Gap Kids, babyGap and Frugality {Giveaway}

As a mom of many living on one income, you generally won’t find me shopping in the mall for children’s clothing. I generally shop second-hand at thrift stores or yard sales. However, one thing that I learned very early in my quest to clothe our children on less is that if I purchase something new, I’m better off purchasing from a higher-end retailer.

I learned this the hard way when someone gave us money to buy Amber (then 4) some new clothes. We headed to a local discount store and were able to purchase five outfits with the small check.
Great deal, right?

With two younger girls who would have been able to wear the hand-me-downs, we regretted our decision the first time the clothes came out of the wash.

The truth of the matter is that sometimes spending more is being frugal.

This can be especially true in a family where clothing can be passed down and used by multiple children.

It is also true when you choose to buy a few classically designed, high-quality items for your child to wear as opposed to scores of trendy, less expensive clothes that will over-stuff your child’s drawers and closet.

With their thoughtful designs and attention to quality and detail, babyGap and GapKids provides all of this and is one of my go-to brands when it comes to purchasing clothing for the kids. I trust Gap because I know that their clothes wash and wear well and are cute to boot.

Gap has always offered a classic style with exceptional quality and their new line for ‘back-to-school’, The Portobello Road Collection, based on 1969 denim, is no exception.  Sweet dresses, ruffled tops, rugged jeans and layers (I’m lovin’ those layers) all with Gap quality, style and durability.

I love that Gap offers all the ‘look-at-me’ cute pieces, extra accessories (love the hats for the boys) and layers that make an outfit exceptional, but they also offer classy single pieces with simple style and charm for real, everyday kids who live a real, everyday life.

Now allow me to be frank, since moving to a large city, I’ve been able to, almost exclusively, clothe our children in high-end, quality clothing by buying used (and I’m always looking for that  trustworthy Gap symbol) but during our years in small town USA, I just didn’t have that option. Instead I watched the sales and stocked up on clothing when the retailers were serious about drawing people in, like during the ‘back-to-school’ sales.

Homeschoolers  have the luxury of ignoring much of the back-to-school hoopla, but it’s helpful to keep one eye open in order to snag deals that will be beneficial to your family.

Here’s one that you don’t want to miss. Right now (8/5-8/17) Gap is offering their kids and baby jeans starting at just $15!

That’s $15 for the classic in kid’s jeans. $15 for jeans that even my children have a hard time wearing out!

Don’t have a Gap in your area or dread the thought of clothes shopping with a troop of little ones? Gap online offers everyday free shipping on orders over $50. And while you’re there be sure to check out their sales page for discounts on their off season clothing and stock up for next year.

To make shopping at Gap this year even more appealing Gap is giving one Raising Olives’ reader a $25 Gap gift card.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you like Gap clothing.

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Share this giveaway on Facebook.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (you may enter once per day) by copying and pasting the following.  Win a $25 Gap gift card Thanks to @gap & @raisingolives #GapSchool #giveaway

Giveaway will end Thursday, August 18.

This post sponsored by Gap.

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346 Responses to Gap Kids, babyGap and Frugality {Giveaway}
  1. Suzanne
    August 16, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Because they are super cute and not over done :)

  2. Esther
    August 16, 2011 | 1:29 pm


  3. Vanessa
    August 16, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    I like their clearance sales- it’s surprising what great deals you can sometimes get there. Also love the baby denim jackets :)

  4. Susan
    August 16, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    I too like Gap because of its quality. Love too that they are pretty modest.

  5. Kristin Brutsman
    August 16, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    I love Gap clothes! They are always so comfy and wear incredibly well.

  6. Amanda
    August 16, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    I love Gap!!! My aunt used to always buy all of my clothes there when I was growing up and then she started buying my kids clothes from there too!! Now we just look for the Gap tag in kids thrift stores.

  7. Amanda
    August 16, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    I shared this link on my facebook page!!

  8. Deirdre
    August 17, 2011 | 12:23 am

    I like Gap clothing because it has maintained quality when other brands have been slacking off. You are right. The kids clothes are cute and last a long time.

  9. Deirdre
    August 17, 2011 | 12:24 am

    I shared the giveaway on FB.

  10. Melisa Tye
    August 17, 2011 | 7:50 am

    I like Gap clothing for their quality and durability.

  11. Melisa Tye
    August 17, 2011 | 7:52 am

    I shared on FB.

  12. Jamie M
    August 17, 2011 | 8:47 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE GAP clothing for my kids! They have the cutest colors and selection available. And, like you mentioned, the durability of the clothing puts them at a higher standard too!

  13. Stacey Westbrook
    August 17, 2011 | 8:47 am

    I also LOVE that Gap is generally truer to size. Very durable….I LOVED buying Gap for my boys when they were younger (now they won’t let me even think about choosing their clothes)…I only have 1 left to control…;)

  14. Stacey Westbrook
    August 17, 2011 | 8:48 am

    I also tweeted @multipurp0sem0m

  15. Stacey Westbrook
    August 17, 2011 | 8:49 am

    and….posted to my facebook page

  16. Jamie M
    August 17, 2011 | 8:50 am

    I shared your giveaway on facebook! :)

  17. Jamie M
    August 17, 2011 | 8:51 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway on Twitter! :)

  18. Becky G
    August 17, 2011 | 8:55 am

    We LOVE Gap. It’s cute, modest and lasts forever… :)

  19. Melissa Vinson
    August 17, 2011 | 9:25 am

    I love Gap because their clothes are high quality… meaning almost impossible to wear out! I always find very stylish, plus modestly designed, clothing for my 15-year old daughter. My boys love their clothes too! Plus, you can find really good deals when shopping their clearance racks!

  20. Lisa
    August 17, 2011 | 9:27 am

    I like gap kids clothing because you’re right! I’ve had several sets that I’ve bought used and they’ve lasted through a few MORE kids! You just can’t beat that quality. The playwear sets are cute, comfy, and FIT well. Now if I just had a gap store somewhere nearby…

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  21. Megan Arnold
    August 17, 2011 | 9:28 am

    I love Gap clothes because, as you state, they hold up through the passing down from child to child. It’s harder to do that with many other brands. I’ve been telling my husband for years, that frugal doesn’t necessarily mean going cheap in every circumstance! Great Post!

  22. Lisa
    August 17, 2011 | 9:34 am

    posted to facebook, too!

  23. countrylife4me
    August 17, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    You can be in style and modest at the same time with their clothing

  24. Meagan
    August 17, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    I love Gap clothing because it is durable and affordable!

  25. Meagan
    August 17, 2011 | 5:16 pm
  26. Angela W.
    August 17, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    Gap clothes are durable/high quality and so soft for little ones.

  27. Veronica
    August 17, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    Clearance rack! It’s the best if you have time to wait :)

  28. Vanessa Freeman
    August 18, 2011 | 6:21 am

    Gap Kids clothes are so cute!

  29. jennifer eckborg
    August 18, 2011 | 7:48 am

    I love Gap clothes because they last forever in a quality sense, and their styles are timeless … my hand me down wearers don’t look like they are wearing outdated clothes.

  30. Carrie
    August 18, 2011 | 8:22 am

    Love Gap because of the classic styles!

  31. Carrie
    August 18, 2011 | 8:24 am
  32. Elizabeth M
    August 18, 2011 | 8:49 am

    I just like the styles at Gap.

  33. Elizabeth M
    August 18, 2011 | 8:50 am

    I shared this give away on Facebook.

  34. Meg
    August 18, 2011 | 9:14 am

    I love their children’s HATS!

  35. Samantha
    August 18, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Cute and great quality! Plus I can usually get things for pretty cheap with their wonderful coupons!!!!

  36. Samantha
    August 18, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Shared on FB!!!! :)

  37. AmyG
    August 18, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    WE love Gap for our kids. The clothes really hold up and work great for hand me downs. Which is very important for me and my stair step children!

  38. amanda
    August 18, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    It is cute and modest.

  39. Megan
    August 18, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    As was stated, it’s about the quality…but the cuteness sure helps!