Back-to-school shopping has never been cheap, but it’s a necessary evil. And unfortunately this year, parents can expect to pay more than ever.

The National Retail Federation estimates families will spend an average of $890 on back-to-school this year; not just on supplies, but on clothes for your constantly growing kids. 

Kids grow out of their clothes so fast that whenever you buy something for them, you’re basically flushing money down the toilet. Even if you’re careful to shop sales and deals, new outfits take up a huge chunk of a parent’s back-to-school budget. 

What’s an easy way to save on clothes for the school year without spending a ton?

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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day

Parents - it’s time to get your consignment on!

When shopping for back-to-school clothes for your kids, it’s a great idea to check out our local Western New York thrift shops. Why?

  1. For one thing, by shopping at consignment shops, you’ll be saving a ton of money, so it won’t feel as wasteful when your child grows out of (or spills on) that new shirt or pants in a few months. 
  2. It’s more sustainable and eco-friendly than buying new clothes, leading to less waste in landfills. 
  3. Many times, the quality of thrift store clothes is much higher than at larger fast-fashion retailers. 
  4. There are many locally-owned consignment shops across Western New York, so by shopping there, you’ll be supporting small businesses in the area. 

Save Money With Gently Used Kids Clothes In Western New York

There are so many great consignment shops in the Buffalo area that carry children’s apparel in all sizes. Before you pay an arm and a leg on a back-to-school outfit haul, check out these shops in Western New York that sell thrifted kid’s clothing.

The Best Thrift Shops For Kids Clothes In Western New York

Save money on back-to-school this year by shopping at one of these local consignment shops.

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