Back to school season is here and for most families that means spending a lot of money on back to school needs.
According to the National Retail Federation, back to school spending will reach a total of $83.6 billion, $18.2 billion of that will be on clothes alone.
But you don't have to break the bank when you're out shopping, by going to second hand stores.
The owner of Plato's Closet Rapid City says back to school season is like Christmas to them, their busiest time of the year.
They buy and sell gently used teen and adult clothing 50 to 70 percent off the normal retail price.
Owner/Manager, Plato's Closet Rapid City, Callie Bowman, says, "A full outfit would probably cost around maybe $40 if you include the extra accessories, like maybe a necklace and some bracelets, but everything from head to toe, from a shirt, to the denim, to the shoes, maybe even a hat in there."
Bowman says their demographic is 12 to 24 year olds, both girls and boys.
She says they have all sorts of brands under one roof, something you can't find in a big box store.