Kick off the school year with a pair of new kicks. Beloved brands Missoni and Converse have collaborated on some sweet sneaks featuring Missoni’s iconic, colorful zigzag. Low-tops and high-tops, six styles, all available exclusively at Nordstrom. $85-$100. Nordstrom at SouthPark mall. nordstrom.com
A friendly face
Foxes and hedgehogs and bees – oh yes! Your precious preschooler can buzz his way right into day care with a supercute sack on his back. Durable yet detailed. Matching insulated lunch bags (Zoo Lunchies) can be added for $14. Numerous animals/variations of each available. The Milky Way, 1419-B East Blvd. 704-374-9200.
Small space, big style
Step up your style with locker looks from Pottery Barn Teen. Savor the summer memories by framing them in Mini Photo Magnets ($29.50). Tackle your tasks one-by-one with a Class Schedule Dry Erase Locker Magnet ($15.50) or a Weekly Planner ($15.50). And then sneak a quick peek in your Ornate Magnetic Mirror ($15.50) before hustling to history. pbteen.com