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


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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](http://www.coolpencilcase.com/Default.asp) (http://nypress.com/12-things-that-are-funny-to-joke-about-instead-of-rape/51122-autosave/)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](http://www.staples.com/) A Bright Reminder M(http://nypress.com/update-landmarks-preservation-commission-says-former-beastie-boys-home-not-an-individual-landmark/51179-autosave/)ake sure that no errand goes undone and no homework assignment goes unchecked. With Post-it® Super StickyShaped 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](http://www.post-it.com/) Haute Hipster(http://nypress.com/update-landmarks-preservation-commission-says-former-beastie-boys-home-not-an-individual-landmark/51179-revision-5/) 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 ](http://www.sanrio.com/) (http://nypress.com/vacant-13th-st-building-to-become-bea-arthur-residence-for-l-g-b-t-youth/bea-arhtur-house/)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](http://www.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](http://www.nightowlpapergoods.com/) (http://nypress.com/vacant-13th-st-building-to-become-bea-arthur-residence-for-l-g-b-t-youth/50960-revision-4/)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](http://www.pbteen.com/) To see the full list at New York Family Magazine [click here. ](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/smart-shopping/)





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