5 Back to School Essentials to Buy in Kitsilano

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Brown leather Camper Ankle Boots available at gravitypope.

Brown leather Camper Ankle Boots available at gravitypope.

That’s right folks, in just several short weeks it will be back to school time again. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, is the official start to the academic year for Kitsilano kids attending school, and for UBC students too. Here are some back to school essentials to buy in Kitsilano for all ages.

5 Back to School Essentials in Kitsilano


1. Kindergarten

Whether it’s your kid’s very first day of school or he/she’s already a pro at navigating through all those little personalities, a new backpack is always a great way to start of fresh. Fill it up with some smelly smencils, fun notebooks, and, of course, an apple for the teacher. Check out this cute Skip Hop Hedgehog Zoo Backpack at Hip Baby on West 4th Avenue.

2. Elementary School
Life for 6-year-olds can be tough, especially in the lunch room. Set him/her up right with a super cool lunchbox, such as this green dinosaur embellished So Young Cooler Bag available at Pebble on Arbutus Street. Guaranteed to scare off those bullies that are after your kid’s snacks.

3. Secondary School
That teenager of yours will likely need a reliable raincoat this fall as we’re sure there will be plenty of downpours to make up for the lack of it this summer. Whether he/she will wear anything you buy is an entirely different matter, but you can’t usually go wrong with something bought from American Apparel on West 4th Avenue, such as this Unisex Nylon Taffeta Rain Parka, in green.

4. College
Figuring out those first few years at College can be exciting, overwhelming, and partially to blame for any memory loss down the road. Set the new student up with the right stuff such as an Apple MacBook Air from London Drugs on West Broadway. It looks like it’s on sale right now too (a rarity for any Apple products).

5. University
The final years of a student’s life can entail a whole lot of walking across campus from one lecture to the next. Better get some solid boots such as these brown leather Camper Ankle Boots at gravitypope on West 4th Avenue. Their prices may not be for the faint of heart but we’re pretty sure they have one of the best boot selections in the city.

Last modified: August 12, 2014

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