By now most children have returned to school. However just because school has begun does not mean the school shopping is over. Are you one of the 25% of moms that wait until the last minute to shop? I fortunately do not fall into that category. The great thing is because my children are for the most part decked out for school any shopping I do now I can be selective and look for great deals.
A few weeks ago on a shopping spree weekend Honey and I headed off to Marshalls in search of some great deals. We weren’t really in “need” of anything but I think that is the best time to shop. Our first stop and where Honey loves to spend most of her time was in the shoe section. She is a true shopper and could try on shoes all day and not buy a pair. The best part of our little adventure is I found a great birthday present for Honey.
Currently she has a small pair of pink boots that her father purchased for her a while ago. She LOVES the boots and wears them any chance she gets. However they are now starting to get a little too small. While we were trying on shoes we came across these cute pair of black peace boots for only $24.99. Honey doesn’t know it but in the next day I returned to purchase them for her birthday.
In our browsing of schools the first thing we hit are the clearance racks. We found a few things for Honey to try on. Another task she loves to do while shopping. She becomes a model in front of the mirror in the safety behind the dressing room door. The result of the clearance rack items was a $5 pair of shorts, (that are for home not school), and a new pair of cute butterfly jeans that she is allowed to wear on Friday (for only $7.50).
I was a little bummed that I wasn’t able to find her any school clothes until I happened on a lonely little rack of white shirts and navy bottoms. I was shocked at the price of the clothing. All I can say is I guess Marshalls wanted to get rid of this little rack of clothing. Just look at these prices!
In non clearance news we were also able to pick up a “cool” pair of jeans for Buddy. Of course just because I thought they were cool doesn’t mean he would feel the same way. With technology what it is today however I was able to snap a few shots and send them over for his approval. Let’s just say mom knows “cool”.
A survey conducted by Mom Central Consulting and TJ Maxx/Marshalls brought back some interesting results.
• When it comes to Moms and their kids agreeing on fashion choices, 75% say they only sometimes agree.
• Although finding a compromise on clothing choices can be a challenge, only 1% say they NEVER agree with their children.
• What kind of style does your kid have? Moms equally say their child’s style is sporty, fashionista or classic, with each getting about 25% of the responses.
• 14% said other
• 6% said geek-‐chic “Must Haves”
• 81% of Moms said their kids will be using a backpack to tote around their school supplies this season
• Sneakers (84%) are the most important type of new footwear during this years back-‐to-‐school shopping trip.
Shopping off-‐price at Marshalls allows customers to find the hottest designer fashions for up to 60 percent off department store prices. With buyers traveling 40+ weeks per year to negotiate with more than 12,000 vendors in over 60 countries, Marshalls is able to help consumer’s add this season’s designer looks straight from the source to their closets for less. Marshalls is one of the nation’s leading off-‐price family apparel and home fashion retailers with over 870 stores spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico. Marshalls offers a wide selection of current season, top quality, brand name fashions for the entire family as well as gift ware and domestics for the home at prices 20-‐60 percent less than department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogs.
Disclaimer: “I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.” Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.