I’m sad to report another sunny summer is coming to an end. Tuesday, September 6, is the first day of school for Vancouver public school students. If you’ve left back-to-school shopping until this weekend, don’t worry, you can pick up all the essentials at these Kitsilano stores.
London Drugs for Electronics and School Supplies
The knowledgeable staff at London Drugs will make buying electronics a cinch, and, the price match guarantee means you’ll get the best deal in town. If you’re not at the laptop stage yet, London Drugs also has you covered for pencils, pens, smelly markers, exercise books and other stationery needs.
Pebble for Lunch Bags and Boxes
I love Pebble‘s lunch kit range; Each item has been picked because it’s so easy for children to open and use. They stock three types of Yumbox Bento boxes, various sized lunch bags, an assortment of plastic containers, insulated food jars and zippered snack bags. Pebble also stocks the popular Herschel backpacks and Hunter rain boots.
The North Face for Jackets and Backpacks
The North Face sells good quality, well designed jackets and the lifetime warranty makes their products a safe bet for kids. You’ll also likely find your ideal bag in their selection of lightweight and durable backpacks.
Aunt Em’s for Boots, Shoes, Rain Coats and Swimwear
You can check a lot off your back-to-school shopping list at Aunt Em’s. They sell Kamik and Bogs rain boots, a wide selection of shoes including, New Balance, Geox, Merrell and Stride Rite and Blundstones boots. Aunt Em’s is the place to go for Hatley coats and they have a good range of school bags including rolling bags and backpacks. Finally, they have a great swimwear collection where you’ll pick up the perfect costumer for a new term of lessons.
London Drugs, 2230 West Broadway, (604) 448-4874, Londondrugs.com
Pebble, 2675 Arbutus Street (at W 11th Avenue), 604-568-6923, www.pebblebaby.com
Aunt Em’s, 2670 West Broadway, (604) 733-0555
The North Face, 2136 W 4th Ave., 604-677-6269, Thenorthfacestore.ca
Last modified: September 2, 2016