Clothes shopping for oneself can be difficult enough, but shopping for kidswear can be a real challenge — especially if your kids are apt to grow right out of their clothes. While well-known brands can be popular with children, there's no denying those fancier fashions can get pricey quick. Most consumers can't afford to have their kids wearing $50 jeans five days a week.
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School uniforms can help the situation. After all, there's no fight about what to wear when everyone has to wear the same thing. However, many kids want to show off their personalities, too. That's where Target and its brands of kids' clothes come in.
Whether your kids need strict uniforms or can wear whatever they want to school, Target has you covered with its own brands. You'll find styles to suit every kid's taste, at prices that are hard to beat. Keep reading to learn more about shopping and saving on Target kidswear.
Your Target Kidswear Shopping Guide
Target has a number of in-house kidswear brands that cover toddlers through tweens. While you can shop by gender, you can also filter products by the gender-neutral category, if you wish to shop that way. Here we've provided a guide on the age groups that each brand is made for, as well as the kinds of items the brand features, plus general starting prices for select products.
Cat & Jack
Ages: Toddlers, Girls, Boys, and Tweens
Items included: Shirts, pants, dresses, leggings, socks, face masks, shorts, and more
- Tights from $4
- Graphic tops from $4
- Shorts from $4
- Leggings from $5
- Jeans from $8
- Dresses from $8
Target's Cat & Jack brand is good for shopping cute prints in basic cuts for less. It's mostly a casual line, although it does include uniform pieces, as well (more on those later). Additionally, Target guarantees the items for one year with receipt, and you can make free returns with those receipts. Toddler sizes range from 12M to 5T, girls' sizes are from 4 to 20, and boys' sizes are from 4 to 18.
Ages: Toddlers, Girls, Boys, and Tweens
Items included: Casual shirts, hoodies, dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, jumpsuits, jeans, accessories, and more
- Accessories from $3
- 2-pack socks for $5
- T-shirts from $6
- Bralettes from $7
- Shorts from $8
- Leggings from $8
- Dresses from $9
- 5-pack underwear for $11
- Skirts from $12
- Jeans from $18
Target's Art Class brand seems to be designed more with personality in mind. Shoppers looking for Target kidswear can expect children to latch onto Art Class items as they try to develop their own sense of style. These items go beyond basics, and many can be mixed and matched together to form an outfit without trying too hard. In addition, you can purchase entire outfits, with prices starting around $14. The clothing sets are mostly for toddlers, but there are some picks for older kids, as well.
While the products in the Art Class line might cost a little more than Cat & Jack apparel, they're stylish pieces that speak to a child's individuality. And if you shop Target kids' clothes sale or clearance items, you can expect to score up to 50% off.
More than Magic
Ages: Girls and Tweens
Items included: Swimwear, dancewear, pajamas and loungewear, bras and underwear, and sportswear
- Dance items from $5
- Pajama items from $8
- Shirts from $8
- Shorts from $8
- Swimwear from $10
- 2-pack bras from $10
- 5-pack underwear from $11
- Sweatshirts and hoodies from $15
- Pants from $15
Target's More than Magic brand has cute and colorful designs, and is made up primarily of casual and activewear items. However, the line also includes bath and beauty items, stationery and planners, headphones and electronics, and accessories and backpacks.
All in Motion
Ages: Girls, Boys, and Tweens
Items included: Activewear
- Face masks for $5
- Tees and tanks from $6
- Shorts from $6
- 6-pack socks from $8
- Bras from $9
- 5-pack underwear from $9
- Pants from $10
- Leggings from $12
- Shoes from $18
Target's All in Motion line is all about activewear. While it's available for adults, as well, we're focusing specifically on kidswear for this guide. You can shop All in Motion items geared toward girls and boys, or you can scroll down the main All in Motion page and filter results by the Kids size grouping, to see all of the active kidswear in the collection.
Other Kids' Clothes Brands
Target carries other kidswear brands besides its own. Shoppers can find toddler items from Just One You — a brand by Carter's made exclusively for Target — OshKosh B'gosh, and the Levi's toddler collection. Shopping for older kids? Levi's products are available for kids and tweens, as well.
What About School Uniforms?
Gone are the days when you had to buy school uniforms from specific vendors; now you can shop retailers like Target and pick up school uniforms for your kids during your next grocery run. While you can look at multiple brands for uniform pieces, Target's own Cat & Jack is a solid line to stick to. Items are available in sizes XS to XXL, Husky, and Plus. And like the rest of the Cat & Jack line, the uniform pieces are guaranteed for a year with your receipt.
Polos are available in a variety of colors so kids can show their school pride, while most pants, shorts, skorts, and dresses come in neutral colors — navy and khaki, especially. Shop by school colors and stock up for the whole school year with cost-saving sets. Prices you can expect are as follows:
- T-shirts from $4
- Polos from $4
- Uniform pants from $12
- 4-pack shorts from $48
- 4-pack skorts from $48
Parents who need to shop for adaptive clothing can rest easy — Target has you covered, as well, with adaptive uniforms. They shouldn't cost extra either. Adaptive products tend to have the same regular prices as other Cat & Jack uniform items, and they see the same discounts, as well.
Tips for Shopping Target Kids' Clothes
Join Target Circle
The best piece of advice for shopping anything at Target is to join their loyalty program, Target Circle. Not only is it free to join, but you'll find weekly offers for a number of items, including kids' clothes from Target. Even better, you'll receive deals tailored specifically to your shopping habits — sometimes without even having to buy anything! If you perform searches on Target's website or within their app, you may find an offer for an item you were looking at a few days after searching for it.
Get a RedCard
If you don't have a RedCard yet, consider applying for one. The RedCard is available as either a credit or debit card, and comes with a number of excellent benefits. Perhaps the best one is the 5% off discount you'll get every day, whether you shop in-store, in the app, or online. You'll also receive 2-day shipping on many items and RedCard-exclusive offers, as well as extra return time.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to save on Target kidswear is to take advantage of multipacks. You can find them for toddlers and older kids, with prices starting at just $7.50 for both age groups.
Save Your Receipts
Kids can hit growth spurts with no warning, and then your stocking up could be all for naught. But the good news is that Target will guarantee your Cat & Jack items for up to a year after purchase — as long as you hold on to your receipts.
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