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Back to School: Save on School Clothes

Shopping for school supplies can be hard on your wallet. Here's how you can save on back to school clothes.

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Here's parents' advice on how to save on back-to-school clothes. Buy only a few new items for those first weeks of schools, and save your big shopping trip for mid-September. First, prices will be better once school gets started, and your kid will have a chance to scope out what the other kids are wearing, and maybe have a better idea of what he or she definitely wants. Second, work your discounts. Stores such as Gymboree and the Children's Place have customer loyalty programs. So, take advantage. Finally, take your kid with you. Shopping is slower that way, but you won't risk buying something that he or she will later refuse to wear. Let them have a say, and you'll save some cash.