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It’s that time of year again!

As September approaches, it’s time to start getting ready for back-to-school (or for others, back-to-work). Sure, the end of summer may seem bleak to some, but we like to think of September as a fresh start: one that comes with a burst of renewed energy, focus and purpose.

Whether you’re preparing your little one for the classroom, heading off to college or simply wanting to elevate your work wardrobe, here are some back-to-school and back-to-work essentials to make the transition to September a breeze.

Big Bag Energy

Back-to-school and the fall season wouldn’t feel complete without a new bag. Though microbags are still going strong trend-wise, XL picks and chic carryalls are making a comeback and they’re the perfect pick for carrying all your essentials to work and school. And let’s not forget about the beloved backpack—with various styles and sizes to choose from, it’s fitting for both students and workers alike.

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woman holding brown staud bag

Staud at Holt Renfrew

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat

the ordinary vitamin c powder

The Ordinary at Deciem The Abnormal Beauty Company

kiehl's ultra facial cream


Back to (Fall) Beauty

As seasons change, so should your skincare. With cooler temperatures around the corner, now’s the time to update your skin routine accordingly. Try switching out your lightweight summer moisturizers for something thicker and more hydrating and add in a Vitamin C serum to help repair any summer skin damage. And don’t forget to continue using SPF!

Litter-Free Lunches

Litter-free lunches have never been easier—from bento boxes and lunch bags to water bottles and multi-use cutlery, there are a plethora of options to suit any style.

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lululemon water bottle


Fluf at Simons

Fluf at Simons

uo decor

Urban Outfitters

uo desk decor

Urban Outfitters

Destination Dorm

New school year, new opportunity to express your personal style through your living space. These picks will help you maximize your space, minimize clutter, and design a dorm that is uniquely you.

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Winning Wardrobe 

This season, take the guesswork out of daily dressing by curating a collection of wardrobe classics. Wardrobe staples like chic trousers, crisp dress shirts, polished blazers and well-tailored coats are the perfect items to build a capsule wardrobe that will keep you looking effortlessly stylish all season long.

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cos trousers


Banana Republic

Banana Republic

Choose Your Own (Shopping) Adventure

Need that perfect send-off gift for the young adult going off to college or university? Consider our E-gift cards. They’re a fun way to show the freshman in your life that you’re thinking of them and you can even send them some words of wisdom with the addition of a personalized message or video.

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Whether you’re prepping for school or work, we hope you enter this new season feeling revitalized and refreshed with these picks —you deserve it.

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