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From Head to Toe, the Best in Back-to-School

September 03, 1996

Do your kids have theirs yet? You know, those must-have accessories that make or break that good first impression in the schoolyard?

For students who are heading back in uniforms, there's a way to break up the monotony of wearing the same shirt, skirt and shorts: Vicki Marsha Originals in Huntington Beach, which supplies uniforms to 70 schools, sells hair bows ($5), headbands ($6) and scrunchies ($3) made from uniform fabric for girls.

What's up for kids on the run? Bugs Bunny student planners packed with a weekly calendar, class schedule, address book, note pads and a ruler. Fullerton-based Day Runner also offers organizers ($12 to $32) decorated with other Looney Tooners--Taz, Tweety and Wile E. Coyote.

On E3, you'll find other hot school stuff, such as:

* yellow happy-face icons and peace signs imprinted on jewelry, T-shirts, purses, pencils and binders;

* gum ball rings, dog tags and love beads;

* platforms, patent leather shoes, clunky clogs and Mary Janes for girls, and Etney tennies, Oxford tie-ups and Frye boots for boys;

* lavender, magenta, hot pink, metallic gold, powder blue and glow-in-the-dark white nail polish; and

* Brady Bunch, Partridge Family and Goosebumps lunch boxes.

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