September is synonymous with the start of school and for with many, this September will be the first foray into university life too. Things might be a little different this year, but whether it’s you or your little loved one returning - either in person, or virtually - we have curated a guide of the essentials for that back to school feeling. View the best buys available in Central London below.
Students – with your UNiDAYS account, you can receive a 20% special offer on Apple’s back to school range. Heading to university? Buy an Apple Mac or iPad from the Regent Street flagship store and receive AirPods too.
Tommy Hilfiger Backpack
The sustainable style range at Tommy Hilfiger has a Campus Backpack that we are lusting over. Priced at £60, the Twilight Navy colour is understated yet super cool.
Aspinal London ID & Travelcard Case
Whether it’s a pass for university halls or the school library, Aspinal’s Smooth Black & Blue Cobalt Suede Travelcard Case (£70) is a smart holder that will keep all of your essentials in one place. It’s also a handy option for an Oyster card.
Cos Water Bottle
The Kinto Day Off Tumbler (£35) is a chic way to stay hydrated. Vacuum insulated, it retains the temperature and flavour of drinks – hot or cold - for a long time, and comes in a minimalist grey or white, or a bright orange colourway.
Loake Aldwych Shoe
Heading back to the office, or perhaps starting a grad scheme and want to look smart for your first day? The Aldwych Oxford shoe is handmade in England from premium calf leather. Visit the Jermyn Street store to find your perfect fit.
Levi’s Vintage Collection
Dressing to impress? With its Sherpa jackets, retro jumpers, laid-back tees and more, we love the Vintage Range at Levi’s. There will also be a surprise in store during the first week of October, so swing by Regent Street from the 2nd – 5th October to make sure you don’t miss it.
Nathan Backpack by Tumi
An androgynous backpack made from recycled materials, the Nathan Backpack (£375) is a bestseller at Tumi. Modern and versatile, this backpack is ideal for daily commutes to work or school, with a multitude of organisational pockets for easy packing and comfortable carrying.
From the 1st - 14th October, Michael Kors will be offering an exclusive discount to students at its Regent Street flagship. Receive 20% off your purchase when spending a minimum of £250, upon presentation of a valid student card.
All Saints New Bohemians Collection
You can shop the new conscious collection featuring recycled yarns, responsible wools and vegetable-tanned leathers in the Regent Street store. Students can also get a 15% discount via UNiDAYS - perfect for that special item that captures your attention.
For more inspiration about how to make the most of our ‘new normal’, view our guide to cycling in the city here. This September, you can also eat out for less, with many restaurants extending their special offers here.