Thrifty Is The Latest Back-To-School Trend

Monday, August 3, 2009, 7:05 AM | Leave Comment

There is an article in The Baltimore Sun by Mae Anderson The Associated Press August 3, 2009.

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Stores are doing more than ever to win business this back-to-school season — lengthening it; focusing on more T-shirts, lower-priced jeans and other basics; and promoting 50-cent boxes of pens and outright giveaways to get people in the door. The high hopes come as retailers work through one of the bleakest years in memory, beset by a steep consumer pullback amid the recession.

Families are expected to spend 8 percent less on back-to-school, including everything from new shoes to dorm room gear, the National Retail Federation forecasts. It expects total spending of $47.5 billion.

By now, retailers are well aware that trendy is a tough sell this year and price is key. That means more basics like T-shirts and low-priced jeans.

In a Nutshell
I do my shopping at Salvation Army store in town. Not only for the things I need but to help them as well.

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