Monday, July 25, 2011

So, What Season Is It?

OK~ I'm cruising through a department store, do we actually call them that? Well, probably not. Anyway, I am observing TONS of Back To School merchandise, which kind of makes sense. After all, school starts here the end of August. More than one month ago the outdoor patio furniture was on clearance and now difficult to come by. Now that we have warm, sunny weather in Iowa, you can't buy the things that you really need! But, if you need a Christmas tree decoration, there are many to be found~ or a  Halloween Costume, you can even find those!

As consumers we need to be a step ahead of the game. Plan ahead, and know that if you need to replace something during the actual season of need~ you will probably need to go online to purchase it, as our local retailers in Iowa are definitely into the Fall season.....Ignore the fact that it's hot outside and if you need to find a swim suit, you are probably out of luck shopping locally! Oh well....you gotta roll with the times! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

3 comments:

  1. We have a similar issue here - but with shorts. In about 2 weeks, we will start seeing jeans and long-sleeved shirts in the stores, but we really only wear them for about 2 weeks a year.

    You (WE) really do have to be one step ahead! I have already started stocking up on clearanced shorts just to stay ahead of the curve!

    Good luck!
    Sara

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  2. This drives me crazy!! You have to buy snow pants in October or they are all sold out! Swim suits in February, School supplies in July, no wonder everyone always feels behind!

    I think it would be amazing for some entreprenuer to open up a shop and call it "Reality". Sell what we need TODAY, Today! You could make a killing. :)

    Warrior MAMA Lisa

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  3. Lisa~ What a great idea! "Reality"- Looks like a money maker to me.

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