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Fun back-to-school finds
If you're lucky enough to be the parent of a little one who's actually excited to go back to school, a school supply run is usually painless. However, if your pint-sized scholar is less than thrilled that summer's winding down and school starts soon, here are few fun back to school finds that might be just the thing to convince them that yes, school IS cool.
We all know that clothes shopping for growing children -- especially if you have more than one -- can rapidly get expensive. Schoola is an online retailer that sells gently used brand name clothing for up to 90 percent off retail price. GUESS, Neiman Marcus, Disney, and Ralph Lauren are just a few of the many different designers you'll find on the site and there's something for every occasion. Even better, Schoola uses part of the money from their sales to fund art, music, and other important school programs! www.schoola.com for more information
If your little guy or gal really wants to stand out on their first day of school, Chooze is just the spot for you! They offer a variety of apparel, footwear, accessories and more in an array of bright colors and fun patterns that really makes a bold fashion statement. Chooze's shoes offer flexibility for growing feet, non-marking outsoles, and breathable, odor-resistant insoles that make them perfect for kids. As an added bonus, all their products are made with vegan materials! www.mychooze.com
Violet Love Headbands
Little girls love to accessorize and Violet Love headbands has over 100 print and color options available to showcase your little girl's personality and style. At just $15 a headband, these are great for gym class, after-school activities, or just to add pizazz to a pretty outfit. Because Violet Love also offers their headbands wholesale, they would make a great addition to a girls dance, cheer, or gymnastics team uniform! www.violetloveheadbands.com
While Bumkins offers a variety of products aimed at infants and toddlers (think bibs, cloth diapers, and the like), their snack bags, travel bags, and wet/dry bags are perfect for elementary school children. If your little one needs to carry a snack to school or maybe some art supplies, their bags are a great solution and come in fun prints for kids such as DC Comics, Disney, and Dr. Seuss. The splat mats and art smocks they offer are also great for preschool-aged children; they help keep messes to a minimum and offer parents peace-of-mind that clean-up will be relatively painless. www.bumkins.com