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Just in Time for Back to School – Gymboree’s Newest Collection

Are your kids heading back to school soon?  Mine are.  My youngest asks every day if today’s the day!  As a Mom, there are a few stores that I have always relied on for Back to School clothes shopping.  I love discovering new stores and fashion pieces, however, there are times, when I want to go to a store that is time tested, has great pieces at affordable pieces, offers sales/incentives, and offers the newest trends.

When my oldest was little, one of the stores we went to all of the time was Gymboree.  I spent ALOT of money there.  I was there so much the store manager knew me by name!  During the big Gymboree heyday, I even belonged to a Buy/Sell group just for Gymboree.  There were parents from all of the US in there.  Then as my daughter got older, it seemed that the collections were starting to be repeated but introduced with a new name.  As time went on, the quality, styles, and just the whole environment wasn’t the same.  Sure we still shopped there occasionally, but I wasn’t there like I was before.   As a faithful Gymboree shopper, I really hoped the stores wouldn’t close as so many do.

Have you ever shopped at Gymboree before?  If you have and you are one of the original shoppers, then you know the quality of their first collections.  Items that were well made, items that had embroidery on them, items that lasted through multiple washes and kids.  My kids are 9 years apart and I still have some of the now considered vintage Gymboree pieces that I passed down from my oldest to youngest.  They are still holding up and some of them are over 13 years old.  For me, as a shopper, that is huge.  To see clothing that I bought that is standing up to wear/tear/washes means, at least to me, that my money was well spent.

That is why when I heard last week that Gymboree was back with fresh new styles that were comfortable yet fashionable, AND with prices that won’t break the bank, that made me smile! Just as I know, especially for my youngest, that heading Back to School soon, and seeing all of her friends, will make her smile!


I am really loving the new pieces in their Made You Smile Collection!  Here are some of my favorites.  I think you will love them too!

Isn’t this sweatshirt adorable?!  I think it would be a great piece for layering not only in the Fall, but, for really anytime of the year.  Sometimes it’s gets chilly even on those long Summer evenings!


Happy Sweatshirt

Every little girl needs a cute Back to School dress like this flower dress!  What’s great about this piece is that you could add a pair of leggings to the dress so she could wear it throughout the year.  In addition to the leggings, you could also add a long sleeved top underneath the dress for a fun and comfortable outfit in the Winter!

Flower Dress


All little boys need lots of t-shirts in their wardrobe!  I absolutely love this retro looking tee!

79 Tee


Of course they also need stylish yet comfortable pants like these joggers!

Boys Joggers


Make sure to head over Gymboree and check out their newest collection; Make You Smile!