Time is reporting that parents are going to be sticking to a budget for back to school shopping this year: http://moneyland.time.com/2012/08/01/why-kids-will-feel-the-pinch-on-back-to-school-duds/ 
While I need to buy my boys a few new clothes before school starts, I tend to hit sales throughout the year. I wonder if boys are easier when it comes to this, they really don't care all that much what they wear. It's also easier where we live because the climate is pretty moderate, so they mostly wear short sleeve ts all year long.
Will you be sticking to a budget this year? Do you involve your child at all in deciding their clothing choices?