I’m in a nostalgic mood these days as my friends all are turning 40 (and my own turn comes this October). So I am feeling especially warm and fuzzy about this “shoppertunity” I just completed for Cookie’s Kids, a company that turns 40 this year, too. Plus, we’re both native New Yorkers…read on!
In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin started a family business in Jamaica, Queens, where they rented a 1600 square foot space to sell children’s toys and clothing. They worked hard and became very successful, and began to open new stores in new locations, where they added more inventory their customers requested, including shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories. By the late 1990s there were six “Cookie’s Kids” superstores in the tri-state NYC area featuring the best kids’ fashion and kids’ style, and school uniforms were added to the inventory as well. In 2007, the company went online, and now you can buy everything from sweaters to shoes to backpacks at the website CookiesKids.com.
For this shoppertunity, I got a chance to update my kids’ summer wardrobes. The budget was just $30 but you will be very impressed by what I (ever the budget-minded shopper) was able to nab.
First, I thought about what both my kids still needed at this point in mid-summer. For R. (almost age 9), it was easy. I really wanted to get her another romper (because I think they are the cutest summer staple for girls), plus she also had outgrown many of her sundresses. So she could use another dress that was fun but casual. As for S. (almost age 6), he had outgrown some of his fleeces and hoodies that he wears on chillier summer nights. So I wanted to get him a basic hoodie or cover-up.
I went ot the Cookie’s Kids homepage and navigated quickly through a user-friendly site that is categorized by gender, size, and type of clothing (so, for example, I was quickly able to locate girls’ rompers in sizes 7-16).
For R. I chose this soft jersey “Star Ride” rope & stripe romper. It cost just $6.99 (original retail price $22)- wow. A cute look for summer camp.
Plus I also got R. this Cherry Stix “Double Braid” Dress. Right now it’s only available in grey online, though I bought hers in pink. Another bargain–it costs just $7.99.
For S. I chose this “Mad Game” basic zip hoodie. At this price (just $6.99) you can afford it in several colors–I chose a go-with-everything charcoal gray for S. I think this will be his “go-to” hoodie for late summer and early fall evenings.
Shopping at Cookie’s Kids was super easy. Here’s my shopping cart at checkout:
Just a few days later, our package arrived (by the way, I got several helpful shipping and tracking emails along the way).
Their verdict? R. loved her romper although “it is kind of hard to go to the bathroom in this.” Well put. She also liked the more “grown-up” tween styling of the sundress. S. liked his hoodie though I noticed one potential problem–the hood itself is a bit on the small side. Though, truth be told, my son does have a large head. 🙂
For more photos of my shopping experience with Cookie’s Kids, visit my Google+ story and Polyvore set (featuring even more Cookie’s Kids fashions). Plus, go check out Cookie’s Kids on Facebook and Cookie’s Kids on Twitter.
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 #CookiesKids. All opinions expressed herein are, as always, entirely my own.