Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Sears and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
I’m a thrifter. I buy almost all of my children’s clothing (and my own) second hand both for economical and ecological reasons. A few weekends ago I hit up a huge second-hand chidren’s item sale put on by The Calgary Twins, Triplets and More Association. On my shopping list were fall and winter clothes for Cub in sizes 3 and 4.
When I got to the table for his size, pickings were slim. I heard other Moms making the same observation. This is about the size where little boys start wearing out their clothes: they’re often destroyed by the time they’re outgrown! On the other hand, there were mountains of onesies and outfits for newborns and even toddlers.
Looks like I’m going to have to start paying retail!
But what if I could buy Cub’s new wardrobe knowing that if he outgrows his clothes or wears through them, I can have them replaced for free?!
That’s the Sears Kidvantage guarantee.
I hadn’t set foot in a department store in ages when I went out to do some re-con for this blog post. I was pleasantly surprised by the Sears Kids Room: I had a budget of $25 and I found there was an awesome range of prices from the less expensive Nevada brand all the way up to Levis and Ralph Lauren.
I only dress Cub in sweat pants (if I don’t have a button fly, why should he?) and there were lots of options. I admit I usually spend less than $5 on pants for him at the thrift store, but knowing that any purchase in size 4 and up would be replaceable in the case of a growth spurt or wear and tear definitely changed my mind about only buying used!
His outfit was perfect for his very first “unparented” class: Lil’ Bookworms!
And when Little Miss Cub reaches preschool age… oh. my. goodness. I am so excited for the adorable clothes I get to choose for her! (Or, Moms of girls… do you still get to choose their outfits at age 3??)
Sears Kidvantage Guarantee Details:
Keep your receipt in this handy receipt holder available at the counter….
…. then follow this handy guide to make sure you take advantage of the Grow Out and Lifetime Wear Out guarantees if needed!