Of course my 5th grader has procrastinated and the science project that he was supposed to be working on is due this week and not even close to being done. This project is unbelievable, the amount of supplies needed and the organization required to get it done is simply incredible. So off to Staples we go to buy the old standard tri-fold presentation board, little do I know that they run from $7 to $30 dollars and of course my ten year old thinks the most expensive one is cool. I love an office supply store and this Staples has only recently opened so we spend a little time wandering around. It is no surprise that they have private brand, the core of it is their Staples brand and it plays well into the their equities. Office supplies, reams of paper, staples(of course), all the commodities that make up this type of big box store.
But stuck right in the middle of the first aisle is a display of their upscale, more fashion oriented M by Staples brand, it feels very current and well designed and was really a nice surprise in a otherwise typical big box experience. So far it has a fairly limited presence, it will be interesting to see how and where it grows.