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Find All Your Back to School Necessities: For You, Him, Her & Everyone


No matter how old you are, this time of year always incites back to school butterflies. And like spring makes you feel the need to clean out the house, for whatever reason, fall feels like the right time to stock up on those everyday foundations we all need to replenish, the no-brainers that make getting dressed and out of the house remotely possible on a busy morning.

To make rounding up these wardrobe staples even easier, our Bare Necessities buyers zeroed in on our best multipacks and Buy More Save More deals. (You can always find them on our promotions page.) Here’s our shopping list of what to load up on for you, for him and for any teens in the house (or going off to college) you may still be bankrolling. They’re the finds our shoppers love and keep coming back to.

Time to get back to basics, in the best possible way.



Buy One Get One 50% Off Bras
Back smoothers. Front close. Sports bras. Sexy. Side support. Minimizers. These bra steals in every style are where it’s at right now. When you’re supposed to replace your bras every six months, these mix-and-match buys make it attainable. 


Jockey Elance Breathe Hipster 3-Pack, $22.50
One of the most enduringly popular collections, a pack or two of these cotton hipsters will carry you comfortably through the week.

Maidenform Pure Genius Seamless Boyshort, 3 for $30
If you’re a boyshorts fan, snap these up. They’re seamless, fitted, won’t roll up or down and come in all the colors.

Olga Secret Hug Scoop Hipster, 3 for $27
Exclusively ours, these cult favorites undies are longtime best sellers (find out why). They also come in a full-cut brief if that’s more your cut.

Spanx Everyday Shaping Brief, 2 for $38
For the polishing effect of shapewear, this style—also in a thong and boyshort—smooths a tummy and does away with panty lines.

Natori Bliss Cotton Bikini, 3 for $45
For those who like to keep things simple, consider this so-soft, lace-trimmed, stay-put solid cotton style. (There’s a French cut, too.)

Chantelle Soft Stretch Full Brief, 3 for $45
The latest, greatest must-try. These luxurious laser cut, thin, stretchy panties come in but one size, and they will make a believer out of you.

Hanky Panky multipacks, from $60-98
You know who you are, Hanky Panky devotees. May as well buy in bulk to get your go-to luxe stretch lace for less. Accept no imitations.


Hot Sox Low-Cut Socks 6-pack, $16
It’s actually kind of amazing what a big difference plush new socks can make in your day. Pick up a pack and you’re completely good to go.

Hue Air Cushion Low-Cut Socks 3-pack, $13
Those little knit squares are what keep these pleasingly thick, one size fits most ankle socks delightfully breathable.


Calvin Klein Cotton Knit Boxer 3-pack, $39.50 Comfy, classic boxers in versatile, understated shades get five star ratings across the board.

Saxx Ultra Boxer Brief 3-pack, $85.95
With a built-in sling of sorts, guys are swearing by this everyday-luxury updated boxer-brief that’s designed to make him forget he’s wearing it.

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic V-Neck T-Shirts 3-pack, $39.50
Gray, black, white and blue cotton jersey undershirts double as tees when the weekend rolls around.

2(x)ist Cotton Essential Square Cut Tank 2-pack, $36
Wear these slim-fit, ribbed cotton tops under dress shirts or on their own.

Polo Ralph Lauren Tech Athletic Low Cut 3-pack, $18
Hard to believe something so simple could involve so much engineering, but these do, from the arch support to the mesh top.

Gold Toe Sport No Show Socks 6-pack, $15
For $2.50 a pair, how could he afford not to hoard truckloads of these all-but-invisible white and black gym socks?


Bali Comfort Revolution Bralette, $16
Our top-selling bralette gets off-the-charts comfort ratings. The size range is stellar, the cups ensure modesty and the price is a total steal.

Jockey Retro Stripe Hipsters, 3 for $30
Preppy, borrowed-from-the-boys pairs go perfectly with the matching Jockey Retro Stripe Cotton Bralette.

Maidenform Microfiber Boyshort, 3 for $32
Q: How much fun are the patterns on these lace-trimmed, silky shorties? A: Very.

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