With kids going back to school left and right in all parts of the country, back to school shopping has been on a lot of people's radars. I feel like I'm one of the few people who doesn't run out and buy a bunch of new clothes before school starts. My kids can easily get away with their summer clothes for at least the first few weeks of school. This was proven when it was 85 degrees here in MA for Isabelle's first day of school! Therefore, I usually hold off on my shopping and make it more of a "getting ready for winter" trip.
Either way, no matter when you're doing your shopping you most likely are trying to not break the bank when doing it. It pains me to spend a lot of money on clothes that the kids will quickly grow out of and/or ruin. So I'm a big fan of (in good condition) hand me down clothes and second hand stores like Savers. A Savers location opened not far from me last July and I was hooked. I love that it's always clean, well organized, and you can find some good deals.
They are constantly updating their merchandise with new donations so you never know what you might find. While I was there recently I picked up a few shirts and dresses for Isabelle. Here are some of them:
I also checked out the book section which I had never really looked at before. We mainly get our books from the library since we don't have tons of space for our own books but I figured I'd swing by and check it out. I picked up these storybook collections which the kids love. The 5 large books were $4 total for all of them so not bad.
One of my favorite finds at Savers is also pictured above - Legos. Those bad boys are so expensive at retail price but you can often find a bag of them at Savers for just a couple of dollars. We find they often have unique pieces in them as well which the kids enjoy.
So next time you're dreading spending money on back to school, or welcome to winter, or my kids have too many holes in their clothes shopping, consider taking a trip to Saver's. They might have just what you need for a steal!
You can find the closest Savers to you HERE. You can also like Savers on Facebook HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE!
*I was provided a Savers gift certificate to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.*