This Charlotte staple has a selection that will rival any big name store. Boasting brands like Miquel-Rius notebooks and August to August Calendars, they've got just what your stylish student needs to stay organized this year.330 East Blvd., 704-333-7130, www.paperskyscraper.com
Blis Gift Boutique
Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler, need we say more? The sleek selection of stationary, planners, and tumblers will draw you into this uptown spot. Have a high-schooler on your hands? These brands are sophisticated enough for the older set.
The Boulevard at South End
For the note-takers and list-makers in the crowd, The Boulevard has great accessories like Knock Knock Pads and Live Inspired Journals, perfect for jotting down anything you may need--or need to study.1440 S. Tryon St., 980-219-7526, www.blvdatsouthend.com
Looking for something eclectic and trendy? Paper Source has supplies from calendars to pencils in beautiful patterns and colors, designed to add a creative twist to the desktop of kids of any age.6800 A&B Phillips Place Ct., 704-552-2220, www.papersource.com
Mud Pie Monograms & Gifts
With the cutest seersucker backpacks and lunchboxes around, this is the perfect spot for classroom first-timers. these items can even be personalized, along with anything else you bring in so there's no guessing whose is what when the bell rings at the end of the day.9848-D Rea Rd., 704-541-9188, www.mudpiemonograms.com