6 Things We Love for Back to School

Look cool when you head back to school or the dorm with these smart items.

Spark your preschooler’s imagination with a whimsical hand-sewn backpack [$45] from Pittsburgh-based SafiSana.
[safi-sana.com]  
 

Able to accommodate a small plant or even a kitchen accessory or two, the sleek multifunctional phone dock [$50] by STAK Ceramics charges your phone while adding panache to your dorm or apartment space.
[Available at several Pittsburgh area retailers, stakceramics.com]
 

Take note of these Cheerful Pencils [$10.95] and their uplifting quotes, from London-based Happy Jackson.
[More Than Words Fine Papers, 33 E. Main St., Carnegie; 412/343-9673]
 

Store your memories and other curiosities in this mod snapshots case [$15] by Blue Q.
[WildCard, 4209 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/224-2651, wildcardpgh.com]  
 

These trendy vintage-inspired trinket trays [$10 each] by Rosanna Inc. are too #cute.
[More Than Words Fine Papers, 33 E. Main St., Carnegie; 412/343-9673]  
 

Raining on the first day of school? These ladybug boots [$24.99] by Kidorable will keep your little one stylish and snug.
[Contemporary Concepts, 5820 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412/521-2500; Duncan Manor Shopping Center, Allison Park, 412/635-0122, contemporaryconcepts.com]    
      

 

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