Are Retailers In For Back-To-School Blues?

Howz THAT for a newspaper-style headline, huh? The DMN tells us that parents are pulling back on back-to-school spending. To support this, they quote (besides local parents) a national survey that says less than half of parents polled will spend as much as much this year as they did last year on back-to-school clothes, supplies, guns, etc. I wish that were true in the Celeste household. My fashion maven 14-year-old has already decided that finishing her summer reading means she deserves a new, Stephanie Quadri-level wardrobe. Being that she’s 14, makes puppy-dog eyes, and calls me “Daddy,” I’m powerless to stop this. I just hope she doesn’t peruse our shopping blog. That stuff doesn’t look cheap.

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6 responses to “Are Retailers In For Back-To-School Blues?”

  1. Yes, well with six who are now in school and one more to join them next year, I can attest to this story’s accuracy. What helps is the fact that so many public school districts around here wisely adopted “standardized dress” back a few years ago. Buying for our three boys, still would have been easy. For the three girls now and into the future? Ugh. Thank you for standardized dress in Mesquite, Linda Henrie. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You’re saving us a bundle.

  2. Trey Garrison says:

    Back to school shopping done.

    Every daughter’s backpack should include one of these.

    http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/10/109609/08_2008/pink-gun.jpg

  3. Long Memory says:

    Lucky for us, we’ve reached the age with our son that I can pick up something off the Clearance rack and say “I hate this” and he’ll just have to have it. I like my life.

  4. TLS says:

    Back-to-school clothes, supplies, and GUNS? Are you just testing us to see if we read the whole post?

  5. LOC says:

    Remember, TLS, he’s sending his daughter to a DISD school, where by now you most certainly know that packing heat is required to stay alive during Englés. You’ve read the DMN on the subject, no?

  6. Puddin'Tane says:

    Looks like Eric will be heading back to Vegas.