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Staples gets shoppers ready for back-to-school


Staples is getting an early start on back-to-school season with the debut ofnew products and promotions.

The retailer wants to help parents get their kids ready for the new school year with the hottest trends ranging from the latest graphic or camouflage patterns in new colors, to products that provide a life-changing impact or exclusive products that were designed with the help of students.

“This back-to-school season at Staples is all about bold style that turns function into fashion with products that students need and want,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. “We’re committed to getting parents, students and teachers 110% ready for the new school year with the best trends and our lowest price guarantee.”

Staples’ 2015 top trends include:

Designed by Students

From homework and lunch to lockers and backpacks,theStaples® Designed by Students Collectionincludestools designed by students that help to address common classroom needs.Available in a variety of color combinations, products includeThe Big Pen($8.99),a writing instrument and pencil case all-in-one, theBig Props Pencil Case($7.99) that doubles as a tablet stand and theSuper Folder($12.99) that includes storage areas, a zipper pouch, clear pockets for class schedules, a pencil sharpener, sticky notes and a writing pad, among other products in the collection.

Positive Impact

This back-to-school season, Staples and Me to We, a social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world, are making socially conscious shopping easy with a new line of eco-friendly school supplies. Each product provides a life-changing impact in a developing community where Me to We’s partner, Free the Children, works. The exclusiveMe to We Collectionincludes notebooks, composition books, binders, portfolios, backpacks, pencil pouches, and more that will help make a difference. ($1.99 - $29.99).


A full “army” of backpacks and accessories in the coolest camouflage patterns are featured in an assortment of products.The OGIO Evader and Stellar backpacks($49.99/$44.99) feature a large main compartment, padded laptop sleeve and ergonomic shoulder straps for comfort. These backpacks coordinate withStaples® Camouflage Composition Books($2.00) andStaples® Maze Calculators($4.99).

Tech Pop Design

ExclusiveTeen Vogueproducts available only at Staples keep students learning in style.Staples® Teen Vogue BETTER Binders($8.99) add extra fashion and flair in a durable and convenient 1” or 1.5” binder in assorted patterns. Students can show their fashion forward personality while keeping papers together withStaples® Teen Vogue staplers ($4.99) in assorted patterns and stay organized with must-haveStaples® Teen Vogue patterned folders($1.99),Staples® Tech Pop folders($0.99) andStaples®Tech Pop pattern poly folders($1.99).

Graphic Design

With the latest fashion trends on school essentials, students can bring a mixed assortment of fun to the classroom. From trendy animal prints on holographic backgrounds to eye-catching 3D and psychedelic screen-saver designs, Staples carriesContinental Into the WildandContinental Vibrancenotebooks and composition booksthat add fun to jotting notes in class. Tie-dye, inspirational sayings and fun graphics with glasses and mustaches fromGartner Studios($3.00) let students show off their personal style with notebooks and composition books.

Fun for School

Must-have items that will have kids running to the classroom withBoys Licensed juvenile backpacks($14.99) featuring their favorite characters in assorted prints such as The Avengers and Nickelodeon™ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™.Kids can also choose from a selection ofMOJO backpacks($29.99) with lifelike images of donuts, cheeseburgers, sharks and X-Rays. Or, let Elsa, Anna and Olaf help carry school gear to the classroom with aDisney Frozen backpack($14.99) and keep lunch fresh in an adorableDisney Frozen square lunch bag($9.74).


Bright and metallic fashion-forward school supplies let students shine.Continental notebooks and composition books($3.00) add glitter, starlight, diamonds and sassy sayings in combinations of pink, silver, purple and other bold, sparkly hues. Friends will be a-MAZEd by theStaples® Maze calculator($4.99) that features a maze game on the back and theGlitter and Flow iPhone cases($12.99)available in an array of sparkly colors that make school days shiny.


TheStaples® BETTER Binder Scientific calculator($7.99) makes carrying a calculator to and from the classroom less daunting by fitting right into a binder. The newTI84 Plus CE graphic calculator($129.99) in a thinner, slimmer design makes crunching numbers stylish, available in black, silver, pink or blue. The newMicrosoft Surface 3($499) – the tablet that replaces a laptop with power and performance in a lightweight versatile form.

Tech Accessories

For maximum performance and style, find a wide selection of the latest tech tools at Staples. Students can useStaples® Flat Charge & Sync USB Cables($9.99)with either Flat Micro or Lightning Connectorsto charge micro-USB-compatible smartphones, tablets and other devices, or sync them to a computer for quick and easy data transfer. Or, power and charge all portable electronic devices with aLight Pulse Electroluminescent Charge and Sync Cable($24.99) that radiates ambient lighting. For iPhone 6, 5 and 5s users,Glitter and Flow iPhone Cases($12.99) are a beautiful and fun option to protect these devices from scratches, dirt and bumps.

Organization for mom, teacher and student

Get organized while remaining stylish with thePremium File Crates($3.99) in cobalt blue, rose pink and eco green. For desktop organization, theStaples® Desk Accessories Collections in rustic wire, faux leather and charcoal flax($6.99-$17.00) will keep essentials fashionably organized. Keep homework, activities and appointments on track withAmpersand by Blue Sky planners and calendars($19.99 and under) featuring playful designs with plenty of room for important information.

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