Stretching the Budget with Cookie’s Kids #CookiesKids #cbias
Being the mom of 3 boys, I am constantly buying new clothes, shoes, etc… because they have outgrown something or played too hard! Over the years you learn that saving money is not just about spending the least amount of money on everyday items, but also about the life you can get out of them. We are saving money to buy our first brand new car. I am cutting corners everywhere to put every little bit into saving for our dream car. This is not my first time shopping at Cookie’s Kids and definitely won’t be my last! I choose Cookie’s Kids for my boys because Cookie’s Kids helps me stretch the budget as well as get them quality clothes. We don’t have to pass on quality just because we are on a budget!
Cookie’s Kids is celebrating their 40th year in business!
A little bit about the company…
In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin went into business together. They rented a 1600 square foot store in Jamaica, Queens, fixed it up, bought inventory and Summer and Fall, and opened a day after Thanksgiving with a full stock of holiday toys. The toys were a success and they put the extra money toward buying children’s clothing for the next season. When that did well, they bought more clothing. The business was on it’s way.
As the brothers Cookie, Marvin and Sonny, who had come in as a third partner in the business, began to open new stores in new locations, inventory expanded. Besides the latest fashions, our customers wanted shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories and we were prepared to deliver.
By the late 1990′s there were six superstores throughout the NYC area, and though they previously had different names, by that time they were all named Cookie’s Kids. Also in the late ’90s came an important addition to Cookie’s Kids’ inventory: school uniforms. It was the steady success in uniform sales that paved the way for founding CookiesKids.com in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie’s Kids Inventory.
It’s hard to pass up a deal like this with up to 90% plus if you sign up for their newsletter you will get promo codes to help you save even more! However, see outfits above that are also included in the regular selection at great prices.
My boys defy the persona of boys only wear jeans & t-shirts. They wear a great variety to represent their personalities. With 3 kids, they obviously get hand-me-downs from their older brothers. When shopping for my boys, I like to keep each of their personalities and favorites in mind! We skipped over Winter again, so we are headed straight for kids spring fashion. To see more pictures of our Cookie’s Kids shopping experience click here for the google+ album!
Elliott helped me pick out his outfit! Elliott loves blue and anything rain gear related. We looked at some of the other rainy day apparel. Elliott wears raincoats & boots year round.
Kenneth Cole “Precipitation No Problem” is perfect for him.For $14.99 for the 3 piece set, I was more than happy to get him the blue one.
Hunter is my green boy. Not only is Hunter my green boy, but he prefers to dress up on a daily basis. He loves button-down shirts. However, he is quite particular about the sleeves i.e. that they can’t be rolled up so when he inevitably outgrows the sleeves it has to be retired earlier. I am trying to transition him to polo shirts so he can get more wear out of his shirts while still dressing up!
U.S. Polo Assn 2 piece set is $14.99 including a bonus belt. Hunter especially liked that the outfit included a belt. I trust this brand since I have bought it for the boys before.
Dylan is our child who doesn’t really care what color or what he wears for that matter. However, he is the one I have the hardest time shopping for because he is always in between sizes with his long legs.
I have a hard time finding pants to fit him so it was no surprise when I dealt with the same issues with Cookie’s Kids. I tried using the new AlvaKids feature, but it told me neither the size 7 or size 8 jeans fit him. I finally found a pair of cargo pants that AlvaKids said fit, but when they arrived they were too small. While AlvaKids didn’t help us get Dylan a pair of pants, the feature did work well for the other 2 boys outfits.
Overall we found what we needed at least for the younger ones, but I would love to see more selection for Dylan’s size (7-8). Those sizes seemed the most limited on selection among my 3 boys size 4, 5, and 7/8.
Dylan is pictured wearing U.S. Polo Assn. “Tried & True” jeans with an Akademiks hoodie and a G.I. Joe long sleeve t-shirt (all bought on prior shopping trip). T-shirt was found in clearance for $3.99. I love that there are so many items in the clearance section that are below $10 and even some below $5!
Also, I love letting the boys use their imaginations so I was pleased Cookie’s Kids had a Batman Hoodie to go with the Hulk & Captain America hoodies (we bought at Cookie’s Kids as well!). Some local department stores had some of the cool masked hoodies yet they were priced above $25.00. Cookie’s Kids offers characters the boys actual like for only $9.99.
As they get older, we will need to start buying School Uniforms since we plan on putting them in private schools. I have no doubt in mind that Cookie’s Kids will offer us the best value and quality!
If you live in the NYC area, there are 7 stores in Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica as well as online at CookiesKids.com for everyone!
Please note: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and CookiesKids.com #CBias #SocialFabric