Back-to-school guide: Adult Edition

Aug 13 2016, 10:47 pm

This week, kids everywhere headed back to classrooms to settle in for another year of schooling. And while we, adults, may not be going back to school, per se, we’re keen on joining in the fun.

From desk accessories to tech toys and great backpacks, here’s our back-to-school guide for adults.

Kobo Aura H20 eReader

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This ereader is a great companion for cozy fall reading sessions. Our favourite feature is the waterproof and dust-proof design that lets you take it on the road, on holidays or even for bath time without any worries.

Price: 199.99
Where to get it: Kobo

Backpack for the fitness enthusiast


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Nothing motivates us like new gear to get us into the fitness routine again. We like this RYU Apparel fitness backpack that brings together great design and functionality – a drop front opening, top locker loop for easy-to-hang functionality and tough, Australian canvas that makes it water resistant.

Price: $173
Where to get it: RYU Apparel

Fashion Backpack

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We’re still crushing on the leather backpack trend for its structured style, sleek leather and its hands-free functionality. For one that you can wear to work throughout the fall season, we’ve picked this Michael Kors version that is available in three shades.

Price: $171
Where to get it: Michael Kors

Wall Calendar

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Image: Chapters Indigo

Sometimes, your iCal won’t do and you need a big, beautiful hardcopy calendar to keep you organized. This one is large enough to go on your wall, features chic watercolour designs and plus, 17-months of organization.

Price: $24.95
Where to get it: Chapters Indigo

S’well bottle: Gray Malin Edition


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Lucky for us, S’well has partnered with photographer Gray Malin to feature images from Malin’s À La Plage series. This artist is known for his bird’s eye scenic beach shots taking from a helicopter featuring some of the most iconic shores in the world.

Price: $58
Where to get it: Chapters Indigo

Duvet Cover

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Nothing says a new start like a fresh set of linens. We love this airy chevron print by Samantha Pynn, in blush and grey shades now available at Simons stores and online.

Price: $250 for Queen
Where to get it: Simon’s Park Royal

Essie Gel Couture

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Step up the mani game with a few polishes from Essie’s latest Atelier collection inspired by the shades of the runway. The new features a new formula, new shades, new bottle shape and new brush – game changer, right? The twisted bottle is ergonomic, making it easy for you to grasp in one hand while painting. Our favourite part? The new, swirl-stemmed wider brush that is serious a big game-changer when it comes to at-home manis.

The two-step system means you paint on your favourite shade and top with the clear coat for no chips for up to two weeks. #yessie

Price: $13.99
Where to get it: London Drugs and various drugstores

Character sheet masks


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Bring some sass to your skincare with these new sheet masks featuring characters from KaoTalk. Use once or twice a week to boost your skin care to the next level.

Price: $4
Where to get it: The Face Shop