It amazes me how expensive simply going back to school is for our family. With two of my three kids in elementary school, the school supplies alone cost a lot. And while you would think I would save money with my kids in school uniforms, that is far from the case. My boys, especially my oldest, are very hard on their uniforms. Between blown out knees, holes in their sweaters or permanent marker on their polo shirts, we seem to go through their clothing rather fast. And of course they still need to round out their wardrobe with some clothes they can wear on free dress days and when they aren’t in school. Even my youngest who only goes to school one day a week needs some new clothes with the change in season.
I was asked to try out the upscale resale site called Moxie Jean that specializes in baby and kid clothes. Whether you are looking to buy or sell high-quality, gently-used kids clothes, this site is a great option. I did some browsing, which was easy with all the available breakdowns. I can look for brands like Tea Collection clothing in size 2T only or I can check out general categories like outwear for boys in size 8. Either way, the clothes are in excellent or new condition with great photography so you can clearly see what you are getting.
I decided to shop for my youngest Wes, and my middle son, Warren. My little guy is only two, and there was a lot to choose from in his size. I immediately spotted these brand new with tags OshKosh pants ($8.99) and put them in my cart.
Next up was this Carter’s long sleeved top ($5.99) in gray and red that I knew would work well with the pants. Both arrived in the condition described.
And while the outfit is a little big yet, I’m happy to know he’ll be able to grow into these comfortable pieces for everyday wear.
My little man is always on the move and prefers to wear comfortable clothing. I was happy to see brands I know and love available at a lower price point than the higher end and designer brands also available.
For Warren, I wanted to get him a hooded sweatshirt to keep him warm during our cool fall and cold winter months here in Minnesota. Red is his favorite color, so I had to snatch up this Nautica sweatshirt ($19.99) that was also new with tags.
The condition was perfect and looked as good as if I had purchased it directly. He loves it.
Overall, I was happy with my experience with Moxie Jean.
I liked the category breakdowns and photography which really sets it a part from other consignment shops I’ve experienced. I did request a bag for shipping my used/new clothing to Moxie Jean for cash payment or store credit. I love our consignments sales because I am able to de-clutter, but I rarely have time to prepare. While I would receive less payment, the time and effort involved with Moxie Jean is minimal. I’m always short on time, so I like this option!
Here are the boys hanging out in our yard yesterday while waiting for the bus. I just adore brotherly love.
Get $10 of Moxie Money for every $50 you spend (Or $25 for every $100) at Moxie Jean with the code: LOOK4LESS12
From this year’s press release from the National Retail Federation about Back to School spending: “shoppers will spend an average of $231.30 on clothes, up from $230.85, and $124.46 on shoes, up from $114.39 in 2013.” That’s $355 each family will spend on Back to School clothes! Moxie Jean will be giving away a Back to School Wardrobe gift card for $177.50 – the winner will be able to get a full back to school wardrobe for HALF of what it would cost new – even with all the BTS sales.
Pretty cool, right?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean. The opinions and text are all mine.