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Vastly underrated thing we used as a child that we still need as an adult: pencil case. We love this one from the American Eagle Outfitters fall 2011 collection—available in two colorways and emblazoned with the self-explanatory words "Important Things," the canvas zip-tops hold our pens, lip balms, and credit cards. Right now they're $9.50 and buy one, get one half-off. Can't beat that with a stick. [American Eagle Outfitters]