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It’s Back to School Again!

By Suzanne O'Connor

Good lord… It’s back… Back to school that is! It’s that time of year for kids to get ready to go back to school.

So let’s start with the best sources for the basics. What they may need right now:

School Supplies:
-Hint: Get a list from your school if possible.

Desks Etc 4 Less, 12923-A Foothill Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342   (818) 838-9199
- Save 10%-70% on office supplies, school supplies, chairs, desks, file cabinets, office furniture, computer accessories, office electronics and more. Liquidated from office supply superstore.  Not air-conditioned. Go in the mornings.

Market West,  9839 Independence Ave., Chatsworth, 91311
-This funky warehouse carries overstock, discontinued, and freight damaged liquidated stock from Staples. No frill shopping, you may have to dig, but you’ll easily save 30%-70%.

Keep an eye out for deals at Office Depot & Staples. Be wary of buying everything there.  The loss leaders are usually great buys but in short supply.

Shoes:

Since your kid’s foot is growing, I would not buy online. Take the time to take them in store.
I like Nordstrom’s Rack, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear….

And the Skecher’s Outlets. About half of each store is discounted:
6426 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91401   (818) 989-2189
5191 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022     (323) 264-4700
Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Drive #426, Commerce, CA 90040   (323) 832-9884
4765 Firestone Blvd #5,  South Gate, CA 90280 (323) 566-2576
18143 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356   (818) 345-1024
19000 S Vermont Ave., Gardena, CA 90248   (310) 327-4600
8860 Apollo Way, #300, Downey, CA 90242
11033 E. Rosecrans Blvd. Space #A ,Norwalk, CA 90650   (562) 868-7747
11133 183rd Street Building A, Suite A-120, Cerritos, CA 90703   (562) 402-0624
12157 Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 (562) 402-3831
15251 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683 (714) 891-5048
11133 183rd Street Building A, Suite A-120, Cerritos, CA 90703   (562) 402-0624
1195 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92806   (714) 956-2477
1304 S. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832     (714) 871-9464
422 S. Azusa Ave., Azusa, CA 91702   (626) 812-0693
27461 San Bernardino Ave #100, Redlands, CA 92374   (909) 307-3311
711 2nd St., San Bernardino, CA 92410   (909) 885-2190
Lake Elsinore Outlets, 17600 Collier Ave., #154B, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 (951) 245-2113

If your kid need real running shoes for track, make sure you get the shoe fit by an expert. It’s worth the money.

Laptops, Computers:

If you child needs a laptop or desktop, look for online deals at manufacturers outlets.
Best bets are the factory refurbished product. Only get Factory refurbished computers from the actual manufacturer. 2nd and 3rd parties don’t always hold up as well.

Know what you need and how you or your kid will use a computer before you buy and when you find it, pounce immediately. Do not wait.  Savings run 20%-50%.

Dell Outlet Home and Home Office
http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/?ST=dell%20outlet&dgc=ST&cid=256574&lid=4562297&acd=123098073120560

HP Business Outlet
http://www.hp.com/sbso/buspurchase_refurbished.html
HP Remanufactured Products
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/refurbished/how-to-buy.html

Machintosh Refurbished product
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

Check with the business you work for and see if they are about to upgrade their computers. See if you can purchase their older computers. Or you can give them your old computer and get yourself a new one.

Clothing:
Since they will probably still be wearing some Summer apparel the next few weeks. You an probably just pick up the basics in socks, undies etc. and hold off a bit till you see what the kids are wearing before you purchase.

If your kid wears uniforms, check with your school to see if they have a swap or used school uniform sale and also check with the manufacturer to see if they have sales ever. Many of these uniforms are nearly indestructible.

Children’s Consignment stores and organized consignment sales offer terrific bargains on everything from baby to tween. 

LA Kids Consignment Sale 
Savvy Chic Kids Consignment Sales
ConsignmentMommies
Urban Kids Consignment http://www.urbankidsconsignment.com/  OC
UP UP and Away Kids Consignment   

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