by Lauren Wulf
If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.
Save big with Psychobaby’s online and in-store winter clearance. Stock up on new down puffy coats and ski jackets by Appman for only $40-$51 (Regularly $79-$101). For the little ones, adorable ‘I Love Mom,’ ‘I Love Dad’ and ‘I Love Milk’ bibs and one-pieces are on sale from $4.00-$9.50 (Regularly $10-$19). Hats, backpacks and outerwear are also up to 50% off.
Piggy Toes, a children’s shoe boutique, has everything you need to outfit little feet in style. The Piggy Toes after Christmas sale includes (Pictured from left to right) black Mary Janes by Twig for $48.30 (Regularly $59), Kimmy-Purple 2-straps by Twig for $27.50 (Regularly $55), Naturino tan ballet flats for $32.50 (Regularly $62) and brown loafers by Footmate for $27.50 (Regularly $55).
Madison & Friends on Oak Street is stocked with apparel, shoes, accessories and denim for fashionistas in the making. Hooded rompers by Paige Lauren are on sale for $31 (Regularly $44). Thingamajiggles Green Snowman Footies are on sale for $26 (Regularly $37. For boys, Sovereign Code Plaid Hooded Button-Downs are on sale for $22 (Regularly $31) and Quicksilver Black Shutter Jackets are only $46 (Regularly $65).
Toys “R” Us
Various Chicagoland Locations
Let’s face it, your kids don’t want clothes. Toys “R” Us is one store you know your kids won’t complain about going to! If Santa missed a thing or two, Toys “R” Us has a mega after Christmas sale going on now. Favorites like the VTECH Care and Learn Teddy, Cars action figures, cameras, XBOX games, electronics and sporting goods are all on sale as part of the Toys “R” Us Clearance Blow Out for up to 70% off.
Michigan Avenue / Chicago, IL
Suburban Locations: Northbrook, Schaumburg, Oak Brook, Orland Park
The LEGO Store and LEGO Store online has everything your little LEGO fanatic needs to keep him or her busy until the weather thaws. Narrow your selections in the online sales and deals section by using the age, price and number of pieces filter. LEGO sets are up to 70% off.
Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago