Shopping That’s Top of the Class
Things have changed quite a bit since the days when kids stocked up for the first day of school by buying a simple spiral notebook and a set of yellow pencils. The bar has been raised — now it’s all about gearing up with the latest gadgets and the sleekest supplies. And The Shops at Columbus Circle delivers, taking back-to-school shopping to a whole new level.
Moleskine puts a digital spin on its classic journals with the Evernote line of smart notebooks. This clever invention beams notes straight into a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Moleskine also stocks notebooks that have a pocket for tucking away a smartphone, as well as sleek covers for tablets and laptops.
At Microsoft, learning goes to a higher level with the Surface Pro 4 system, which combines the functionality of a laptop with the mobile ease of a tablet. These modular pieces are sold separately, allowing students to customize the system to suit their needs — and their personality. The rubber keyboard comes in a rainbow of colors.
For the student who wants to concentrate on their studies, Bose has the answer. The noise-cancelling QuietComfort 35 headphones eliminates any distracting sounds. Sporty students who want to listen to music on-the-go will love the SoundSport headphones — which stay firmly in place with an in-ear design and are also sweatproof.
Papyrus is the place to find the most stylish notebooks in town, including a range dedicated to none other than New York City. Our favorite find is a sassy Kate Spade pouch that says "Dot your i’s and cross your t’s" and is perfect for holding a smartphone, pens, and other supplies. This kind of back-to-school shopping is almost too cool for school.