There have been years I have spent that much. It really depends on how the kids grew. Middle DD, who has always been my smallest kiddo, has decided to grow 5 inches so far this year, 3 shoes sizes, and gain 10 lbs. Nothing she owns fits properly right now. She is still super-skinny, so even finding clothes that fir properly is a challenge and usually more expensive. I average 150.00 per kid typically though (I have 4).
Quoting NDADanceMom:I don't really buy a new wardrobe at the start of the school year. I buy a couple new outfits a month all year long. It wouldn't take too long to spend $400 though. My 18 year old only wears true religion jeans, even my 11 year olds justice jeans are $40. I bought my son an Ed hardy shirt that was $120.
Once you add shoes? $400 doesn't go far at all.
I'm down about 900 for school clothes but I have 3 mine all wear school uniforms but my teens have found every white,blue,black polo shirts in this world I think !
I pick up things on clearance through out the year and then get them shoes if they need it. So I spend maybe $100 or so per kid. I also use their stuff from the year before if it is still in good sape and fill in with stuff from yard sales and thrift stores
For kids that young that grow every few months 2 or 3 100 is a good amount.
mine are older, I enjoy school shopping with mine.. Between the youngest two, we spend about 800-1000 a year.
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