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Your Guide for Back To School Shopping

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Your Guide for Back To School Shopping
    written by
    Nesrien Abdelkader

    Classes are looming right around the corner, and we’re willing to bet you’re not prepared yet. The first day back on campus can cause serious nerves, but ensuring you’re ready with everything you need will help you stay calm and collected. From notebooks to chargers, there’s a lot you need to pack in your bag before you show up at school or university. So, here are all of the things you should prepare and where to find them in Egypt to make this school year a success. 


    Your bag itself is just as important as what goes in it. Although we’d all love to carry around a cute little purse to match our outfits, some people need to bring more than just a pen and some lip gloss to class with them. That doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your style though! There are tons of cute and functional bags to carry around campus. You can find backpacks at brands like Adidas, Nike and Jansport or shop locally at Yawza, Cubs, or Upfuse. 

    Laptop Cases

    A laptop is one thing you want to protect, and you’ll need it most of the time when you’re doing assignments. Getting a fun laptop case is a great way to keep it safe and show off your style. Egyptian brand Yawza is known for its crazy colours and patterns. You can get a Rick and Morty or Friends case or have one covered in Oreos, rubber ducks or daisies.   


    Nobody wants to get back to work, but there is still something so satisfying about turning to that first fresh page in a new notebook. In a world where we’ve all gone digital, you may see less need for old-school pen and paper, but it’s still a great way to help you memorise what you’re learning in class. Plus, it’s super fun to pick out different supplies for school. 

    You can head to the classic stationary shops like Samir & Aly, Alwan, or Bakier for everything you’ll need before school starts again. 

    Water Bottles 

    Walking across campus in this heat can be exhausting, so having a water bottle ready is essential. If you want to save money, bring your reusable bottle instead of purchasing a new plastic one daily. It’s good for your wallet and the environment. Win-win! You can find water bottles at stores like Decathlon. 

    Portable chargers 

    Imagine it’s time to go home after a long day and you’re about to order an Uber, but your phone is dead! To avoid this unfortunate situation, carry a portable charger with you. You can find quality ones from brands like Anker. 


    Although your mom probably won’t pack it for you, getting a lunch box is still a good investment. Meal prepping and packing your lunch is a great way to avoid all that overpriced and often unhealthy campus food. You can purchase one from Sistema which you’ll find in most supermarkets and online.