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Shop ‘Til You Drop: Summer Is Ending, Time for Back to School Shopping

Back to School Was Never So Cool.

Time to pack up the beach bag and fill up the backpack. Sure, summer is fun, but how cool is school!? It’s an opportune time to ask mom for a new wardrobe…

School uniforms used to be associated only with private schools, but they have been becoming more popular in public schools. Now, 21% of public schools require students to wear uniforms, but for the 6.6 million school-age children and teens in the U.S. who have a disability, wearing a uniform can be a challenge. Land’s End is introducing the first line of adaptive school uniforms, which look just like the Land’s End original uniform items, but buttons and zippers have been replaced with super-strong and easy-to-manage magnets made with MagnaReady technology. And you can still toss them right in the wash. Shorts, pants, dresses, skirts, polos and dress shirts will be available starting September 1. Land’s End clothing is available at Kmart. 82 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-6449, kmart.com, landsend.com

Back-to-school season means it’s time to update your look. Whether it’s investing in a new outfit or new makeup to impress all the kids at school, it’s the time to highlight your best features. FaceCake Marketing Technologies is a female-founded tech company that makes innovative augmented reality (AR) products, including the GlamScout and ShadeScout apps, both of which allow users to identify makeup shades and earrings from images, provide direct matches, try them on in real time and even purchase the perfect option—all with just a tap on the screen! The brand’s latest creation, Dangle AR, the first of its kind iOS mobile app that allows users to virtually try on earrings in real time. facecake.com

If the kids are going away to school and you need to pack up their stuff, O’Neill Outdoor Power Equipment at 1508 Main Road now offers U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. And with the arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7, moving is more convenient and more secure. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 631-779-1005 or by visiting uhaul.com, where you can also sign up for Truck Share.

Join Cynthia Rowley and Dō for sweets, sips and shopping at their End of Summer Soireé Friday, August
24 from 4–7 p.m. in Montauk. Guests will receive a 10% discount in the store, free cookie dough samples and a glass of Maiden + Liberty Rosé. 696 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-8077, cynthiarowley.com

When you walk in the door at the Sag Harbor Variety Store, you always know what season it is—even back to school. If you need it for school—pens, pencils, papers, art supplies, T-shirts, snacks, toys and games, health and beauty care items, party supplies—the Variety Store will have it. 114 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9706, sagharborvariety.com

Don’t miss out on the Super Summer Sale happening now through September 3 at The Perfect Purse in Southampton, where you’ll find brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tod’s and Judith Leiber as well as alligator-, lizard-, snake- and ostrich-skin purses. Ask for their best prices on any purse. 27 Hampton Road, Southampton. 631-283-3360

In need of a furniture makeover? Look no farther than Design Furniture Outlet for your furniture, lighting, and decor needs. Visit them online at designfurnitureoutlet.com, at their Riverhead location in the Tanger Outlets, or call 631-528-5600.

Need some fine jewelry for that special someone? Look no further than Tamara Comolli boutique in Southampton. Located on 27 Main Street, they offer the finest selection of pieces from pendants to rings and everything in between. Visit online at tamaracomolli.com or call 631-283-7600.

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