Owls on the brain

Gymboree Outlet recently released their version of the Bright Owl 2013 retail collection. Often times, the outlet versions tend to leave out many of the appliqués or additional details and use thinner, less substantial fabrics.  However, I’ve heard that for this particular collection, the re-makes are done well with fewer tweaks than previous collections, including a few special made-for-outlet pieces that are great additions. This collection is actually so well done that it has been flying off the shelves, so if you are interested in buying these particular pieces, please call your outlet ahead of time to make sure they are in stock.  I know I’ll have to be doing this as well since the outlets are a decent ways away. Don’t forget to bring a 20% off coupon with you. (Get one through signing up for their email subscribe list on the bottom of the homepage, Parents magazine, or using the Gymboree reward members only subscriber 20% coupon that was recently sent out by email because outlets ARE now accepting those coupons.)

Plus starting this Sunday, August 17th, all of you who may be from Connecticut may be interested to know, or most likely already know that it’s the beginning of tax free week.  This is when clothing and shoes under $300 per item will be sales tax free. So as you can imagine, I’m especially excited and am gearing up for my “plan of attack” on how to spend the kids’ clothing budget for this month wisely.

I’m really hoping that the Gymboree Outlet will still have this outfit in stock:

Gymboree Girl - Bright Owl 8/19/13


The kid girl Bright Owl grey and yellow collection is also available, but those particular colors aren’t the best for us, so I was when I saw this purple and pink owl shirt from Kohl’s I was instantly drawn to it.

Purple & Pink Owl

Hair Accessory: Gymboree Ribbon Streamer Pony Holder in Orchid
Sweatshirt: Naartjie Kids Lace Trimmed Stretch Fleece Hoodie in Ibis
Top: Kohl’s Jumping Beans Owl Tee
Tank: Old Navy Girls Rib-Knit Tank in Brink Pink
Jeans: H&M Slim Jeans
Shoes: H&M Patterned Sneakers in Gray

Hopefully, there will be a number of sales that are coinciding with tax free week.  I’ll give a run-down here of the current sales from stores I’ve listed items from in the above outfit.

Gymboree: Currently everything in store is $14.99 and under through 8/17. This stacks with the 20% coupon from August Parents magazine  - expires 9/30 OR 20% coupon + free shipping + double reward points for members from subscriber email – expires 8/17.

Naartjie Kids: Today only 25% off your entire purchase.  Free shipping $100+.

Kohl’s: Online codes– SAVEBIG30 (30% off for cardholders) OR THANKS4613 (15% off non-cardholders – expires 8/24) stacks with YESKIDS10 ($10 off $10 kids department – expires 8/17) stacks with AUGMVC (free shipping for cardholders – expires 8/17).

Old Navy: Online only: Save 15% or Add a pair of jeans & save 25% – expires 8/16, for redemption: click button (tap to redeem) found near top of homepage.

H&M: Online Code– 2233 (20% kids purchase over $50 – expires 8/19).

Lastly, remember to click through ebates if you’re shopping online.  Every little bit helps.

Will you be shopping during tax free week? Maybe making a special trip to the outlets?

Happy Shopping!

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