Not-So-Basics for Back to School

13. TANNER GOODS – Notebook Folio



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Cut from a single piece of natural tool leather and machined in Portland, O.R., this might be the most well-crafted storage device to ever hold a presentation.

Notebook Folio, $150, Tanner Goods. Available for purchase online at TannerGoods.com.


14. BALENCIAGA – Slim-Fit Peacoat


Balenciaga Peacoat

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 A collegiate sartorial staple, the peacoat is essential for keeping warm in winter. Balenciaga updates the classic with a slim silhouette.

Slim-Fit Wool-Blend Peacoat, $1,385, Balenciaga. Available for purchase online at MrPorter.com.

15. RETRO 51 – Tornado Touch Stainless Steel Ball Point Pen

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Forget those cheap plastic pens you buy in packs. Stainless steel gives this ball point a nice sheen, and ensures durability in every class.

Tornado Touch Stainless Steel Ball Point Pen, $30, Retro 51. Available for purchase online at ParadisePen.com.


16. PUTNAM – “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty


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Best-selling author Liane Moriarty delivers this intriguing tale of deception, published just a year after her highly successful “The Husband’s Secret.” Two bestsellers in as many years is reason enough to crack this one open.

“Big Little Lies,” $16.99, Liane Moriarty. Available for purchase online at BarnesandNoble.com.