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Back to School with The Children's Place

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I was treated to a fun little shopping spree courtesy of The Children's Place as part of their Media Day. My daughter was off at day camp so my son and I headed to the Eaton Centre location in downtown Toronto for some Back to School shopping.


The Children's Place, Toronto Eaton Centre

I had never shopped at that location before and was surprised to see such a massive amount of clothes and accessories all in one place. It was almost a little overwhelming but I knew right away I wouldn't be able to resist going a little over budget. It's a good thing I had my trusty sidekick Mr. Plastic on hand. Plus, they had some good sales going on, too. (The prices listed are what I paid at the time of purchase.)



Children's Place Media Day 2011
Backpack $9.99 / Critter Hat $10.95


The first thing I needed to buy for Back to School was a new backpack for my daughter. I spotted this really cute owl-themed school bag that was on sale and picked up a really cute critter hat that will match her winter coat quite nicely. Unfortunately, the backpack was a little too big for my 6-year-old so I ended up returning it.

I also saw this super cute Tutu Tomboy outfit that I just couldn't pass up. I wasn't sure my daughter would like the tutu so I went with a utility skirt in a nutty colour. My daughter loved the tee! The ruched sleeves added a sweet girly touch.

Children's Place Media Day 2011
Utility Jacket $34.95 / Ruched Sleeve Top $16.95 / Utility Skirt $15.00

This September, our school board will implement a uniform policy that requires children to wear the standard navy and white colours. I had ordered some pieces online for my daughter but was relieved to see The Children's Place still had such a huge selection with plenty of sizes left. Just check out this adorable uniform jumper.

Children's Place Media Day 2011
Uniform Jumper $18.86

When it came to buying something for my son, I wasn't quite sure what to get. They had so many graphic tees to choose from, I would have been happy with one of each. My son made it easy to narrow down our selection. He even picked out a fleece top, graphic thermal and a pair of fleece pants. In bright red. Not my first choice but he's aloud to express his taste, right? What can I say? The kid loves the colour red.

Children's Place Media Day 2011
Graphic Thermal $12.00 / Fleece Crew Top $12.00 / Fleece Pants $12.00

And then I saw a Cool Trooper outfit that I really liked.


And ended up with these three pieces:

Children's Place Media Day 2011
Graphic Tee $12.00 / Utility Shirt $ 12.00 / Jeans $20.21

I could have picked up matching footwear because they had some nice shoes but I often hesitate. Don't ask me why. I guess I just prefer to have my kids' shoes fitted properly to provide the best support for their growing feet. (I used to work in a kids' shoe store back in university!) And look, they already have Halloween costumes!


Also, just wanted to share that they currently have a Labor Day sale that will save you an additional 15% off everything. You can use the code 2W9D2011 or visit thechildrensplace.ca to print a coupon valid in-store. In the meantime, why not stay a while longer and enter to win a $25 gift card courtesy of The Children's Place?
This contest is now closed. The winner has been announced below.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a $25 gift card from The Children's Place. Please note this giveaway is open to both Canada AND the US!

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Disclosure: I received a gift card to help facilitate this review of my shopping experience at The Children's Place. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. I would get my son a pair of the premium bootcut - midnight jeans

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  2. I really like Children's Place, my kids are 4 and 7 and we have been there alot. Especially the outlet one at Heartland Town Centre. For my daughter I would get her the princess crown graphic tee, and for my son the sport champ graphic tee.
    warnaar-2 at yahoo dot ca

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  3. Thanks, Jason! Glad to have your approval!

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  4. I would get my son the premium straight - rockabilly jeans.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  5. I love quilted plaid jacket $44.95

    Fall is coming

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  6. I love Children's Place, and I would use the GC for pants for my daughter. CP is one of only 2 places that I can find pants that fit her properly.

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  7. I would grab the Crochet babydoll henley in the purple and one of the cuffed plaid ruffle shirts for my daughter :)

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  8. i would get the uniform cable-knit sweater
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I would get my boy a pair of bootcut jeans. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  10. I would probably buy some pj's for my kids
    terkim at gmail dot com

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  11. I would get the 7 day panty pack for my daughter, she has out grown all of hers :)
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  12. I ewould get my son the pull-on cargo pants in Infantry. Looks comfrotable.


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I would buy some new Fall clothes for my growing toddler. From age 2-3, she grew heaps so a new wardrobe is definitely much needed.
    I specifically love the denim jackets, The Cuffed Plaid Ruffle Shirts, Sweaters & Jeans. :)

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  14. I am loving the tutu skirts. So adorable. But I'm not sure if my kid would wear it LOL

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  15. I love the outfits you chose. You make me wanna go shopping. Lol. I would definitely buy my princess some new fall coordinates and pants.

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  16. There is an embroidered zip up hoodie with flowers and birds on it that I like and also some tights with little kitten faces up the legs that are cute.

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  17. Well after seeing that Owl I have to say that I would have to get both the hat and bag. I have a bit of an issue. LOL

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  18. I'd get my son a pair of the bootcut jeans, and my daughter needs a new hoodie! And your outfits are definitely cute!!!

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  19. I would get the pleated denim skort.

    tleesfb at yahoo dot ca

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  20. I'd get the camo print tutu -- it's so my oldest daughter's style:)

    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  21. I'd get the tiger cat sneakers for my son.
    smoo06 at yahoo dot com

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  22. utility jacket is one of the things I would buy for my daughter.
    http://thechildrensplace.ca/products/utility-jacket/w3816m0015?color=fo&from=1599

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like the ruffled knit denim jumper

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  24. Wow! Boys T-shirts on there for 4.99! I think I would buy 4 of them!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  25. I really like the swing coat in the woodland cutie set and the plaid pleated skort! such a cute outfit
    thanks
    amym_brown @ hotmail.com

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  26. I would buy my god daughter the sequin silver skirt. She would love it.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    jokparent at hot mail dot com

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  27. I would spend it on a Justin Beiber tee. My DD is a belieber!!

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  28. i would definitely use the gc for jeans as all the kids have grown a lot this summer, probably the heart bootcut for girls
    pamfreecycle at gmail dot com

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  29. I would get some Halloween graphic tees. Thanks for the headsup on the sale - I'll be shopping for sure!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  30. Love their girls yoga pants!
    braundk at comcast.net

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  31. I would use the gift card to buy my girls some boots!

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  32. sequin ruffle dress and boots - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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  33. I'd get a backpack for my soon-to-be preschooler

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  34. I would buy my son the monster cotton pj's!

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  35. i would buy my daughter a cascade tutu skirt

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  36. i would get some newborn ts for my nov little girl! like the bow t!

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  37. I would get bootcut jeans for my son.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  38. http://thechildrensplace.ca/products/spiderweb-tutu/k9099m0014?color=q6&from=2052 id like to get this! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I would buy the premium straight - rockabilly jeans for my son

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  40. I would get some cargo pants for my son - I always stock up on them when they go on sale - love them!

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  41. I love buying Halloween costumes from TCP! They are so cute!

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  42. Cute outfits!! I would like to get some painters jeans for my twins sons. they are always putting holes in their jeans!

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  43. I would get the cupcake nightgown

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  44. I like the ditsy cord dress!

    l-thomas@shaw.ca

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  45. I would buy some long sleeve tops for my two kids.
    nessiecatherine at gmail dot com

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