Spring Fashion Shopping for Less

Long term readers know that my price to pay for clothes for my children is $5 per item or less in average.  I am able to do this by shopping for off season clothes online and in stores.  And of course I always hunt garage sales for clothes in good condition.

However, now that my oldest is six I am noticing that paying $5 per item is getting harder to accomplish.  At the end of last summer I was unable to find any deals on shorts for his size.  I also was not able to get him any summer pjs for less than $7.99 which is what I was used to paying.

With the weather getting warmer, and the fact that he is no longer fitting in shorts from last year, I was forced to do some shopping for him.  But where could I go to get cheap clothes for him?  To Walmart and Target I headed.

At Walmart I was able to buy Faded Glory shorts for my son summer for $5 a piece.  One stretch cotton short was $4. I also bought him two pairs of nice Wrangler shorts for $12.99.   One pair of pool trunks was $8.  I was very unhappy though because the selection of pajamas was VERY limited, and I could not find any that were his size, plus they were way more than what I wanted to pay: $12.

Then I headed to Target because I did need to get him pajamas.  Just for comparison, Target sells Circo shorts (comparable to Faded Glory in my opinion) for $7.99 each.  They also sold Wrangler shorts for $12.99.  But pool trunks were $11.99.  The pajamas were even more expensive: $14.99, but they did have one set that was his size.  I had to bite the bullet and buy him one set to hold him over.  I think what I will do is buy them online.  The set I want is $10.97 shipped at Walmart.com.

So, those are the results of my clothes shopping for my kids.  I think the lesson I learned here is that there are a TON of boys out there size 8 or stores do not keep enough inventory of sleepwear for that size.  Thank goodness for online shopping, saves me time and gas!

PS.  I had made a video with my son modeling his shorts and my toddler modeling some cute PJs I got her and it was a total bust!.  Oh well, better luck next time!

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