Retail guide: Metro’s picks for college students - Metro US

Retail guide: Metro’s picks for college students

Shopping stats

Nine out of 10 moms say they will be spending more on their kids’ fall wardrobes than on their own.

On average, families are planning on spending $131 on clothing and $48 on school supplies per child.

Source: Women & Co. and Parenting.com’s 2012 Back-to-School Spending Report

Don this on the first day of class or for an internship interview. Merona belted shirt dress, $28,


A stylish way to hold your jewelry. Little black tee jewelry organizer, $15, www.umbra.com

Turns your bed into a sitting area — and the neutral tone matches with everything. Chocolate microsuede bed rest, $27, www.overstock.com

Adds a little cheer to your first grown-up kitchen. Oneida Color Burst Lemon Drop 16-piece dinnerware set, $39, www.overstock.com

A style must-have for any big man on campus. Men’s Merona Erwin boat shoe, $35, www.target.com

Whether it’s game day or laundry day, you’ll want to be comfortable. Mossimo Supply Co. men’s long

sleeve top, $23, www.target.com

Post-Its, a pen and a highlighter all in one — perfect for those late nights at the library. Post-it® 3-in-1 Flag+ Pen and Highlighter, 2 for $6, major retailers

These add some prep school flair to any outfit. Steve Madden Missoni textured footed tights, $15,

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