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Back to school shopping is back


When it's hot outside, it's hard to think ahead to the school year, but supplies have hit store shelves once again.

For some, it may be too early to think about school supply shopping, but others say they're already checking items off their list.

"I got the bag right there for my pencils and pens," said Ethan Goree as he looked through supplies at Target in Weston. He's getting ready to go back to school.

"Different color highlighters, dividers for a 3-ring binder, a pack of loose leaf paper, a pack of post-it notes, two black or blue packs of pens," Goree said as he read his supply list out loud.

And the list goes on.

Target managers say they're ready for students just like Ethan.

"We started to get this set last week and we've actually seen some people come in today with their back to school lists so we are set and ready to go," said Target Manager Melissa Innis.

Target employees say their best sellers tend to be the character items, like a Monsters Inc. book cover or a Spiderman backpack.

"Those seem to sell out the quickest," said Innis.

Jenny Longdo and her son say their list is almost complete.

"We usually do a big stock up, and that last throughout the whole year. Whatever is left over, that just carries over into the next year," said Longdo.

While back to school shopping may be a day children dread, it's a day Longdo says she counts down to.

"I am so ready for them to go back to school actually," said Longdo.

Target managers say their aisles will only get busier.

"We will start to see it pick up usually the first week in August, the second and third week are typically very busy for us here as well," said Innis.

So whether you're an early shopper or wait until the last minute, store managers say they'll be ready.

Many students will be packing up their backpacks and getting on the school bus again early September.

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