If you're lucky enough to be in a state that allows tax-free shopping before school, I hope you'll take advantage of it. Here in Texas, clothing, backpacks, and school supplies are tax-exempt for the August 20-22 weekend. Check the website for details.
To find your state's dates, just Google sales tax free shopping or tax free weekend. The nice thing is anyone can take advantage of this savings on clothing - even writers looking to stock up on certain office supplies that qualify.
Savings on sales tax can be significant so mark your calendar and wait to buy those new school clothes and supplies.