stores & seasonal items

United States
January 25, 2007 10:57am CST
I am really tired of having to buy bathing suits & sandels in Janurary if I want my kids to have them for June. There is nothing like trying to buy a winter coat in January only to find out you can't. It is almost impossible to know what size my kids will be wearing when that season rolls around. Heaven forbid one of them should need gym shoes in any season but the fall.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jan 07
Lets all bow toward the industry leaders of the fashion world. No - wait.. Stand up, turn 180 degrees, drop your pants, bow again. The whole industry amazes me. I agree completely with your point, but unfortunately, have no answers!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Well even without an answer you made me laugh. So a plus for you for that :)
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I was just complaining to a friend about this the other day. I have been unemployed since July, and will be starting a new job in early March. I was trying to find some "transitional" clothes to wear, since it will be almost springtime but not quite time for spring clothes. The stores are full of totally summer clothes now like shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, and even the career wear looks too summer-like for March. I don't understand why the stores don't sell season-appropriate clothing. Even adults don't always know what size they will be in 6 months!
• United States
25 Jan 07
I hear you. I had to go last week for shoes for my oldest. I found 1 pair of gym shoes she could wear to school. If she out grows them by July I am going to be in trouble. She goes to school year round so I need supplies at odd times.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I hate that too. I was looking for some winter clothes for the kids back in December and all they had out were bathing suits. What the heck! I have the same problem as you--I never know what size they will be wearing during the season so I never know what to buy. When it is summer they are putting snow suits out and I want to buy a new bathing suit for one of the kids. It is so annoying.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I know what you mean -- sometimes when I want to buy a coat or sweater, the next season is already out and I can't find what I need! I think the clothes for the current season should be available, but alas, I have to buy ahead too.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
25 Jan 07
This is a major pet peeve for me, as well. I was in the store searching for warm tops for myself yesterday. I could only find a couple of styles and they were all in clearance. Of course, none were in my size. I finally bought a couple of zippered hoodies to wear over my t-shirts just so I can be warm!