BALTIMORE - It's not quite Christmas in July, but despite the heat you still might think temperatures were dropping. Fall clothes are already appearing on department store displays. Back to school gear is front and center at retailers across the country.
According to Family Fun Magazine, parents can work this trend to their advantage. Consumers with school-aged children are expected to spend nearly $87 billion dollars on school supplies this year.
80.4 percent said the U.S. economy will affect those spending plans this year.
Some of the must have back to school gear includes lockers decked out with wallpaper, shag rugs and a chandelier.