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From Bad Bunny Notebooks To A Concha Mochila, Here Are Our Top Picks For Back To School

No matter if it’s your first day of third grade or the first day of senior year, we can all agree that going back to school is rough.

After a long, restful summer with fun in the sun, all of a sudden you have mami waking you up and shaking you to get dressed and ready at an ungodly hour. You’re worried about what you’re going to wear, the classes you’re going to take and everything that comes with the dark, unknown territory of a new year.

But don’t sweat, we’ve put in the legwork to help make sure you’re prepared for the year ahead. Check out some of our top finds for back to school:

First things first, you need the perfect mochila.

And we got you! This mitú backpack is perfect for going back to school, is water resistant and all the pockets give plenty of room for all your supplies, including a hidden pocket with zipper for your laptop (or stash of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.) Get it here.

Or, if you’re a little more sweet – no prob – this is the backpack for you.

Since sweet is how you like to live your life, represent with this medium-sized backpack. Perfect for school or for just stowing your stuff, this backpack even has a pocket specially designed for your laptop. The material is water-resistant and it’s designed to be ergonomic so don’t be afraid to load it up and get on with your day. Buy here.

And with all that learning you’ll be doing, you’re gonna need a spot to write things down and take notes.

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As a student you’ve got loads to do. So keep it all organized while flying your Latinx Pride. Take notes, create to-do lists, organize your schedule in these fierce af notebooks from Very That. Buy here.

Wanna show how real your thirst for Bad Bunny is? Walmart’s got you!

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The Bad Bunny line of libretas comes in three different designs based on BB album art and featuring the Puerto Rican rapper. Available at Walmart.

Or you wanna embrace your Latinidad?

Then you need these notebooks! You always hustling, on the go, and these let everyone know just how real the Latino Hustle really is. Shop here.

You’re also gonna need a pencil pouch/makeup kit and this is legit the perfect one.

Sometimes you need a delicious sweet treat. Sometimes you need a pencil. This concha pencil case can at least help you with one of those things. Designed to keep all your pencils and pens together, this pouch is perfect to use as a catch-all for anything you’re looking to store. Available here.

Then there’s our limited edition Dora and the Lost City of Gold Barrio Box survival kit.

In our limited edition Dora and the Lost City of Gold Barrio Box there are many treasures to discover but some are especially suited for your back to school prep. The Drawstring Survival Pack, Adventure Fuel Reusable Water Bottle and Educated Latina Pencil Pack are perfect for your return to the jungle that is higher education. Be warned — only 100 of these boxes exist so get yours soon before they sell out.

And I don’t think you’ll find any notepads out there that make more of a statement than these do.

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You can find them here.

And we know you want/need the perfect reusable water bottle.

If you’re thirsty AF and need to be quenched, then look no further than our splashing new Mermaid Guacardo Water Bottle. No other reusable water bottle features this majestic underwater avocado! Get yours today and savor that wetness!

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Make Democracy Hot Again; A Round-Up of the Hottest VOTE Merch On the Internet

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Make Democracy Hot Again; A Round-Up of the Hottest VOTE Merch On the Internet

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I don’t know if you heard, but voting is in. In a generation when activism is practically a rite of passage, what could be cooler than leaving your mark on the world? Because that’s what voting fundamentally is: making your voice heard. In 2016, the election’s margins were so thin that the outcome was virtually decided by less than 80,000 people in three states. That means one thing: Every. Vote. Matters.

And while you may not be able to control what other people do, you can 100% encourage others to take themselves to the polls by publicly repping your love of voting.

If you’re passionate about democracy, what better way to show the world your love than through your clothes and accessories? You wouldn’t be the only one! Celebrities and change-makers are increasingly sporting vote-merch to get the word out there: voting looks good.

Take a look at our roundup of the hottest vote merch below!

Selena Gomez x Dover Street Market – When We All Vote Hoodie, $65

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Selena Gomez and Dover Street Market teamed up to collaborate on a “When We All Vote” collection that includes the retro-looking graphic hoodie above. According to Dover Street market, 100% of the profits will be donated back to the non-profit organization, When We All Vote. Buy the hoodie here.

Michelle Obama’s Vote Necklace – Bychiari, $295

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Michelle Obama cemented her status as a style icon by wearing a beautiful gold necklace with the words ‘vote’ hanging from its double chains to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Outlets were quick to find the source of the necklace, which is sold by jewelry company Bychiari for $295. Buy the necklace here.

Dr. Jill Biden’s ‘Votes’ Boots – Stuart Weitzman, $695

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Fashion-lovers got whipped up into a frenzy when they spotted photos of Dr. Jill Biden wearing these badass ‘Vote’ boots to the Delaware state primary. Some viewers speculated they were custom-made, but shoe retailer Stuart Weitzmen confirmed that the over-the-knee boots were part of a limited edition series called 5050 VOTE. Buy the boots here.

Diane Keaton’s ‘Vote Bitches’ Hat, $34

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Diane Keaton made waves on the internet when she was spotted sporting the hilarious (and very on-brand) ‘Vote Bitches’ baseball cap in September. Find a virtual identical version of the edgy hat on Etsy here.

‘Fierce Voter’ Tank, $24.99

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Wear your Latina pride to the polls by buying FIERCE by Mitú’s ‘Fierce Voter’ tank top. This loose-fitting tank is made of 100% Airlume-combed and ring-spun cotton and is perfect for the heat of early Fall. Buy here.

Joan Smalls’s Vote Tank – Etsy, $25

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The Puerto Rican supermodel posted a gorgeous selfie of herself to Instagram in a bold black tank with white block letters encouraging everyone to #VotoLatino. Look like Joan Smalls and buy a similar tank here on Etsy.

Schuyler Sisters ‘Vote’ Sticker – Etsy, $3.25

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If you’re looking for alternatives to tanks and t-shirts, look no further than this adorable ‘Vote’ sticker that features the Schuyler Sisters from Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Broadway masterpiece, “Hamilton”. Buy the eye-catching sticker here.

Hailey Bieber’s ‘Vote’ Mask – Maskc, $18 for pack of 10

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Be like the Brazilian-American supermodel and be safe while repping your love of Democracy. Fans across the internet were scrambling to get their hands on these trendy disposable masks after Hailey Bieber posted a gorgeous selfie of herself wearing the mask to Instagram. Buy the mask here.

‘Latinas Who Vote’ Mug, $14.99 – $17.99

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What better way to show off your love of voting than with your daily morning cup of coffee? This dishwasher and microwave-safe mug is a perfect addition to any kitchen collection. Head over to the Mitú store to wear your love of voting on your mug. Buy here.

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

I don’t know about you, but in my humble opinion that means the best days are almost here. You know, the rainy ones when you stay tucked away under a heavy cobija San Marcos all day and, if you’re lucky, you can hear the rain falling outside as you enjoy some sort of sopa or caldo, recalentado. Mmmmmmm. To have a proper lazy day, you need the proper outfit; like some joggers and a beanie in case you need to run out for a snack, or a sweatshirt that tells the world how you really feel. mitúShop’s newest collection is here and it’s everything you need for your fall look. Que cozy!

Poderosas can have lazy days too.

 In fact, they deserve them the most! We see you, jefas, putting in all that work day in and day out. This weather is a sign that you needed to kick back and enjoy chill. But first, start your day off with some té or cafecito in your new favorite mug, you’ve earned it Poderosa. 😉

Click here to shop the new Poderosa mug!

Your Fall 2020 sweater staple

Who doesn’t love a good burgundy sweater? The Que Cozy sweater comes in the perfect fall colors and it’s warm enough to keep you toasty. Que más quieres?

“Que Cozy” sweater is also available in dark heather grey. Shop here.

Maná was onto something when they said “Me Vale!”

Like we were saying, if you end up having to leave the house it’s most likely for a snack emergency. Who has time to do their hair in a situation like that? Cover your lazy day hair and simultaneously let people know you don’t really care because they shouldn’t be judging you anyway. Shame on them!

“Me Vale” beanie is also available in white, click this link to shop!

When the unexpected happens, remember to keep your cool…

No pos wow! How could you forget the snacks to begin with? At least these joggers will keep you comfy no matter what surprise trips you have to go on. But let’s hope not too many, there’s a cobija waiting for you at home.

Joggers also come in heather gray. Check them out here!

Don’t forget your reusable bag!

The only reusable bag you need for your weekend trips to get the mandado. Get this for yourself or your favorite swap meeter, because who doesn’t love taking their time through the swap meet and coming up on great deals?

Shop the new Swap Meet Tote here!

What’s better than caldo on a rainy day?

If anyone asks what you’re having for dinner, point to the window and tell them the 3 words anyone will understand: “It’s Caldo Season.” Whether it’s sopa de res or gallina, pozole, menudo, or something even better, there’s nothing like a steaming bowl of hot sopa on a rainy day. Provecho!

Check out our new “Caldo Season” tee!

Well, we’ve got everything we need for a lazy day! Now if only we could get some rain…

P.S. – This is only a taste of the entire collection, there’s plenty of other designs and products you have to check out!

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