‘I’m thankful for the dollar store’: Parents are stressed out shopping for clothes during back-to-school season, and struggle with record-high inflation

‘I’m thankful for the dollar store’: Parents are stressed out shopping for clothes during back-to-school season, and struggle with record-high inflation
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India Wayman, 40, a stay-at-home mom in North Syracuse, N.Y. says she’s never felt this much stress buying back-to-school clothes for her daughter. “I have to go through too many avenues to find affordable clothes, way too many avenues,” she said. In prior years, Wayman shopped off-season and in the clearance section.