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To ask where you buy your DD's clothes?

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Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 21:44:55

My DD is 9 and i find it hard to buy clothes that dont look too old for her are also not too short.My DD is tall for her age and has a sporty build so some clothes just do not fit correctly.

Wolfiefan Sat 10-May-14 21:46:02

Watching with interest as I have a 4 year old who wears aged 7!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 10-May-14 21:49:45


I tend to buy from George at asda. It's inexpensive but decent quality. I don't think I've ever had anything wear really badly, I tend to pass it all on in good condition. They have a sale on at the moment too!
My DD doesn't wear trousers well at all, even with the adjustable waistband they don't stay up so I bought her some braces from debenhams! She doesn't like them but the amount of comments I've had (even from random strangers in the street which I really hate) about her builders bum, I had to do something!

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 21:56:01

Used to buy H&M but it seems to be for the very slim child, mine is sporty and is starting to develop bum and hips, her face dropped when we went there a couple of weeks ago and she couldnt fit into their jeans, same with next when she could before. She is not overweight but they were tight.

AgentZigzag Sat 10-May-14 21:56:37

I get a lot from Asda/Tesco, topping them up with high street shops.

I wonder whether it's the sizing that's out or we both have tall DC Wolfie, because my 4 YO has to have 6/7 tops and 5/6 trousers.

She was on the 98th centile when we used the red book, I just thought we'd got yet another giant grin

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 21:56:50

never tried George as none near us, might have to.

EatDessertFirst Sat 10-May-14 21:57:06

George at Asda are brilliant for clothes for my tall, skinny DD (5.5). They wash brilliantly and most trousers/skirts come with those adjustable waist elastic thingys. The range in the larger stores is better.

I used to rate Primark but everything I bought last summer faded horribly or twisted/shrank within two or three washes. A lot of my friends buy from H&M.

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 21:58:03

Bought a couple of bits from tesco but wash and wear not very good IMO

My DD is only 3.5 but she is tall for her age and in asda's 4-5 so not massive. I'm fairly sure their older girls range is stuff that I would put my 3yo in so not that old looking.

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 21:58:49

Yes i think primark quality has gone down hill

Ihearthickson Sat 10-May-14 22:00:02

Johnnie B/ Boden - adjustable elastic waists and regular and long length. Perfect for sporty build.

MrsPnut Sat 10-May-14 22:00:23

Mini boden, joules and the odd bit from next. Mini boden have very adjustable waist trousers usually with a popper fastening for ease.

AgentZigzag Sat 10-May-14 22:02:20

I like this scatch and sniff t-shirt but what if it smells rank? grin

DontputyourfingerinthejellyNel Sat 10-May-14 22:02:36

Sainsburys or Asda for DD as I like the colours and styles in there.
DS is a little on the chunky side so often get his from M and S as they do more stretchy waist stuff. I can get a bigger size but they end up falling down! Also the colours tend to be brighter in there.

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 22:03:12

I buy a few bits from Johnie B but only when on sale etc. they are good sizeing, im wondering if there are other places.

beatricequimby Sat 10-May-14 22:03:12

I have a tall, skinny 8 year-old. She still likes the clothes in the younger girls sections but they don't fit. I get some things from ASDA, H&M used to be good but the older girls clothes are very teenagery.

I buy some things in more expensive shops in the sales - GAP is good and FatFace.

Catmint Sat 10-May-14 22:04:39

Vertbaudet sale

trixymalixy Sat 10-May-14 22:11:11

H&M, Zara, joules, sainsburys

Serendipity30 Sat 10-May-14 22:11:24

I think my DD is too old for Verbaudet now

weatherall Sat 10-May-14 22:16:50

Charity shops

Or if I'm feeling flush- a supermarket.

If I had the money it'd be next.

DS would be in sports direct if he had his way.

smartypants1000 Sat 10-May-14 22:19:02

Next, George, Fat Face, Mini Boden - usually via ebay though!

Thenapoleonofcrime Sat 10-May-14 22:21:29

I find H & M slightly too old for my 10 year old, if I have money or my mum buys stuff, it's M & S for me, I like the look of the clothes, they wear really well and can be passed on, also Gap if in the sale. They have a nice denim dress there at the moment, and I also get denim jackets to go over other things.

If I don't have so much money, it's sale stuff, Next leggings, cheapie t-shirts from supermarkets, but often a size or more up if they are of a stockier/sporty build (one of mine is, one isn't).

imip Sat 10-May-14 22:23:42

Gap in the sales and boden.


Applespearsorangesandlemons Sat 10-May-14 22:24:39

8 year old. Almost entirely H&M with a bit of Tesco and Primark.

Zingy123 Sat 10-May-14 22:26:42

Debenhams, Primarni, H&M, Tesco, Asda.

Fram Sat 10-May-14 22:31:44

Boden and H&M. Have you tried buying the boys' jeans/trousers in H&M? They're cut bigger, and are usually in bright/pastel colours anyway.
My DD is pretty skinny (always have to have adjustable waist) but she cannot fit into H&M jeans. They're ridiculous!
Gap are sometimes good, depends season to season. They have an upto75% sale on atm...
John Lewis have some nice things too... but they are v small, we usually have to go up 2 years, as DD is tall.
Sainsburys very good for basics- wash really well, with very little fade/bobbling, and they have 25% off clothing fairly frequently.

TKMaxx is great too, but it can be a bit jumble saley for childrenswear, sometimes v good. US brands probably v good fit-wise for a sporty body type.

SuperSaint Sat 10-May-14 22:58:57

MY DD is nearly 11 and almost her entire wardrobe at the moment is from H&M.

She likes wearing leggings and dresses and I have just bought a couple of nice vest tops as well.

She hates wearing jeans so I can't comment on the H&M sizes but some of their other sizes are a bit odd. DD is slim with a completely flat chest and sometimes she has 10-12, in other styles it is 12-14.

I just bought her this dress in blue aged 12-14 and it fits her perfectly

I can't imagine it fitting any 12-14 year old who has any sort of bust as there is not much growing room in there!

moldingsunbeams Sat 10-May-14 23:11:26

Sigh I love that dress supersaint but dd would wreck it (tomboy)

I have resorted to primark basics with some ebay (superdry/abercrombie/diesel) hoodies and such.

Endymion Sat 10-May-14 23:13:03

Zara. Suit the taller child.



Endymion Sat 10-May-14 23:15:11

Dd is nearly 11. She's tallish but not skinny.

She wears 11-12 zara bottoms. Sometimes 13-14.

They tend to have adjustable waists. I think!

moldingsunbeams Sat 10-May-14 23:15:18

I always forget about Zara, are they expensive?

Endymion Sat 10-May-14 23:18:11

Not especially. Dd got some leggings today that were £7.99. They do a reasonable basics range.

I like it because they're quite funky and not wall to wall pink. Some of the clothes are too bright though!

The clothes wash quite well (although not as well as johnnie b, but cheaper). Generally no to tumble drying.

Summerwood1 Sat 10-May-14 23:23:20


Normalisavariantofcrazy Sat 10-May-14 23:24:20

H&M they seem to have the pre teen thing nailed

mandy214 Sat 10-May-14 23:24:43

George is really poor quality imo. Of the supermarkets, TU at Sainsburys is miles ahead of the others.

9yr old DD wears TU and Boden (leggings and Tshirts) and M&S.

mandy214 Sat 10-May-14 23:25:01

George is really poor quality imo. Of the supermarkets, TU at Sainsburys is miles ahead of the others.

9yr old DD wears TU and Boden (leggings and Tshirts) and M&S.

Babyroobs Sat 10-May-14 23:42:14

Mini Boden sales , and via Ebay. Also Johnnie B, they have a lot of stuff in the sales greatly reduced.

OddBoots Sat 10-May-14 23:46:15

We get a fair bit from Sports Direct online (I can never find/reach stuff in store). Other than that H&M, M&Co, Matalan and New Look, selecting carefully to get the suitable stuff.

pricklyPea Sat 10-May-14 23:52:19

Is this aibu? Or is it style and beauty? I just can't tell anymore.


NickiFury Sat 10-May-14 23:59:12

Gap - best, quality wise, wash and wear and still looks great.

H&M - pretty, not such great quality, looks tatty quite quickly.

George - the odd absolute gem but you must wade through a lot of crap.

Polarn O Pyret - amazing quality, dd has work coats and dresses from there for months and I have still made two thirds back on EBay

Manteray - Debenhams, lovely quality again and some really pretty stuff.

AgentZigzag Sun 11-May-14 00:26:57

Thanks for the pointer to H&M just about everyone on the thread I've never been in but they've got some nice clothes that aren't that expensive online.

Peacocks are online too

fatlazymummy Sun 11-May-14 02:08:32

Asda, tesco, peacocks, primark, sainsburys.

NickiFury Sun 11-May-14 02:09:34

Worn not work, she's 7, she doesn't go to work yet smile

Runwayqueen Sun 11-May-14 02:14:21

My tall 3.11 dd is in 5/6 clothes so we tend but h&m or next for her. Sainsburys if we're using a supermarket

chicaguapa Sun 11-May-14 08:32:30

Has anyone mentioned New Look? Their 915 range is good for preteens. Great hoodies which wash and wear really well. I've been very pleased with the quality.

Their adult range also starts at size 6 so I often pick up bits from there too.

VenusWineTrap Sun 11-May-14 08:40:08

My DD's only 3 but I get most of her stuff from Matalan & their kids range goes up in 3 different sections up to age 16. They've got lovely stuff there at the moment.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sun 11-May-14 08:40:38

DD is aged 6 and wears 8-9 and I get her clothes from H&M, Asda, Primark and Tesco. MIL buys the DC stuff from M&S so there's a bit of that too. Don't like Sainsbury's stuff though. The boys stuff is fine but the girls is so boring!

Eastpoint Sun 11-May-14 08:43:33

I think the h&m clothes are good, I view the sizes as a clue to height rather than age as so many parents don't seem to know how tall their children are. My dds are slight & find their leggings are a good fit as are the tops. Zara is cut, in our experience for curvier bottoms, we've never had any luck with Zara trousers, jeans, shorts or even skirts. The h&m 9-15 sports wear is also good. Zara bikinis are very pretty but fit my dds so might be too skimpy a cut for a 10 year old.

Marylou2 Sun 11-May-14 08:46:06

Boden for mini and Johnnie B.Also Forever 21 although I don't know how many stores do children's clothes.Liverpool do and the staff were lovely and helpful.

Marylou2 Sun 11-May-14 08:47:25

Forgot Uniqlo.They are fab for basics and great hoodies.

missmagnum Sun 11-May-14 08:51:13

Tammy in bhs is sometimes worth a look. Think it's age 8-14.

ChippyMinton Sun 11-May-14 08:53:22

Tu at Sainsbury is great, especially in the bigger stores, but stock changes frequently so its worth looking often and buy anything you like straightaway.

George has the odd gem - DD found a fab jumpsuit yesterday, very bodenesque navy with white stars.

Tesco not great ATM.

Gap ok in the sale but a bit dull.

H&M again is a mixed bag, better for boys IMO.

BHS sometimes has nice stuff.

Boden for stuff that's going to be worn and worn - hoodies, jeans, shorts.

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Sun 11-May-14 08:55:21

Asda and sainsburys fit dd well

MsAspreyDiamonds Sun 11-May-14 08:58:52

Sainsburys, Tescos & Gap. Tbh I dont buy many clothes as they receive a lot of clothing kids.

gordyslovesheep Sun 11-May-14 09:01:52

I have girls aged 5,9 and 12 - we tend to use Asda, Sainsbury's, Next, River Island, H+M, New Look and Marks

12 year old is tall and skinny so we have to buy things with adjustable waists - which gets harder the older she gets

needaholidaynow Sun 11-May-14 09:02:36

I don't have a DD but my DP does, and we buy her clothes from Asda mostly just like we do with the boys. Some really nice stuff in there.

AuntieUrsula Sun 11-May-14 09:12:46

YANBU - this is an issue that regularly causes us headaches! It seems as though when your DDs get to about 6 they're expected to wear teen fashion, and it's not always suitable.

My twin DDs have just turned 10. They are both very tall but one is thin and one is not; we find Gap is often good especially for bottoms, and we also have bits from Johnnie B, Fat Face and Land's End (especially for my chunkier DD). They neither of them like wearing trousers with adjustable waistbands because they claim the buttons rub, so tend to slob around in leggings and jogging bottoms. At least in summer they can get away with bottoms that are too short as they just pass as crops!

Asda often have the odd nice bit too and in a good range of sizes, but the selection at our local one is small, particularly as DDs won't wear stuff with 1D or cute puppies plastered all over. Recently we've found outdoor shops are a good source, particularly for tops, but can be pricey.

DDs used to have a lot of H&M stuff when they were little but haven't been there for ages - clearly must get down there again!

Skina Sun 11-May-14 09:17:55

H&M, Mini Boden, charity shop, TK Maxx, odd bit from Primark, Benetton (sale), Zara. She's 5, but in age 7-10 depending on shop as she's tall.

Dramatic Sun 11-May-14 09:43:17

My dd's are all fairly small and wearing clothes for the age below them. I love H &M, peacocks have some lovely stuff in at the minute too. Tesco and sainsburys are good but I dislike most of the older girls clothes in Asda.

harriet247 Sun 11-May-14 09:48:25

Next, gap, asda for basics, jojo maman and disney store

WandaDoff Sun 11-May-14 09:54:45

Ebay mainly these days & supermarkets.

I buy a lot of stuff from Lidl for her too. We have to pass one on the way to school so go in often.
They are great for basics, like plain tshirts & jeans & coats.
The quality seems to be pretty good & its not all pink smile

Thenapoleonofcrime Sun 11-May-14 09:57:54

I have also just picked up some canvas trainers for my dd in Lidl. Wouldn't work if you were into brands, but she isn't aged 10. They are much nicer than the cheap clothes/shoes elsewhere, plastic shoes being my pet hate.

KenAdams Sun 11-May-14 10:02:36

Next and Monsoon. Love Monsoon, their stuff lasts really well.

Skivvywoman Sun 11-May-14 10:10:27

Next,river island,tesco and was in morrisons the other day and they had some lovely stuff

Purpleroxy Sun 11-May-14 11:30:06

Boden. Think the quality makes it worth it as will never wear out, washes well Etc so you don't need many clothes.

Had leggings from asda which the dye came out of onto my dds legs (they had been washed and tumbled properly beforehand). Had some tops from sainsburys where the logo got scruffy after only a few washes. Find M&S garish or too much black/pink and have had shrinking stuff from next.

I have found buying the basic stuff from boden when there are decent codes more cost effective than buying cheaper clothes. Her boden stuff gets worn and washed hundreds or times and still is nice enough to hand down.

Serendipity30 Sat 17-May-14 20:32:16

yes i do like Boden, sizing is good and it does wear well

Lee727 Tue 27-May-14 19:45:49

Buy specialy tailored stuff that's what I do

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