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Coolest 90s School Supplies

It's time for the lucky people to go back to school! I am not lucky, so I can only reminisce and offer to send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils. But if I were going supply shopping, here is what I would buy.

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  • Trapper Keepers

    Let's just get the obvious ones out of the way. I think mine had the New Kids? Or maybe it was...

  • Lisa Frank

    Also file under: obviously.

  • Mr. Sketch Markers

    I wonder whether the black licorice would be any more appealing now that I am a woman of refined tastes? (Joke! Still gross.)

  • Pipe Cleaners

    Colorful drug paraphernalia! The stuff elementary school dreams are made of.

  • Geometers

    These aren't that 90s except for the fact that I doubt kids are using them today.

  • Pencil Toppers

    I actually think I had a Troll pencil topper, which is kind of horrifying. And then I know I bought a feather one at Claire's after Clueless happened. So yeah. Coolness abounds.

  • Scientific Calculator Covers

    File under "Late 90s" and also "Total Geekdom."

  • Tamagotchis

    We're moving into social capital here, but I'm fairly certain that some HomeEc class somewhere used Tamagotchi instead of those crying babies.

  • Lunchables

    Food of the gods. (Also social capital, especially if you were packing the pizza variety.)

  • Capri Sun

    Nectar of the gods.

  • Slap Bracelets

    More social capital (for making friends.)

  • Disney Adventures subscription

    For lunchtime conversation.

  • Pogs

    For social dominance.


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