U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-05-2011, 06:48 PM
 
43,012 posts, read 87,258,486 times
Reputation: 30176

Advertisements

In the summer, I would buy new summer clothing when it went on sale. For the first two months of school, it's still hot outside and kids wear summer clothes.

Traditional "back to school" clothing is cool weather fall clothing, which the stores put out in mid-summer, but I wouldn't buy until the end of August when that stuff went on sale.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
1,891 posts, read 5,081,493 times
Reputation: 2622
After school starts. Even here in Maine, my son can go through September in shorts and tee's. I have found it helpful to wait on purchasing any new clothes until AFTER he figures out what the other kids are wearing and if he wants to (or not) get similar styles. I do, however, do as most other posters have suggested and just continually buy clothing throughout the year as I need to, or if I find a sale.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:28 PM
 
43,012 posts, read 87,258,486 times
Reputation: 30176
Quote:
Originally Posted by deerislesmile View Post
I do, however, do as most other posters have suggested and just continually buy clothing throughout the year as I need to, or if I find a sale.
Yep. I think we all do that. We can't just buy back to school clothes and expect them to fit until the following year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
36,363 posts, read 40,496,058 times
Reputation: 46660
I don't know anybody who buys more than new shoes and new lunchbox and backpack right before school starts. Kids grow too rapidly to think anything you buy in August is going to fit in october or November when it starts getting colder. here in N.C. we don't need much in the way of winter clothes anyway. I usually shop at Kohl's anyway for the kids clothes. their prices and especially their return policies make it a no brainer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: WI
2,793 posts, read 2,986,984 times
Reputation: 4696
Quote:
Originally Posted by no kudzu View Post
I don't know anybody who buys more than new shoes and new lunchbox and backpack right before school starts. Kids grow too rapidly to think anything you buy in August is going to fit in october or November when it starts getting colder. here in N.C. we don't need much in the way of winter clothes anyway. I usually shop at Kohl's anyway for the kids clothes. their prices and especially their return policies make it a no brainer.
Ah, yes! Kohl's is wonderful for kids clothes shopping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:00 PM
 
2,509 posts, read 5,069,854 times
Reputation: 3478
Quote:
Originally Posted by suedonym View Post
its not really too big of a deal here. its so dang hot when school starts, its ridiculous to buy sweaters or jackets until october at the earliest.
I should have make it more clear that I don't buy the sweaters and jackets until late fall. My daughter is at the age that she loves jeans almost year round.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top