.
Caribou Coffee logo
Level 1, near Sears

Whether you buy fresh, craft-roasted beans to brew at home, or a steaming cup that we’ve prepared, you’re receiving our labor of love: our passion for amazing coffee.

At Caribou, we treat our beans right, from start to finish — from selecting the best green beans, to creating blends, roasting, keeping beans fresh, and brewing. At every point in the process, we accept only the highest-quality beans and employ the highest standards, no matter the cost. Lesser brands seek out the least-expensive beans and processing methods. The result of that decision you can guess for yourself.

Nordstrom Ebar logo
Inside Nordstrom
The Nordstrom e-bar offers a tasty variety of hot and iced drinks including espressos, lattés, cappuccinos and other gourmet coffee beverages, as well as made-to-order fruit smoothies and tempting fresh-baked pastries. Ebar coffee drinks feature exclusive-to-Nordstrom ‘Debut’, 'House Blend’ and ‘Fair Trade’ coffees.

Full Service Restaurants

Ruscello logo
Inside Nordstrom

Upscale cafe offering a sophisticated menu of salads & Mediterranean fare.

Kona Grill logo
Level 1, near Nordstrom

At Kona Grill, we make every experience exceptional. Our global menu features contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails — all made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. While the places that inspire our cuisine may be far away, a welcoming place that offers inspiring food, ultimate hospitality, and diverse choices is right around the corner.

Visit Kona Grill for our revamped entire cocktail menu, which brings guests all new, refreshing drinks utilizing squeezed juices infused with handmade simple syrups. Join us for sushi & sake Thursdays or wine down Wednesdays where you can get half off bottles of all wine. We’re also proud to offer over 60 lower calorie menu items and if you have an allergy, the menus on our local pages show nut/seed, shellfish and raw fish indications. 

Visit Kona Grill at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, MN