Just a heads up for an upcoming Gymboree Sale on 4/23. Items are going to be priced at .99, 4.99 and 6.99 I think. Best of all, you can use a coupon too!!! If you can still find the April "Cookie" magazine, there is a 20% off gymboree coupon in there.
There will be lots of markdowns, so head over early if you want to stock up!
Also, Karen has updated her gymbo tutorial, so here is the link to her latest post.
I want to add too, I used to be one of those "OMG I can't believe she shops there! Doesn't she know how expensive it is? What a waste of money" blah blah blah women.
But I have been converted and now shop mostly there for our youngest. She does have Target, Old Navy, Wal Mart, TCP, and Gap too though. As do all of the othe kids. Though I shop mostly for them at TCP and ON as I don't really care for gymbo for them.
You have to shop the sales, otherwise you're not going to get a good deal. If I can find items for 6.99, and I have a 20% off coupon...that's a great deal. I would say I pay less than 10$ a piece for an average price, but I have found some awesome stuff for only .99 cents! And I stock up for future years too...usually just the next cold or warm season though. For example, this summer I will purchase for summer 2009. And last winter i purchased for fall/winter 2008. This way I get clothing at bargain prices, and she still looks put together and cute! And I almost always try to have gymbucks so that I can get stuff for 50% off or even better.
One disclaimer I have is that Gymboree is NOT as cheap in Canada. Sorry for my Cdn readers!! It has a huge markup there.