[Frontspiece: ShoppingGirls of all ages and backgrounds are heading back to school. Photo via tagg.com.au.]
In our last post, we looked at some of the basic back-to-school gear that pretty much every ShoppingGirl will be getting, such as apparel and books.
In today’s post, we have gathered a few online resources that you may or may not be familiar with, along with examples of some of the products they carry that are excellent for students. So let’s look at these retailers that offer great back-to-school gear for all kinds of ShoppingGirls!
For ShoppingGirls who like nice things; well designed, useful, and leaning toward the traditional and retro. The beautiful pieces at Levenger are investments that will last a lifetime, and transition beautifully from school to career. That makes the prices much more of a deal than they seem at
This is the place to go for just about anything you need for school supplies, crafts, parties, and events. The carry a lot of fun stuff geared particularly toward younger students. Most of the items are sold in small batches rather than individually, which can be a plus, since you save money buying all you’ll need for your school year at once. Even if you get more of an item than you need, you can share it with someone else! For parents who home-school, or for homework assignments and school related events, the quality of these products are likely to be just fine, and the prices can’t be beat. The company has been around for a long time, is reliable, and does not hassle over refunds or replacements as needed. The quality of most items is great. The merchandise this ShoppingGirl has received from them surpassed that of comparable goods from other retailers, including some purportedly high-end stores. Oriental Trading is affiliated with some other stores offering school supplies and educational toys. Check the tabs at the top of the website, where you’ll see links to stores such as Learn365 (filled with educational gear for teachers, parents, and students), MindWare (incredible assortment of educational toys and activities for students of all ages), CustomFun365 (a great resource for customized sports and events t-shirts and gear), Fun365 (craft supplies and great craft project ideas for students), and MarryMe (check it out for dorm room gear such as mini-light strings, or glossy, colorful, fiesta-style luminary paper bags for your kids’ school lunches).
Encourage your student ShoppingGirl to do her homework or write in her journal with this set of 12 Princess Wand Pens from Oriental Trading. She won’t need all 12 of them, so you can keep some for yourself. Here is a crafty tip: Decorate these in different colors with faux gems and metallic paints (or nail polish). Make one for each school subject.
And…we’re still not done! Visit our next post for lots more great back-to-school products!