Back-to-school season is in full swing and it helps when you can find all your apparel and sports gear on your list in one place. Especially when you have a tween that wants ALL.THE.THINGS.
This month we went back to school and we made the transition into middle school. For the first time, my daughter came to me and asked about getting a specific name brand item this year. I knew it was coming, luckily it was a brand that I knew Dick's Sporting Goods had and there was a sale.
Dick's Sporting Goods gave us a gift card to facilitate this review.
Walking through the store I noticed that they have lots of great apparel, footwear, and bags like backpack and lunch boxes. They ever rearranged the store specifically for back to school to make it easy for parents to find what they need. The first thing we did was check out the sneakers because my daughter burns through shoes every six months lately. She also fits into the same size as me and is starting to steal mine to wear O_o.
Shoes were our highest priority for back to school. Dick's Sporting Goods has a massive selection of all the latest athletic shoes. We had quite the collection she wanted to try on, mostly teal ones. Once we had them we hit the girls section to find some activewear for her.
Dick's has a wonderful value-line called DSG that has something for everyone in the family, but I love most is that 1% of every DSG purchase goes to the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation, Sports Matter, to help save youth sports in our local communities.
There are a bunch of great t-shirts with inspirational sayings on them for girls. I wanted to focus on cooler weather gear though because the South has two seasons, hot and cold, and there is no in-between. Having some long sleeve options and some sweatshirts for those crazy cold classrooms is important.
Another great aspect of shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods is that they have a free Buy Online Pick Up In-Store (BOPUIS) option for those of you shopping online. I did this before I went to the store because I was looking for specific sport gear in the dance/gymnastics section that wasn't available in the stores. When you have a coach that gives you a specific list of items that your kid needs for a sport, it's best to shop around for them, which leads me into another awesome aspect to Dick's, the Best Price Guarantee. They will price-match any all of the major retailers so you can be sure you're getting the best price for everything you need.
Dick's Sporting Goods is an awesome place to get all the things you need for back-to-school from apparel and footwear to sports equipment and backpacks.