by gillian claire: back to school // shopping clearance!

8.08.2015

back to school // shopping clearance!

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We're thinking about "back to school" around here so I thought I'd share a little bit of our journey on the blog. Honestly, we're a pretty minimalistic family and back to school time doesn't involve a whole lot of shopping but we definitely have things on our to-do list! Roman will be starting 2nd grade this year and we have decided at this point to keep Asher home with us.
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Old Navy is currently having one of the best sales ever where in-store they are taking an additional 30% off their clearance items! Old Navy has always been one of my all time favorite stores for kids' clothes. Their clothes are great quality ( and adorable ) and their clearance section, if you play it right, is a gold mine. When Old Navy first marks down their clothes, the discount isn't that great but they continue to mark things down to seriously low prices. I find better deals in the Old Navy clearance section than I do at thrift stores sometimes and the clothes are brand new!
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I want to share a few finds that I came across for the boys during the clearance event. I was so happy to be able to start my back to school shopping this way!
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( mario tee: $2.51, batman tee: $4.09, basketball tee: $3.14 
shoes: about $4.50, bought on a separate receipt that I can't find! )
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Roman is truly one of the messiest children alive ( and to be honest, he gets it from me... ) so his shirts are always getting stained. We are pretty set on shirts for him, especially since we have been able to work with a few great companies this summer that have gifted us clothing. ( Such  a blessing for us! )Since I found these shirts at such great prices, I did want to grab a few to set aside for  school  to ensure that he has some nice, clean shirts to wear. Pairing these with the other shirts we've been given recently gives him a pretty good supply for the beginning of the school year. I may need to find a couple more. Roman loves tee shirts even in the winter since he is so hot blooded, so these should be good for a while! The shoes aren't too practical for school because he has gym class every day and wears gym shoes, but they were adorable and it's always good to have a nice pair of shoes around.
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_MG_6352-2( striped shorts: $2.51, jogger pants $2.51 + $2.58, high top shoes: $4.71, car slip on shoes: $4.72 )
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Ok, I have been eyeing these little jogger sweatpants for Asher since they came in and I had to snatch them up for the fall when I saw them marked down so much! I bought a pair of 3T and a pair of 4T because the 4T looked absolutely huge so I figure he will wear the 3Ts and grow into the other pair. I also bought the little striped shorts for next summer in a 4T because he currently has the same shorts and loves them. I had to buy the shoes because Asher is obsessed with shoes and I loved both of these so much! He has worn the high tops already but I stashed the cute car pair away to pull out later.
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Shopping clearance is a great way to find back to school clothes, so don't forget to check out the clearance racks! The weather is still warm so summer clothes still work and a lot of stores have clothes left over from spring that work for fall weather. Be sure to check out Old Navy this weekend to score some great deals for yourself and if you go, let me know what you bought!
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Where are your favorite places to get great deals for back to school? Have you started shopping yet?
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8 comments:

  1. Oh, you're lucky you have this kind of store in US. I love this brand.

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  2. I go crazy in their toddler clearance sometimes- I've gotten shirts for $.97 before!

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  3. Nothing better than Old Navy clearance. I bought some really awesome sweaters on clearance last year. $3 a piece. You can't beat that!!

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  4. This is awesome! I LOVE Old Navy - easily one of my favorite stores! Their clearance section is pretty awesome : ) such cute finds for your boys!!
    xo Adriana
    Daily Dose of Design

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  5. Old Navy is one of my favs! I've found many amazing deals on their clearance racks over the years! I generally shop consignment or 2nd hand, especially for kiddos but the deals you found cant be beat!

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  6. I am so in love with Old Navy!! It's one of my favourites places to shop - so much great stuff for such a great price!

    Great buys!!

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  7. Those are fabulous! Have you ever tried consignment sales? They are hands down my favorite place to find Back to School deals!

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  8. I really need to make an effort to get to an Old Navy. Nearest one is like 35+ minutes from us. But everyone always finds the cutest clothes and the greatest sales at ON. Mason has to wear uniforms to school so shopping was kind of blah for that. But, he will need Fall clothes for the weekends and I am making a trip to ON. I love everything you found…especially the shoes!

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