It’s time to head back to school! Who’s excited?! Don’t hold back – I KNOW you are ready to hit the ground running with new clothes, new supplies, new lunch ideas straight from Pinterest, and a calendar ready to fill in with important events and reminders!
Wait, you aren’t? Yeah… me either. I can’t believe we go back to school in just THREE weeks!
The first, and probably funnest thing we did to get ready was our back to school clothes shopping. I’m working with Tanger Outlets this year to show you how shopping with them can save you time and money, and leave you with some pretty fashionable kids!
Shopping at Tanger Outlets (you can find your closest location with their locator tool HERE) means having a variety of stores to choose from. Women’s fashion, men’s fashion, children’s fashion, shoes, jewelry, home goods, kitchen, toys, chocolates… it’s pretty much a one-stop-shop.
When you first arrive, you’ll want to check out a store map. The easiest way? The Tanger app! It’s available for iOS and Android, so download it to your phone before you leave and you can plan your entire trip before you even get there! For our most recent visit, we decided to park close to Shopper Services – this is where you can can purchase a Coupon Book that is LOADED with coupons for discounts. If you are back to school shopping, this is a MUST and well worth the money!
Using the app, we found Shopper Services and saw that parking was just feet from it’s doors. Perfect! I also noted my favorite stores for children’s clothes: The Children’s Place, Gymboree, Carter’s, and Old Navy. In just minutes, I had a list of what we would hit first. And thanks to the coupon book? There was a coupon for all of them!
When we went, Old Navy had boys polos for $5 each! These are the exact shirts that Brenden wears as part of his uniform, and becasue the school doesn’t require a specific brand, I can shop the sales for the best prices. Considering how much he grew last year, I picked up three light blue and three white. $30 for 6 shirts! They also had other uniform pieces – shorts, pants, belts – but for now I think we are good on both shorts and pants.
I took a quick look at the Tanger Outlets FAQ section and found this gem:
How much will I save by shopping at Tanger?
Because you are making your purchases directly from the manufacturer (and avoiding the middleman), brand name merchandise can be purchased at 30%-70% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlet Centers.
This is exactly why I love Tanger! I found incredible prices on all of our favorite brands without going to a secondhand or consignment type store. For us, it does take a little over an hour to get to Tanger, but I think the savings are worth it in the end. You can go holiday shopping, back to school shopping, new house shopping, there’s everything!
I’ll be sharing more about our visit and the back to school, KidStyle Fashion Camp and Tour that’s coming to Tanger Outlets this summer!
I’d love to know what’s on YOUR back to school clothing shopping list – what are the styles your kids are asking for?
If you have a Tanger Outlet near you, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about your favorite store there!
This post and others are brought to you by an awesome partnership between Tanger Outlets and myself. Compensation was received for our back to school shopping experience. All opinions are 100% my own.