Kitting kids out for the new season is usually an expensive and stressful experience. The winter clothes that fitted them just a mere 6 months ago no longer do. And if you’re blessed with a girl and a boy like I am, then there’s no such thing as hand-me-downs from an older sibling. Unless you have a generous friend or older cousin you can forget….. you have to buy a virtually new wardrobe every 6 months!! Yikes.
I had just been having a sort out through my son’s cupboard and working out which tops would last another season and where the gaps in his wardrobe were (eg. MANY) when Mr Price contacted me and asked whether I would be keen to review their new #moresomawesome range of kids clothes and purchase a few via their online store! Well, you don’t have to ask this mom twice if she would like some cash towards kitting out her kids for winter. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would give an emphatic Yes!
So last Thursday I sat down with each of my kids (separately) for some bonding time on my lap over the laptop. We chatted about what clothes they loved and which they would like to buy. It was actually such a great lesson in teaching them about money and what they could afford with their budget. How quickly items add up and why you need to think about what you are buying. They had to select a few items they needed and then way up the merits of each item and whether they would get worn often, what the fabric was (cotton only please!) and if it went with other items we already owned. Plus they also had a chance to show me what they really love and convince me that their fashion choice of a very stylish skater boy peak cap was a non-negotiable in the shopping basket! Such an interesting insight into their personalities and how their minds work when it comes to what they wear! It was such fun….. and might I add MUCH more fun that shopping in real life – for all of us.
Yes, I’m a girl and do love a little browse around the aisles every so often (as does my daughter) but if you’ve ever been shopping with a boy of any age you will know that unique type of torture (for you and for them). Don’t be fooled to thinking that your toddler son will suddenly enjoy a trip to the shops one day. He will never. Not at 8 or 80!
Anyway back to our shopping experience with the Mr Price Online Store. The process was super easy and browsing through the menus was quick. You can select by girls or boys and then choose the age range or a new collection or even items that are marked down. From there we chose which items we were looking for.
My daughter was all about getting a few new warm tops and couldn’t be swayed from the branded items – Barbie, Minnie and Princess Sofia came out “tops” in the end for her, although there are many non-branded items that are super cute and stylish like the ones shown below!
As I mentioned my son is a bit older and growing at a rate of knots so his cupboard was looking a little bare at the start of this season which meant we had to stock up on pants, tops & pyjamas and at his insistence we also threw in a few extra accessories like a peak hat, scarf and belt (clearly he is growing up and trendy clothing is more important to him than I realised!!) Here are some of the cool clothing choices for boys….
I was really impressed with the ease of selecting the items, the variety available. I was grateful that most items made mention of the fabric as this is often our deciding factor when shopping due to their sensitive skin and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Mr Price stocked a number of 100% cotton items if we looked carefully! The prices too were very reasonable and we were able to buy a fair number of items with our budget – enough to keep everyone happy!
Here are a few screenshots of the process for you to see how simple the site actually is…
The checkout and payment process was really easy – and I liked that they had various payment methods available. My kids were super amped to discover the process of “buying clothes on the computer” as they had never been exposed to this techonology before. I had to do a little bit of explaining to manage their expectations of when the doorbell would be rung (eg. not immediately!) but the delivery time of Monday morning meant that the turnaround was actually really good – only 2 working days if you take out the weekend.
Unfortunately, as moms are prone to do, I selected a size too large for my son’s pj’s hoping he would be able to grow into them, but that might only be in 3 years time, so I will took advantage of the easy returns policy and popped in at my local Mr Price store yesterday afternoon to do an exchange. There are 3 easy ways to return items and it’s all explained really well on the handy returns form you get with your parcel so I won’t go into it now but it was super quick and easy in store!
So, what did we finally manage to select? Here are a few pics of my super cute models….
Overall I had a really positive experience and I’ll definitely be back soon to restock my kids with more of Mr Price’s #moresomeawesome kids range!
If you would like to treat your own kids to some #MoresomeAwesome fashion this winter you’ll be pleased to know I’m giving away a R200 gift voucher to spend on their online store.
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