Oh. My. Word.
All weekend I have been at the Influence conference, which is at a hotel attached to a mall.
I never, ever get to go to a mall.
Especially by myself.
So several times over the course of the weekend I have found an hour here and there to go to the mall.
And I just happened to stop in Gymboree. We can’t afford their full-price items, and honestly, even their sale stuff is usually more than I am willing to pay for kids clothes.
But when I walked in the door I was greeted by racks and racks of spring and summer clothes marked 50% off the lowest price. And the lowest prices were like $1.99-5.99.
I almost passed out.
Instead I started grabbing every size 2T for Adeline and 4 and 5 for Elias. And then the amazing clerk Amy said to me, I have boxes more in the back – should I go see what we have in the sizes you are looking for?
I also texted my friend Jen who was quadruplets – FOUR BOYS – and was at the conference. Get your butt here girl.
And the two of us made out like bandits.
Are you ready for this?
70 items including embroidered t-shirts, polo shirts, adjustable shorts, dresses, dress shirts, sweater vests, costumes and accessories.
Retail value $1,503.70.
Paid – $207.44, which is more than 85% off.
PLUS I got $75 in Gymbucks to use in January. (I could have gotten $100, but I made two trips, so it didn’t work out. That’s okay! I am THRILLED, THRILLED, THRILLED!!
Gymboree clothes are incredibly high quality, wash well, don’t fade and are just so nice. I just cannot believe I got t-shirts for $1 and $2 a piece! That is Goodwill pricing for NEW Gymboree clothes.
I try to avoid buying clothes in season. Instead I stock up at the end of the season for the following season. So far, it has worked out well for me. If anything, the clothes are still too big and we hang on to them. Worse case (especially with Gymboree clothes) I can consign them or sell them to ThredUP.
So, if you are out shopping, or can carve out time to go shopping, this might be the weekend to go stock up clothes for the next summer (or two!). And be sure to ask if they have more in the back.
It will totally be worth it!