How much do you spend on school clothes???

@tina2696 (127)
United States
August 19, 2008 10:15am CST
I hate this time of year. You have to spend so much on new school supplies and new school clothes. We never have any money, perpetually broke! lol I have trained my daughter well, though, she heads straight for the clearance rack!!! It seems that the older she gets the more expensive it gets. Last year we spent about $150 total on her clothes. This year, we've already spent that and we aren't done yet. Girls can be mean when it comes to something as silly as the clothes you wear! Funny, I don't remember being like that, and I thank God that my daughter isn't like that! She was peeling some of the price tags off her new clothes last night, when she turns to me and says "Can't have anyone finding out I only paid $7 for this $40 pair of jeans!". lol I love that kid. Anyway, we should probably be able to get away with another $75 to $100 for her school clothes, thats $225 to $250 total on school clothes this year. How much do you spend on school clothes???
4 responses
• United States
21 Aug 08
i usually dont have a certain ammount i look to spend. if i find something i like, i get it, but i have limits on how much i spend on a certain type of clothing. For example, i dont look to spend more than 15 dollars on a polo, no more than 35dollars on a dress shirt and no more than 10-15 dollars on a normal shirt. Jeans i dont look to spend more than 30 dollars. shoes is never a problem for me, i usually have a few pairs that will last me years and i keep them clean.
@tina2696 (127)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Its good you have set limits, clothing can be so cazily priced.
• India
23 Aug 08
school dress is also play important rolein the life.it is the school which make the life. school dress should not beignored. it should be of good quality and brandedbecause it is daily used chilren will have to put on their dress for long time a day. school dress show equality and simplicity. it is the good sign of discipline.there is no fixed amount spent on uniform.it is spent according to necessity.
@Anne18 (11036)
20 Aug 08
Well we live on a tight budget, so as little as possible. I normally go to the local supermarket and buy the uniform there as it is cheaper and wears jus as well. lots of my friends do the same as well. save the pennies for a rainy day
@tina2696 (127)
• United States
22 Aug 08
good deal. I actually found a few t-shirts at the grocery store for my 3 yr old.....79 cents at piece!!! woo hoo
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Lucky for me my sons have a uniform that they wear to school. All I have to do is order what I want and send in it in with their sizes. MOst of the cost is covered in the school fees and the rest I pay small amounts over the next 6 moths from the company affiliated through the school. I guess between the two of them it is like 200$ maybe 250$ but not much more than that.
@tina2696 (127)
• United States
20 Aug 08
thats not too bad. maybe I should look into the private schools lol
@a3sachin (531)
• India
19 Aug 08
School clothes... Will I'm a college student and Clothes really dont matter much. Some people are like `ooooo I need that i need this...` Whats the big deal anyway? I have no fixed yearly plans of buying clothes. I just buy whenever I feel I need it. I don't spend a lot on clothes... I rather spend that money on something else.
@tina2696 (127)
• United States
20 Aug 08
good for you!! I can't wait til my kids stop outgrowing their clothes.