Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy
Summer is winding down. But before routines and homework come back in full force, embark on the age-old tradition of back-to-school shopping with your kids. It's easy at The Shops at Columbus Circle, which has so many options under one roof. These essentials will guarantee a colorful year ahead.
Dress for success with a comfy-cute Motif Sweatshirt ($18.99) from H&M, which collaborated with the Toca Boca app to bring the adorable characters to life. But get there fast: The Toca Life x H&M line is hot in demand.
She'll love the Patch Pocket Jeans ($55) from Crewcuts, the pint-sized section of J. Crew that makes back-to-school shopping a breeze. With their heart accents and vintage style, these jeans will quickly become a closet staple.
Sometimes the right pair of sneakers can inspire all the confidence in the world. Head to New York Running Company by JackRabbit to lace up the older kids in your crew. We’re partial to Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus in Pink Blast ($130).
Tote gear in style with a Pop Art Backpack by Jump from Paper ($210), found at Toytoise. The graphic, pop-art designs look 2D when flat, but unzip to become 3D backpacks. The cactus motif is especially eye-catching.
Are your children studying spells or studying science this year? Either way, wizards-in-training can represent their Hogwarts house crest with a durable stainless-steel Harry Potter water bottle ($29.95) from Williams-Sonoma.
With a new school year ahead, new adventures await. Amazon Books has books that will set the tone for the best year yet. Pick up First Day Jitters ($13.24) or Kindergarten, Here I Come ($3.99) to calm those butterflies.
This set of two Unicorn Hippo Notebooks from Papyrus ($12.95) will make study sessions much livelier. And with their quirky look, they're sure to spark a conversation with a classmate and inspire some curiosity.
Digitize note-taking with the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse ($179), which captures pen strokes and transfers them to a device so that kids can edit and share. Bonus: Moleskine offers a year-round 15% student discount.