Now that school is back in session, many have found themselves struggling to play catch up with their finances. Buying clothes for kids can be quite expensive, and the majority of parents spend between $75 and $200 each summer in preparation for the upcoming school year. The cost can be even higher than this for parents with multiple children. Many parents found a way to cut the cost of school clothing this year by making one small, yet drastic change in their shopping. Numbers show that many parents took advantage of consignment and thrift stores this year, in order to stock their children with apparel for the current semester.
Consignment stores have definitely been around for quite some time. However, with the growing trend of "thrift shopping", stores like "Plato's Closet" and Salvation Army thrift store have seen a great spike in clothing transactions. Thanks can definitely go to rapper Macklemore, whose love for "popping tags" with only $20 in his pocket has caused thrift shopping to become mainstream, and a favorite among parents as well as their kids. Nothing beats getting great style than a great deal on great style, and many people are finding satisfaction in recycled fashion. School uniform prices are slashed almost 80%, and regular clothing is discounted greatly. The phenomenon of recycled fashion has not only become a great dollar saver, but also one of America's favorite hobbies.