From notebooks and backpacks to shoes and clothes, we have you covered with stylish back-to-school finds for every age.
For ready-to-wear outfits:
Skip the mall and leave the back-to-school shopping to the stylists at Stitch Fix Kids. The popular online personal styling service for adults recently launched a service just for kids. Kids Fixes include eight to 12 items (available in sizes 2T to 14), curated to reflect your child’s personality and style. Simply buy what you like and send back what you don’t. Average prices range from $10-$35 per item; there’s a $20 styling fee for each Fix, which goes toward any item purchased.
For stylish feet:
Step on back to school in style with PLAE shoes. Available in a variety of trend-setting styles—from slip-ons to high-tops to boots—for toddlers up to age eight. Each pair of PLAE shoes features interchangeable straps designed to easily adjust the fit. Bonus: All shoes come with a growth spurt guarantee; if your child grows out of the shoe within 30 days, you get 50 percent off a pair of the same style in the next size up. Prices range from $50-$65, available at Nordstrom and PLAE.co
For midday emergencies:
Paper Source’s unicorn homework locker kit will come in handy on those inevitable days when things just don’t go as planned. The mini emergency kit is full of essentials like breath drops, stain remover, deodorant wipes, bobby pins, adhesive bandages, lip balm, and more. Bonus: Once empty, it doubles as a cute pencil case. $25
For taking notes:
The Neighborgoods’ mini notebooks are the perfect size for little writers. The two-piece sets feature cute food-related puns on the covers, which are made of recycled Kraft stock. Toss them in your child’s backpack (or keep one for yourself); they’re great for on-the-go note-taking on the way to school or between activities. $12
For carrying supplies:
Your daughter will flip her fin for Justice’s mermaid-inspired back-to-school collection. With everything from backpacks with tails to scaly binders and sequined accessories, she’ll swim off to school in style. Prices range from $6-$45.