It may be a bit of an unconventional spot for back-to-school shopping, but you can find some good deals on good-looking school supplies at A.C. Moore in Hauppauge. Best part? You can buy two of everything listed below, plus two packs of pencils, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, for under $40.
1. Pencil boxes from CraZArt in blue, purple and black are on sale for $1.
2. Solid color and print patterned backpacks are on sale for $4.99-$7.99 through Sept. 7.
3. Printed fabric book covers that stretch to fit a variety of book sizes are on sale for $1.
4. Solid and patterned folders, with holes punches to fit in binders, are 3 for $1. The sale price, reduced from 59 cents each, is good through Sept. 7.
5. Send the kids back to school with an inexpensive way to follow a cool trend in kids' wear: Patterned socks are just ripe for mismatching - on purpose. For $5 you get a pack of six pairs.