My kids are hard on their clothes as is it.  But when you add in summer crafts, sandbox play and general childhood all day, every day over the summer months, their clothing seems to suffer more tears and stains than any other time.  At least, that has been my experience with my three girls this summer!

Only half way through the summer, I have seen the decline in clean, pretty, summery clothing options.  I probably throw something away from each girl at least once a week!  They are just so hard on their clothes!

A week or so ago, I was folding clothes and realized that my girls wardrobes needed a serious update if they were going to have anything left by the end of summer.  I sat down at my computer and started searching for sales on clothes that were pretty but summery.  I also needed something for them to wear to Church, out to dinner and even to other children’s birthday parties that they were invited to.

After searching for a while and landing on the same old clearance shorts and basic tee, popped into my head as a site to search.  I have shopped at many times before and am ALWAYS impressed with the styles and quality of clothing that they have.  And for the fashion forward kids like mine the options are endless!

Let’s talk kids and clothes really quickly.  Do your kids HAVE to choose their own clothes or they refuse to wear them?  I am so incredibly shocked when even my three year old flat out refuses to wear something because it is not the right color or style.  I mean, seriously, she is three!  Add to that a six year old that HAS to wear a dress or skirt that has to have pink in it and I am so in trouble when we hit the teen years!

Thank goodness carries everything from dresses to jeans to shoes to swimsuits.  Otherwise I may not be able to afford to feed them!

But I digress… now back to clothing the kids for the rest of the summer in fashionable, quality, affordable clothing!

I browsed around the site for a while exploring all of the summer options that are available.  From swimsuits to sandals to dresses to shorts and skirts, I could dress my girls in style at bargain prices!  Especially since most of the summer items are on clearance now!

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Easy navigation.  I can search by size, style, and specifics ie: Short Sets.  I love this because I don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of items and then find something I love, click on it and then find out that it is not in the size I need.

Colorful, clear photos.  Sometimes a site tried to be too “cute”.  All of the clothes are posed on models and I can not really tell how it really looks.  I love that I can get close up shots just by rolling over the photo – I don’t get taken to an new page – and that I can make a reasonable decision based on that photo!

Amazing Selection.  Whether I am shopping regular items or clearance, the selection is vast and fun.  And with swimsuits and dresses so deeply discounted, I can afford more!  But beware, if you see it, get it.  The clearance selection changes fast!

Shipping is $5.  No matter how large my order, shipping is always $5 inside the continental US and under 10 pounds.  I love that because it is affordable and I can know ahead of time what I will be paying instead of putting a bunch of stuff in my cart and then finding out that the shipping is more than the purchase!

Knowing that my girls were more inclined to wear dresses than anything else, I searched the large selection for pretty summer dresses that did not look like everything else on the shelves.  Oh my goodness, this was so much fun!  In the interested of getting anything else done that day, I did not share my shopping fun with the girls.  But, truth be told, I was super excited to see so much stuff for up to 90% off that I had a hard time staying within my budget!

But I did!  I purchased three fun summer dresses and a skirt and shirt set for Katie for only $36.96 WITH SHIPPING!  I know for a fact that the same old short and tee sets at the store would have cost the same if not more and they would not have been near as pretty or stylish!

And  – lucky me – when I dressed my girls in their new summer fashions and let them loose in the back yard they were thrilled!

Score one for mom!

In fact, they want the outfits washed and ready to wear on demand.  I guess that means they are a hit!  And since I know that these clothes will withstand the brutal summer treatment that my ladies who play hard and princess hard, I am happy to oblige to their request!

What do your kids wardrobes look like now?  Do you need an update on a budget?  Tell me what you like on and what items your needing to update this summer! is celebrating 40 years of providing affordable fun fashions for kids!  Read how it all started below!


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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 and Fall, 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 in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie’sKids Inventory.

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