When I talk about 5 of my favorite kid’s stores, I’m really talking about how adorable AND affordable these stores are. Now keep in mind that my kids are: almost 2, 8 years old and 11 years old so the stores I choose are really geared towards that age group.
Aside from shopping at the Walmart or Target kid’s departments, I feel most times that I get a better selection, quality and even better deals at the stores below. I also take into consideration:
- the ease of returns
- shipping options when ordering online
- size availability with these favorite stores because let’s face it, these kids grow faster than my plants!
Carter’s is one of my favorites for my youngest child, everything I needed from the time I had my babies in the hospital, bringing baby home and day to day wear and necessities I got from Carter’s. Bodysuits, sleepers, blankets, socks, sets, jackets, accessories, you name it. The quality and style of Carter’s name brand speak for itself. Their collection of girls, boys or neutral items are so stylish you can’t help but get your little one dressed up. This is easy since they offer so many sales, coupons and ways to save throughout the year. Sign up for their email subscription on their website or in store and save even more when a birthday rolls around. Earn points with their reward program for every dollar you spend as well.
The Crazy 8 stores are a family of the Gymboree brand, they are a lower price point but the selection of items for newborns to age 14 is right up my alley. On special sale events, most of their items go on sale for $8.88 and that works for me since I’m buying for 3 kids. I especially love their girl’s items; legging and accessories sometimes go down to .99 cents. One of my favorite things about Crazy 8 is that I can order a special size or color in store and have it shipped to the store for pick up. This saves me shipping costs and also if I still don’t want the item I can leave it. They have also done price adjustments for me because some of my items have gone on sale after my purchase within a few days. Customer service ALWAYS greets you and always willing to help when I’m shopping here.
When we get down to school essentials, (think picture day, concerts, recitals) Gymboree is the place to go. Quality and selection are definitely what you’ll get. They have you covered on gym day, Halloween, swimming, or just first day of school. Be sure to give them your email address as well for their ‘everything under #14.99 days’ and events like ‘get $25 Gymbucks when you spend $50’.
Alrighty, so during special events like parties and weddings or sometimes I’m looking for a cute special occasion dress for my girls, Janie & Jack is my go to place. We have a location currently at the Mall Of America and I can always find that special something to match the occasion. Also a family of the Gymboree brand I think that’s why it’s also a favorite of mine 🙂 From darling dresses to blazers for the boys and color coordinated sets for all the kids makes this store picture perfect for all of your special occasion looks.
Ever have that favorite pair of jeans that you keep wearing over and over again? The Children’s Place is where I find my kids favorite jeans. With regular, husky and slim fit in several different colors and shades, I can give them exactly what they love to wear and it still won’t cost me a fortune. This last week I shopped online with them and got jeans for $7.99 each. Yes, you read that correctly 🙂 My son loves their sweatshirts collections and Marvel licensed products as well. (Did I mention he’s a big superhero fan) Another fun fact for the girls, I get my daughter’s hair accessories at this store because they have the largest selection there and she can choose to her heart’s content. Sign up for their rewards program and get coupons and discounts that count every time you buy something.
What are you favorite kid’s stores?