Cute Office & School Supplies
Turns out, the joy that comes with shopping for school supplies isn’t something that goes away with age. So we researched the most beautiful, elegant stationery and supplies for the desks of all types of grownups—plus, gear to kit out the backpacks of kiddos, too.
Cute Office Supplies For Grownups
- Herschel Dawson Backpack Herschel, $119.95
Utility Scissors Anthropologie, $18 Patinaed to perfection.
Midori PAN AM
Brass Ballpoint Pen Notemaker, $33.17
- LIFE Typerwriting Paper Pad School House Electric, $12 Extra fine paper made in Japan.
CW Pencil Brass
Leather Case CW Pencil
Klein Tools Zipper
Consumables Bag Hand-Eye Supply, $17.95 Keeping bits and bobs
contained since 1857.
- Max & Moritz Chalk Pad Max & Moritz, $64
Mathematician Set Walker Shop, $130 Tom Dixon-designed for the
math nerd with taste.
E+M HIGHLIGHTER LEADS
5.5 MM PACK OF 6 Hand-Eye Supply, $11 These are 100% smudge-free.
Siwa String & Button
Envelope Cooper Hewit, $48
Poppin Copper Soft Cover Folio Poppin’, $14
Functions like a manilla envelope,
but so much prettier.
Studio Sarah Marble
“G” Notebook Studio Sarah London, $10.83
Ferme a Papier Purple Floral
Year-Less Planner Ferme a Papier, $27.50
Walker Art Cherry
Blossom Sticky Notes Walker Art, $3
- STRIKE GOLD STRIPE FILE FOLDERS Kate Spade, $16
Notebook Arnminho, $9.95 Ideally sized for
on-the–go note taking.
Click Pen II Poketo, $5
Ostrich Feather Pen Amara, $61 Unapologetically girly.
- Nataraj Marble HD Pencil CW Pencil Enterprise, $0.30 These tend to mysteriously disappear so buy a bunch.
- Brass Ruler Sugar Paper, $75
Oui Margot Tote goop, $223
For the Francophile with
Pencil Case Anthropologie, $24
Sugar Paper The
Perfect Binder Sugar Paper, $48
Elizabeth and James Cynnie
Leather BackPack Net-a-Porter, $645 A far cry from the beat-up
Jansport of your youth.
- Poketo Stick Up Weekly Calendar Dwell Store, $10
Number Clips Note Maker, $21.95
Hay Ballograf Huset Shop, $31
Never misplace your beloved
P-S 3Pack Blue03
Notebooks Public – Supply, $32
Storage Pouches A+R Store, $20
Endless Note Hand-Eye, $52 Whether mounted or laid flat,
this is to-do list gold.
Notebook Walker Shop, $6.50
White Eco Calculator
with Orange Numbers Poppin, $10 super sleek and priced to please.
Mousepad Dowel Jones, $48 Made in Japan from a
single sheet of Italian leather.
- Ellepi KLizia 97 Stapler Max & Moritz, $27.50
Basic Set Hand-Eye, $65
- O-Check Notebook Plain Note Maker, $9.95
P-S 12Pack Classic
Hex Pencil Public – Supply, $12
M-Pui Roll Pen Case Tortoise General Store, $94
Fine Italian leather that only
gets better with age.
Troubadour Briefcase goop, $1,495
The traditional working girl
Present & Correct Vintage
Composition Book Present & Correct, $9.35 Doesn’t get any more classic
- Anthropologie Densi Folder Anthropologie, $48
- Mondial Drawing Pins Note Maker, $2
Rollerball Pencil The Ghostly Store, $22
- HAY Elastic Ball Huset Shop, $8
- Self Inking 32 Text Stamp Jake Spade, $135 “I Didn’t Mean Anything I Wrote.”
Dukes Organiser Smythson, $660
It’s totally refillable so
you can use it year after year.
Cute School Supplies For Kids
Pens & Pencils
Ballpoint Pen Poppin, $7
- 3Doodler MoMA Store, $99 #thefutureisnow.
Drawing 101 Paper Source, $14.95 The ultimate sketching
- Highlighter Set of 4 Cooper Hewit, $9.99
Pen Paper Boutique,
$2.95 These smell like freshly
- Yoobi 12pk Gel Pens Target, $9.99
Bright Pencils Set Paper Source, $12.95
Great way to sneak in
daily positive affirmations.
Paint Set MoMA Store, $18 Kind of meta in the
best possible way.
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Staples, $9.89
Decades later, these never
cease to amaze.
PENCIL SET CW Pencil Enterprise, $25
Multi Crayons Present & Correct,
$36.60 Hands down the
we’ve ever seen.
- Fibralo 24 Set Caran D’Ache, $18.50
Notebook & Folders
- Unicorn notebook Cotton:On, 4 for $20
Peekaboo folio Ban.do, $6
Comes with stickers for DIY
- Vinyl notebooks Leif, $8
- Emile et da Ida Notebook Orange Mayonnaise, $15.50
notebook Bookbinders.com, $8 Made with recycled
paper and soy ink.
- 5 subject notebook Asos, $10.75 Compact and color coded.
- Ring Binder Multi-colored Target, $5.99
- Geo Ocean Notebook Urban Outfitters, $6.95
- Trapper Keeper Stars Wars 2-Pocket Paper Folder Mead, $2.95
Trapper Keeper “Fun in the Sun”
Heat Sealed Binder Mead.com, $9.99 We were pretty psyched to find out
these are still in production.
Backpacks & Pouches
Voyager Backpack Rifle Paper Co, $142
Not shown: fuchsia
Spurling Lake Tie-Dye
Backpack Urban Outiftters, $29.99
- Sleepover Bag Monkey Roberta Roller Rabbit, $150 Can be used as a quilt, too.
Kid’s Max the Monster
Pencil Case J.Crew, $22.50
Printed Roller Backpack Gap, $69.95
Easy on the eyes and your
little one’s back.
Mini Rodini Yellow Backpack
with Panda Patch Children’s Salon, $88.69
Pencil Case ASOS, $17.95 A Snoopy case for your
- Girls Iridescent Backpack Old Navy, $19
Notes Set –
Thumbs Up Ban Do,
Lunch Box Walker Shop, $16
Water Bottle Leif, $34
Masking Tape Set Dry Goods NY, $42 This stuff ends up everywhere
(but never leaves a mark).
Din Din Smart
Green Amazon, $9.99
Eraser Set Urban Outfitters,
Bento Box Plastica, $36
Design Patterns Desk Pad Cooper Hewit, $9.99
Because you’re never too young
to plan ahead.
To Labels Side Show Press, $15 Priceless for keeping
track of textbooks,
Light My Fire
Spork Little – 3-Pack Amazon, $6.99 Portable cutlery that’s
not at all dorky.