You needn’t be sporty to rock a varsity jacket – everyone’s a winner in one of these collegiate classics. Besides having a charming retro appeal, their warm wool bodies (offset by contrasting sleeves) are perfect for keeping cozy on crisp fall days.
Saved by the bell
Tardy slips will be a thing of the past with one of these bright alarm watches strapped to your kid’s (or your own) wrist.
Pack to the future
Incorporating features such as separate laptop compartments, tablet sleeves and easily accessible pockets for items like earphones, today’s tech-friendly back packs make mobile connectedness a snap.
Seen on the autumn runway at Chanel, the humble sneaker has been ordained this season’s shoe superstar. Some styles have been souped up via glittery exteriors or all-rubber compositions, while others are merely paragons of footwear comfort.
From far left: Nike Air Max 2014 sneaker, $210 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). ALDO Flasch sneaker, $70 through www.aldoshoes.com. Converse All Star sneaker, $65 through www.converse.com. Diesel sneaker, $200 at Hudson’s Bay. New Balance sneaker, $99.99 at Sporting Life (www.sportinglife.ca).
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