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While we don’t miss hours of homework or cramming for finals, we certainly do miss back-to-school shopping. There’s something about the looming end-of-summer stretch that makes us hungry for those big-ticket items that ensure we'll be the best-dressed—in or out of class! Whether it’s the ultimate structured handbag in one of fall's exotic skins, the jewelry must-have of the moment, or the season’s most covetable shoes, our hit-list of fall essentials will have you squirreling away your lunch money in no time. Promise, these investments will drive high-marks every time!