As a buyer, here is my 2 cents....I am buying fall stuff now... for my kids. We have shorts/short sleeve weather until early October, sometimes later. I dont buy them new clothes for that weather, I am buying pants and long sleeves. Why buy new clothes for school that they can wear for less than a month and then they probably wont fit come spring! I hardly ever buy myself new clothes, so I cant say about adult clothes! Plus, with gas being so high (I think CT is the highest in the nation???) I am not sure how many people are going to be going far for the labor day weekend.