Category: Sales, Whoo!

Last season’s kids clothes mean this season’s score

Though I’m definitely smitten with some of the pricier kids designer clothes, I’d much rather pay last season’s prices. Or less. So, if you’re like me and aren’t so concerned with what season your kids’ clothes are from, then I’ve got a boutique you’re going to love. Owner Janet Skolka stocks the virtual shelves of Jilly Bo Billy with cool baby and kids’ items from seasons past, plus and awesome sample sale finds, all of which are priced significantly lower than retail. Right now, there’s a whole ton of Misha Lulu clothing for girls, some marked down more than...

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Summer sales – Stock up for next year!

I’m a huge fan of hitting end of season sales to outfit my kids for the following year. The clothes are still cute one year later (imagine that!) and even better, I can usually score the more expensive designer brands that I’ve been coveting all season long. Take the big summer clearance sale at the very stylish Lollie boutique where you can snag up to 70% off on some amazing brands. I love this Wrecking Ball tee by CMP fave City Threads (pictured left) for my truck-obsessed son, now $14 down from $28. I’m also digging their great selection...

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The pros and cons of 6 top online coupon sites

As most of us frugal online shoppers know by now, you don’t buy something without first checking to see if there’s a coupon code and a way to get it cheaper. It’s why we work really hard to secure exclusive codes for our readers here. Well, you should also know that when I’m not here at Cool Mom Picks, I’m busy finding the best deals and coupon codes to share over on my frugal-minded site, Want Not. It’s really the only site you need for coupons and deals if I do say so. In fact, it’s the only one...

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Plan Toys – On super sale now at Amazon.com

We’re huge fans of Plan Toys around here, and for good reason. These sturdy, eco-friendly and battery-free wooden toys are built to last. And not surprisingly, they’re usually priced as such–something I’m more than willing to pay so as not to have to buy another one in two days after my kids have broken it. However, right now you can snag some great deals on Plan Toys at Amazon.com. With a truck obsessed son, I headed straight for the construction vehicles, like the excavator that’s currently 42% off or the cute bulldozer toy (pictured) at 36% off–both of which are...

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Let It Be a stegosaurus

Now that I have a boy, I finally get it. The boy stuff at kids’ clothing stores is generally eclipsed by the bows, the polka dots, the kimonos, the bum ruffles. And then the boy gets a plain old striped shirt or a lame-o teddy bear when he’s born. So not fair. But I’ve found some rockin’ boys’ picks at finn’s finds, which has a great Memorial Day weekend sale going on right now with cool boys’ clothes you’ll love. All I can say of this Dino Beatles shirt from Milk on the Rocks is that I love it...

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Beautiful little dresses at beautiful little prices

Ses Petites Mains has been consistently one of my favorite shops for small-label, beautifully tailored girls’ clothes from designer Beth Miles. And right now, you can hit their private sale–oops, did I just make it public?– for fabulous savings on their very special clothing for very lucky girls. My picks include the lovely 1940’s-esque shirtwaist dress, the sweet plaid sun top, a plaid slip dress (shown) that I wish came in my size, and the billowy tallulah dress which we own and is a well-worn favorite that’s held up beautifully after multiple (multiple!) washings. The sizes are limited in...

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Bit’z and totally awesome pieces

On a near daily basis, I find myself thinking, “Dude, I wish I were in NYC.” The museums, the subway, the food, the conferences, the shopping, the excitement, the hanging out with CMP editor Liz. [ed note: Come visit any time! -Liz] Life in The Big Apple just seems so bright and shiny and hip compared to my lazy days in the suburbs. Okay, my days are not lazy at all, but you get what I mean. Once I saw the cute collection of clothes and doodads at Bit’z Kids, I had one more reason to sigh wistfully. Located...

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Free Starbucks Coffee today! It’s not too late. (Or too early.)

I’m definitely a fan of free stuff, especially when it’s free Starbucks coffee on Tax Day, which will help take that sting of sending out that check today just a teeny bit. This little goodie for us java addicts is actually part of Starbucks’ very cool green project called “The Big Picture” in which they are encouraging folks to ditch the paper cups and bring their own reusable mugs. Don’t think losing your one little paper cup will make a difference? The collective effort is already saving 24 trees a day, and counting. (Last we checked there were more than a...

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Baby gifts with a sense of humor. No April foolin’.

We figure if we weren’t be laughing at all the challenges of motherhood, then we’d probably be crying, so it’s no surprise that we’ve been long time fans of the hilarious selection of baby gifts at Wry Baby. And we’d be completely remiss not to mention their huge annual April Fool’s Day sale. Today only you can snag almost everything in the shop, like the twins onesie set that just so happens to be featured in our Baby Shower Gift Guide. Or my personal favorite – The Wheel of Responsibility – for 50% off. I’m not sure there’s a...

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What’s better than cute kids shoes? Cute kids shoes on super sale.

The cult of Vincent Shoes seems to be growing, because there are now no less than four other kids in my daughter’s school wearing the Blomma rainboots. And yes, the designers are Scandinavian, which accounts for all the IKEA-like names. Algot! Arvid! Hampus! This is a good time to stop over, since Vincent has currently got a closeout cubby of shoes all at 30-70% off. And on top of it? They’re giving Cool Mom Picks readers another 25% off. Yee-ha! If your toddler has outgrown snow boots midseason this is a good time to replace them, or grab the...

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Goodbye Quiet Hours Toys, hello 40% discount

It breaks our heart when our favorite shops go out of business, for whatever reason, as with Quiet Hours Toys which is shutting its doors this spring. We’ve featured them so often over the years, always a fan of this mom-run shop’s exquisite taste in children’s toys, and commitment to supporting natural, handcrafted, and fair trade playthings of beauty. But the silver lining to the closing is amazing discounts on everything in the shop right now – if it’s in stock it’s 40% off. You’ll find kids’ dress up clothes like hand-embroidered crowns and stunning tutus, wooden blocks, teethers...

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Fancy pants kids clothes for up to 70% off.

When one of my favorite local shops is having a 20-70% off clearance sale, I’d be remiss if I didn’t drop everything I’m doing, head to the website, and click on every single category immediately. You know, just to see. In this case it’s Estella NYC. The great thing is, it’s not just clearance on fall/winter items. This cute Saomini sundress is now $25 down from $62 and the boys’ clothes section is stocked with everything from cool hoodies (love this one!) to designer jeans. There’s also baby clothes galore, and stuff for swanky moms, like Issey Miyake Pleats...

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Oh goodie!

Some of my kids’ favorite tees come from San Francisco’s Bunny and Bee. When we first discovered them a few years back, I fell in love with their modern but not obnoxiously hip t-shirt designs for boys and girls, from motorcycle-riding robots to retro-chic unicorns. While this mom and pop label has ditched the shopping cart on the website to focus on wholesale orders, they are selling an amazing t-shirt goodie bag right now via email. Basically you specify boy or girl, and a size from 6m through 6T, and for just $20 (hello!) you’ll get four random kids’...

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Winter bump style

Oh I know how it is. You’ve got a May due date (or so), and while you swore you wouldn’t buy one more maternity piece, you hit January and your current wardrobe is causing actual mental anguish, you’re sick of the cold, you’re sick of feeling enormous, and ooh, lookie here..sales!  (Or maybe that was just me a couple years ago?) Fortunately this is a great time to get one or two more special pieces to power you through winter and early spring, ego intact. One of our favorite maternity designers, Isabella Oliver, is now doing up to 50%...

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Looking for post-holiday sales? Cool Mom Picks has you covered

Our mailboxes are currently flooded with so many announcements about post-holiday sales that are coming up, we hardly know what to do with them. Oh wait…we know. We can share them with you! Starting Saturday through New Year’s Day we’ll be featuring our editors’ top picks for the best of 2009 here on the site. But on Twitter? We’ll be alerting you all to great discounts and deals from the coolest shops for an entire week. Just follow Cool Mom Picks on Twitter and consider yourself in the inner circle. We’re very exclusive like...

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My favorite girls’ dresses go on sale and suddenly I need 47 of them

Last night I was yapping with my sister-in-law about holiday dresses, when I clicked over to the Noko Baby site to show her some of my all-time favorite dressy dresses for girls. And wouldn’t you know it, I get an email this morning, letting me know that for the first time ever, all the dresses are all discounted by 25%. Even if you’ve already got your Christmas clothes and New Year’s Clothes and Valentine’s Day clothes picked out for your girls this year (I’ve heard there are in fact moms like this out there, even if I don’t know...

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Just ducky

The ordinary rubber duck received a needed makeover a few years back, when BUD luxury rubber ducks started invading bathtubs. Funky and fun, they didn’t just look cool, these Australian born duckies ditched the phthalates long before anyone knew what that even meant. Grab a few for kids’ stocking stuffers, or even that grownup friend who would appreciate the irony.   –LizFind a good selection of BUD luxury rubber ducks...

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Sales whoo! Father’s Day Edition

Okay, so it might be a little late for Father’s Day gifts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of some of the best deals and discounts from the week. Dad would at least be proud that you saved money, right? And if you like getting the scoop on fantastic deals and exclusive discounts, make sure you sign up for the Cool Mom Picks mailing list so you can get them all (and lots more) right in your email box. Plus, if you sign up before July 1, you’ll be entered to win a $200 prize pack...

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Sales whoo! Junebug edition

We’ve got the best deals and discounts of the week. Designer organic boutique Nimli has 40-70% off Cri de Coeur (gorgeous shoes for you, mamas), plus some amazing clearance deals (like up to 75% off!) on all their stylish winter clothes and accessories. Snag dad a Herman Miller at Modernseed for 15% off for Father’s Day through June 20. Speaking of Father’s Day, you did catch our Father’s Day Gift Guide, right? Lots of great gifts that do not include a golf putter or a Home Depot gift card. Red Wagon Presents is offering up to 50% off several...

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Sales whoo! – I can’t believe it’s June edition

Catch the best deals and sales of the week every Friday. Get 30-50% off all water resistent Woobee products (love their awesome baby blankets for beach and picnics) through 6/14 at Rain or Shine Kids (pictured). Kico Kids has their adorable Fall 2008 line on sale through Monday for up to 75% off. Snag an extremely versatile camo Baby K’tan carrier for 25% off through 6/30. Find a slew of t-shirts, shorts, and skirts for $10 AUD ($8 US) at Miatom, plus get free domestic and international shipping on your order. Wow! Sale runs throughout the month of June or until supplies last. The Silly...

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Sales whoo! Special Saturday Edition

We’ve rounded up the best sales and deals from this week just for you. Get 15% off all new kid cape styles at Little Capers with “NEW15” or take 20% off everything else with “UNIQUE20” through 6/7/09. For one week only, you can grab a pair of Eleven shoes (pictured) for $20-35, plus with a purchase of two or more pairs, you’ll get free shipping. Offer ends 6/5/09. In case you missed our features, you can snag 25% off the beautiful organic summer clothes at Scout Baby through 6/30/09 and 20% off the lovely kid’s dress clothes at Velvet...

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Sales Whoo! Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Check in with us every Friday for some of the best discounts and deals of the week! Little Jet Set is closing its doors and offering 50% off everything including clearance items through 5/27. Stock up on travel items before summer gets here. Moxie Kids is having a massive shoe sale this weekend, with styles from See Kai Run (pictured), Vincent, and Morgan & Milo discounted up to 50% off. And use code “SHIP50” for free shipping with $50 purchase. You’ll find all of BabyBearShop’s organic products, like their cheeky baby butter and mama belly oil, 25% off through 5/26 with code “thanks09”Lots of...

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Sales, Whoo! Ides of May Edition

Check in with us every Friday for the best deals and discounts of the week! Get discounts up to 70% off (!!) beautiful crib bedding, blankets and more at Serena & Lily. The long-sleeved superhero outfits at Little Capers are 50% off with code LAST50 through 5/17 or until supplies last West Village Kids has a dandy clearance section right now, with high end kids’ clothing labels like Catimini, Little Marc Jacobs and Miss Sixty at 50-75% off. Hit Artebebe’s clearance section of cool duds for kids at some decent discounts. (Love that Mr. Hero Tee). Get 25% selected...

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Sales, Whoo! May flowers edition

Check back with us every Friday for the best deals and discounts of the week and don’t miss our weekly CMP for Less email by becoming a Cool Mom Picks subscriber. Plus, if you sign up, you’ll be eligible to win an amazing prize package every month! CMP fave Kice Kice (shown) is having a one-week only humongo sale starting tomorrow May 9 with past season children’s and baby clothes 50-60% off and current styles 20% off. Chittypulga is offering 10-50% off all their hip kids’ clothing from brands like Tea, RedFish Kids and Zutano including summer! And save...

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Sales, Whoo! Hooray for May edition

Check in with us every Friday for the best deals and discounts of the week! Beautifully packaged tee-shirt gift sets for mom are 20% off at Cherry Tee with code “Mom09” at checkout through Tuesday 5/5. Save 20% at Moxie Kids through 5/3 on clothes from labels like Appaman, Tea Collection and Ses Petites Mains with code PRIVATE at checkout – even on their sale section. This is the good stuff. If you’re looking for earth friendly mother’s day gifts, head over to Kate’s Caring Gifts. You’ll get 20% off your entire order through 5/5 with “Mom09”. Purchase a...

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Sales, Whoo! Earth week edition

You want more sales and discounts? You got it. Check in with us every Friday for our favorite steals and deals of the week. And make sure you’ve signed up for our mailing list. You’ll get sneak peeks at special subscriber-only features, contests, and deals! The sale corner at Chittypulga will get you 50% off kids and baby clothes (many in season!) from brands like Tea, Zutano and Oink Baby (love that Stripey Dress in 2T, shown here) PLUS get an extra 15% if you spend $50! Earth Week sale at Bean NY: Use code “blossom” for 20% off...

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Stupid recession – cruddy for small shops but good for deal seekers

We’re so sad to get word this week that two of our favorite web shops are shutting their doors. On the upside: Deep discounts for you. Brittain’s Betty Joy, one of our favorite stops for fun little handmade gifties is selling all of their accessories, children‘s toys and jewelry at crazy low prices – check out the tea towels for £4.50. Then my neighbors at Greenjeans Brookyn (ack, this one kills me!) are shutting their doors at least until the God of Bear Markets passes over and moves on. All of their spectacularly curated artisan and sustainable items are...

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