Not-So-Basics for Back to School

9.COMME DES GARÇONS – CDG x Côte & Ciel Macbook Pro 13” Case


CDG Laptop Case

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The MacBook Pro isn’t cheap, and requires a good case for protection. But that case need not be boring: this one from Comme des Garçons and Côte & Ciel will make you smile no matter how late you’re up working.

CDG x Côte & Ciel Macbook Pro 13” Case in Blue, $72, Comme des Garçons. Available for purchase online at DoverStreetMarket.com.


10. CROSS – Tech4 Performance Multi-Function Pen


Cross Pen

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If you’re the guy who’s always scrambling to find a writing instrument, this pen is for you: with just a twist, it switches between three different inks and a pencil. It even includes a pop-up eraser, so you’ll never be unprepared again.

Tech4 Performance Smooth Touch Multi-Function Pen in Black, $79, Cross. Available for purchase online at Cross.com.

11. ALEXANDER WANG – Speckled French Terry Sweatpants



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College is known for some horrendous sartorial decisions, including (but not limited to) the wearing of baggy sweatpants at all times. This luxurious pair from Alexander Wang are the exception. Even if you just rolled out of bed, you’ll look better than 99 percent of your peers.

Speckled French Terry Sweatpants, $135, Alexander Wang. Available for purchase online at AlexanderWang.com.

12. KNOPF – “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami

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The latest from award-winning, international best-selling author Haruki Murakami, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki” sold over 1 million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan, and has been a New York Times best seller since its August 12th release date. Even with homework, you can make time for this.

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” $15.72, Haruki Murakami. Available for purchase online at BarnesandNoble.com.