This post is sponsored by Gordmans because they love back to school almost as much as I do.
For some school shopping back to school shopping is something to look forward to, but for others it can be a real challenge. Here are some tips that have helped us make it an experience parents and kids can enjoy:
- Set expectations beforehand on budget and items you will be looking to purchase. This way you will be on the same page once the search begins.
- Let kids have a choice, but also let them know mom (or dad) has veto power. Since my boys are still small I like to choose three items and let them choose out of them. It gives them the final say, but I still make sure they don’t end up with something ridiculous.
- If they want something that is out of the budget, let them know there are plenty of chores to make up the difference. 😉
- Take them to stores where they’ll find brands they love and you’ll find prices you’ll love.
I have a teenage nephew who has great style. I asked him where he got his jeans…Gordmans. I asked him where he got his shoes…Gordmans. This went on a few times and I knew we had to check it out.
They had awesome jeans and a great selections of cool Nike and Jordan t-shirts as well as lots of great stripe options, which is saying something because usually boys sections are full of questionable graphic tees. The best part? The shoes. They had so many stylin’ boys shoes (Converse, Fila, etc)!
I don’t have any girls, but wandered over to see what I would pick if I did. They had the cutest owl mini dress and polka dot skinnies! Again, tons of cute shoes. One of the best selections of Skechers Bobs I’ve seen.
I love that you can also pick up any accessories you might need: backpacks (starting at $8), lunch bags, phone and tablet accessories and more!
But, the best part had to be the areas for the hubbies and the kids! The grandstand totally cracked me up. It is so smart because my husband is always done shopping before me. The kids area is surrounded by the kids clothes so they can just sit and watch a show while you pick out their wardrobe and then take it over for approval. What service! We honestly had a hard time getting my son to leave.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gordmans. The opinions and text are all mine.