Get prepared for back to school in the Glebe

August 13, 2019 | by glebeadmin

"It pains us a bit to write this blog, but yes, summer is inching towards an end and it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids – or yourself – ready for back to school.

And if you fear the dreaded, crowded trip to a big chain store where you’ll elbow your way into getting the last calculator, don’t fret. You can do all of your school shopping right here in the Glebe. Our area merchants are stocked with new clothes, books, shoes and all the supplies you need to send the kids off to school – and finally out of your hair.

Here are some fresh looks, new books and even stuff for cooks as we head back to school.

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Backpacks from Top of the World

Looking for a place to put all those thick history textbooks? Head to Top of The World Skate Shop in the Glebe and take your pick of some slick new bags from Nike, Patagonia and Herschel, among others. You’ll be prepared for class, while still looking your cool hip self. Being smart has never been cooler. Visit them online here.

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Yumbox lunch kits from Readi Set Go

If your kid’s sandwich is squished when they get to school, you’re going to hear about it. Avoid the after-school attitude with a Yumbox lunch kit from Readi Set Go. These hard-shell cases come with an organizing system to keep everything in its right place. Readi, Set, Go has multiple styles of lunchboxes for you to choose from. Visit them online here.

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Student Calendars from The Papery

If you’re a new student entering University, you’re going to need help organizing all your classes, chess club practices and midterms in one place. Pick up The Original Student Calendar and you’ll never miss a beat on campus. Cheap beer at the campus bar on Thursday? You’ll already be there. Visit the Papery online here.

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New threads from Winners

There’s nothing like fresh new school clothes. Weather you’re heading to teacher’s college, or finishing up your MBA, you’ll want to look sharp for your first day. Winners at Lansdowne has everything you’ll need and more. From casual fall clothes to professional wardrobes, Winners will have dressing your best for every test. Click here for Winners online.

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New makeup from Vooqo

Speaking of looking your best, Vooqo at Lansdowne is your one-stop shop for beauty products. Makeup, facial products and an entire rainbow of nail polish for you to choose from. Paint your nails a different colour for every big project, but remember, geniuses usually pick green. Click here to visit Vooqo online.  

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Back to school kicks at Shoe Plus Shoe 

The kids have probably outgrown or worn out their spring shoes already, so it’s likely time to invest in some good shoes for school. Shoe Plus Shoe has an array of selections and style – everything from black polishes shoes from private school students, to bright New Balance runner to keep them moving. Browse brands like Biomecanics, Camper, Froddo, Ecco and Geox. Check out the Glebe’s newest shoe store online here.

New boots from Glebetrotters

Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes colder temperatures. But if you’ve got a pair of new boots on your feet, you’ll barely notice the change. Glebetrotters is fully stocked in fall boots, like these  lines from JMB Canada, Joseph Seibel and El Naturalista. Put your best foot forward this school year with Glebetrotters. Visit them online here.

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A charcoal grill from Capital Home Hardware

Just because you’re a college student, doesn’t mean you have to settle for eating raw hot dogs every night. Cruise by Capital Home Hardware and pick up a new charcoal grill to put on the patio of your first apartment, like this charcoal barbecue from Kettle. Grill up fine food every night of the week – or simply just cook those hot dogs you were going to eat on the couch. Your stomach – and your roommates will be grateful.