Wednesday, August 13, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best School Supplies
It's about time for every child's three least favorite words - back to school. But if you're flunking when it comes to finding the right stuff for school, then maybe we can provide a little tutoring. We have the Cliff Notes on where to buy the Best School Supplies.
(WSVN) -- O.K., pop quiz time.
Your child has to go back to school...
A - wait to the last minute
B - use the uncool stuff from last year
C - pray another kid shares
Or D - go to the best stores in South Florida.
"We come here every year."
And why go anywhere else? If you want an education in efficiency - try our Third Choice - Office Depot in North Miami.
"I'm finding more than what I need is the scary part for me."
Just don't let the name fool you. Office depot is for pupil and professional.
"They know kids."
And they know when it comes to backpacks, wheels are wild and cartoons are cool.
"We offer the latest trends."
Plus where else can you go to find palm pilots and the latest computers. When it comes to hi-tech, the kids know this place is hip.
"It's very easy to find because everything's in the same place."
And you'll find everything you need at our Runner-Up Selection - Wal-Mart in Pembroke Pines.
"We've been able to pretty much find everything."
And everything is at affordable prices.
"It's very reasonably priced so a family on a budget can afford to come here."
But when they come here, forget going on a scavenger hunt. Wal-Mart works with the schools to make sure everything you need is in one spot.
"We have the lists for the parents when they come into our store so that they don't have to run all over the place."
And we're talking some very long lists.
"I'm finding dictionaries, protracters, and pencils, and highlighters."
Necessary supplies in English or Espanol.
"We strive for excellence everyday."
"It's amazing to me that now a days you need so many things."
But if you want to go to a place that's truly amazing - try our Top Spot - Target in North Miami.
"This is my store, I love target."
What's not to love?
Target prides itself on making back to school look cool.
"Target is more stylish."
"We try to make it as trendy and fashionable as possible."
But we're not just talking super supplies, we're talking.
"She's the boss. I just tell her yes or no."
"My favorite thing to buy here are their backpacks. They're very nice designs for back to school."
Just don't forget to fill that backpack with crayons, markers, pens, and pencil boxes.
If it's not here, you probably don't need it.
"They can come here and get what they need and get right out."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
12190 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL
18350 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL
14300 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL