I clearly remember the anticipation and excitement of August back-to-school shopping trips with my mom and sister. We always looked forward to that day – to our “girl time” – where the three of us would spend hours in the shops and then go out to dinner afterwards. My mom always gave us a limit as to what we could each get and, somehow, we always ended up going past that limit, because, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE GIRLS SECTION OF ANY CLOTHING STORE?
I now have three daughters of my own, and when I was offered the chance to take my two older girls on a back-to-school shopping trip at OshKosh B’gosh, naturally I jumped. While my girls are only in Pre-K and Preschool, this would be the first time that I’ve taken the two of them shopping with me, alone. Our own yearly tradition of “girl time” would start with this venture.
We arrived at OshKosh and before we were even entirely through the front doors, the very first items they noticed were the Back to School Collection‘s fleece-lined hoodies. With the sparkles. (Because, they have a very fine-tuned radar on sparkles.) The hoodies (which is a huge MUST-HAVE in this house) came in all sorts of colors, but they each grabbed their personal favorites. Sparkly graphics give the cozy fleece hoodies a little extra zip to match their personalities, and they start at only $18!
Some more girly sparkly hoodie goodness:
Once we grabbed the hoodies, the girls quickly moved across the store. They were excitedly asking me, and anyone that would listen to them, if they could try things on. I told them to choose what they liked and we would fill each of their shopping bags for the dressing room.
They filled those bags with colored denim, tunics, leggings, graphic tees, shoes and accessories faster than if I told them Oobi The Talking Hand was at the front door. (It’s weird. I know.)
I enjoyed watching them pick out their own clothes (even if I had to intervene with the sizing and explain to my 3 year-old that a size 7 wasn’t going to fit her). A big hit for both of them were the graphic tees and Tunic and Leggings Collection. You could mix and match to create dozens of easy outfits, and the prints and styles were absolutely adorable.
And, of course, the shoes. We can’t forget the sparkly silver and pink shoes.
What I loved most about OshKosh while I was there was not only the refreshed classic Back to School Textbook Styles, but that I was saving a ton of money, with up to 50% off! My girls don’t have to wear uniforms to school, but if they did, I’d definitely be shopping OshKosh’s Dress Code Uniform Shop (currently available online and in-stores).
Everything in the store was just so PERFECT for back-to-school.
Even though I live in a world of girls, I spotted a lot of Back to School Collection boy styles that my nephews would love. The boys signature hoodies were made of soft cotton fleece with pouch pockets and bold, old-school logos. The triple jumper athletic pant, fully lined with soft, cotton jersey, looked like a keeper for the active boy and the rugged, washed denim was up to 50% off!
OshKosh is truly a destination for Back to School styles. The looks are versatile, fun and can be layered to bring fall into winter.
This week (until 8/27) OshKosh has a special Look of the Week promotion going on.
The featured Look of the Week includes:
- Girl: Jeggings, Up to 50% off! Denim leggings, or “jeggings” are available in a variety of denim washes. Pair them with adorable and comfy knit dresses and tunics. When the weather gets cooler, add a sweet cardigan to complete the look.
- Boy: B’gosh Blue Jeans, Up to 50% off! B’gosh blue jeans are made of durable and long-lasting soft cotton. Baby boy jeans are available in straight, classic, and carpenter styles and a variety of washes. Boy jeans also come in a loose fitting style.
After spending over an hour in OshKosh, we collected our new purchases and headed for the register. But not before stopping one last time to try something on.
I hope my girls will begin to remember how cool it is to go back-to-school shopping with their mom. Especially when their mom takes them to fun stores like OshKosh. (And buys them ice cream at Friendly’s later.)
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