Spruce up your pencil case: the must-have, back to school stationery
Make sure you're the coolest kid in school (and the office) with the most pleasing stationery around
Present & Correct
The elegant, ice cream-coloured designs from Present & Correct encompasses all sorts of bits and bobs you hadn’t even realised you needed. Think vintage note paper, brass index clips, training scissors for your little ones and turquoise typewriters. Have a click through their website.
Address: 23 Arlington Way, London, EC1R 1UY
A word of warning to parents: read all the stationery carefully as some of the slogans aren't appropriate inside the school gates.
From the publishing house of the kids' magazine Anorak, this stationery selection is a sure-fire favourite for children. But we wouldn't be surprised if they found their way into important business meetings. Their little French 'le cahier' and 'journal de classe' notepads are cute and simple, so too is the brilliantly twee Bambi cross-stitch notebook.
Understated, chic designs, in neutral and metallic tones: Quill offers possibly our favourite stationery of them all. Our personal must-haves include the monogrammed Quill London x Studio Sarah notebooks finished with an upturned golden page corner. Those looking for absolute decadence from their pens should have a look at Quill's Maison Margiela goose and ostrich feather biros.
Address: 37 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UR
The Carbon Crusader
For all of you film buffs out there: The Carbon Crusader’s engraved pencils are the perfect addition to your pencil case. Quotes such as ‘on Wednesdays we wear pink’, ‘as you wish’ and ‘crushed it’ from Mean Girls, The Princess Bride or Pitch Perfect respectively have been embossed onto these super-cool pencils. Parents beware: non child-friendly catchphrases and occasional four-letter words can also be found on the stationery.