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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hitting the books never looked soooo GOOD!!!!

Back to school is just around the corner, and stores already have their back to school sales blazing through out the stores. Parents and college student will get more bang for their buck this year with department stores fighting for the dollars.

When back-to-school shopping buy the essentials only because, it is only a matter of time when all the back-to-school items begin to clearence out!

According to a recent survey done by the National Retail Federation the average family will spend over $600 in back-to-school items. With the economy in slightly better shape than it was a year ago, consumers can take advantage of the huge back-to-school sales. Listed below are the “Top 5 hottest back-to-school trends” which you will find at all of the stores I listed. Last but not least I listed a few tips to help make back-to-school shopping a little easier for parents and college students.

Remember saving money is always in fashion!

Top 5 Back to school trends

  • 1. Jeggings
  • 2. Skinny jeans
  • 3. Military inspired looks
  • 4. Cardigans
  • 5. Flats

Top Stores for Back to School shopping…

  • Jcpenny
  • Target
  • Wal-mart
  • Macy’s
  • Forever 21
  • Khols
  • H&M

Here are a few tips when shopping for back-to-school items:

1. Buy generics or store brands

2. Do not Shop to early or to late

3. Shop Online

4. Cut coupons

5. Recycle old school supplies (folders, books, you might’ve not have used the year prior)

6. Let mom do the shopping (Dads tend to spend more than the moms)

7. Scan through the store ads before going out to shop it will help you make smarter choices.

8. Set a budget

9. Write a list of needs

10. Shop for quality it will last longer

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