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School Clothes

School clothes expenses are considered part of the back-to-school spending that occurs every year as students and parents get ready for the return to school. For younger children, the concern is normally new clothes because the children have outgrown the previous year’s clothes. For adolescents, the concern is the latest fashion and fitting in as one of the “cool” kids. Either way, parents purchase new clothes for their children to return to school. For some parents, this may mean uniform purchase, depending on the dress code of the school. For other parents, the issue is of purchasing regular street clothes for their children. Either way, it is an expense, and in 2011, American families spent around $250 on school clothes as part of the back-to-school ...

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