Northland Businesses Packed With Back-To-School Shoppers
Posted at: 08/20/2013 5:45 PM
| Updated at: 08/20/2013 10:54 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
It's that time of year, school is right around the corner and Northland kids are making sure they are ready.
Back-to-school season means big business for area shops. Sophie McKillop and her grandma were picking out some finishing touches Tuesday at Target in Superior.
"It's too decorate my locker so it's not just drab and boring," McKillop said.
"It brings me back to when I took their mother so many times," grandmother Jean Wallin said.
New to Target this year is Up and Up school supplies. It's Target's brand and employees said the price is right.
"They're significantly cheaper than some of the...known name brands that you're use to," Senior Team Leader Samantha Bugni said.
While school supplies are in high demand this time of year, clothes and shoes are also a big seller.
"This is our season of the year," Payless ShoeSource Manager Dave Erdmann said. "It dwarfs Christmas."
Erdmann has been managing the Miller Hill Mall's Payless for more than 30 years and he said shoes are a back-to-school staple.
"We do a huge volume at this time of year," Erdmann said. "It's a time that's both exciting and tiring."
Most Northland kids head back to school after labor day.