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The downside of not shopping on tax holiday weekend is that you have to wait for the clearance racks to fill back in.

Laurel's school politely reminded me that shorts and skirts must be fingertip length or longer, so we walked over to Goodwill on Friday afternoon and found precious few shorts and skirts in girls' sizes 6-10. We picked up a pair of capris, a larger-sized skirt I'll take the waist in on, and a tunic-length top she just had to have because it had a hood and a Limited Too tag. (I think the Limited is a mall store?)

Today we had to go to Home Depot, so Kevin took us by Kohl's since I have a gift card for there from Christmas and they usually have pretty good stuff on the kids' clearance racks. Again, they were picked over so there were practically no skirts or shorts in her size. We netted one lone pair of shorts that were sufficiently loose in the fitting room that they should still fit after washing. I then went over to the boys' department to look for shorts, but she had a snit over that. Since I'm already tired and sick, I decided we could leave the one pair of shorts we'd found. She's apologetic now for acting like that, but I hope she thanked Kevin for buying her the shorts because I would not have.

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oxymoron02
Sep. 6th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, Limited Too is a mall store. I stopped letting my daughter in there ages ago. Not just because a bathing suit is $50+ on sale, but because too much of what they sell has no business on my daughter's body. Little girls need not dress like tramps. Mine isn't so little these days, but I still don't want her dressing like that.

My mother has tacked to her wall the receipt from Kohl's over tax holiday weekend. Markdowns, coupons, early bird specials, and she ended up with $150 worth of stuff for less than $4.
oddharmonic
Sep. 6th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
In the past year Laurel has become almost hyper-aware of brand names, so I've been playing catchup as she says things about her classmates wearing clothes she describes by label instead a visual description.

That's a great haul for tax holiday weekend! The last time we went back-to-school shopping on a tax holiday weekend, we got about $230 worth of children and juniors' clothing (I bought a few pairs of jeans) for $50. I was pleased with that although we only caught a few early bird specials by not going to the store until about 8 AM.
may_lyn
Sep. 8th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
someday laurel will be old enough, and you can spend tax free weekend like i did....at home, being waited on by my loving family as i read a book.

talk about score!
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