Monday, December 10, 2012

Letting Kids Shop for Their Holiday Fashion #CookiesKids

Holiday shopping for the kids can often be stressful during this time of the year. I do my best to avoid taking the kids into the store as much as possible during the holiday season. This year, I purchased Ella's holiday dress online at Cookie's Kids. You can see our shopping trip in my Google Plus photo album.

Since she is a major fashionista and loves fashion, I allowed her to pick-out any dress she wanted. With the prices on Cookie's Kids being extremely reasonable, I didn't have to worry about her selecting a dress that was out of my price range. Cookie's Kids have seven stores in the NYC area in Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica as well as online at

Ella spent hours shopping online, until finding the holiday dress that she could not live without. Allowing my children to participate in selecting their wardrobe is my way of encouraging them to express themselves through fashion. It can also help my kids to exercise their problem solving skills.

When I saw that the dress was only $39.99, I almost fainted. I have never been able to purchase a holiday dress for Ella under $50 before. 

Ella selected a sparkly pink dress with a little jacket. When the dress arrived, it looked like I had spent a minimum of $75 on it. It has a large pink bottom with a real jeweled pin.

Ella now has the most beautiful holiday dress to wear to all our parties and celebrations this year.

Did you know that Cookie's Kids is celebrating their 40th Anniversary

In 1972, a young man named Cookie and his brother Marvin went into business together. They rented a 1600 square foot store in Jamaica, Queens, fixed it up, bought inventory and Summer and Fall, and opened a day after Thanksgiving with a full stock of holiday toys. The toys were a success and they put the extra money toward buying children's clothing for the next season. When that did well, they bought more clothing. The business was on it's way.

As the brothers Cookie, Marvin and Sonny, who had come in as a third partner in the business, began to open new stores in new locations, inventory expanded. Besides the latest fashions, our customers wanted shoes, toys, backpacks and accessories and we were prepared to deliver.

By the late 1990's there were six superstores throughout the NYC area, and though they previously had different names, by that time they were all named Cookie's Kids. Also in the late '90s came an important addition to Cookie's Kids' inventory: school uniforms. It was the steady success in uniform sales that paved the way for founding in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie's Kids Inventory.

Ever since Ella's dress arrived, she has been wearing it all around the house. She cannot wait to attend her first holiday party and show everyone her new dress.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Cookie's Kids. #CookiesKids #CBias #SocialFabric


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