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The Boston Globe September 2009 | Extra Credit

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The Boston Globe

September 10, 2009

By Hayley Kaufman

"Extra Credit"


Not sure how it happened, really. It was summer(ish), and then it was vacation time, and then it was Labor Day, and then - poof! - school was back in session. And you thought you had everything for little Jim Bob's first day at school, but you really didn't. You forgot a few of the little extras. The funky belt with the giant buckle. Colorful folders to keep track of all the worksheets. A cute little case for carrying lunch money. Lucky for you, it's not too late to pick up perfectly fashionable school supplies. And while you're at it, grab an apple for the teacher.


Fit to print: Yellow beaded moccasins and chocolate studded flats, both by American Eagle shoes, $39.50 each. Leopard print Payless Shoe Source ballet flat, $22.99. Visit and


Opposites attract: Converse One Star high-tops, $19.99, pirate polo by Cherokee, $7, both at Target. Visit


Buckle down: Studded leather belt, $19.95, by American Eagle. Frayed canvas belt and buckle belt, $42 and $46, both by Diesel, and available at Brussels Sprouts Kids, 855 Washington St., Newton. Visit


Danger, Will Robinson! Cool robot (and robot dog) folders, $5.99, at Magic Beans, 312 Harvard St., Brookline, and other locations. Visit Crayola pencils, $5.19 for 14, at Target.


Wear your heart on your sleeve: Brightly colored cases for pencils, crayons, and a sweet note from Mom, $2.99 each. Super cool decorative pencils, $2.49. All from Target.

Mane event: Lion backpack, $47, and red striped scarf, $38, both from Red Wagon, 69 Charles St., Boston. Visit Brown hikers, $22.50, from the Children's Place. Visit Glasses, $24.50, from American Eagle.

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