Summer is not over. Yet.
But soon it will be. And every year, the start of school is preparation for that eventuality. Colleges typically begin earlier – the end of August – followed by high school, middle school and elementary school in the beginning of September.
And with that comes an annual ritual experienced at retail stores across the country: Back to School Shopping. We see it at our Board Stiff stores in Falmouth and Provincetown, where we will have sales tied to this time of year. So make sure to stop in if you’re on Cape Cod during the next few weeks.
We know that not all our shoppers are located in this part of the country. And others prefer the ease of online shopping. With that in mind, we put together a list of must haves for your child to make the experience easy and fun. So let’s shop. It’s back to school time!
Those books aren’t going to carry themselves. That’s where we come in. No, we won’t carry them for you either. But, we do have some pretty cool backpacks (click here) that will do the job for you, all at an affordable price.
For girls, we are fond of this Billabong backpack. And you can’t go wrong with these two (click here and click here) from Dakine, one is a little more colorful, yet classy, while the other is a little more subtle. We have plenty of options for boys, but these two from Dakine – this all-black one is all business while this Campus one, which comes in several different colors and styles, lets your personality shine – are our more popular sellers.
Nothing screams back to school more than an upgraded wardrobe for your son or daughter. At X-Wear, we have you (and them) covered, selling everything from shoes to socks (fun ones) to belts to shirts (really fun ones).
Let’s start with the shoes. Our entire line can be seen here and includes an assortment of sandals (hey, summer isn’t over yet) and comfortable, relaxed footwear. At the top of the comfort scale is our Sanuk Admiral Men’s shoe which epitomizes cool without skimping on the fashion. And for those who want to hold onto summer just a little longer, these Reef Deckhand 2 Boat Shoes are perfect for you.
Continue to show some love to your feet (or your kid’s feet) with our line of Stance socks which are a great way to show the world who they are. Learn more about the company and some of our favorite styles (hint: they rhyme with Star Wars) in this blog.
Your son can express himself in a similar way with these Arcade belts which are ideal for those who are active and always on the go.
Finally, our T-shirts will add an element of adventure to your child’s wardrobe, starting with our ever-popular line of Falmouth turkeys T’s. And your child can proudly show off their patriotism with these Hurley US Olympic T-shirts.
When you’re raising children, time goes by fast. In a blink of an eye they go from kindergarten to high school and then they’re off to college. A great way to remember these special moments is with a GoPro, providing a spectacular view of them in action, before, during and after school.
Our line of gear, which can be viewed here, includes not only cameras, but a variety of accessories (mounts, chargers, batteries and more) ideal for chronicling your children’s adventures. Make sure to check out our interviews with videographer Matt Rissell who provided some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your GoPro and what are the must have accessories when owning one of these cameras.
At X-Wear, we don’t think of sunglasses as merely a fashion accessory, but as a fashion necessity. As we noted in this blog earlier this year, sunglasses should be worn by those of all ages.
Yes, sunglasses are cool. But they are also vitally important to protecting the health of our eyes. A good place to start is our polarized sunglasses. For those who don’t want to compromise their look, our line of fashionista sunglasses will make your son or daughter stand out from the crowd in a good way.
Skateboarding is the coolest way to get from Point A to Point B because you might get sidetracked while trying to perfect a 50-50 grind, ollie or kickflip. Our entire line includes everything from wheels to trucks to bearings that will allow you to customize your own board.
If you’re looking for pre-made ones, check out our Loaded Dervish Sama Flex 1 and Sama Flex 2, perfect for cruising, or our Riviera Longboard which is suitable for those looking to ride and fly at the same time.
At X-Wear, we think music serves as the soundtrack to our lives. So why not make your own with these Kala ukuleles. Research has shown that music can be linked to academic success and the ukulele is a great place to start: it’s fun, affordable and with fewer strings, easier to play than a guitar. And Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder plays it so there’s a definite cool factor to the instrument.
Want even more musical inspiration? Check out our headphones which will allow your child to delve even deeper into the wonders of music.
From all of us at X-Wear, we hope this school year rocks for you and your child!