Collegiate Style — Be A Class Act With These Back-To-School Buys
“School days/school days/ dear old golden rule days…”
Remember that song? Well, it’s definitely that time of the year, when kids, teens, and lifelong students enjoy a final hoorah before kicking off a new school year.
And, of course, along with those text books, pencils, notebooks, and graphing calculators, you’ll need to stock up on some wardrobe essentials — from shoulder bags roomy enough for your scholarly tomes, accessories with preppy style accents (like perennially stylish plaid trims), ankle boots for stomping through campus, sturdy watches to keep you on schedule, and comfy sneakers for when you have to make a mad dash to class. College-bound gals, meanwhile, also need to invest in dorm-ready fare like iPod docking stations, alarm clocks, portable computer speakers, and storage containers.
Here, a look at some great buys for you ultra-prepared academics (and those of us who’ll use any excuse to do some shopping!).
Sony Webbie HD camera, $170. Available at Sony Style retailers and online at SonyStyle.com/webbiehd
Kelsi Dagger Rosabella Platform Booties in Black/Grey and Black/Red, $199.95. Visit Endless.com
Small Decobox, $6.99, and Large Decobox, $12.99 (pictured above in “Confetti” and “Aquatic”). Visit TheContainerStore.com
LeSportsac Artist in Residence Window Shopper Tote, $98. Available at Macys.com
Hayden-Harnett Capri Glasses Case in Sun, $19.60. Visit HaydenHarnett.com
Treesje Capri Messenger in Wine, $695 . Visit Endless.com
Klimt Textile Journal, $8.99. Visit Store.MetMuseum.Org
Stpl x Airwalk 50/50 Tech Skate sneakers, $39.99. Visit Payless.com
N.Y.L.A. Mariah Bootie in Turquoise Plaid and White Plaid, $115 each. Visit Endless.com
Mosley Tribes “Patterson” sunglasses, $150. Available in late September/early October at Oliver Peoples boutiques nationwide. Call the Oliver Peoples NYC boutique at 212.585.3343 for more information.
PUMA “917 Lo Popart” sneakers in Cardinal/White/Dark Navy, $50. Visit Puma.com
Crosley Table Alarm Clock, $58. Visit UrbanOutfitters.com
Speck CandyShell Case for iPhone 3G, $34.95. Visit SpeckProducts.com
Customizable Sigg water bottle, $27.99. Visit CafePress.com
Ariat International “Arch Moc Toe” Clog, $120. Visit Zappos.com
J. Crew Leather Gloves, $49.50. Visit JCrew.com
PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 Mid 10 Yrs sneakers, $85. Available at PUMA stores nationwide and at Puma.com
Skullcandy Pipe iPod Speaker Docking Station, $69.99. Visit Target.com
Shick Intuition Plus, $9.99. Visit Drugstore.com
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub, $44. Visit DERMAdoctor.com
Scope Outlast Long Lasting Rinse, $5.99. Available at mass food and drug retailers.