Depending on what part of the country you live in, your children may be heading back to school in the next week or so. For those of us in the Northeast, we have an entire month until school begins. However, the stores have had back to school sales and specials since the day the kids got out of school in June, or so it seems.
In our house, we don’t do back to school shopping until late September or early October. As the kids are teens, there’s no rush to have a whole new wardrobe for the start of school. They tend to wear their summer attire for the first month and take the time to assess the current trends before we shop. Being middle and high school aged, the right clothing is crucial.
As I’ve mentioned previously, our kids understand the importance of budget and good choices. While they like to shop at trendy stores, they realize that some of the trendy stores have better buys than others. They remember to bring discount cards and figure a way to get the best price on an item. And as they do a good job discerning between what they want and need, we usually add one splurge item to the back to school shopping list.
As you prepare for your back to school shopping sessions, keep our shopping publication, Go Shopping Info, in mind. While it has gone through several changes over the past few years, we continue to focus on bargains and fashion. We have narrowed the categories in which we cover those topics, eliminating children’s shopping, as there didn’t seem to be as great a demand. However, we have added more categories to women’s shopping, including evening wear, shoes, and beauty items.
For those with teens, like me, Go Shopping Info should continue to be a good source of shopping information. Whether your teens are looking for trendy shoe suggestions or hints on men’s fashion, they’ll find them there. Most likely, the ideas we provide won’t break your wallet.