Can you believe it’s already near winter? Jeez, time is going by fast. My boys are growing up fast. Ian (My stepson) is 7 years old while Leo is almost 11 months old. With the colder weather approaching I knew it was time to get a couple pieces of warmer clothing for the boys. Ian has grown out of all of his summer clothing, and Leo has transitioned into 12month clothing. We’re still on a pretty tight budget. The majority of everyone’s clothes in this house is donated. Well kids grow. You can’t stop it. Luckily there’s an online department store I ordered from that can fight our tight budget known as Cookie’s Kids. They’re celebrating their 40th birthday in business this year.
About Cookie’s Kids:
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 andFall, 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.
CookiesKids.com has an amazing variety of kids clothes without breaking the bank. In under $40 I was able to purchase an outfit for Leo, shoes for both of the boys, hat & gloves for Ian, and pants for Ian.Shopping was a breeze at the Cookie’s Kids website. Click Here to view my entire shopping trip.
Cookie’s Kids came out with a nifty little feature you might like. Ever wonder what your kid’s size might be? Cookie’s Kids may be able to help you with that. Whenever you visit a piece of clothing’s webpage you can see what the right size would be for your child when you click on the Alva Kids logo. When you do you will be prompted with a Pop-Up. Enter your child’s information in and when you click submit it will tell you what size would fit the best on your child. Pretty nifty, huh?
Overall I am really satisfied with my purchase at Cookie’s Kids. I feel great knowing I have a decent start at winter fashion for both of the boys. In this picture Ian is wearing his hat & gloves, pants, and sneakers. Watch out ladies!
If you’re as fired up as I am about budget friendly kid’s clothing you will love what I’m going to say next. I have a special discount code just for my readers to use. Enter “themiraclemomma” at checkout to receive 10% off sitewide! Hurry – this code is only good until 12/21/2012!
If you don’t want to shop online you aren’t completely out of luck. If you live in the NYC area Cookie’s Kids has 7 stores in Bronx, Brooklyn, and Jamaica. Want to keep up with Cookie’s Kids online? Check out their Twitter and Facebook.
Disclosure: 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 All thoughts & opinions are of my own and may differ from yours.