Merchant spotlight
Jul 21, 202110 min read

Go back-to-school shopping with Klarna’s merchant partners.

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by Klarna

Back-to-school season is fast approaching. After more than a year of hybrid or remote learning, students who are returning to class want to be prepared and look their best. Whether you’re readying kids for kindergarten, young adults for college life or athletes of all ages to compete in fall sports, Klarna’s growing network of more than 9,000 retail partners has what you need. 

Update fall wardrobes.

From cozy sweaters to crisp pairs of jeans, starting off the school year with new wardrobe staples can make students feel a little more confident and excited to head back to class. If you’re looking for unique finds for little ones, Posh Peanut features clothing that’s as comfortable as it is cute as it’s made from super soft Päpook® Bamboo. Also appealing to the younger set, Honey Pie offers curated children’s fashion from around the world. Outfitting boys and girls through age 10, Cotton: On Kids specializes in comfy and creative tees, denim and more. Tweens, teens and college students can check out Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Hollister, GuessGuess Factory and Macy’s for items that will send them off in style.

Score a deal on athletic wear.

Fall sports are another exciting part of the back-to-school season. Whether you’re preparing young kids for gym class or older student athletes for fan favorites such as football, field hockey and soccer, great-fitting gear makes all the difference. Brands like Nike, Adidas, Finish Line, Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, FootAction, Lululemon, Under Armour and Reebok feature styles and equipment for any sport so kids can ease right back into the game. 

Stay ahead of the pack.

Jansport has been a longtime leader of the pack—backpacks, that is. From side pockets for water bottles to sleeves designed to store and protect laptops, Jansport has the bag that will score high marks with students. Plus, you can shop with confidence knowing the brand’s backpacks are guaranteed for life. 

Designing a dream dorm room.

As much as college students want their independence, they still crave the comforts of home. The right accessories, like wall art and area rugs, can cozy up a cold space while task lighting and desk organizers can enhance late-night study sessions. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shopping experience, Bed Bath & Beyond offers everything from storage solutions and bedding to towels and small, dorm-friendly appliances. Students hoping to personalize their home-away-from-home can discover customizable pillows, throws, art and more at Etsy.

Skip the school bus.

Have wheels, will travel. If you’re ready to hop out of the carpool or your college student needs a quick way to get across campus, these brands have you covered. Surfwheel’s electric skateboards evoke the feeling of surfing on land at a max speed of 10 miles per hour. Ebikes and scooters from EBike Vault  and Uscooter make a short commute to class a pleasure.

Upgrade your technology.

Laptops, PCs, keyboards, headsets, webcams, and smart phones all keep us connected. But in the modern world, they’re also an integral part of learning. If your student could benefit from a tech upgrade, visit these brands to find the latest and greatest gear and gadgets: Microsoft, Corsair, Vaio, Lenovo, Brookstone, Das Keyboard.