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School Supplies 

Products you'll need for your dorm, apartment, classes and more

Photos by Cheryl Gerber
Art and function come together in this framed 'Ain't Dere No More" collage that has a fleur de lis and hooks on the artwork as well as hooks at the bottom by local artist Monet France, $35 at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).
Peanut memory stick holder by Built comes in several designs and can be clipped on to your backpack or computer bag, $8 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
The North Face backpack has plenty of room and pockets for everything you need to tote around campus, and includes a padded pocket for your laptop, $85 at Massey's Outfitters (504 N. Carrollton Ave., 754-7467; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144;
Walk all over campus (and beyond) comfortably in New Balance walking shoes for men, $89.99 at Massey's Outfitters (504 N. Carrollton Ave., 754-7467; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144;
This gray T-shirt tunic has a black Asian design by Paul 'n' KC and can take you comfortably from classes to after-school activities, $27 at The Runway Boutique (4030 Canal St., 309-0593).
A sleek, dark wooden CD case holds more than two-dozen discs of movies, music or class projects, $20 at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).
Colorful straw bags come in several sizes, colors and patterns. The smallest will make a good handbag, and the larger ones can be used as shopping totes or to store magazines, towels or whatever in your room, $24-$57, at Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-6483;
The U.K.'s hottest fitness shoe combines comfort and style by FitFlop Walkstar (available in several colors), $49.95 at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0225; Premier Centre, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555;
Magnetic strip bulletin boards that you can screw into the wall or attach with a self-adhesive strip come in an array of colors, $8 each (larger size also available) at Scriptura (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 219-1113; 5423 Magazine St., 897-1555;
Look great on campus or off in this turquoise crinkle-smock tank dress with navy designs by Glam, $60 at Ah-ha (3119 Magazine St., 269-2442).
Decorate your walls New Orleans-style with framed color photographs of city scenes by artist Jim Nilsen, $49 each at Cameron Jones for Your Home (2127 Magazine St., 524-3119).
Perk up your beverage center with a set of eight vintage Hawaiian glasses in a wooden carrier, $56 at Neophobia (2855 Magazine St., 899-2444).
Add style to your room with a crown-shape metal clothes hook, $13at Agora (2240 Magazine St., 525-2240)
Filofax planner in a leather binder (available in several colors) has a calendar, day planner, and places for addresses, notes, financial info, a pen, credit cards and more (refillable), $120. The smaller pocket planner gives you a week at a glance, $8. Both from Stationer of New Orleans (3947 Magazine St., 895-4868;
A molded-plastic folding table, $30, and matching stool, $16, mean you always have a place to dine, available at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 897-3388;
Haier 1.7-cubic-foot refrigerator-freezer comes in red, cool blue or passion pink and is a great size for a dorm room, $99.98 at
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