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The best school supply stores in NYC

Preparing kids for the new school year will be a breeze when you shop for items at these awesome school supply stores

By Hannah Doolin, Dorkys Ramos and Allie Early

The 2018–2019 school year is on its way, and these fantastic school supply stores can help! You're going to need pencils, notebooks, binders and cool gadgets to send your kids back to school in style, so head to these school supply stores to get everything you need without making a million trips. 

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While you're not busy getting the items on your child's lengthy back-to-school list, it's time to turn your attention to other important stuff, like style! Explore the best kids' clothing stores, kids' shoe stores (because who can size a kids' shoe online, anyhow) and these hair salons for kids' haircuts.

Best school supply stores in NYC


1. Barclay School Supplies

A fine destination for kids and teachers aline, Barclay School Supplies offers posterboard, learning materials, markers, notebooks, crafting materials and art supplies, just to name a few. You can buy things in bulk if you have a a few kids, or just soak up the sights. Barclay School Supplies, Downtown Brooklyn (barclayschoolsupplies.com)


2. Tannens 149 Stationery


Another massive supply store, Tannens 149 offers both school and office supplies. Stock up on pens and pencils of all sorts, as well as books, posterboard, desk supplies and other helpful accoutrements. Tannens 149, Bronx (tannens149.com)


3. Gramco School & Craft Supplies

Picking out notebooks and supplies for the coming school year can be like Christmas for little ones, and this discount supply shop makes it even more fun by offering a variety of brands, colors and styles for most items. Parents can find well-known brands, including Mead, Sharpie, Elmer's, and Crayola, as well as several of Gramco’s own products, which are often easier on your wallet. Gramco School & Craft Supplies, East Flatbush (gramcoschoolsupplies.com)

4. Target

What’s not to find at this megastore? Not only can parents stock up on school supplies for their littles, but score a few new items for themselves, too—and all without breaking the bank. Target locations can be found throughout NYC, including at the East River Plaza mall in Harlem. Swing by for aisles of binders, patterned composition notebooks and pencil cases from Yoobi, a company that donates an item to a classroom in need with every purchase. Target, East River Plaza, East Harlem (target.com).

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5. Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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This Brooklyn shop offers up whimsical items that will have your kids’ supplies stand out in class. Students will enjoy choosing from emoji-themed bento lunch boxes, vibrant backpacks from Kanken, macaron-shaped erasers and rocket pencils. With a stash this cool, any kid will be eager to head back to school. Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store, Park Slope (blueribbongeneralstore.com)


6. GC Stationery

This art supply store is a great spot to pick up all the items your kids need for the upcoming school year. Grab paintbrushes, stencils, colored paper, all kinds of paints—even clay for their next masterpiece. GC Stationery, Jackson Heights (gcstationery.net)


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