There’s nothing quite like sharpening pencils and dusting off last year’s lunch box in anticipation of the school year to come. In addition to the basics — binders, college-ruled paper — check out these New York State-made products to add some chemistry to your back-to-class routine: Chic, handmade ties from Saratoga Springs and the Hudson Valley (for the boys), one-of-a-kind jewelry from New York City (for the girls), tote bags (backpacks are...boring) and fun letterpress notebooks from Central New York (for note-taking...or doodling). Each product below is sure to bring extra attention and envy in the classroom.
SCHOOL BAGS, VERSION 2.0:
NYSOM School Bags 2.0.
We love the tension between high art and street style, and these padded iPad and Kindle cases strike the perfect balance: luxe cashmere decorated with tattoo-inspired art. A little edge, but perfectly sophisticated.
Tote your pup around town, or use this durable bag for picnics, the beach, trips to the farmers market or your daily routine. Commercial grade canvas fabric paired with a nautical-inspired rope handle that is custom-made, hand-spliced and Marine-grade. Accessorize with the perfectly matched ROPE COLLAR IN ORANGE and the ROPE LEASH IN ORANGE.
Designed to tote farmers market goods, this durable bag is the only one you'll need for school. Hand-embroidered designs are stitched onto black denim and canvas, and repurposed vintage fabric lining adds a cheerful surprise of color. Pick from your choice of 4 embroidered designs.
Smock Letterpress Spiral Workbooks in Tweed & Gazar
Add some play to your work. You'll smile every time you see this letterpress number in your tote bag.
Smock Jotter Notebooks in Circa & Bough
Jot down class notes or notes to friends with this set of complementary-patterned notebooks.
FOR THE CLASS PARTY:
Class party fun!
Wishbone Letterpress Paper Party Crowns in Plaid & Jewels
Crowns for party princes and princesses of all ages. The plaid print is letterpressed in black ink onto Pop-Tone paper. Rad enough for boys AND girls, with adjustable sizing to adorn heads of those ages 2+. Because it's not everyday that you turn 5...or 16...or 21...or 30.
CLOTHING FOR THE BOYS:
Stylish clothing for the boys.
Here's something for the dapper gent who has everything: a tie for all seasons that's a notch above. Handwoven on a traditional loom to satisfy even the most discerning among us. If you're a dandy who knows his way around a knot, the "self-tie" option is for you. And for everyone else, we've got you covered with the "pre-tied." Effortless elegance for the men of all ages.
If a long tie is more your speed, this luxurious alpaca knit tie comes in a unique array of colors, toeing that marvelous line between sophisticate and hipster.
ACCESSORIES FOR THE GIRLS:
Stylish accessories for the girls.
"Explore," "Dream," "Discover." Inspired by words attributed to Mark Twain — who spent summers in Elmira, NY writing his most famous works — this set of three Jook & Nona brass bracelets is a reminder to face each day with a fresh perspective. Put yourself (or a friend) into an aspirational state of mind by remembering the full quote each time you wear these baubles: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
This necklace is intricately designed and crafted, yet it is simple and light to wear. The onyx pendant has added flair with a design that emulates the rays of the sun. Pair it with a dark top so the silver and pearl really pop. Wear it everyday or to a school formal.
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has you covered for any and every occasion.