SAVING ON SCHOOL CLOTHES
Nine out of 10 parents are planning to buy their kids new clothes for the upcoming school year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. The average expected outlay: $235.10. Where should families shop to stay on budget? Cheapism.com compared prices on kids' clothes at seven popular stores: JC Penney, Kmart, Kohl's, Old Navy, Sears, Target, and Walmart. Factors such as selection and return policies also helped determine the best stores for back-to-school shopping on the cheap. Here's what consumers should know before outfitting their kids.