My kids are heading back to school in a few weeks and I’m always amazed by how fast the summer goes. There is never enough time to fully unwind from the previous school year when the stores are filling up with fresh school supplies and every commercial has something to do with back-to-school. I can deal with new pencils and notebooks, it’s the clothes that drive me batty.
As most of you know, I have three daughters. 3 girls x 7 days a week = 21 outfits. Yes, I can do math. When my kids were smaller, it wasn’t such a big deal because I did the old “hand-me-down” thing where we just kept passing the clothes down from kid to kid to kid. Unfortunately, now that they are all in school, the “big sisters clothes” thing doesn’t really go over very well. And in all honesty, I get sick and tired seeing the same outfits year after year.
So, my only other option is buying them all some new clothes. I admit, I don’t get them a whole lot of new clothes. Remember that 21 outfits a week? Well, it also equals expensive! But… I do like to get them a few nice things to start the year off right.
I don’t normally do a lot of online shopping, but with working and being busy with all the kids, I can’t always get out to the mall to shop. Having a few really great online stores for the kids is something I’ve been researching for a while. One of the stores that everyone keeps talking about is Cookies Kids. With a $30 credit, I made my way over to do some back-to-school shopping. Come see my entire shop here on Google +.
I have to admit, this is definitely one of the better online stores. They sell everything from infant and baby clothes to boys & girls clothes to school uniforms and toys and accessories and backpacks. Oh my! I fell in love with so many of the girl clothes I couldn’t decide what to get.
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.