Best Back-to-School Items for Under $25: Cheap and Chic

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Locker chandelier, $24.99
Gone are the days when a few pages torn from Tiger Beat signified locker décor. Kids are decking out their private hallway domains like

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Photo by: Lockerlookz.com

Locker chandelier, $24.99
Gone are the days when a few pages torn from Tiger Beat signified locker décor. Kids are decking out their private hallway domains like mini-Versailles with lighting, mirrors, and little shag rugs.

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Thu, Aug 15, 2013 12:33 PM EDT

The average family spends over $600 a year on back-to-school shopping, making it the second-biggest consumer-spending season of the year. Sure, it's easy to blow a wad of cash - especially when your children are anxious about making a good impression on their first day back - but you really don't have to break the bank to find fun items that kids will love. Here are Yahoo! Shine's picks for the coolest - and most affordable - items available. --Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer