back to school shopping

Aug 18, 2017

8 Decor Essentials For Your Back-To-School Dorm Shopping

For all of your millennial pink needs.

Aug 8, 2017

Every Sale You Need To Revamp Your Closet For Back To School Season

Do I have a problem if I have my credit card memorized?

Jul 23, 2015

10 Ideas For Building Your Friend A DIY College Survival Kit

From her favorite snacks to an energy boost, this DIY basket will have her dorm buddies jealous and remind her of you!

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Aug 23, 2013

10 School Supplies You Never Knew You Needed for College

Fret not, young freshman, CC and I will be here with you every step of the way helping you navigate the new world you're entering. We're doing a back to school series of all the TOTALLY essential information you're going to need this year, and I'm leading the way.

School Supplies We Loved When We Were Little [Photos]

I'd like to thank the 90s for fueling my love for school supply shopping. To this day, I get giddy at the thought of heading out to Target and Office Max in late August (all the pen possibilities!). But as I roam the aisles, I notice that things just aren't as jazzed up as they used to be.

Aug 28, 2012

Back to School Shoes You Need Right Now

Say goodbye to denim cut-offs, adios to your gladiators, and farewell to your sundresses, the Summer fashion season is over. Fall is almost upon us, and while everyone's sad to see the lazy days of Summer go, the geek inside of me is so excited for school to start up again.

Aug 25, 2012

Liberty Ross Steps Walks First Red Carpet Since Scandal [Candy Dish]

Liberty Ross has kept a relatively low public profile since news broke that her husband Rupert Sanders had an affair with Kristen Stewart.

Aug 23, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

10 Back to School Items You Need Right Now

You've probably spent the whole summer doing the swimsuit/messy bun combo, but now it's time to transform into a normal human again for class.

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Aug 25, 2011

Payless: The Perfect Fall Accessory

Accessories are the easiest way to keep your rotating pieces looking bold an on-trend. When they’re from Payless, you don’t need to drain your piggy bank for cool new looks. You can mix up your go-to looks with hats, scarves and bags. After a few purchases, you’ll swear you have a whole new wardrobe.

Aug 19, 2011

Old School School Supplies

Back in the good old days, returning to school meant one thing: new school supplies! Colorful binders, cool erasers and general shenanigans made going back to elementary school that much more exciting. Lisa Frank, how I’ve missed you. Now, if only I could justify purchasing gel pens and bright colored notecards for college…

Aug 15, 2011

Don’t Go Back to School without CollegeCandy!

Whether you're heading back to school, entering the college atmosphere for the first time ever as a freshman, or maybe you've already graduated and just wish you were still back at school, CollegeCandy has everything you need to go back to school in the know, in style and with some great conversation starters.

Sep 6, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Ready To Get Back to School

You’ve spent the last 3 nights enjoying the free booze freedom that Welcome Week allows, but as you wake up with the garbage can next to your bed – again – you realize it might be time to buckle down.

Aug 31, 2010

8 Under $20: J. Crew’s Having a Sale

One of my favorite places to shop before school is J.Crew. Everything about it is sophisticated, fresh and fabulous. But my only issue with the store is that all that sophistication doesn't come cheap. Sometimes I'll walk in, pick up a cute skinny belt for my new pencil skirt (from Marshalls...), look at the price tag and try not to strangle myself with it.

Aug 14, 2010

Make the Most of BFF Time Before School Starts

t’s August, which means it’s almost that time of year: back to school. But unlike when we were younger and dreaded the first day, going back to college is exciting, enough to provoke countdowns on Facebook statuses (“Only 236 hours more days until I’m back at school!”), and overall giddiness. However, amidst all that excitement, there’s one gray cloud looming: you’ll be leaving your best friends from home behind.

Aug 11, 2010

10 Undercover Items Your Parents Will Buy You In College

I remember the days of running around Bed Bath and Beyond with my parents, frantically scrounging the aisle for that perfect plastic bin to stash all of my Ramen. Talk about a brutally long scene of events. I stood in the florescent-lit aisles of so many department stores I started dreaming about shower caddies, futon throw blankets and Audrey Hepburn posters.

Aug 11, 2010

Web Spy: Homeslyce

Pretty much every store has sales on back-to-school essentials this time of year, so you could just head to Bed Bath & Beyond or Walmart to pick up everything you need. But that's not always the best option, especially if you go to school in a major city like I did and you don't have a car. (Or if the people of Walmart scare you...) Let me tell you, lugging giant Target and JC Penney bags on to the NYC subway and bus wasn't exactly easy (or fun).

Aug 9, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Best of Back-To-School

Yes, we know summertime can be oh-so-sweet, but now it's August and summer's winding down with school just around the corner. As much as summer rules, from the beach to margaritas, there are so many perks to heading back to campus and gearing up for classes.

Aug 5, 2010

The Starting Line: Scouting For School Supplies

Dorm shopping is kinda like going on a safari. Not just because there are waaaay too many sheet sets out there with zebra print on them (you guys, zebra print can be totally cute, but no doubt it also is reminiscent of Austin Powers' sex pad which is kinda less than groovy), but also because it is so overwhelming and exhilarating you kinda don't know what to do with yourself.

Jul 30, 2010

Candy Dish: Good News For The Popular Kids

Popular people live longer. • Save your moolah on back to school shopping. • When Photoshop goes very, very wrong. • Doesn't Obama have more important things to do? • More new American Idol judges?? • There's not much difference between getting a job and getting a man.

Jul 19, 2010

Wardrobe Wish List: Express 2-in-1 Chiffon Vertical-Ruffle Dress

I’m in a lot of pain right now. I’d like to say it’s physical pain from all the hours I’ve been putting in at the gym, but unfortunately the unbearable heat wave has kept my butt right on the couch watching marathons of Say Yes to The Dress while internet shopping.

Sep 2, 2009

Update Your Wardrobe For Back To School Season

Last night in New York City the temperature was in the mid-60’s, which means one thing and one thing only: summer is all but over. And you know what that means: it's time update that wardrobe!

Aug 31, 2009

Wardrobe Wish List: Bomber Jacket

Every year there’s that one item I MUST add to my closet (even if it means living on Ramen for the next month to afford it). Despite the fact that my shopping addiction has my closet filled to the brim, I always justify the need for a new piece by the “school shopping” tradition instilled in me since elementary school.

Aug 25, 2009

8 Under $20: Old Navy

For many of you, school has already begun or will shortly, which means new additions to the wardrobe are necessary. Woohoo! But you don't have to spend a lot to update that 2008 fall wardrobe. Old Navy is a great place to get cute basics at super reasonable prices.

Aug 12, 2009

Pimp Your Dorm This Fall!

August has arrived, and for those of us that are college-bound, that means shopping for dorm items! Everywhere you go right now there are pillows and posters and chairs, all of which would look perfect in that 10X12 box you're about to call home.

Aug 6, 2009

Back to School Special: HP Pavilion dv6z

Ah...the smell of new pencils, my Dawson's Creek trapper keeper and my trusty Paula Abdul lunch box - going back to school in September didn't get much better than that! Until now of course...

Jul 1, 2009

Countdown to College: Dorm Shopping! …with Mom.

The mere thought of shopping for college fills me with a great deal of excitement. I picture myself hopping from Bed, Bath and Beyond to Target to Harmon Beauty Supply, loading up a shopping cart with the essentials, some indulgences, and those must-have cutesy items to make my dorm room feel like home.

Sep 11, 2008

The Showdown: Forever 21 vs. H&M

Ah, cheap yet stylish clothes. Does it really get any better than that? Where else besides Forever 21 or H&M...

Sep 4, 2008

Head Back To Class In Style: School Supplies With Flair!

Shopping for college can be stressful: you don’t know how much room you will have in your dorm, how much...

Aug 22, 2008

Back to School Clothes – Where Best Buys Meet Best Trends

A new school season is here, which means more than new books, new cute boys in class and new dorms....

Aug 20, 2008

The First Day of School is Almost Here!

It’s that time of year again: the first day of school. Students all over the world are preparing for the...

Aug 20, 2008

Did You Forget Anything? Your Back to School Packing List!

School starts in just a few short weeks and while your stuff is probably already packed into boxes and lined...