Back-to-School Shopping Guide

We’re doing our homework, Miami! We now present you some Grade-A gear for back-to-school buys for tots, teens, moms and pops.



BOLD & FUN SUPPLIES: Colorful? Check. Functional? Yes. Yoobi is a new school supply company which incorporates bright colors and cool designs to make learning fun, while also giving back. For every item purchased, Yoobi donates one to a classroom in need right here in the U.S. Yoobi items, all under $10; available at and Target stores.



HIGHBROW BACKPACK: Louis Vuitton’s new men’s backpack collection is both luxe and utilitarian. Louis Vuitton Christopher PM Macassar, approximately $2,780; Louis Vuitton Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.



CREEPY CRAWLY CASE: This handmade cotton pencil case will have everyone bugging out (literally). Store pencils, crayons or toiletries in this kooky case. Minnebites Beetle Bag, $30;



SENSATIONAL TWO-STRAP SACK: With three amazing styles in a variety of colors, this Dooney & Bourke backpack is right on trend. Dooney & Bourke Pebble Backpack, $348; and Macy’s stores.


LIGHT ON: Add a major dose of glam (and light!) to your locker with a Locker Gem Chandelier. A motion sensor turns the chandelier on automatically when lockers are opened and it easily attaches to the top of locker with three super-strong magnets. Locker Gem Chandelier, $19;



HANDY GADGET: This squid, er, shower caddy is equipped with nine adjustable tentacles for gripping your shampoo, soap and more. Perfect for stowing away all your grooming goodies for dorm living. Shower Squids, $36;


LAP OF LUXURY: Comfy and convenient, Pottery Barn Teen’s Fur Tablet Lap Desk is perfect for propping up your tablet. The fact it can be personalized is an added bonus. PB Teen Fur Tablet Lap Desk, $35;



CUTE CLUTTER CONTROL: Keep those crayons under control with this hearts and rainbow stripes crayon holder. Handmade crayon holder, $7;



SAVVY STICKERS: This collection of personalized, durable and waterproof labels are just thing to help your kids get organized — and from losing their supplies. Mabel’s Label, $21 and up;



SLEEP IN STYLE: This easy-to-roll-up monogramable seersucker nap pad is ideal for kiddo’s oh-so-necessary naptime. Seersucker Nap Pad, $62; Stitching Around, 4862 SW 72nd Ave., Miami;


CHARGE IT: Never have your tablet or smart phone run out of battery again when you have the Justin Power Stick from Innovative Technology in your car, book bag or pocket. Over 50 percent of extra battery life for an important call – or Google search! Justin (2,200mAh) Power Stick, $20;