Back to School in the Bronx

It’s August! You know what that means- back to school shopping is in full swing!  We’ve put together a fun back to school guide that highlights some well known stores in the Bronx, as well as places in NYC  that you might not think to go for some unique school supplies. Not only is it important to support your local mom and pop businesses, this guide also serves as a fun scavenger hunt to gather supplies as you visit some fun local destinations before the summer ends!

 

SUPPLIES

Colored Pencils

Colored pencils are perfect for sketching and drawing. These artist quality pencils come in a rainbow of 24 bright colors, just the way kids like them. Pencils are packed in beautiful tins.

$16.00

New York Botanical Garden, nybg.org
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458

 

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pouch

Everyday pouches for literally anything. Canvas pouches with cover art from your favorite classics and fun literary interpretations. From the first edition cover by Eric Carle.

*Purchase of this pouch sends one book to a community in need.

$12.00

New York Public Library, nypl.org

 

 

Pencils from the City Island Nautical Museum Gift Shop

City Island Nautical Museum Pencil

$1.00

City Island Nautical Museum, cityislandmuseum.org
190 Fordham Street, City Island, Bronx

 

 

 

 

 

Poe Cottage Leather Bookmarks

Leather bookmarks from the Poe Cottage Museum Store.

$2.50

Poe Cottageshop.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

2640 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10458

 

 

 

 

 

New York Yankees Journal Set

  • Soft-pink journal set in leather-like material features embossed logo on the cover
  • Each journal features 100 sheets of lined 100gms paper, each page with the MLB shield
  • Overall dimensions 5″x7″
  • Made in USA
  • Officially licensed by Major League Baseball

$24.99

New York Yankees, shop.mlb.com

 

 

 

Whale Pencil Sharpner

Jonathan Adler whale sharpener.

$14.95

Barnes and Noble, barnesandnoble.com
290 Baychester Ave, Bronx

 

 

 

LUNCH TIME

 

Ladybug Lunch Sack

Decorated with a colorful and eye-catching design of ladybugs and flowers, this stylish lunch sack is made from laminated cotton canvas and is fully insulated. It has a Velcro closure, a card for ID information, and a handle strap.

The lunch sack measures 10” x 6½” x 4½”. Wipe clean, hang or lay flat to dry.

Regular Price: $18.00, Member Price: $16.20

New York Botanical Garden, nybg.org
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458

 

 

 

Icky Bugs Lunch Sack

Decorated with lots of hungry, icky bugs, this convenient lunch sack is made from laminated cotton canvas and is fully insulated. It has a Velcro closure, a card for ID information, and a handle strap.

The lunch sack measures 10” x 6½” x 4½”. Wipe clean, hang or lay flat to dry.

Regular Price: $18.00, Member Price: $16.20

New York Botanical Garden, nybg.org
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458

 

 

 

 

ACCESSORIES

 

Walk on the Wildside Hair Ties

The Walk on The WildSide collection features 5 elastic hair ties in Neon Pink, Neon Green, Blue and fun Zebra Print. No-Tug Hair Ties are perfect for all hair types. They will not pull, damage or leave dents in your tresses. They double as trendy bracelets.

$7.00

Cabecitas Lindas, cabecitaslindas.com

 

 

 

 

Retro Flag Backpack

  • 17 inch backpack
  • padded back and padded curved adjustabel straps
  • front zip pocket
  • Ipad back zip pocket
  • Large zipper with large main compartment

$20.24

Kmart, kmart.com
1998 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx

 

 

Subway Map Umbrella

Keep dry in style with this neat and sturdy subway map umbrella. Opens with a push of a button. A generous 43″ inch arc is sure to keep you dry from all sides. Nylon.

$23.00

NYC City Store, citystore.nyc.gov

 

 

 

 

FASHION

 

Denim Leggings

Without the super stretchy material of a jegging, these Levi’s denim leggings retain a classic jean look and all the comfort of a legging fit. They feature swoop stitching on the back pockets and logo hardware throughout.

$19.99

Cookies Kids, cookieskids.com
567 Melrose Ave, Bronx

 

 

 

Charlotte’s Web Kid’s T-Shirt

E.B. White’s 1952 classic is one of the bestselling children’s paperbacks of all time — and this is ”some shirt” to celebrate it. From the first edition cover by Garth Williams.

  • 100% cotton kids’ tee
  • Distressed, softened print
  • Unisex sizing (2 yrs – 8 yrs)
  • Color: light blueWith every purchase of a shirt, Out of Print sends one book to a community in need and helps support children’s literacy initiatives in the U.S.
  • $22.00

    New York Public Library, nypl.org

     

     

     

    Bronx Tag V-Neck Shirt

    The Bronx Tag V-Neck T-Shirt has a Bronx Tag design on the left breast and a Bronx Vibe logo on right side.

    • Original Bronx Graffiti Design
    • 40′s 100% Organic Cotton, Combed for Softness and Comfort
    • Durable Double-Stitched Sleeve and Bottom Hem
    • Low-Impact Fabric Dyed, Enzyme Fabric Washed for a Super Soft Feel

    $19.99

    From the Bronx, fromthebronx.com

     

     

     

    Adidas Dragon

    The Adidas Dragon is back and releasing in nice retro colors, consisting with suede and mesh upper, three Adidas pattern, and a nice wedge sole  to finished off the sneaker.

    BX Sports, bxsportsny.com
    2181 White Plains Rd, Bronx

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What are you favorite back to school stores? Where do you find unique clothing and accessories? Let us know!

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