Winter Wardrobe Shopping with #CookiesKids
It’s cold and snowy outside and it’s a great time to perk up my boys’ winter wardrobe with some new outfits. Rather than run out to the store during the holidays (NO thank you!), I did some online shopping at CookiesKids.com. Cookie’s Kids sells a huge selection of kids clothes, including school uniforms.
Here’s a little history about Cookie’s Kids:
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 CookiesKids.com in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie’s Kids Inventory.
I checked out the 2T and 4T clothes for Dexter and there is a huge selection – 20 pages! I love the prices and the wide range of clothing available – shirts, pants, outfits, outwear, etc.
There was an even larger selection in the 4-7 section. While shopping for Cooper I also used the AlvaKids app. You enter in information about your child’s measurements and AlvaKids lets you know if the item that you choose is available in your child’s size. I like the app, but I was a little disappointed that it didn’t tell me the actual size; the first few items I looked at were not available in Cooper’s size, but it didn’t tell me what it was. I did find an item in his size and then it told me he was size 5, which made it easier to search by size.
Because there’s such a large selection of clothing, I checked out a few of the other options for searching for clothes. I especially liked the “staff picks”.
When I placed my order in late December we were expecting a new baby boy to arrive soon so I took a look at some of the infant items too. I love some of the 12M-24M outfits so I’ll have to come back when the baby’s older for some of them!
The prices at Cookie’s Kids are really impressive. In the infant section I found a set of two coveralls for only $2.99!
I spent quite a while on the Cookie’s Kids site. It was so hard to choose what to order because they had a lot of great stuff and the prices were fantastic!
Three outfits and three pieces of outerwear and my total, with shipping, was less than $70! It’s hard to beat that. A couple days after I placed my order I received an email saying the Coney Island outfit for the baby was no longer available and I was refunded the money for that outfit.
The clothes arrived in a week and the boys were very excited about their new clothes. Cooper and Dexter posed in their new outfits (at the top of this post), and here they are in their new jackets:
Cooper and Dexter love having matching clothes so they were excited to have the same jacket.
Little Campbell posed in his new fleece coverall too and this is his debut on Toddling Around Chicagoland!
To see more photos of my shopping experience with Cookie’s Kids, see my Winter Wardrobe Shopping album on Google+.
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