Inflation has parents looking elsewhere for back-to-school supplies

RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) — With the start of the school year just days away, parents are on the hunt for back-to-school supplies, but inflation kicks in.

Back-to-school shopping is more expensive this year, leading parents to look for alternative methods of getting their kids the supplies they need. Parents can purchase discounted school supplies at the Club for Boys Thrift Store, where prices range from 25 cents to just a few dollars.

“Binders, pencils, scissors, basically everything anyone will need to be successful in their school year and we have them at deeply discounted prices,” said Candice Lehmann, head of sales and donations for the thrift shop.

According to the National Retail Federation, “one-third of consumers said they were cutting back on other spending areas to cover items for the upcoming school year.”

School supplies are not limited to pencils, papers and notebooks, but clothes are often included in the list of things parents need to buy.

“All children should be able to afford a good pair of shoes and good clothes, that’s why we offer very low prices for our clothes, especially children’s shoes. You can get a pair of Nike for $4 said Lehmann.

In addition to the reduced prices, the Club for Boys Thrift Store is offering an additional 50% off every Wednesday and Saturday in August.

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