Shop Local for Your Back-to-school Essentials

Back-to-school season is just around the corner. Although late summer nights are about to be replaced by late homework nights, don’t despair. Stillwater’s shops are getting stocked with some essentials to help students get through the school year.
Alfresco owner Meg Brownson is giving the typical packed lunch an upgrade. She recommends the Full Circle ZipTuck reusable bags. With multiple sizes available—sandwich, snack and storage—these bags are a perfect lunchbox companion. Stock up on these eco-friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags.

Store that lunch in a durable backpack from local outdoor store 45°. With options from brands like Osprey and Patagonia students can look cool with a bag that can withstand the weight of heavy textbooks.

For students who have flown the nest and into a dorm room, check out Enchante for some great college apparel. Owner Sarah Quickel recommends Enchante’s sweaters for cozy nights spent studying, slippers for wearing around the dorms and the perfect autumn boots for stylish walks on the quad or quick trips to the cafeteria.
Whether you have elementary school kids or college students or both—you’re sure to find just the right back-to-school items to suit anyone’s needs and style.