Back to School Checklist

Back to School Checklist

For a lot of people, September means one thing: going back to school. We know it can be stressful getting all the kit you need, but fear not, we've put together a handy checklist of all you need!

1. Notebooks

Sure, notebooks and planners are all about keeping your schoolwork organised, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cool. There are tons of places in Liverpool ONE to get swish stationary, including Paperchase on South John Street.

We love their simple but stylish ‘Bright Ideas’ notebook. Featuring a pale blue cover and a handwritten ‘Bright Ideas’ title in gold, this A5 notebook is perfect for jotting down all your notes.  If you’re looking for a place to plan your timetable, you can’t go wrong with Paperchase’s A4 Space Shapes Wiro Planner. Its funky design and simple layout means you’ll have no problem planning out your work.

For planning out your year, we adore Utility’s Ban.Do 17-month classic agenda. Not only does it have year, month and weeks views, but it also features note pages, tabs, stickers, artworks, compliments and more. Plus, not only is it super handy, it’s also super pretty!


‘Bright Ideas’ notebook, £8, Paperchase || A4 Space Shapes Wiro Planner, £10, Paperchase || Ban.Do 17-month classic agenda, £22.50, Utility 



2. Bags

Need a bag? Head to Sports Direct on South John Street. Their Nike Brasilia Backpack is ideal for school. Featuring tons of room, an internal organiser as well as padding on the straps and back for extra comfort, this backpack is perfect for stashing your books as well as sports kit!

Next up, we love Fjallraven’s Kanken Orchid Backpack. Found at Urban Outfitters on Paradise Place, this bag is built to withstand the blows of mountains, playgrounds and commutes alike! Full of handy pockets and with a reflective badge at the front, this bag is great for those always on the go.

Our final pick is the Realm Backpack found at Vans on Upper South John Street. Available in five colours, this bag is a classic. Simple but functional, this bag both looks great and will last for years!



Nike Brasilia Backpack, £25.99, Sports Direct || Fjallraven Kanken Orchid Backpack, £75, Urban Outfitters || Realm Backpack, £32, Vans



3. Shoes

For shoes, you can’t go wrong with Schuh on Paradise Street! Their Clarks Originals Desert London shoe offers a smart look and tons of comfort. The black suede design coupled with its clean lines, mean they can be worn for both school and special occasions.

Dr Martens Polley Smooth shoes feature the brands iconic yellow stitching and durability, as well as style. Head to the store on Manesty’s Lane to find a whole heap of beautiful school shoes, for both guys and girls.

For a less expensive option, Debenhams on South John Street has a great collection of shoes. We love their Dorothy Perkins Lotty Loafers – chic, comfy and the price won’t break the bank!



Clarks Originals Desert London shoe, £95, Schuh || Polley Smooth shoes, £115, Dr Martens || Lotty Loafers, £18, Dorothy Perkins 



4. Uniform

Finally, there are loads of places in Liverpool ONE to get new school uniform. John Lewis on Paradise Place sell a huge range of blazers and jumpers. Their Eco Blazers come in five colours and feature handy pockets, a fitted finish and shaped lapel made out of plastic bottles! John Lewis also do a fantastic range of skirts and trousers for school. Whatever size, length or look you need, they’ll have the piece for you.

Last but certainly not least, head to Debenhams on South John Street for shirts. They offer both short and long sleeve options that are an essential part of any school wardrobe. Crisp and comfy, their shirts are a worthwhile investment.


School clothes

Eco blazer in royal blue, £22-28, John Lewis || Adjustable waist slim leg trousers, £13-16, John Lewis || Pack of two white long sleeved school shirts, £5.25-9.75, Debenhams 


Visiting Liverpool ONE couldn’t be easier. We have three car parks open 24 hours a day, meaning you can make the most of your visit. Pre-book with Q Park now and get up to 40% off , plus, check out our amazing dining offers!

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