Top back to school trends for 2013

From fashionable neon binders, Batman USB drive characters, trendy tablets, backpacks to hip lunch and locker accessories, this year's collection of the latest school supplies features an expanded assortment of fun, fashionable and functional must-have items.

According to Staples Canada, here are the hottest back-to-school product trends for this year's shopping season:

Back to Neon

From the runway to the classroom, neon is the hottest fashion trend of the season. You'll find bold pink, green, blue and lime green hues featured in several key school supplies such as binders, scissors and pencil pouches.

Calling all Techies

Students can now save important files with style thanks to USB drive characters like Einstein, R2-D2, Ugly Dolls and Batman. The latest in laptops such as the Acer V5 Super Slim Touchscreen or the ASUS X502 Laptop (in a variety of fun colours) will have students ready for the classroom. The Google Nexus 7 is also the perfect tablet for students on the go.

Tote your tech

Keep your tech intact and in style with sleek cases for laptops and tablets. Some of the latest backpacks can accommodate 17” laptops and have padded shoulder straps for support making it easier for students to carry their treasured tech gear.

Locker essentials

A student's locker is their most private space aside from their bedroom and is their personalized oasis away from home. Help them make it their own with innovative accessories like the Merangue Locker Shelf Kit which includes a shelf, mirror pencil cup, dry erase board and marker. Keeping students organized can be both functional and trendy.

Music and Monsters

Students can now listen to music with their favourite Monsters Inc. characters. The iHome Monsters University furry headphones feature James P. Sullivan, and the Mike Wazowski's earbuds are perfect for children. Older students will enjoy Monsters NCredible NTune Headphones which provide the ultimate in sound quality.

Let's do lunch

These cool new takes on lunch allow parents and students to plan for healthy and organized meal preparation all year. The Sachi Lunch Bag will make every student feel sophisticated and fashionable, and the Built NY Lunch Bags can fit every snack inside due to its innovative stretchable wetsuit material. More information on the latest back to school trends is available at

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