Style 101: Top Sites for Back to School Shopping
It’s August and you know what that means – back to school shopping for all! According to online statistics site Statista, back to school shopping season is the second largest seasonal shopping period of the year. According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, total spending for K-12 and college is expected to reach $75.8 billion, up from last year’s $68 billion.
But consumers still want to save as much as they can with deals and discounts. Some of the best deals can be found online at these top sites, saving you time and money without all the hassle. So grab those cranky kids and check out the latest trends, excellent brands and savings here:
Overstock.com: You knew this was a great place to get rugs and furniture, but what about sports equipment, kids clothes, toys, electronics and more? Overstock has all of the above – with excellent designer brands at a fraction of the cost. They even carry school uniforms for convenience. And while you are at it, get a head start on your Halloween Shopping….
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Amazon.com: Check out their Back to School Deals page where you can find the latest in stylish Timberland boots, the hottest electronics like calculators, software and laptops, and the best backpacks, lunch totes and clothes for all ages. Teachers and parents alike love Amazon for their school supply lists. Just type in your school, grade and you can find everything you need for a great year – in one easy location. Check out the Amazon Editor’s Picks for the best stuff for K-12, and those College-bound.
Staples.com: With a 110% price match guarantee, over 1 million dollars donated to schools and pretty much every school supply could ever need from reinforcements to rulers, what’s not to love? You can even see how many of each product have sold – giving you the details on the best trends and most popular items so you can get supplies in style.
Target.com: Little kids, big kids, moms and dads agree – Target has one of the best selections for back to school anywhere online. Target stays on top of the trends with leading designers creating great looks for kids, carrying the best in name-brand electronics, and offering discounts on backpacks, pens & pencils, notebooks and more. They also take their corporate responsibility seriously, feeding hungry kids, promoting literacy and donating more than $1 billion to education worldwide.
NameBubbles.com: Now that you have great supplies, don’t lose them to the Lost and Found. This great site offers personalized, waterproof & wash proof name labels for all of your clothing, electronics and equipment. Custom, cute and with designs to suit even the pickiest kid, leading parenting experts from the Today Show to Babycenter.com love this product. This back to school season, Name Bubbles is partnering with Miracle Foundation with $1 of every product sold donated to covering the cost of one year of education for an entire orphanage in India. Look good and feel good.
Now is the time to start shopping – and saving – before the summer ends. Get a jump start by shopping for anything and everything online so you can avoid the crowds, get the best selection and oh yes, spend more time at the beach.