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Patch Question: Back to School Shopping

Where do you do all your back to school shopping?

Summer's winding down and school is just around the corner, which yields different emotions from parents and students. Nevertheless, some shopping needs to be done to prepare students for the upcoming school year.

Whether it's books, supplies, gadgets or clothes, Patch wants to know where you do your school shopping. Do you stay local and shop at places like , or , or do you head somewhere else on Long Island?

Tell us where you find to be the best place to back to school shop and why in the comments section below.

Claudine M Jalajas August 22, 2011 at 02:12 PM
I don't fall into the "back to school shopping" trap. I buy clothes as the kids need them (which is all the time I think). But I did need to get them some new sneakers. I went to the outlets in Riverhead. I'm ALWAYS disappointed there. Never the deals I expect. So I went to Marshalls in Miller place and was able to buy 3 pair of really great sneakers for all 3 kids under 70 bucks. 15 for my daughter, and both boys wound up with really nice Nike sneakers for 25/each. The outlets had converse for 50 bucks a piece. You can see why Marshalls is a better deal (and no long drive)
DSmiley15 August 22, 2011 at 05:59 PM
I also don't fall into that "back to school shopping" gimick. I don't even buy my son clothes for the Fall school year until he needs them -- otherwise he grows out of them by December. I am also always disappointed at the outlet -- either by price or selection, so I try to go to Kohl's (when they have a sale).

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