For the first time in his (short) life, my 5-year-old love muffin has a preference on what he wears and how he looks. He has favorite t-shirts, a favorite pair of shorts, a favorite pair of underwear even. He also decided to grow his hair long ("to my shoulders") — inspired by a Mr. John Lennon — and so every night he carefully combs his wet hair, perfecting his look.
He's also going to Kindergarten in three short weeks (gasp), and I want to get some new back-to-school clothes to start the new year.
But have you seen how expensive kids' clothes can be? As for finding a reputable location for hand-me-down/budget-friendly clothes that don't look so (ahem) "hand-me-down," good luck. Unless you live in a big city or happen to majorly luck out in your community, thrift shopping can be a major miss.
And yet our generation of parents has something that no past generation has had: eBay, Instagram sales, and well-edited efforts like Schoola.
Now I'm not just saying this because it's a sponsored post — I truly believe in this company, and I'm excited for you to see for yourself. All you have to do is browse the site — read about their mission, their impressive percentages that get donated to a good cause, their vast selection of kids' clothes of all sizes. Many have the tags still on, and many are from reputable brands like H&M, Mini Boden, GAP, Old Navy, and Abercrombie.
To give you an idea of the selection, here are a bunch of 5T boys' clothes for Noah, all from Schoola. All of these clothes are $10 or less — most under $5:
Right?!? And good news...
Until August 20th, you can snag a 20% discount to shop at Schoola using the code Back2Schoola20.
PLUS Early Mama readers will automatically donate money to my school of choice, the KIPP Academy in the Bronx, by simply requesting a donation bag or purchasing clothes using this link. (Read more about the campaign here.)
So go on! Save a little money on clothes you'll need anyway; do a little good in the process. It's a win, win all around.