From backpacks to phone cases, this site has everything you'll need to stand out on the first day of school.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated August 06, 2018
Back to School Shopping Society 6, desk with notebook and pink backpack
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It's that time of year again: back to school shopping season. Students of all ages are picking out the perfect backpacks and choosing the cutest laptop sleeves, carefully selecting the ones that will (fingers crossed!) make the best impression on the first day of school. It's easy to get lost in a sea of similar-looking backpacks, but for those who really want to stand out on the first day, we've found the site for you. Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the world who share their original designs, which then get turned into consumer goods, including backpacks, tech cases, notebooks, pillows, rugs, and more. Not only will you get a phone case or a pillow cover no one else in your school or dorm will have, but your purchase will also help support an artist.

Ready to make your classmates jealous? Shop some of our back-to-school favorites below, then head to Society6 to scope out thousands of more designs.

Back to School Shopping, backpack with cacti and succulents
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Cacti-Covered Backpack

Don't want to have the same backpack as everyone else in your class? You've come to the right place. This site has backpacks decked out in everything from cacti and succulents to abstract designs and floral motifs. 

To buy: $70,

Back to School Shopping, phone case with oranges
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A Whimsical, Patterned Phone Case

This slim iPhone case will protect your phone while adding a fun design without adding bulk. Designed by artist Lisa Mönttinen, this orange motif makes us smile. 

To buy: $36,

Back to School Shopping, Tote Bag with banana leaves
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Trendy Tote Bags

On days when you don't want to carry around a backpack, reach for this simple tote bag. Adorned with watercolor banana leaves, this patterned tote makes calculus class feel a little more like a tropical vacation. 

To buy: $21,

Back to School Shopping Tapestry with van at the beach
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A Tapestry That Sets the Scene

Hanging tapestries is an easy (and affordable) way to fill blank wall space in a dorm. Society6 offers thousands of designs, but we love those that transport us to another space—whether it's Venice Beach or Lake Louise

To buy: $44,

Back to School Shopping, sea patterned throw blanket
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Sea-Inspired Throw Blanket

Whether you're decorating a dorm room or just want a throw blanket for study sessions, this ocean-inspired blanket will keep you cozy. 

To buy: $50,