The National Retail Federation, a retail trade group, predicts spending will surpass $135 billion, an increase of more than $24 billion from last year.
“The larger the school, the more they are needed,” said Leslie Sparacello, a school superintendent in Austin, Texas, whose former school required clear backpacks.
Clear backpacks available on Amazon.com's (AMZN.O) marketplace are priced starting at $9.97, according to its website.
A spokesperson said Walmart has recorded an increase in demand for clear backpacks in the last two back-to-school seasons, specifically in Texas, Florida and Mississipi.
The company has a separate section for clear backpacks under its backpack category starting at $4.89.
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