Let’s just be honest – back to school has never been very high on anyone’s hot list (well, apart from parents who might be keen on having the house to themselves now and then). With school uniforms still the order of the day in the Cayman Islands, one of the few ways for scholars to express themselves at school is through their backpacks. If the range of designs and colours at Atlantic Kids is anything to go by, there are some very divergent personalities out there.
As you walk into Atlantic Kids in Paddington Place on Godfrey Nixon Way you cannot miss the big range of JanSport rucksacks, ranging from really small ones perfect for preschoolers to much more substantial models that should have enough room for whatever a teenager might be inclined to carry to school.
However, it is the colours and designs that really capture the attention, from a rainbow coloured snakeskin design that would turn a blue iguana green with envy to striking black and white designs and even a backpack that would make Henry Ford happy – just plain black.
There is also a wide selection of laptop bags and messenger bags available for those who have moved beyond the sparkly stickers on your lunchbox phase and need to find a bag suitable for college or work. These are of course not located in Atlantic Kids, but the flow between Atlantic and Atlantic Kids makes it easy to find the right bag for you.
The store also stocks a selection of school uniform basics like navy and khaki shorts for boys, and is also the official supplier for John Grey school uniforms. The store also carries shoes suitable for school as well.
Uniform essentials are also available throughout the year so parents do not have to be too concerned with buying all the necessaries right at the start of the school year, easing the load a bit. As with the bags, the aim with the school uniform essentials is to provide durable products that will be able to stand up to the wear and tear that kids inflict on anything they touch.
Of course it is not all about school, and Atlantic Kids also stocks casual clothing for kids, as well as a wide selection of educational yet fun toys and books.
For more information call 943-2296.