No matter how your kids feel about going back to school, there’s no way they don’t love back-to-school shopping. New clothes, new tech, new dorm décor, even a new backpack all put a much needed spring in a student’s step as they bid summer fun farewell. We scoured the ‘net for the best new deals and products out there so you and/or your little scholars can have it all, and save some cash at the same time.
Our picks are perfect for lugging books and accessorizing on the weekend. All these packs are available at eBags and most styles are up to 65% off plus 10% off your entire order for the back to school sale through 8/12. Use code PENCILS.
1) Hershal Supply Co. City Backpack in black. $49.99. 2) DAKINE Jewel Laptop Backpack in Sanibel. $59.99. 3) Vera Bradley Ultimate Backpack in Cheery Blossoms. $54.99. 4) OGIO Soho Laptop Backpack in cobalt. $89.99. 5) LeSportsac Voyager Backpack in painted plaid. $79.99. 6) Wildkin Olive Kids Trains, Planes & Trucks Pack ‘n Snack Backpack. $20.99. 7) Timbuk2 El Rio Laptop Backpack in granite. $74.24. 8) Vagabond Traveler Hiking Sport Cowhide Leather Cotton Canvas Backpack in military green. $94.99. 9) Sakroots Artists Circle Flap Backpack. $79.99.
We could do a whole blog just on back to school clothes, but here are some of our favorite looks for young kids through college kids. The Macy’s gear is all 20% off for Macy’s Back to School Sale until 8/13. Use code BTS.
1) ASOS Denim Wrap Midi Skirt with Poppers. $63. 2) Beautees Girls’ Striped Fit & Flare Dress. Macy’s. $27.99. 3) BTween Girls’ Quilted Jogger Pants. Macy’s. $10.99. 4) Chevron convertible shirt in gasoline green. Gap. $29.95 5) Material Girl Extra Casual Slip-On Sneakers. Macy’s. $49.50. 6) BCX Juniors’ Printed Soft Kimono Jacket. Macy’s. $16.99. 7) Threads for Thought Raglan Hoodie. Nordstrom. $59.90. 8) Southwest Tee in heather grey. Gap. $19.95. 9) Request Boys’ Distressed Straight Fit Jeans. Macy’s. $24.99. Need some stylish sunglasses to go with those outfits? Check out our favorite 26 under $100 right here.
The easiest way to make temporary living a home away from home is with some of these fun, funky, and functional items. Get them all at Bed Bath & Beyond‘s Campus Collection and enjoy free shipping on orders over $49 until 8/31.
1) Wooden Folding and Stacking Bookcase in orange. $79.99. 2) Dazz Divided Pop Up Hamper in Black. $14.99. 3) Studio 3BTM 5-Light Floor Lamp with CFL Bulbs. $39.99. 4) Metal LED Marquee “&” Symbol. $24.99. 5) Momeni Delhi 5-Foot x 8-Foot Wool Rug in Black/Chevron. $299. 6) Mr. Coffee® 8-Cup Coffee Press in Black. $9.99 7) Safaviah Landon Writing Desk in grey. $249.99. 8) Mesh Shower Tote in navy polka dots. $12.99. 9) Naked Rhino TruckTM Super Jumbo Trunk. $359.99.
Tech and Gadgets
Gear up and geek out with some of the most cutting edge tech of the season. Shop at Staples’ Back to School Center for the lowest prices on BTS essentials all season long and free shipping on all orders over $49.99 until 9/12. For in-depth product reviews, check out cnet.com.
1) Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. $81.99. 2) Google™ Nexus 7 Tablet 16GB. $179.90. 3) Jawbone Mini Jam Box. $126.69. 4) Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse. $79.99. 5) Plantronics Mobile Backbeat Fit Wireless Headphones. $129.99. 6) Texas Instruments T1-84 Plus Graphing Calculator. $99.99 7) Seagate Seven Portable Drive. $79.99. 8)Microsoft Surface Pro 3. $999.00. 9) Panasonic RP-HTX7-A1 Stereo Retro-Style Monitor Headphone, Blue/Black $43.99.
The only way to approach the new school year is in style and on the cutting edge – and if you save a little money that’s great too! What are you loving this back to school season? Any amazing deals out there we missed? Let us know in the comments and you’ll go to the head of the class!