Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Great Debate: Do Moms or Kids Have More Control Over Back-to-School Shopping?

New Survey from Shoebuy.com Says Mum's the Word

BOSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who has more control over back-to-school shopping decisions: Mom or Kids? Shoebuy.com, a leading online retailer for shoes, clothing, and accessories for the whole family, today revealed that Mom has the final say, according to the company's recent national survey. And Mom did not shy away from these revelations, even when they were incriminating.

The Great Debate: Do Moms or kids have control over back to school shopping? Sorry, Kids, Shoebuy.com survey says Mum’s the word!

Mom may have been honest in this survey, but 1 in every 4 respondents admitted to have lied to their children in order to avoid purchasing a back-to-school item that was on their kids' wish lists. Looks like Mom doesn't always tell the truth after all, but this may be because she is also trying to save a buck.

With 70 percent of moms saying they are more concerned with finding good deals over what their kids want for the new school year, moms may be opting for a quantity over quality approach to back-to-school shopping. In fact, only a select 8 percent of respondents care strongly about their children having high-quality brand names or being trendy.

But all that quantity adds up – close to 50 percent said they spend over $150 per child on back-to-school shoes, clothes, and accessories, with 20 percent spending more than a whopping $200. That comes to a bill of $600 for a family of three school-aged children. 1 in 4 also spend more time shopping for back-to-school fashion needs than classroom needs.

"We came across some real conversation starters around moms' back-to-school shopping priorities, and were particularly excited to learn that online shopping is helping moms get what they need and ensure they have time to enjoy the summer," said Trisha Sweeney, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Shoebuy.com. "We're also thrilled to know that moms do take the extra time to treat themselves while prepping their families – and we are happy to assist while they navigate through the back-to-school season."

Additional findings from the survey include:

  • Get Mom to the Beach: 1 in 3 moms prefer to do their kids' back-to-school shopping online so they can spend more time enjoying the sun and sand.
  • One for Kids, and One for Mom: Almost 50 percent of moms would only take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season to shop for themselves if they scored a huge deal.
  • Dress Code Debate: Support of school dress codes across the U.S. decreases from West to East, with 84 percent of Western respondents and only 68 percent of Northeastern respondents in agreement with existing policies.
  • What Fashion Crime? When asked to reminisce about their biggest school fashion faux-pas, moms revealed parachute pants, leg warmers, and matching velour sweat-suits as their biggest style regrets (with butterfly clips, and bell-bottoms not too far behind). But lo-and-behold, these trends have all made strong comebacks since disappearing years ago!

Survey Methodology 
This survey was conducted online nationally by Google Consumer Surveys among 535 moms, ages 18-64 in August 2014.

Back-to-School Shopping Guide 
For the latest back to school styles and must-haves for kindergartners and college students and teachers alike, visit the Shoebuy Schoolhouse Shop: http://www.shoebuy.com/info/back-to-school.

About Shoebuy.com 
With more than one million products for customers to choose from, Shoebuy.com is a leading global retailer for shoes, clothing and accessories for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands. The Shoebuy.com customer experience extends beyond shoes through the company's broad portfolio of products, as well as the exclusive Events.Shoebuy.com featuring invitation-only private sales. Shoebuy.com was founded in 1999 and is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI). Learn more at Shoebuy.com, connect with us on Twitter @Shoebuy, follow us on Pinterest or visit our Facebook page.

Shoebuy.com logo.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137420 
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/NE62212LOGO

Contact:
Megan Hand
SHIFT Communications
617.779.1806
[email protected] 

SOURCE Shoebuy.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).