Back to School Shopping with Hanna Andersson

by Becky Elmuccio on August 14, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Hanna Andersson. My opinions are my own and all fashion selections were made by Tomato.

Tomato heads back to school this September. She is very excited to start school again and back to school shopping at Hanna Andersson this weekend made it even stronger. We were so excited when Hanna Andersson opened a brick and mortar store at The Promenade last December. I was able to attend the Hanna Andersson Marlton Opening and it made me so happy that our favorite catalog was now a quick drive away.

Back to School Shopping at Hanna Andersson Marlton NJ

Tomato will be turning 5 soon, so shopping with mom has now progressed from being taken along as a toddler to a cute, girls’ day out. Taking her shopping at Hanna Andersson and having a snack at the tables outside at the Promenade reminds me of the shopping trips I took with my Nana. My Nana could shop like no other and it was a special trip each year for my sister, mom and I. We went with her to the Lord & Taylor on the Main Line and had lunch at The Birdcage restaurant, picked out a pretty dress and a Madame Alexander doll. When Tomato and I enter Hanna Andersson, all of those memories flood back and I hope to create new ones with her. I know that we are picking out special clothes for a special day, and I love sharing that with her. Tomato was already talking about having a new outfit for the first day of school, so she had something in mind when we entered the store.

Back to School Shopping at Hanna Andersson

When you walk into the store, the staff immediately greets you and the displays are so inviting with bright colors and patterns that match my daughter’s spunk perfectly. The stores always have a good sale or two going on, so contact your nearest store to see what sales they have. As an added bonus for my readers, you can use the offer at the bottom of this post to receive 15% off your purchase between now and October 18th. It is valid in stores and may exclude some items, so please check the fine print for details.

Back to School Shopping at Hanna Andersson NJ

Tomato made a bee line for a beautiful striped reversible dress. Somehow she knew it was a twirly dress that she could spin and dance in, so it was what she chose as her first day of school outfit. Back to school shopping was proving to be a breeze. We went from display to display talking about what she liked and what else she wanted to choose. One of my favorite things about Hanna clothes is the sizing. Because they size for a range of ages instead of just one age per size, we get years and years out of their clothes. Tomato wore some of their size 80 and 90 dresses, which became tunics and then shirts, for 3 plus years. We just put the last 90 item away. So, you are not only buying quality design and fabrics, but you are buying longevity. They are the label I look for at consignment sales since I know the value I get out of them for her. If you’re lucky enough to get some as hand me downs, I am pretty sure the sound of angelic choruses accompanies their discovery in the hand me down bag. My best tip for shopping at the store or in the catalog is to buy up a size in order to get the most out of the outfit. I know that Tomato is going to twirl in this dress for at least three years and that’s why we shop Hanna for back to school shopping. Personally, I wish they made it in adult sizes too because this work from home mom would be in this for meetings in a flash. The Hanna women’s line is ever present in my closet too for the same quality and longevity reasons that I shop for Tomato.

Back to School Outfit from Hanna Andersson

She also picked out an adorable outfit for the fall.  She grabbed the skirt first and then chose the shirt and sweater to go together. Ever my bold personality child, she went with a great print skirt and mixed mustard and pink together to make a great oufit. We browsed through the rest of the store and oohed and ahhed at how cute the backpacks and lunch boxes were. Being me, my eye was drawn to the newest in their Star Wars and Disney collaborations. We bought the Star Wars Christmas jammies last year for my husband, Tomato and I and the new jammie designs this fall are great.  As Tomato tried on her outfits and we peeked in the clearance racks for great deals, we shared giggles and smiles. It was great to have a girls’ day out just like I had with my Nana. I hope she remembers these days with the fondness that I have for my own memories of 30 years ago. We’ll definitely be heading back as the seasons change to pick out some other great new clothes.

If you are looking to do some back to school shopping in the near future, make Hanna Andersson a stop on your agenda. You’ll find a courteous staff, impeccably made clothes and accessories and I hope you can make some memories to last a lifetime too. Enjoy the offer below too! It can be printed out or you can show it on your phone at the register. Happy Back to School Shopping!

Hanna Andersson Back to School Offer


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