This week we’re launching a new look for “Inspire In Style”, our online feature designed to inspire your inner fashionista! The new Inspire In Style will include outfits for children and adults. Today’s Good News? Just in time for back-to-school shopping we will show you how to head back to school in style on any budget!
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Back to School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend about $630 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. That’s why so many parents have learned that Goodwill is a great place to find bargains on school supplies and clothing.
Your Goodwill stores have high quality clothes for kids at a fraction of what you would pay at the mall. As we were pulling kid’s outfits together at our Melrose Avenue store in Roanoke last week, some of the great brands we came across were The Children’s Place, GapKids, Mini Boden, Ralph Lauren Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, and Abercrombie & Fitch just to name a few. And as you know, Goodwill store inventory changes daily so you’ll find new selections to choose from every time you shop!
This week’s featured back-to-school outfit for girls includes a pair of red GapKids jeans, a MiniBoden embellished shirt, a Faded Glory jean jacket for those cool early mornings, and a pair of Schwinn roller blades. The entire outfit totals only $8! A similar outfit would cost well over $125 at a traditional retailer.
Does your child’s school have uniform requirements? You can find great basics at Goodwill too, like khakis, solid color shirts, and button downs.
In addition to big savings for your family, your Goodwill shopping dollars go directly to fund a wide variety of programs and services that enable people in our communities to get back to work and gain greater independence. One thing we hear frequently from people who attend our Real Goodwill Tour, which is open to the public and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the services Goodwill provides, is “I had no idea Goodwill did all these things!” When you donate and shop, you empower Goodwill to help people achieve their greatest potential.
Find your nearest Goodwill store here and shop today to get quality clothing and supplies for all your back-to-school needs.