Back-to-school shopping has been in full swing the last few weeks in our house! While the boys may not be overly excited about shopping, this mama is!
Before we head to the mall, I go through the kids’ closets first and make a list of what they need. Typically September is warm and the kids can still wear shorts and T-shirts with a sweater for cooler mornings. But Canadian weather can change quickly so I like to be a little prepared and have some long-sleeves and jackets ready.
I remember how excited I would be as a child for that very first day – new school supplies, new outfit, the excitement of a new teacher and new friends… The first day of school is both nerve-wracking and exciting for the kids – and for parents!
It’s tradition to take photos of the kids on the front porch as they are on the way to school, decked out in new outfits. We had an opportunity to shop at Sears this back-to-school season.
The kids particularly loved browsing the Tony Hawk line of clothing. Sears also carries Converse, Adidas, Levis and Nevada.
We bought a few pairs of track pants – 2 for $20, you can’t go wrong with that price! The boys picked out a few Tony Hawk long-sleeve shirts too. For the skater-style, Nevada had some great picks for slim-fit coloured pants.
The boys enjoyed trying on their picks:
The Sears in Upper Canada Mall is being renovated so we didn’t have a chance to see The Kids Room yet but I’m already noticing how more spacious the kids’ clothing area looks.
I didn’t realize the details of the KidVantage lifetime wear out warranty – If the item wears out, Sears will either repair it or replace it with the identical item in the same size or a similar item of equal value in the same size. It covers children’s apparel sizes from infants up to 18, and footwear up to senior kids’ size 6 but you need to keep your receipts!
Also, Sears offers a Price Match Guarantee – they will match a competitor’s advertised price on identical items within 30 days of purchase. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
Sears is also hosting a “Back We Go” Facebook contest where you can enter for a chance to win one of five weekly $500 Sears gift card prizes, and 35 daily $50 Sears gift cards to put towards your back to school shopping!
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Back to School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.