Miss School Supplies? Get Your Fix With These Chic & Smart Office Buys

Every year around the end of August, we find ourselves drifting toward the school supplies aisle. Even though we've been out of the classroom for (ahem) quite a while now, a dozen-plus years of back-to-school shopping lists will do that to a person.
So, if you're also feeling that same urge to buy a fresh pack of pencils right about now, take heart — we may have outgrown Trapper Keepers, but we can still spruce up our desks and hopefully capture some of that new-year-ahead energy. That's why we rounded up a slew of notepads, planners, pens, and office essentials that are way cooler than what you can scrounge up from your office's supply closet — click through to kick your desk (and your day!) into high gear.
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Branch + Cotton Chevron Notepad, $13.50, available at Fifteen/Eleven, 1511 King Street, Alexandria; 703-548-0018.
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Delfonics for Top Hat Pen, $10, available at Madewell.
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Tokyo Pen Shop Macaron Erasers, $0.99 each, available at Tokyo Pen Shop.
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Defy Bags Leather iPad Sleeve, $150, available at Kaufman Mercantile.
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Canoe Stainless Steel Scissors, $24, available at Canoe.
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Caran d’Ache Neon Ballpoint Pens, $20 each, available at Ann Mashburn.
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Poppin Orange Stackable Inboxes, $24 for two, available at Poppin.
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Graphic Image 2013 Leather Desk Agenda, $97, available at Kate's Paperie.
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Mark's Tokyo Edge Dot Stapler, $16, available at Urban Outfitters.
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SparrowNestScript Idea Notebook with Handwritten Calligraphy, $20, available at SparrowNestScript.
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See Jane Work Desk Caddy, $30, available at See Jane Work.
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Kate Spade Florence Broadhurst Spiral Notebook, $20, available at Kate Spade.
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Thomas Paul Luddite Pencil Case, $15, available at M29 Lifestyle, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202-295-2829.
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Paper Source Underwhelmed Binder Clips, $10.95, available at Paper Source, 118 King Street, Alexandria; 703-299-9950.
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