As a parent, this is such a special time for me. We have been making the most out of our summer, but another milestone is quickly approaching and I am soaking it up.
With my oldest now in Kindergarten, this is the first year that I am officially participating in the act of shopping for back to school.
I am thrilled.
My excitement ramped up to overload yesterday when I had the chance to go clothing shopping. I love clothing shopping and this is the perfect excuse. My store of choice was Sears in West Edmonton Mall.Right now there are some fantastic deals to be had on kid’s athletic footwear. At 30% off, this is a great time to buy since children often need a few pairs (indoors, outdoors, gym… am I forgetting anything?)
There is a deal on socks right now if you buy in multiples so I picked up some socks/tights for the cooler weather that will be here before we know it.
The long-sleeved t-shirts are adorable and I was able to find a number of T’s to suit my daughter’s fashionista style. I picked up one shirt from Girl Confidential for 25% off, grabbed two Nevada T’s at buy 2 for $14.97 (reg price is $9.97 each), and snagged two Carter’s T’s for the already low price of $8.00 each.
Then I found a purple Newberry tutu for $19.99. This on was not on sale, but I knew she would love it so it came home with me.
Last but not least, Levi’s are on sale for 25% off as well and I grabbed a pair of sparkly boot cut jeans for a fun fall look on sale at $22.49 (reg $29.99).
The verdict: My daughter loved all of my choices (I need to soak this up because that won’t last forever). Her favourite? The purple tutu (patting self on back).
All in all, I am happy with my purchases. I ended up having to trim a few items down as I do get carried away. There was no shortage of selection, but I did find that size 5 (which I was looking for) was starting to thin out. I am assuming because this is the kindergarten/grade 1 age so parents with younger kids than this wouldn’t be hitting the stores right now for back to school.
As for the styles, there was a good variety. From printed clothes (Hello Kitty, Dora, Sesame Street, Disney Princesses), to designs, patterns and solid colours, there was something for everyone.
I love that Sears had a sale on before school started and not just afterwards to clear out their stock. There are so many fees and other financial obligations at the start of the school year that every little bit helps.
Sears also has their KidVantage lifetime wear out warranty which covers infants to 18 years of age and shoes up to seniors kids size 6. Their Price Match Guarantee will match a competitor’s advertised price on identical items within 30 days of purchase, with competitor’s current print advertisement showing the lower price.
And one last thing I feel COMPELLED to mention. I’ve noticed in a few stores that BIRDS are making a comeback in fall styles and this is no different in Sears. As the founder of This Bird’s Day — I approve!
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Back to School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.