Last week we ventured out to the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY to attend a back to school shopping spree event with KidzVuz. It was the first time we'd visited a RUUM American Kids' Wear store, and it was a delightful (dare I say fun?!) shopping experience.
RUUM store employees know that clothes shopping can be a tedious and boring experience for kids - leading to unhappy, whiny or out of control kids. To keep kids happy and engaged with the shopping experience, they have a few photo kiosks around the store that allow the kids to take a photo of themselves, and see what they'd look like with different clothes on; or just draw around, color or label the photo of themselves. When they're done, they can print the photo out at the register. This was WAY fun for all of the kids in the store with us. When the photo prints out, it actually produces two pictures so there's one for the kid to take along with them, and the kids can place the other on a magnetic photo wall inside the store.
The Kiddo was most impressed with the fitting rooms. Clearly marked for boys only, the Kiddo loved the window, and the skateboard and wheel knobs inside. He said it was like a fun house :-D
RUUM also has a treat counter of small candy or stickers for kids - talk about incentive. You could see the excitement in all of the kids' eyes as they saw the candy and treat bar come into view.
We only spent time in the boys section, and the infant girl section, and were impressed with the selection. The boys clothing line was boyish, stylish, and affordable.
We were offered a gift card to cover our back to school shopping spree to experience the fun of shopping in store and the excitement of finding good deals. Without even trying, we were benefitting from their killer shopping deals which included jeans for only $12.60, and a promo where if you bought three items (essentially one outfit), you got 30% off. I was stoked. :-) We ponied up a bit more and I splurged on some baby clothes to welcome an impending niece to the world. Here's our RUUM shopping haul:
Of course, the Kiddo had to have his say on the cool experience and conducted an interview for KidzVuz.
All in all, we had a fine first experience at RUUM and plan to head back for future back-to-school shopping.
What are you waiting for? You can win your own back-to-school shopping spree at RUUM now through September 16th on KidzVuz.com. (A $250 value!)