The day after Christmas has become the new Black Friday – many retailers offer deals as impressive if not larger than their day after Thanksgiving sales. It’s a time to clear out their winter inventory and get ready for spring. It isn’t just the big box stores taking advantage of the shopping spirit that still buzzes in the air during the holidays – even little boutiques know that customers will come in droves upon seeing the greatest word in shopping vernacular: sale. Parents especially can appreciate a good bargain. Children outgrow clothing quickly and investing in a pricy wardrobe is certainly not on the minds of most parents. After-Christmas sales are perfect for stocking up on this season’s clothes.
Wintertime in DFW tends to linger through the end of February so your purchases after Christmas will still get a couple of months of wear. Another option is to buy a larger size of the clothing for next year. You’ll be ahead of the game and your kids will have a closet full of brand new and stylish gear come next winter. The following stores offer after-Christmas sales that are worth checking out.
A Tiny Hiney Baby Boutique is a charming north Dallas retailer featuring everything from cloth diapers to one-of-a-kind clothing for children. You can find custom-made onesies and brightly colored coats among the handpicked selection. A Tiny Hiney’s after-Christmas sale will have seasonal items marked down 50%.
Bebe Grand features the following popular children’s brands: Magonlia Baby, Kissy Kissy, Deux Par Deux, Petit Bateau, and many more. This Lakewood boutique features quality clothing and gifts. Their selection of seasonal wares will be on sale for 30-40% off.
Chocolate Soup has a new location in the Shops at Fairview. This new boutique is known for its sets and reasonably priced children’s clothing. Their after-Christmas sale will feature clothing and accessories marked down 40%.
In addition to the local treasures there are, of course, national chain stores that will be offering deals that are worth a look this holiday season.
Carters is synonymous with comfortable play wear and coordinated pieces. Every child has worn a patterned Carters onesie or the endearing footie pajama in his or her life time as they are a parent’s go-to for inexpensive and cute clothing. Carters will have an after-holiday sale where its winter play clothes, pajamas, and more will be marked down to $3.99.
Gymboree often has one of the most discounted after-Christmas sales and this year is no exception. Their whimsical, coordinated clothing ranges from newborn to twelve years. Gymboree will have a sale with up to 70% off seasonal items plus some items will be marked down to 99 cents!
Old Navy’s Black Friday sales are famous but their after-holiday sale is impressive as well. In addition to marking down many of their categories (such as $15 denim deals) the entire store will be up to 60% off. This includes everything from baby to women, shoes to outerwear.
Now that you’ve finished shopping for the kids – don’t forget to stock up for yourself and for next year’s holiday! Here is our list of the best spots where you can do that!
Lauren Actkinson-Carlton is a writer living with her husband and toddler in Little Elm. Her creative writing and journal can be found at http://laurenacarlton.com/. She is also on Twitter: @laurenacarlton.