Back-to-School Fashion 8

Get Great Deals by Shopping at Consignment Stores

Back-to-school shopping can be a financial strain on many families when you add up school supplies, clothes for school, activewear, shoes, accessories and all the other extras that go along with starting a new school year. Do you have multiple kids in your family in grades K-12? If so, you could be spending more than $1,000 just to get your children ready for the first day of school.

Maybe you are already a consignment junkie, and you get the savings benefit of shopping secondhand. But, if you are planning a weekend at the mall for your back-to-school shopping, you may want to think twice. Shopping consignment can save you up to 90 percent off retail for the same name brand, quality clothing and some may even still have garment tags. If your school requires uniforms, you can also find these gently used pieces when shopping consignment.

Even if you supplement just half of your child’s back-to-school clothing with consignment you could save yourself hundreds of dollars. This savings means you’ll cringe a little less when your child comes home with a hole in their brand-new pair of pants after the first week of school.