Best of Boston

2006 Best School Supplies


Parents, face the facts: Bics and Trapper Keepers are way over; your kids wouldn’t be caught dead with them. Today’s junior scholars want Cross’s ultracool chrome-plated Tech3 pens, vividly colored goatskin envelopes, and canvas totes in groovy blue-wave, pink-swirl, or neutral-flower patterns. The bright side: The last two items at least still hold a lot of homework assignments.

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