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Back to School

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  • Teen Vogue's Back to School Saturday focuses on fashion

    Teen Vogue's  Back to School Saturday focuses on fashion
    Saturday has been designated as Teen Vogue's Back to School Saturday at 100 shopping centers across the country. Participating malls will have fashion events including runway shows, fashion pop-up displays, shopping parties and special promotions. Among...
  • July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying

    July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying
    Retail sales rose a smidgen in July, growing 0.2% amid back-to-school shopping even as auto dealers and home goods merchants lagged. The slight month-to-month uptick represents the fourth straight gain, according to the Commerce Department. Wall...
  • Retail sales miss forecasts in July, raise back-to-school worries

    Retail sales for July missed expectations as discounters and teen apparel stores struggled, causing Wall Street to fret about the fate of back-to-school shopping. A monthly gauge of same-store sales from Thomson Reuters found 4.2% growth from a year...
  • Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts

    Retail sales growth 'modest' in September but misses forecasts
    Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds. The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
  • Andrea Thome on why she volunteers

    Andrea Thome on why she volunteers
    We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website. But Andrea Thome has an answer. As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The importance of back-to-school nights

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The importance of back-to-school nights
    Visit an elementary school at 10 a.m. in the middle of the week for a third-grade dance festival and you'll be lucky to find viewing space on the playground as you stand among parents with cellphones and iPads deployed in order to record the event....
  • Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100 for back-to-school promotion

    Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100 for back-to-school promotion
    Hopping on the wave of back-to-schools specials, Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech company is selling the Surface Pro, a tablet capable of running a full version of its Windows 8 operating...
  • Doreen's Deals: Back to school savings for parents and teachers

    Sunday's was the last day to legally cheat the tax man during Florida’s annual sales tax holiday. Not having to pay 6 percent tax helps, but parents will still shell out a whopping $634 on back-to-school shopping this year, says the National...
  • Penny deals, BOGOS and coupons for back-to-school supplies

    Penny deals, BOGOS and coupons for back-to-school supplies
    Use that jar full of pennies to score back-to-school essentials for the kids. Here's a roundup of this week's penny deals, buy-one-get-one free offers, and coupons links, good through Saturday: Print Coupons: SmartSource.com, Target.com, RedPlum.com,...
  • Retail Therapy: Back to school at the Spectrum

    Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
  • Back to school and longing for home

    Back to school and longing for home
    For author and entrepreneur Todd Patkin, going off to college was not exactly a fond memory. "Everyone tells you it's going to be the time of your life, but I had the worst experience," said Patkin, now 48 and the author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's...
  • Back-to-school drive for homeless kids underway

    People who have extra school supplies can donate them to a back-to-school drive for homeless children, according to a news release. Little Smiles of Orange County, a pediatric dental practice in Irvine, is accepting supplies to donate to Costa Mesa-based...