Bargain bonanza: Best back-to-school shopping deals

Sporting the latest trends may put your kids at the head of the class — but it also could set you back to the bank. Style expert Jenn Falik shares her best shopping deals for the new season:

Jeans: Old Navy, oldnavy.com
Need one of the most popular (and basic) wardrobe items? Old Navy has amazing denim options in every style under the sun. Basic blues are just $12 a pop! More trendy options are also a steal, under $20 each. The prices are valid online until 8/29 and in stores until 8/30.

Hoodies: Carter's, carters.com
Beginning today, Carter's will have 50 percent off the entire store and website. A mom must-buy? Their cozy, adorable hoodies starting at around $10. These are not only a style essential but the perfect "in between season" way to keep warm at the bus stop.

Graphic T-shirts: Kmart. kmart.com
It's only $4 each for fun, colorful statement T-shirts that let kids express their personality. This deal runs through 8/31, in stores and online.

Contemporary cool: FabKids, fabkids.com
All FabKids outfits include three mix-and-match pieces for $39.95 — and they are offering 50 percent off with the promo code SCHOOL50 on your first outfit, so you get three items for $20! This is such an affordable option for busy parents who don't have time to shop around during the particularly busy fall season.

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Get the latest fall fashion trends from Old Navy, BUILT, Keds and more affordable brands.

Uniform basics: The Children's Place, thechildrensplace.com
Get 50 percent off of all school uniform essentials in stores and online, including collared shirts, chinos, button downs, white socks, ties — all the items kids with a dress code need to stock up on.

Shoes (for her): Keds, keds.com
This classic brand is back in a major way with nearly 100 trendy styles up to 40 percent off for fall. Polka dots and florals are total musts — this is the year of the statement sneaker.

Shoes (for him): 6pm.com
Athletic shoes are on sale for $29.99, including sneakers from the hottest brands such as Puma, Converse, New Balance, Nike and Sketchers, and in styles like high tops, comic prints and bold colors.

Lunchboxes: BUILT, amazon.com
Amazon has an amazing assortment of BUILT neoprene lunch bags and boxes, and on 8/28 select styles and sizes will be 30 percent off on Amazon.com. These cute, colorful bags are regularly priced around $14.99.

Backpacks: Pottery Barn Kids, pbkids.com
It is all about monograms for fall, and with up to 20 percent off backpacks, the amazing styles at Pottery Barn Kids start at $24. Adding a monogram is $7 and shipping is free.

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    Famous faces: Supermodels then and now

    They were once "just" supermodels, now they're designers, business owners, TV judges and moms. Take a look at these gorgeous ladies as they were at the height of their celebrity — and now.

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    Born Lesley Hornby, Twiggy entered the fashion world as a teenager in the swinging '60s, becoming well-known for her androgynous physique, large eyes and cropped hair. Since being dubbed “the face of 1966” by the Daily Express, she’s gone on to act on screen, stage and television. She also had a stint as a judge on the reality show "America’s Next Top Model."

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    Christy Turlington has graced over 500 magazine covers since she started modeling as a teenager. Now 44, she has earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and is married to Ed Burns, with whom she has two children.

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    German-born Claudia Schiffer was first spotted in a nightclub at the age of 17, and went on to become one of the world's most highly-photographed models, appearing on over 700 magazine covers throughout her career. Since her modeling heyday Schiffer has performed in films, designed her own fashion collection and acted as a U.K. Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

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    Dubbed “The Body” in the 1980s, Elle Macpherson has made a record five appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue during her career. Post-modeling she started successful lingerie and skin care lines. The 48-year-old is now the host and producer of NBC’s "Fashion Star."

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    A longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel, Linda Evangelista has appeared on over 600 magazine covers. Now 47, she has one child with billionaire Frenchman Francois-Henri Pinault. Proving that beauty knows no age, she became the new face of Talbots in June 2010.

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    Heidi Klum became the first German Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1997, at the age of 24. Now 39, she’s still strutting down the runway, appearing most recently as a host and model at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This busy lady is also a host and executive producer of Project Runway, and a mother to four children.

    “The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don’t be too thin! It is always better to have a little meat on your bones,” she told Self in 2010.

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    Yves Saint Laurent called Marisa Berenson, granddaughter of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, “the girl of the Seventies.” Since her supermodeling days, the 65 year old has broken into the movie industry — most recently appearing in the 2010 film “I Am Love.”

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    Discovered by a scout at the age of 15, Naomi Campbell was one of the biggest models of the early '90s. Despite stints in rehab for cocaine addiction, she’s continued to grace the catwalk, walking the runway in 2007 for Dior’s 60th anniversary fashion show.

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    Christie Brinkley, 59, became famous for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers in the late '70s and spent 25 years as the face of CoverGirl. More recently she’s had guest roles on television shows like Parks and Recreation. “I don’t ever apply makeup without scrubbing my face first,” the mother of three told People in 2011. “And I’m very careful with my makeup. Too much emphasizes your wrinkles.”

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    Cindy Crawford and her signature mole shot to worldwide fame as the supermodel became a household name in the '80s. Now 46, she has two children and several business ventures, including a line of furniture. “As I’ve gotten older I wear less makeup,” she tweeted in 2012. “It can make you look older, and hopefully we get more comfortable in our skin.”

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    Helena Christensen has had several titles throughout her career: Beauty queen, Victoria’s Secret Angel, photographer and creative director for Nylon magazine. The mom of one, now 44, even launched her own clothing line in 2006 and has continued modeling in fashion campaigns.

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    Iman spent 14 years as one of the top fashion models in the world. These days she’s married to David Bowie and keeps busy with her successful cosmetics company, Iman Cosmetics, which she started in 1994.

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    Fashion model and actress Jerry Hall still isn't camera shy, recently posing nude with her 28-year-old daughter Lizzy Jagger in a campaign to raise awareness of overfishing. Hall, 56, also became the face of Invisible Zinc Skincare in 2010.

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    Famous for her waifish figure, Kate Moss was discovered at the age of 14 and went on to become the face of Calvin Klein, Burberry, Dior and many other labels. She continues to model today and has designed a collection for Topshop. Moss, 39, married British musician Jamie Hince in 2007.

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    Lauren Hutton, 69, has graced the cover of Vogue 26 times throughout her glamorous career. Fired by Revlon at 40, she made a comeback as a model in the '90s before posing nude in Big magazine at the age of 61.

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    Tyra Banks started modeling at 15, eventually becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the first-ever African American model chosen for the cover of the lingerie company’s catalogue. Now 39, Banks hasn’t shied away from being honest about the aging process. “My butt’s kind of sagging. It doesn’t look as good. My boobs are kind of sagging, too!” she told In Touch in 2012.

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