Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Here\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

The Debrief: Pencils and notebooks and pens, oh my...

Back to school already? Yup, yup, indeed. Well, if there’s one thing that makes settling down and doing work more bearable it’s A BRAND NEW SET OF STATIONERY! Because we’re all into stationery porn, whether we like to admit it or not.

Etsy is banging for individual stationery bit, the likes of which you’re almost certainly not going to find down at WH Smiths. Take a look at our pick of the best shops to stock up on notebooks, pens and laptop cases this year.

Momo and Blossom

Even if you’re not totally obsessed with all things Kawaii (and WHY NOT PRAY TELL, HAVE YOU NO HEART?) then you’ll still be enamoured with Momo & Blossom for your pen needs. These pill-shaped pens are probably the best things ever and they do a healthy selection of adorable animal themed gel pens. Because the noughties are back and you’re going to need a set of gel pens to scribble Mrs Leonardo DiCaprio all over your three-ring binder a la Year 11.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Joi Joi Designs

Fruit-based laptop bags for your fruit-branded laptop (other brands of laptop available too, obvs). From banana to watermelon to pineapple, Joi Joi has got laptop sleeves sewn up. They also do cute sleeves for your mobile phone too, but I’ll be damned if anyone’s ever bothered to use one of those for more than three days without getting annoyed and ditching it at the bottom of their bag.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Not Only Polka Dots

For all of your notebook needs, Not Only Polka Dots is where it’s at. Get yourself a different pattern for each university module. Like flamingos for er, ancient Russian history.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Jenny Sibthorp

We’ve come a long way from Purple Ronnie pencil tins and pencil cases in the shape of a giant can of Pepsi. Now, smart girls stuff their pens and pencils (and tampons and bus passes and student cards and library cards and fags) in pouches. Jenny Sibthorp’s are a bit on the expensive side but LOOK HOW LOVELY they are. We’re after this leaf print leather one. Although any will do, thanks. And it’ll double up as bag to take out on’t town later.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Megan Alice England

If you’re after something a bit cheaper in the pencil case area, then check out Megan Alice England for loads of fun designs. Like this one with scissors.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

Popple & Ping

You don’t really need pencils unless you’re a bloody Sudoku or crossword obsessive, but Popple & Ping’s slogan pencils will look wicked poking out of your pen pot and that’s probably the most important thing, right? Right. The best one is this Cher from Clueless ‘Ugh. As IF’, but there’s plenty more pop culture quotes to choose from, including Gossip Girl, Mean Girls and Mary Poppins. Obvs.

Here's The Etsy Sellers Who Can Sort You Out With Your Back-To-School Stationery

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