Back to school prep used to follow rules. Having a few pairs of the same jeans in various colors, one book-bag, a couple of blouses, and a pair of whIte and black shoes to go with everything was all you needed. If you were lucky, you got to show off your personality with a pink backpack or getting your jansport monogrammed. Parents didn’t adhere to what kids wanted for the most part, just what they needed. All of these things were also incredibly pricey, and having the top name brands was a must. Luckily now for boutiques and online retailers, the back to school rush is more revolved around the latest trends, and expressing yourself. Kids just want to have fun and their parents are finally ready to let that happen.
Take note when you’re stocking up for your own inventory. Are you only offering the typical book bag? Do you have enough color options? Are your fashion bags and fanny packs up to par? As technology continues to move into classrooms via mandatory student ipads and laptops, carrying around loose leaf paper and binders isn’t the main priority in choosing a bag. Kids can opt for a sleeker bag option that fits just the essentials, or opt for no bag at all and just a purse. There are tons of options, and so we’ve done part of the work for you by creating this list of back to school must have bags. Take a look and if you’re not offering at least half, you may want to take a virtual stroll around our site to add to your inventory.
Beaded or bejeweled, that is the question. Well, we are here to tell you to have both. We love this throwback nod to the 90's of beaded bags taking over fashion. Most notably the multicolor bag is a perfect tote for any back to school teenager looking to be the envy of all their friends. Not only is a step above the rest when carrying their books from class to class, but also double as a great everyday bag. Creating a back to school display with a beaded bag as a highlight is a great way to highlight your different offerings to back to school shoppers. At Apparel Candy we have a few different takes on the newest trend, from large multi color totes to the smaller handbag version that makes a great plus one to the main school bag. Yes, this is thing, your customers will thank you when they see you have them.