The words "Back to School" has a different meaning for different people. Certainly, a child would frown upon these words differently then a parent. For the majority of children (not all children), back to school means the summer is over and another torturous year of school is about to begin. Kids are most likely happy to get back to their friends, but not so happy to return to the school work. Thoughts of homework leaves a bad taste in the mouth for children.
Similarly, parents on occasion will frown upon the thought of back to school. Yes, it is often a relief to have your kids out of the house and in school, but back-to-school has several other issues to consider. For one, "HOW MUCH IS ALL OF THE NEW CLOTHES GOING TO COST".
As the new school year is set to begin, parents often feel the stress of a drained purse or wallet. Depending on the age of your child, they have most likely grown over the summer. Therefore, new children's apparel and shoes is inevitable. The problem is, who is going to pay for all of that clothing??? Well, in my house, it is not the children that are paying. However, now that I think of it, maybe they should use their allowance on back to school clothing. Yeah, fat chance..
Anyway, if you have not already planned your back to school clothes purchases, you are running way behind schedule. Or maybe you are super thrifty and waiting for the best possible sale prices (smart move if you are...). I am not sure if this is the best place to look for back to school sales, but I did previously create a section on the Apparel Search website for learning about back to school clothing sales.
It does not exactly give you specific prices for clothing or the best places to shop, but it does help you research. In all honesty, you may find a better place to search for the current sales. Actually, I just remembered that I also previously created a back to school clothing sales article on Apparel Search at Back to School Sales 2010. However, that page may not be the best either. Maybe you should try the children's clothing shopping page. Although it was not specifically designed for back to school, it may help you with researching the best places to shop for children's clothing.
Anyway, good luck with your back to school fashion shopping. If you did not already finish shopping, have fun and try not to spend all of your savings.
By the way, if you are of college age and you are planning to go back to school, I hope you are going to a fashion school.
Talk about stress on the pocketbook... Although I love my kids, it hurts to buy tons of clothing when understanding that they will out grow them in a few months. Oh well, at least when I buy clothes, I know I am supporting the fashion industry.