This post is just to share with you all how I save money on my children’s clothing. So let’s jump right on to it.
1- Kohls Charge Card: Half of the time I buy my kid’s clothes from Kohls. Especially their shoes, as shoes are very expensive. If you have a Kohls charge card, you can save up to 80% on clothing. You can use your coupon in addition to their regular sale items. E.g., if there is a pair of shoes for $60 you probably would end up paying only 15 to 17 bucks for that, and it’s a heck of a deal. Because kids grow so fast out their clothing and shoes, I am always looking for deals.
2- Zulily – the best website: This is the second website I found and it’s very inexpensive for kids clothing, and you can get nice branded clothing on this one.
3- Columbia Sportswear: If you have this store in your town, find out if your employer has coupons for the Employee Discount Stores. Prices are 60 to 70% lower than their retail stores. I purchased spring Jackets for my kids and the quality is great.
4- Amazon: You know, You can find anything on Amazon. It’s a great place to shop for your kiddos clothes, shoes, and backpacks. With Amazon Prime, shipping is always free and there are tons of deals for the whole year.
5- Ali Express: This is another great site from China, but you have to order way before time as it takes forever for the shipping. But you can definitely find good clothing at reasonable prices. I have ordered lots of items from them, and all have them have somehow eventually made it to my mailbox without issue. I used to use that site a lot more but now my most favorite is Zulily.
6- Garage Sailing: This is also a good way of finding nice clothing. Especially for your toddlers, it’s super good. Just look for nicer areas of town and if there are weekends for community garage sales, that’s even better. I love garage sailing. I never had set up one of my own as I always donate stuff, but it’s not a bad idea. It’s a lot of work though to set up one for yourself.
7- Thrift Stores: Thrift stores such as Once Upon A Child, Goodwill, Salvation Army, St Vincent or any local thrift stores are great places to shop. You just need a bit more time to shop in those places. Did you guys know that Goodwill just started their GW Boutique and everything is branded?
8- Sewing: If you are a good seamstress then you can sew anything at home for kids. My mother makes mostly all of my kids’ clothing. She loves to sew. She is a retired sewing teacher but sewing is her hobby as well. Whenever I go to kids school, teachers always made sure to tell me that how pretty clothing my kids wear and that grandma does a great job. Indeed, she does!
9- Hand Me Down: If your older child has grown up, use those for the youngest one or pass along in the family if you don’t need them. We always give our kids clothing to friends or family when my kids grow out of them. It feels nice to help others, anyway.
10- Keep it to a minimum: The best thing is to not buy too many. Keep it to 15 to 20 outfits. Although, I am trying hard to keep it to 20. But my mother always adds more to my kiddos collection.
I hope some of these points would help you. Now, I would love to hear what you guys have to share with me, and how do you save money specifically on kids clothing?