Denim adds an instant cool factor to school (and office) supplies.
From classic backpacks and lunch bags, to novelty pencil cases and notebooks, jeans serve as the inspiration for a host of new back-to-school products this fall. With the back-to-school season already kicking off in some parts of the country, we’ve compiled our favorite picks for kids and big kids.
Denim enlivens school essentials like folders and lunch bags. Nordic by Nature offers an insulated lunch bag and bottle cooler with a bright blue denim print. Barker Creek, an educational materials company, spruces up basic folders with old-school denim stitching.
Tried-and-true backpack brands like Jansport and Eastpak update their core styles with denim or denim-looking canvas. Denim brand Guess fills the niche for fashion backpacks with embellishments and logo designs. Meanwhile, hipster backpack brand Herschel plays with acid wash effects for the laidback student.
The Children’s Place ups the ante with backpacks decorated with emoji-inspired appliques, messages of girl empowerment and multi-colored pompoms. Kitschy stationary brand Yoobi pairs denim with trendy unicorn motifs.
Moleskine updates its classic notebooks with a four-piece collection of denim-bound notebooks, each in a different wash. Each journal features an ironic saying like “Do not handle with care” and “Skinny. Flared. Bookcut.”