My first GIVEAWAY! Two $50 Certificates to Tuff Kookooshka!

Guys…  This is SO cool.  Allow me to introduce…

Tuff Kookooshka!

Here’s the story:

Last fall my friend’s son sized out of a fleece pullover I’d long been eyeing – it had the cutest ever little “monster” pocket and the colors were gorgeous.  I quickly snatched it up and we absolutely loved wearing it all last winter.  It kept my son toasty warm in what was seriously the most adorable way possible … even though we were its fourth owners, talk about quality.  I googled the brand “Tuff Cookie,” but couldn’t find it anywhere.  Tragic!

Fast-forward to last week.  I was browsing a Facebook resale page I run, “Boston-Area HIGH END Baby and Kids Clothes,” when I saw a little jacket that I had to have.  It was this:

This cute?!  Ethically made?!  And super warm – but not prone to overheating or too bulky for a car seat?!  SOLD.
The hoods on these coats are simply to die for.
Just have to include a pic of my fave boy version – love love LOVE.

This coat was so gorgeous . . . and so *cute*, all at the same time!  It was a brand I hadn’t heard of “Tuff Kookooshka.”  I started browsing their website and holy moly, ALL their stuff was to die for!  And a lot of it was discounted to half-off, end of season.  I was thrilled, but – as always – I was hoping to find an even better deal.  I messaged the site to see if they’re ever featured on any of the flash sale sites.  It turns out they are featured on Zulily once a year – but I’d just missed it this past February.

But I didn’t have to be disappointed.  The site administrator generously gave me a personal promo code to use for an additional 15% off any sale items – and you can use it too.  The code is good through the end of this week and it’s:

murakami422

Through the administrator I learned the following things about this great company:

  • All of their clothing is ethically made in the U.S., in Fall River, MA.
  • They’re a true family business; the owner started in a Cape Cod basement using remnants and salvaged fabric from Malden Mills in Lawrence, MA, and the administrator I contacted is her husband.
  • They now use the highest quality Polar Fleece still produced locally at Malden Mills, with accents and trims made from Luxury Wools out of Prato, Italy.
  • Um, yes.  They were formerly “Tuff Cookie.”  So it all came full circle… 
I’m a convert for life.  Every winter I’ve always found top-notch fleeces for both kids, because anything puffy isn’t safe for car seats.  Ultra-high end PolarTec fleece jackets, especially those with hoods or collars, keep my kids warm on all but the coldest of days (days I wouldn’t want to be outside anyway), and I don’t have to make them take off their coats off as soon as they get in the car.  Plus, high-end fleece holds its resale value – and that makes it affordable if you resell, like I do (check out my tips for reselling kids’ clothes on Ebay).

Just a few pics of some other fabulous Tuff Kookooshka coats and their adorable winter hats…

Love their pullovers.  Perfect for spring, fall, or even winter if you pair it with a hat.

They also make slightly thinner fleece coats for spring and fall – got a super hero at home?
Ready to save the world!
Siblings together!  Hood up on the flower coat – adorable.
Heartbreakers.
A very “Tuff” crew.
Love their character hats.
Pillbox hats.
I pretty much want to paste of all their stuff into this entry, but that would get too long.

I’ll leave you with the part you’ve been waiting for.  Tuff Kookooshka provided me with not just one but two $50 gift cards to give away to readers.  All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is (1) Go to my Facebook page “Married to Medicine Blog” and “like” the page; (2) go to the Tuff Kookooshka website and find your favorite item; and (3) post the name of the item in the comment section right below my post that links to this blog entry.  And don’t forget that if you see something you love, you can use my promo code for an additional 15% off their sale prices:  Murakami422.  The contest will end Thursday at noon.  The promo code is good through Friday at 5:00 pm.

Good luck, and happy shopping!

*** for additional chances to win, check out my friend Sarah’s Facebook page “SampleSaleMom.”  She’s running the same giveaway, and like me she has two gift cards!