Cookies Kids is a children’s clothing shop that has been around for a while, but is new to me!
- 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 CookiesKids.com in 2007, which originally sold uniforms and soon after the entire Cookie's Kids Inventory.
I was really happy to learn about the Cookies Kids website, because there are no Cookies Kids Stores here in my area. I would have been missing out on a lot of really cute, and well-priced, clothing for my girls. My girls (5 year old twins) and I browsed through their “Sets” section as well as their “Rompers” section. I particularly loved the Sets, because you get pants, shorts or skirts that you can mix with clothing they already have. Plus, they love knits so they can jump around while looking pretty.
I narrowed it down to under $9.99 and we saw A LOT of really adorable stuff. I was surprised!
Please visit my Google+ Album for details from our shopping experience on CookiesKids.com, from start to finish.
Here’s what we liked the most, as shown in this Polyvore set I created:
We almost bought two other outfits
…when we noticed these festive Fourth of July top and shorts sets (the Stripes and Rosettes Set by French Toast…only the red is available now). When the clothing arrived, Sophie put it on right away, and then said “I’m going upstairs to look in the mirror.” As if that wasn’t enough, she had secretly grabbed my phone.
She then accessorized with a necklace and pulled the bench in front of the mirror (I will teach her about minding the background of her photos some other time).
Later that day, the girls both put on their new outfits and we went out to dinner. When we got out of the car, of course we cannot walk in a straight line. We must jump around, make up hopscotch games, and otherwise flop all over the place.
They did stop to take a huggy picture, per Mama’s request.
I’m glad the girls like their new outfits. I love the rosettes!
And I still can’t believe the little shorts were included! Love the coordinating stitching detail on them, and I know they’ll wear them with other tops and dresses that they already have.
Though the Fourth of July has passed, we all won’t mind if they wear them again this summer. I ordered size 6 so these should fit them next summer as well. Note: There was a little bit of shrinkage after I washed them, so it may be a good idea to order up anyways.
Shipping is just $5 with any purchase. Be sure to sign up for email newsletters on CookiesKids.com. I thought it was nice that they sent me an alert for one of the outfits I’d previously added to my cart that the price had been further reduced. And I still have my eye on some of those rompers. So.cute.
So tell me, do you like to shop for sets of clothes for your little kids? What types of clothing are currently your kiddos’ favorites?