Last Sunday my 8yo and I went “Back To School” shopping for some new clothes – right here at my computer! She pulled up a chair next to mine and we logged onto Cookie’s Kids to see if we could find her a few fall additions to her wardrobe. We’re in the unique situation of being part of a blended model school, so my kids wear uniforms on the two days they attend, but they are homeschooled the other three and can make their own clothing choices on those days. We were shopping for our “home” days. This isn’t to mean we only stay home – we have choir and piano and art class and such. My 8yo needed some fresh fall things for all the other things we do during the school year!
I had never shopped at Cookie’s Kids before and I didn’t realize they have clothes from many different companies available all right there. Here’s a little piece of the history behind Cookie’s Kids and how they got started:
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 for 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 its way. As the brothers began to open new stores in new locations, their inventory expanded. Besides the latest fashions, their customers wanted shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories. They 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 called “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.
Pretty neat! I was pleased to find a lot of options from their website. Here’s a little set of cuteness I pulled together on Polyvore:
Though I would have liked to have picked EVERYTHING in this set, in the end, my 8yo and I chose this pink 2-piece active wear set:
We looked throughout their entire girls’ clothing section and ended up with a pair of jeans and a new swimming suit in addition to the knit set above.
I was super happy with the prices, the check-out process, and the quick delivery. I placed this order on Sunday, August 12, and the package arrived the following Thursday.
I found the fit on everything to be good and overall we’re pleased with our first experience with #CookiesKids! You can see everything we looked at and what we did after we shopped in this Google + Photo Album right here!
And here’s my 8yo styling in her new pink 2-piece set:
And her new pair of jeans with NO HOLES! (This is big for the fourth daughter in our house who usually gets all the cast-off clothes from her three older sisters!
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