Back to School Shopping by the Numbers
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Back to School Shopping by the Numbers

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A new school year is gearing up and that means American families are stocking up on supplies and new fall outfits.

Back-to-school is the second-biggest retail season in the U.S., second only to Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation. This year, Americans are expected to spend $75.8 billion on clothing, supplies and other items for the school year. That makes up about 9 percent of the $828 billion spent on all retail sales during the back-to-school shopping months.

Check out these other fun facts and numbers about back-to-school shopping, courtesy of The Shelf.

Courtesy of: The Shelf