Have you heard of Rookie USA yet? If not, you will soon. It’s a new concept in kids’ retail sportswear, with stores opening soon across the U.S.A. featuring the best brands like Levi’s, Nike, Jordan, and Converse, and more. In advance of its opening this summer, you can snag a free $20 gift card (for in-store use only) just by signing up via the Rookie USA website (it’s easy–just visit the homepage, enter your email address where prompted, and the gift card will be yours):
I recently had the opportunity to try out some clothing for five-year-old S. by Rookie USA’s top brands (although, as you’ll see in a minute, eight-year-old R. wanted in on the action, too). S. has special needs and doesn’t participate in as many organized sports activities as other boys his age, but I am trying to change that. He recently started playing basketball at school–it is tough for him, but he’s working hard and enjoying it. He’s also working with a physical therapist on basic sports skills like throwing and catching a ball, jumping, and running. And he could definitely use some more “big boy” clothing to suit him now, both in and off the field:
Outfit #1: Layered “two-fer” long-sleeve tee by Levi’s, denim-look micro-corduroy pants by Nike, S’s own hat from Children’s Place:
Here’s a closeup of those Nike cords. I really love these–I had no idea Nike made trendy clothing like this–S. could even wear these for dress-upped occasions this Fall.
Outfit #2: Converse tee shirt and Levi’s jeans. S. actually wore this tee to his first day of camp yesterday. His big sister is right–he needs more “big boy” tees like these. And, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Levi’s. I like the dark rinse of these.
Outfit #3: Getting a little envious of S’s modeling, R. put together an outfit for herself–a Nike striped hoodie from Rookie USA, paired with her own sweatpants and cap. The hoodie is soft and lightweight and she’ll be sporting it a lot on cool summer evenings.
Overall, I was very pleased with the selection that we reviewed for Rookie Kids (there were also mesh sport shorts–something else S. desperately needed). I’d love to check out more of the clothes, especially by Nike–I have a feeling I might find some winning back-to-school outfits there.
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 Rookie USA #CBias #SocialFabric #RookieUSA. All opinions are, as always, entirely my own.