Living in an 'Economy of needs' - Back to School Shopping, Consignment Style.

Now that the economy has gone south, we are now a people of ‘economy of NEEDS and not WANTS’...
By: K'Mich Events
Oct. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- It looks as if the summer is almost over and with that, comes back to school shopping, which means new gears for the kids and some type of savings for parents and, as always puts a smile on both faces.

However, on the contrary, back to school shopping has gotten somewhat difficult for some families to do and to keep a smile during that time, or for anytime for that matter. With the economy the way it is, companies laying off, unemployment at a record high, you may think how can I keep a smile on my kids faces and still find deals on what they need (not want) for school and still have them looking hip for the school year – consignment shopping!

Now that the economy has gone south, we are now a people of ‘economy of NEEDS  and not WANTS’ so we have to the face the hard facts that we need to adjust our life-style and thought-style to fit what is happening and let your children see it’s not all that bad to do.
For instance, since this downturn, our staff has been creative little elves; they have teamed up to do things on the CHEAP – started taking PT (Public Transportation); brown bagging lunches and snacks to work, just to name a few.  In addition to that, we even found stores that we thought were boutiques and found out they were consignment stores, and what a shocker! Here’s what happened.

One particular Tuesday, in June, my staff and I went strolling on the avenue (this is how we get ideas for our next big event) and saw a few stores that we presumed were boutiques because of the name brands and huge selection they had; we were shocked when the owners of both stores, told us that they were consignment stores. (See blog - )

Both stores were filled with names such as Prada, Nine West, Etienne Aigner, Lui Vuitton, and more. Get this? Most items still has the original price tag on them, which only means that they have not been worn.  

During the hoopla, my staff went on a shopping frenzy, picking up suits, dresses, jeans and more. When she was finally finished, we left the store with thirteen pieces of items totaling $112.25. And guess what? She went back and scored even more great deals, even got a German designer dress for $40, which retails for $275 (and never been worn) in department stores. (See post -

In addition to that, these stores even have sale on already reduces prices, which means more savings for you. So back to school shopping can still be fun (just look at what my staff scored) if you know where to look for deals and still have your kids looking hip and yes, put that smile back on you both your faces.  So make consignment stores your go to stop for back to school shopping and more!

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Source:K'Mich Events
Tags:Consignment, Shopping, Economy, Parents, Kids, Clothing, Deals, Life Style, Prada, Dresses
Industry:Family, Lifestyle, Consumer
Location:Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States
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