Thanks to Kohl’s for sending a gift card my way. All thoughts, opinions, and expenses beyond the gift card amount are my own.
One of my very favorite stores to shop at, both online and in-store, is Kohl’s. I have a few reasons why I love them so very much.
1. My mother-in-law used to work at customer service at Kohl’s and I remember stories from her about how Kohl’s would always bend over backwards to ensure that the customer was satisfied. It honestly reminded me of the stories you hear about the customer service offered at stores that are much higher end. I was very impressed with her stories, and I have found them to be true any time I have been to customer service, as well. Returns are hassle-free and employees are very friendly and helpful.
2. Kohl’s knows how to have a sale! This store is NOT afraid to mark stuff down. I routinely find things at Kohl’s that are similar in price to what I might pay at a consignment or even thrift store. Only the item’s at Kohl’s are new with tags. Gotta love that!
3. Kohl’s stays on trend. I love the designer collaborations Kohl’s has (Vera Wang and Marc Anthony are two that come to mind). Those pieces are sharp and right on trend, and at a price point my budget can handle.
I particularly like heading to Kohl’s whenever my husband, Tim, is in need of some new items for work. From full suits to business casual, Kohl’s has a wide range of items for every work wardrobe. We headed to the store looking to spend around $100, and hoping we could pull together an outfit. In the end, we spent $125 (including tax), but we got TWO work appropriate outfits!
Tim was wearing this brown sweater when we went into the store, and we actually used it as a building piece for putting something together that was very “fall.” We quickly found this Arrow Plaid Button-Down shirt (on sale for $26.99) and knew it was just perfect. I then headed over to the tie section to see what I could coordinate with it to dress it up a bit for work. I opted for something with a very minimal pattern since the shirt already had a lot going on. The Izod Hilton Grid Tie is what I chose (on sale for $24.99). I think it turned out great!
Then we looked for a pair of pants that we liked. I pulled many different pairs of pants for Tim, and he had a strong preference for one set. We were shocked and totally thrilled when we realized that checkout that these pants were on MEGA markdown. They were originally $54 and we paid $5.40 for them. Talk about the deal of the day!!!
In total, the shirt, tie and pants, all from Kohl’s, set us back $57.38 plus tax. That is REALLY awesome (but you already knew that, didn’t you?!).
While we were in the store, Tim requested a dressy pair of gray slacks, and decided on this pair from Docker’s (on sale for $34.99). I only buy flat front pants for him. Can anyone enlighten me on why pleated pants are still being made? They totally baffle me…I think they are flattering to 0% of the people who wear them. Anyway, Tim said this pair of pants was really comfortable, which he appreciates immensely. He rides his bike to work every day, so he needs to balance comfort with the fact that he needs to look office appropriate. These pants are perfect.
This Apt. 9 Modern Fit Striped Shirt (on sale for $21.99). I was very impressed with the number of slim cut shirts I saw at Kohl’s while we were shopping. So many men wear their shirts WAY too big and baggy, and it isn’t flattering at all. You don’t need excess fabric hanging off your body like that, fellas. Go for the slimmer cut, even if you aren’t slim, yourself. You will look better in something that actually fits you, instead of something that just hangs on you, I promise!
So this second outfit of a shirt and pants cost $56.98 plus tax. Another great buy! And even though we somehow magically ended up with a pair of pants that was 90% off, I didn’t even go through their clearance section. They had rows and rows of stuff 60% off, so there were more great deals to be had, but we just ran out of time. Additionally, I earned $20 in Kohl’s cash that I can use starting this Sunday. It literally works like cash in the store. I don’t have a minimum purchase that I need to make. I’ve just got $20 to spend freely! I will most likely spend it on some items for the girls for our upcoming Disney trip. Kohl’s has a TON of cute Disney apparel! 🙂
Do you shop at Kohl’s for yourself or for other family members? Have you ever stumbled upon a killer deal like our 90% off pants find? I’d love to hear about it! I thought the other deals we had were decent, too, and we shopped without even paying attention to the price tags. It’s nice to know that you aren’t going to be shocked in a bad way when you get to the checkout counter!