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5 tips to get through the back-to-school shopping season

Poughkeepsie Galleria helps you conquer back-to-school shopping chaos

Mall, Shopping, Back to school shopping

Back to school shopping season has arrived and Poughkeepsie Galleria is ready to kick-start the season in style! Here are 5 helpful tips to help you gear up for the new school year:

1. Start early. It’s easy to get caught up in the laid-back mood of summer and not think about school clothes and supplies until a few weeks before classes start, but if you start shopping early you can take advantage of the Poughkeepsie Galleria’s great deals.

2. Shop the big three. Old Navy, Justice and The Children's Place rotate merchandise often. Ask when they do their markdowns so you can grab the deals. Also, if you see an item you bought in the past 14 days on sale later, you can get the difference refunded; you don't even need to bring in the clothing, just the receipt! Carter’s and Kids Footlocker are now open, too!

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3. Get social. Follow Poughkeepsie Galleria on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to watch for deals and special offers happening around the mall.

4. Spread out your purchases. Over the summer, buy things you know your kids will need like pencils, glue, crayons, etc. each time you go to the Poughkeepsie Galleria. By picking up a few items here and there, you’re not dropping a lot of cash all at once.

5. Stock up. It’s a given, your child will run out school supplies during the school year. Buy extra supplies during the back-to-school sales and if your child doesn’t use the extra supplies this school year, you’ll have a head start on next year’s back-to-school shopping.

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The newly renovated Poughkeepsie Galleria has all your back-to-school shopping essentials. The Poughkeepsie Galleria is Dutchess County’s largest enclosed shopping destination for over 25 years; anchored by Macy’s, Regal Cinemas, Target, Best Buy, Sears, JC Penny’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and offering 120 retail shops with something for the entire family.

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