2017 Back-To-School Facts:
- The average person will spend around $284 this year on clothing and accessories this back-to-school season, around $104 on school supplies, about $307 on computers & hardware, and $254 on electronic gadgets for the new school year :0
- The top 3 style trends for back-to-school clothing and supplies this year: animal prints & patterns, floral & tropical themes, and food prints :)
- The back-to-school period is the 2nd largest consumer spending period of the year!
- Around 20% of consumers plan to start their back-to-school shopping about 1-2 weeks before the start of school this year :0
- Almost 45% of consumers plan on doing their back-to-college shopping online.
Who is J.T. Spencer?
To wrap up this week's back-to-school feature, The Beauty Closet is recommended a fav top accessory pick from J.T. Spencer. In case you haven't heard of this quality brand, they are definitely one to have on your radar! They started out with the dream to create top-notch quality custom logo belts- right here in the U.S. They wanted to make items that could also be sold in high-end golf & country clubs. How did they do that exactly? They made an Original Embroidered Belt that not only hit the marketplace and quickly gained momentum, but they managed to establish a strong foothold in the particular golf niche.
To fully establish themselves in the industry, they also forged a partnership with Peter Millar who made the brand an official licensee and expanded the brand's customer base in the golf world- both domestically and across the globe! Now, the brand has expanded into yacht & athletic clubs, schools, companies, and a variety of other organizations & groups to aid them in showing their organizational pride in the process. Their products can even be found in universities & colleges across America and they even offer up customized products sold online and through retail partners with designs that cover just about anything you could think of!
Based in Richmond, Virginia the brand takes great pride in curating the highest of quality bests made from the best materials they can find :) So how did they get on my radar exactly? I happen to come upon an ad of theirs one day and stumbled upon their site. Before I knew it, I was hooked! I had to check out one of these belts for myself. As an individual who's always on the hunt to discover quality brands such as this one, I knew I had to get my hands on one! Lucky for all of you, I did exactly that! Get the lowdown on these super cute, wonderfully-crafted belts from J.T. Spencer, below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Lobster Belt in Patriot Navy
This belt is stitched on premium luxury cotton before being finished on full-grain mahogany leather- including a solid brass buckle that's plated in an elegant brushed, nickel finish! Made right here in the U.S. this 1.25" wide quality belt was just what I was looking for. A classic belt that can be worn with almost anything : ) I chose the lobster design as I thought it was super cute and although I have a tiny waste, I still found the 32 pants size to work for me. As I often do, I had my fiance assist me and I was able to add a couple of additional holes into the leather end of the belt- right next the those already in place; I found those to be quite adequate to allow for the perfect fit for my waste size.
What really stood out for me with this belt in particular, was the quality: it's nicely lined and well-stitched and you can definitely tell that someone took great care when they crafted this belt. If you've been on the hunt for a great quality belt that will last and is custom-made to your satisfaction, then this the belt you need to snag! Comes in pants sizes 28-66 and you can also get personalized monogramming if you would like, as an additional option. For sizes 48 and above, you will pay an additional $10 to the pricing listed above and for the personalized monogramming, it's also an additional $18. This one would also be a great gift- especially due to the personalization factor ;)