We’re continuing our good economic news for families (think of that) today with a look at places families can save a buck . . . or fifty.
Children’s clothing and accessories are must-haves, even when we’re still wearing the pilled sweater from our high school days. So where can you go for deals on name brands that stand up to everything your kids will put them through, plus the washing machine? We’ve got the answers:
Barney’s Kids: Don’t believe us? Their sales rack will suprise. Like the little Democrat outfit up right now that will cost you $11, reduced from $45. Now that’s change we can believe in. What to Know: Like most clearance racks, it’s hit and miss, but ground shipping within the U.S. is cheap ($5 if you’re spending under $50, keeping that Little Democrat outfit under $20) and returns are always accepted with a pre-paid shipping label.
Old Navy: The prices are already vastly lower than their major competitors (including parent company The Gap), but it’s the Old Navy sales rack that’s worth a real look. Think tank tops for $0.97 and jeans for under $10. What to Know: You can now combine shipping with orders from The Gap, PiperLime and Banana Republic to save money, and the Old Navy Weekly offers online coupons for in-store deals.
Children’s Wear Outlet: Although its big focus is school uniforms, the outlet is home to some great prices. A B.T. Kids set of jeans, tee and sunglasses for a little girl is $12; a newborn boy’s set of overalls, tee and three toys is $8. What to Know: The prices are already cut rate, but a sales section of the site reduces things even more. Returns are permitted within thirty days.
Target: More of an in-store savings site than online, the discount store has a seventy-five percent off rack every day that knocks kids clothes down to almost nothing. Stock up on the sizes your kids have yet to grow into, because a lot of seasonal ware covers these shelves. What to Know: The site often offers free shipping deals that extends to its clearance section, and returns can be made at any Target store.
Pottery Barn Kids: Another surprise for some who give the place a wide berth, PBKids has a sale section that’s worth looking into for the whole family. Think sailcloth curtains in basic blue that could work just as well in a living room as the nursery. Like Barney’s, the clothing is still hit and miss, but look carefully, there are finds to be found. What to Know: Click on sale, but also check out the additional seventy-five percent off section for additional savings.Final sale items (anything ending in $0.99) cannot be returned.