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Back to school shopping on a budget  

Monday, August 17, 2009

Burlington Coat Factory recently issued it's fall trend forecast for this year’s must-have back-to-school fashions. Pricing at BCF is typically up to seventy percent below department store prices and a layaway option is in place to make back-to-school shopping a breeze.

Some versatile pieces and styles parents should be on the lookout for to help maximize their fashion budgets can be found below in addition to popular looks of the fall back-to-school season for junior high and high-school kids.

Boho: This updated and modern bohemian look replaces the bell bottoms and earthy looks from years past with destroyed skinny denim, folk-inspired fringe vests, shaggy faux fur vests and hobo fringe bags and shoes. The current times have brought back this trend but its new age focus is funky, edgy and light hearted. Burlington calls it Boho chic.

Moto: It won’t just be biker babes who are wearing motorcycle jackets. This is a great style to invest in because it’s so versatile. Teens can wear motorcycle jackets with everything from feminine dresses and skirts to wide leg trousers and skinny jeans. It’s perfect for the rock-n-roll punk princess.

Destroyed Denim – Not just a hole in the knee; the entire jean is shredded for an updated look.

Plaid: Not your grandpa's plaid. This revisited classic uses buffalo check and argyle patterns with fun, bright colors to make the look stand out. Classy and cool – check!

Some fashionable styles for the elementary-school kids:

Graffiti: Kids and teens express their style and personality on every piece of clothing from polos, button down shirts, t-shirts and even denim, with graffiti inspired patterns such as hearts, skulls, peace signs, flowers and more.

Graphic, Colorful Tees – boys have updated the graphic tee now with bright colors

Printed/Graphic woven’s – button downs with edgy prints on the sleeves, back or chest.

BCF also began its “Live Free For a Year Sweepstakes”. BCF will pay up to $20,000 towards the winner’s principal and interest payments for a home mortgage or residential rent payments for one year. The Live Free for a Year sweepstakes began on Monday, July 6th and closes at end of business on Wednesday, September 9th. Contestants must apply in-store. The rules can be viewed at

Good luck!

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