The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping List for Fall 2023: The Best Supplies and Essentials for All Students

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Shop the must-have supplies for the upcoming school year for students from grade school to college.

We're more than halfway through summer, and while our minds are still set on summer travel, backyard games and serious vacation chill time, we know the time to head back to school is right coming soon. 

Shopping early for back-to-school deals saves money and stress, which comes in handy with prices for just about everything on the rise. It's definitely not too early to find deals on backpacks, lunch boxes, pencil cases and kids' shoes for the 2023 school year. The cool kids know having great pencils, highlighters, markers, pens, calculators, folders, planners and notebooks can help students stay organized and prepared for the entire academic year.

For kids heading off to a university, back-to-school shopping is a whole different ballgame. Campus life calls for dorm room essentials like mattress toppers, XL-twin sheets, mini-fridges and dorm decor. There's no more borrowing last-minute necessities from Mom and Dad when you're away at college, so phone cases, phone chargers, on-campus fashion and laundry supplies, plus backpacks, school bags and luggage for carrying it all back and forth are key.

No matter what grade you or your kid are heading into, technology essentials are a big deal in this digital age. It's a good thing tech items like tablets, laptops, smartphones and even TVs from top brands including Apple, Samsung and Lenovo are already being discounted ahead of the first day of school. 

Whether you're a student looking to update your supplies for the new school year or a parent aiming to save money for Fall, we've compiled lists of the best back-to-school deals to shop.  

The Best Back-to-School Clothing Sales for Students of All Ages 
All the big fall fashion sales, all in one place. 

Amazon's Back to School Sale: Shop the Best Backpacks, Pencil Cases & Lunch Boxes 
The best deals on school supplies we've found at Amazon.

Walmart Back-to-School Shopping List: School Supplies, College Decor and More
All the great deals that Walmart has to offer start here.

The Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Type of Student
From grade school to college, the right laptop backpack for you is here.

College Bedding Essentials and Mattress Toppers
Get a good night's rest with these bedding essentials.

The Best Deals on Mini-Fridges For Your Dorm
Crush late-night cravings and fuel cram sessions by stocking these.

Laptop Deals for Going Back to School
Save big on favorite laptop brands like Apple, Lenovo and more.

Best MacBook Deals for Back to School
Want to get even more specific? Shop the best MacBooks for the new year.  

Best Deals on Lenovo Laptops and ThinkPads
Lenovo's bringing deals up to 75% off for the back-to-school season. 

Back to School Shopping List 2023: Apple Tech Gear for Learning
MacBooks, iPads, AirPods and more — here are the Apple products you'll need to stay connected.

College Dorm Room Decor Essentials
Make your dorm room as comfortable as your room at home with our list of decor essentials. 

The Best Backpacks for Back to School
Find backpacks that are stylish and practical for all ages. 

Back to School Essentials: Shop the Best Backpacks, Pencil Cases & Lunch Boxes 
Shop for all supplies needed for in-person learning.

Stylish Designer Backpacks to Carry School Supplies and Essentials
The best deals on designer backpacks from Tumi, Herschel, and Tory Burch.

The Best Sneakers and Shoes for Girls
The best deals on girls' shoes and sneakers from your favorite brands. 

The Best Sneakers and Shoes for Boys
Boys need shoes, too! 

lululemon's Collegiate Aesthetic Is Perfect for the Fall Semester
The beloved athleisure brand is best in class. 

Great Deals on HP Printers at Best Buy's Back-to-School Sale
Printers for dorm, classroom or office.