Smart Shopping: Stock Up on Sensible and Sharp Back-To-School Items

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family.


Via New York Family Magazine

By Mia Weber

City kids may start to feel a bit pouty as the sun sets on a beautiful summer, so we’ve compiled the perfect guide for everything they’ll need to start the new school year off in style with a smile! From hipster knapsacks to ultra-modern binders—back-to-school shopping just got a little bit sunnier.

The Perfect Pouch

To help your young scholar bring a stylish edge to the classroom, check out these bold Converse shoe pencil pouches. These crafty cases are perfect for infusing desktop organization with some personal panache.

$22.95, coolpencilcase.com

Style For Every Subject

With a variety of eye-catching patterns, Staples printed Better Binders are sure to make homework a breeze. And there’s no need to choose just one of these handy binders—try different looks or sizes for classes or assignments.

$8.49-9.49, staples.com

A Bright Reminder

Make sure that no errand goes undone and no homework assignment goes unchecked. With Post-it® Super Sticky Shaped Notes, organization takes on a whole new spectrum of eye-catching colors and playful shapes. Fun sticky notes shaped like hearts, stars, and apples offer something for students of all ages.

$4.25, post-it.com

Haute Hipster

What cuter way to ease the sting of summer’s end than with a back-to-school backpack from Hello Kitty? Mustache, the animated world’s beloved feline, proves that a cheeky dose of hipster fun can turn the hallway into a runway!

$45, sanrio.com

A Classically Delicious Lunch

L.L. Bean’s patterned lunchbox—shown here in Color Splash—mixes durable construction and high-tech insulation with a variety of perky prints. Plus, there’s even a monogram option so your studious kiddo never gets his or her lunch mixed up in the cafeteria.

$17.95, llbean.com

For The Eager Reader

Keep book pages free of creases with Night Owl Paper Goods’ water otters bookmark/ruler. Crafted from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested yellow birch wood, this sweet marker features otter graphics and doubles as a handy ruler on its flip-side.

$5, nightowlpapergoods.com

The Academic Aesthetic

Say “goodbye” to messy backpacks and missing homework assignments. PBteen’s sleek Gear-Up Houndstooth Homework Holder will assist your busy student in keeping track of every last note, list, and assignment.

$25.50, pbteen.com

To see the full list at New York Family Magazine click here.

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