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Uniqlo kidswear event day feedback thread. Non testers: tell us what you think of the new range and you could win a £100 voucher NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Aug-13 16:28:22

This thread is for the 10 Mumsnetters who went to the UNIQLO Kidswear launch event on Saturday. Many thanks for going along to the event with your families - we hope you enjoyed it!

Here's what Uniqlo say about the range: "This is the first time UNIQLO has introduced kids wear across the UK business, and sees the cult classics and innovative pieces within the adult collection re-designed (and re-sized) for new born to 12 year olds. This exciting collection will contain items from UNIQLO's key product categories that have been adjusted to fit a kid's lifestyle."

Below are a few feedback questions for you to answer - if you have any more comments, please feel free to add them to your response.

- Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

- Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?

- Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?

Please also upload any photos of your day to this thread. Please note photos may be used by Uniqlo on Facebook, their website and possibly on other marketing material.

For those of you who didn?t attend the event, please take a look at the Uniqlo Kidswear range on their website and let us know what you think.

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Everyone who adds a comment to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £100 Uniqlo voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

MNHQ

ImFineThankYou Fri 30-Aug-13 16:34:31

Non tester.
I like the range online. The website seem easy enough to use. All looked a bit 'Gap' but I like that look and may be slightly cheaper so I'd consider buying.
The clothes looked comfortable and colourful enough without being full of characters (Disney, pepper pig etc which I can't stand).
I'd like to see a section which wasn't gender specific. Clothes boys and girls can wear. Wooly jumpers, trousers, boots and a decent coat all in bright colours you could dress ds and dd in.

WhyIRayLiotta Fri 30-Aug-13 16:55:16

Non Tester

I have never used Uniqlo before.

I quite like the new range - Some of the infant leggings are lovely - I like the patterns. Its hard to tell if it would be good value as I have to guess at the quality by looking at the pictures. Agree with ImFineThankYou that it is quite like Gap stuff.

I liked some of the leggings and Hoodies. Not keen on the printed sweatshirts - didnt like the pictures. The plainer stuff is nicer. It is reasonably priced so would consider buying something to test the quality - as I am unfamiliar with Uniqlo.

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 19:01:55

I am due to go tomorrow and just a bit worried about how I am going to get in!
All the shops open at 10. Does that mean the centre opens at 10?

Anyone know what time the main doors are open.
Thanks.

I'm going too, apparently the restaurants open earlier so hoping that means the main doors are open. Have been informed by Angelie that the shop is by Debenhams so will be going to those doors. And will also be prepared for an hour of eye spy just in case the doors are shut!

jes73 Fri 30-Aug-13 20:11:09

I'm going too. I think the Southern Terrace is open so can get in from there I think. It is a bit early in the morning. Are you all bringing the children?

Bubbles85 Fri 30-Aug-13 20:17:46

Non tester here

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I like all the different types of leggings but I would like to see some more brighter colours available too.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

No, I've never bought anything from there.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Yes, I like the Parker and the Body Warmer as they are good value and look nice.

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 20:33:59

I am bringing two of the children.
I took them out to buy shoes today and after that experience I am wondering if I have thought this out properly <eeek>

turkeyboots Fri 30-Aug-13 20:47:46

Non tester.

I love uniqlo and shop there for me a lot. Love the new kids range. Nice leggings and puffy jackets in good colours. Like the girls dresses too.

I'm bringing my three, youngest is 5 weeks tomorrow and will be his first trip to a shopping centre. Hoping it is not too stressful smile

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 21:45:18

Ooooooh a baby! How exciting!

mamatron Fri 30-Aug-13 23:45:31

I'll be going tomorrow with DD, looking forward to seeing the clothing in store. Just checked out the website and I really like the dresses, some of the tops, the hoodies (which my younger nephew would look great in!) and rainmac. I'd like to see other styles of outerwear, for example a good quality duffle coat. And some cardis.

2blessed Sat 31-Aug-13 08:27:35

DS and I are on our way now!
Thanks for the tip about how to get in ladies, see you there!

Mominatrix Sat 31-Aug-13 12:45:25

- Overall, my family and I really liked the range - particularly the quality (me), the comfort (DSs and me - DSs have very sensitive skin and so I need to be very picky about fabrics for them), and designs (DSs - particularly loved the graphic Ts). I was really happy to see all cotton oxford shirts that they could use for their uniforms, and really happy about HeatTech Jr.

The criticisms I have is that the labelling on their clothing is not obvious (you need to measure your child first to determine which size to get) - it would be far easier to have one standard labelling (some had this height number and some had an age range), preferably age range. I also was dissapointed that the Heat Tech undershirts were available for girls in the long sleeved versions, but not for boys. I hope that the boys ones are coming, as this would be fantastic for layering.

Additionally, it would be nice to have unpatterend pants for kids. I wash all their undergarments in very hot water and purchase only white vests and pants to withstand the washing and drying.

It would also be nice to see a bigger range of clothing for boys. I saw some really cute things in the girls' range. The boys range, besides the Ts and a couple of the hoodies, despite the amazing quality, did not have the same element of fun.

- My DSs favourite items were the graphic Ts. I loved the down gilets and coats - can be squished into bags for use if the weather changes during the day.

- I will definitely buy from this range in the future. The quality is fantastic and the price is better than similar quality pieces which I have seen. I will be going back for pyjamas and Heat Tech.

- I am a regular customer of Uniqlo.

- Even though I am a regular customer of Uniqlo, I was not very familiar with their ultra light down range. I will definitely be getting one in the future for me, and will use them as stocking stuffers (yes, they smush down that small) for my parents for Christmas.

- I would definitely recommend the Uniqlo childrens' range to all my friends.

joolzy Sat 31-Aug-13 13:01:06

Fun colours no characters, a good variety of styles and types of clothes

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 13:14:36

Been back about an hour. Both DCs konked out. I must say, the approach to the Station has excellent acoustics. DC5 made full use of them as he screamed and screeched the entire way back down to the tube.

- Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked it. The quality seemed very good. I liked the bright colours best. The sizing is problematic though. Its seems to leave my youngest two DCs out altogether.

- Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?
I liked the puffa jackets. DS3 chose a pink long sleeved snoopy teeshirt.

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?
Yes. I really liked it and was surprised at the prices. I thought it would be more expensive.

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?
I don't really do 'casual' so I haven't bothered with the store before. I was surprised at the range and like the colours for the kids. I also like the Celia Birtwell women's stuff.

- Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definitely. I will look in for the DC's stuff and have a look to see if they have anything for me too.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes. I would urge them to have a look if they had not already. Particularly if they were looking for a school coat that didn't cost too much.

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 13:18:17

Forgot a few things.

The sizing is a bit weird. It jumps up from 5-6 to 7-8 which is a big leap.
Range is small.
It was difficult to tell which tee's were long or short sleeved without picking them up and making a mess.
Not keen on Disney stuff. Its everywhere already so I don't think Uniqlo really need to do it too.

Thanks for the goody bag. It is LOVELY grin

Sep01992 Sat 31-Aug-13 13:20:50

Non tester

Loved the down jackets and the colourful parkas. A really good price for a quality product. A similar 'puffy' jacket would be closer to £30 in other shops. Loved the leggings too. Great patterns.

Have only ever bought knitwear from Uniqlo for me and DH. Trousers never seemed to sit right on me.

Would love to see some rich deep colours of cord trousers for little boys. Would be perfect for autumn/winter. Also some knitwear/pullovers rather than just more casual tops.

Will certainly add some kids items to my basket next time I shop. A down jacket is a must have.

BornToFolk Sat 31-Aug-13 13:27:44

Non-tester, just had a browse of the website.

I really like the Illustrators Project stuff. Interesting and unusual without being too fashiony and good, practical styles for kids. Reasonably priced too. The rest of the boy's range didn't really grab me. I liked the look of the pyjamas until I realised they were poly-cotton

I've bought a couple of things for myself before but found the sizes come up a bit small.

I'd definitely be tempted to buy one of the Illustrator Project long sleeved tees or hoodies for DS, as long as I could see them first to check quality and sizing. Also £3.95 for P&P is a bit steep...

dahville Sat 31-Aug-13 13:50:03

Non Tester
Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I don't find the range that different from things I'd find in most High Street shops, it's particularly similar to the Little Bird range at Mothercare. I do like the infant body warm vest and the kids down vest.

Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

I had never heard of the store before reading about it on Mumsnet

Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

I would consider some of the outerwear but would price compare and try to get it on offer. I don't know what the quality is like as I've never been to their store, this might make me hesitant to buy.

jes73 Sat 31-Aug-13 18:13:39

Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

We liked the range, great colours and good quality. Prices were all pretty reasonable too.
I didn?t like the sizing ? it was very difficult to check out sizes. I am more used to going out and getting a 5-6 or 9 -10 size rather than waist sizes etc and small or medium. The shop assistants were also unable to help me with sizing as one of them likened a 22 waist to our ?medium? and then said it may be a child ?large?. Also for example, the sizes went from 5 ? 6 to 7 -8 missing out the 6 ? 7 completely and my son uses either a 5 -6 or 6 -7 depending on the fit so I could not get everything I liked to fit.

* Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?*
Both DCs liked the down vests which were pretty bright and soft and very light too. I liked the sweat shirts with the Faux Shearing. Really soft to the touch. There was a pair of shorts with

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?
I like the products so will definitely get something in future. Only thing I will probably get it online as there is more of a choice there.

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?

To be honest, I had never heard of Uniqlo so attending this has made me aware of the brand and also of the quality and the entire line of products.

- Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I had a look through some women?s clothes too and there were some nice clothes. I liked a sweat but that was a little expensive. Also loved a jacket but that was also not really inexpensive.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend Uniqlo as there is a good range and the prices are reasonable too. The quality is quite good too. I am not sure how the clothes wash but from what I saw, they looked good.

PS - Loved the goody bag. Thanks a lot for it! smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 20:46:13

cute leggings! smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 20:47:50

lots of bright colours at the Uniqlo Kidswear Launch!

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 20:49:49

a selection of adorable prints in the babywear section. smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 20:55:25

Lola wearing a top from the boys range (that she chose) - but looked cute!

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 20:56:58

Lola LOVED this T-shirt! But alas they did not have her size and this was a little big. sad

Faithless12 Sat 31-Aug-13 20:58:59

* Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?*
I liked the older children's range more than than the infants, although I loved the fact the HeatTech range was also catering for infants.

Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?
Well we haven't tried them on but at the minute it's the HeatTech T shirts

Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?
Other than the HeatTech that I keep mentioning no. There was very little for 2-3. I liked the fleece lined hoodies but they started at 3-4. The chinos that we also liked had the same problem. I wouldn't buy from the infant range as they weren't really to my taste mainly leggings and I didn;t like the patterns.

If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?

I have bought things for myself before but until DS fits in the older children's range I'll only be buying HeatTech bits for him.

Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No more likely mainly because the stores are a fair distance from us but both DH and I get winter clothing from Uniqlo.

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?

Not for children DS age but for slightly older children yes, the prices are reasonable although I'd prefer the down coats to be down like the adults coats not polyfill/down.

Thanks for the goody bag and for the pictures. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

Faithless12 Sat 31-Aug-13 21:25:43

The trouser selection for the under 3's

Faithless12 Sat 31-Aug-13 21:26:29

Why you should wash new clothes shock

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 21:47:25

I forgot to take photos blush

I was too busy trying to wrangle DCs 4 & 5.

Am I in trouble?

Thanks for the offer of help on the tube stairway idle. Your little girl is lovely smile

Faithless12 Sat 31-Aug-13 21:54:45

Oh was it you MrsDeVere in the coffee shop?

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 22:08:53

Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

There were some great pieces, I loved all the babywear and there were some lovely bits in both girls/boys. I found that some of the girls bits were a bit too girly for us (perfect for friends LOs though), but we found some great bits in the boys range, that really suited my eldest and looked great combined with a feminine twist. The quality of the fabric was good and there were some beautiful prints. The only thing I didn't really like was the sizing, there were big jumps between the babywear, it went from 9-12 to 18-24 and my youngest is 13 mths. I bought bits to keep for her to grow into. They were also a bit too generous in the older sizes my eldest is 3, but the 3-4 clothes were way too big and there was no smaller sizes available, so i could not buy a lot the pieces i wanted for her. sad

Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?

I loved so many of the babywear items, i bought some cute PJs, but could have bought one of everything! My Eldest LO really Loved a Pixar colab t-shirt with one of the aliens from ToyStory on!!

Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?

I will definitely be buying from the kids wear in the future, I loved the prints and quality of the fabrics. And there were some great pieces I would even wear! lol!

If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?

I love the brand, and think it is great, but the sizing issue did leave me a little bit disappointed with them, as I was so looking forward to buying pieces for my little ones.

Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes! Saw some great bits for me and my DP!! smile

If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend the Kidswear range, (and already have!) but would/have also let them about the sizing.

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 22:14:33

It was faithless. Your little boy is scrummy.
DC5 had a mahooosive meltdown about an hour after I saw you.

It was impressive in its magnitude. My ears are still ringing grin
Hope the rest of your day was nice.

Non tester but was in store last week. Love Uniqlo for myself and also bought a couple of tops each for DD age 4 and DS age 2. They are better quality than similarly priced children's clothes and have washed well without shrinking. DS loves loves loves his Mickeys Mouse long sleeved t-shirt and there were some gorgeous boys shirts etc. I will definitely be buying more smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 22:19:08

Lola measuring herself on the height tree for the umteenth time (she is actually a bit taller than it said though!) lol! smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 22:21:29

Making the most of the space in the changing rooms (in her fave t-shirt from the range!!!) smile

idleweiss Sat 31-Aug-13 22:24:36

We had a lovely time this morning, thank you! Lola loved having her picture taken (she went back twice!), trying on the clothes and was so pleased with her treats from the goody bag, as was I!! smile

MrsDeVere Sat 31-Aug-13 22:50:52

Found a picture. Taken shortly afterwards whilst DC5 was enjoying some of the goody bag snacks.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 31-Aug-13 22:57:46

I am LOVING it from what I can see...(non tester) Gorgeous...non frilly affordable range with a lovely choice of pattern and shape.

2blessed Sat 31-Aug-13 23:14:32

We had a great time this morning!

Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

As DS is 8 months I didn't spend much time looking at the entire kids range just baby. I thought the clothes were ok. Quite safe wardrobe staples.

- Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?

I bought a hoodie and a pair of jeans for DS. Loved the autumnal colours.

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?

If I was passing a store I may wander in but it won't be one of my 'go to' shops when shopping for DS.
Also, I understand the rationale behind wrapping the baby clothes, however I think it is a bit unreasonable that they are non exchangeable or refundable. This completely knocks Uniqlo out - for me anyway - when choosing gifts if you are unable to change your mind.

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?

I have bought from Uniqlo before and will again, had my eye on some lovely pieces that would be great for when I go back to work.

- Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

I will definitely buy Uniqlo clother again, not sure about baby clothes though. Customer service was great, although the staff didn't seem to be that knowledgable about the baby range.

Thanks for the goodie bag!!

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 31-Aug-13 23:21:46

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I love the Illustrators hoodies. They are really fun. Someone put up some pictures of leggings that looked good too, but I couldn't find them on the website. The baby clothes looked nice too- I agree, it's a lot like Gap.

I'm not keen on the over-knee socks, you wouldn't see my girls wearing them, I don't think they are appropriate for children tbh. Most stuff seems good value but £5.90 for 2 pairs of knickers in a bit steep imo.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

I have never shopped at Uniglo, I don't think I have one near me.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

I probably would if I was passing a store, but wouldn't make a special trip. I was looking for a store locator on the website but haven't found one yet. The website needs a bit of work tbh.

It seems to be affordable and good quality, but my 2 are getting fussy in their old age (10 & 12) so getting a bit old for the kids range.

I don't seem to be able to search by gender, which is odd. I'm all for not stereotyping but the option to look for girls/boys clothes would be good.

Faithless12 Sun 01-Sep-13 08:26:14

MrsDeVere - Thank you it was lovely to meet you. We made the most of our day in town and went to the museums grin meltdowns aplenty in there.

idleweiss Sun 01-Sep-13 11:58:14

These are the cute PJs I bought for my youngest daughter. (would also suit a little boy as they are quite unisex in style & design) smile

idleweiss Sun 01-Sep-13 12:03:24

Here are some of the leggings I bought too, was hard to choose, will be back for more! They will be great teamed with a cute dress, or t-shirt and as the weather gets chilly they will look great with an oversized sweater or paired with a pair of denim shorts/skirt and layered tops and knits. smile

MrsDeVere Sun 01-Sep-13 12:40:31

I have taken a photo of the boys wearing their new tee shirts. They love them.

MrsDeVere Sun 01-Sep-13 12:42:12

I was looking at the women's leggings Idle They had some on sale and I was very tempted. I wear them a lot under dresses because I work with children and am often clambering around the place grin

I wish I had bought some now. I was trying to be thrifty. Always a big mistake!

My DCs and I really enjoyed attending the event, and the goody bag went down a treat - thankyou!

- Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like?

The range is lovely - bright colours and bold patterns which we really like. That said, the range seems quite limited. In particular, it is advertised as being suitable from newborn. In fact the smallest items are 3 months, and there were only a couple of items in that size in the store. This was a shame as my youngest is 5 weeks, and I really love bright colours and bold designs in babywear. I didn't like, as others have mentioned, the confusing sizing. Some items are in ages, some in S/M/L which is not particularly helpful. My older 2 won't be able to wear the range for long - whilst it goes up to age 11, there is limited clothing in this age group, and whilst my two aren't skinny, there was not a lot of room so both had to go up a size meaning DS1 won't be getting Uniqlo clothes for more than a year.

- Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC?

My favourite item(s) was the range of leggings - really lovely, good quality, and fabulous patters. Both DD and DS1 loved the polyfill down vests.

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not?
Yes, we bought some items at the event. In future it is just DD and DS2 who will really be able to wear clothing from the range. It is a shame the range doesn't extend to real newborn wear (realistically the range seems to open up around 12 months) as the bright clothes would make great new baby gifts.

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how?
I had never heard of Uniqlo before - I do like it and may also buy for myself in future.

- Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes - it was good to see the actual quality of the clothes and get an idea of sizing.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not?

I would recommend this, but suggest going to a shop in the first instance to get a good idea of the sizing.

Thanks for having us along to the event - we really enjoyed it - here is an image of DD trying on the vest, a long sleeved top and some shorts.

GetKnitted Sun 01-Sep-13 21:31:45

Really like the puffer jacket and body warmer, a nice block of colour that looks very cosy. The hoodies look great too.

I've never shopped in Uniqlo before but will have a look now.

We'd be most likely to buy a hoody or trousers, because I'm happy to get lower quality t-shirts but want trousers to wear well and everyone needs a really nice hoody.

LLW Sun 01-Sep-13 22:26:09

Hi: I took my kids (daughter 7 and son 5) to the event and we all enjoyed it.

- Overall, what did you and your family think of the UNIQLO Kidswear range? What did you like about it the most? Was there anything you didn't like? We liked the mini-me versions of eg, the down jackets and also the heat tech. Would have liked more solid t-shirts and maybe some jumpers.

- Of everything you saw and/or tried on from the range, what was your favourite item? And what about your DP/DC? The down jackets - I bought one for my daughter who was very excited. Good range of colours.

- Do you think you'd consider buying anything from the Kidswear range in future? If so, what and why? If not, why not? Bought a down jacket and also some heat tech for them to wear under their school uniforms in winter

- If you've never bought anything from UNIQLO before, has attending this event changed your perception of the brand at all? If so, how? Having attended this event, do you think you'd be more likely to buy UNIQLO clothes in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Was already a regular Uniqlo buyer - I think the additions of a kids line is great

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend the Uniqlo Kidswear range to family/friends? If so why? If not, why not? Would recommend - it's good value for basics with a bit of style

Thank you!

Willemdefoeismine Tue 03-Sep-13 11:51:34

Non tester here...All I can say is "about time too" - long thought it was an oversight by Uniqlo!

I was very excited to see that our local Uniqlo store sells children's clothes and at a fair price too...Very happy, as Uniqlo do quirky at a reasonable cost. Will have to discipline myself to not get carried away with over-spending on the children wink.

manfalou Tue 03-Sep-13 15:22:56

Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I like the the packaparker? and the zip up jackets but nothing stands out to me. The range seems to be very small.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

Before seeing the advertisement for mums netters to attend the event id never even heard of Uniqlo so I've never bought anything from there smile

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

I doubt I will buy anything, it does look similar to usual high street clothing and I prefer to buy things in store rather than online. If the Uniqlo store or a shop selling Uniqlo clothing was closer to me I would be more inclined to buy. Or if the sale prices were good online.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 03-Sep-13 20:07:16

I would like to add as a non tester...Items which stand out....the girls dresses, the ones with Skandi looking prints on them. They're lovely...I would like more girls t shirts with prints....and coats too...more of them. I have bought tops for myself in Uniqlo before. Love em! I am planning to buy girl's dresses from uniqlo....if I had a store here, I would definitely be in there...I like it a lot.

idleweiss Tue 03-Sep-13 21:21:25

MrsDeVere I know! There were so many things I wanted to buy for myself too! We will have to make a return trip and treat ourselves! smile

Cherrygrape Wed 04-Sep-13 05:09:19

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I liked the girls Helsinki dress, with the white and blue patern. I just thought it was sweet. I liked the babies body warm lite too, it looked really snug and I loved the colour. I liked lots of things on the sight, especially that there was a range of colours and material designs for most items.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

No I haven't heard of it before.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Probably not as there is no store close to me to check out the quality before buying- as its not a brand I know. I like the style though smile

starlight36 Wed 04-Sep-13 14:38:18

I'm a non-tester.

We were away when the event was on but looked at the clothes online once they were launched and made an order.

The toddler girls flower leggings and patterned tops stood out as being a bit different.

I have started buying Uniqlo clothes for myself this year and was impressed with the quality of their legging trousers. The designer collections are great value.

I bought the flower leggings and am very pleased with the thickness of the fabric. They are more like trousers and will be warm in autumn /winter. I also bought some jeans for my son, which again are good quality and in a blue /green colour are a bit different from other high street clothes I've seen.

PervyMuskrat Wed 04-Sep-13 20:59:03

Non tester

Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?
Nothing outstanding really. Much prefer bright colours and patterns for children. Prices seem reasonable though

Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy
No, not heard of before

Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?
No, as above, I prefer bright colours and patterns - the range seems quite dull to be honest

Website doesn't feel particularly intuitive to use either

VillaVillekulla Thu 05-Sep-13 10:28:09

Non-tester
I really like the look of the range. I like the fact it's all fairly unisex and brightly coloured rather than the hideous sea of pink and blue clothes you get in some shops.
I'm more excited than I probably should be about the heat tech for kids. I love heat tech and I'll definitely be getting a few tops for DD when the weather gets colder. It would be good to see some more bright colours.

Marylou2 Thu 05-Sep-13 11:21:29

I didn't go to the launch day but I've already ordered the grey fleece lined hoodie and I'm waiting for the navy. Fantastic quality. I'm a Uniqlo fan of the adult range so I had high expectations of the Kids stuff. Will try the jeans soon. I always recommend Women's Uniqlo to friends for the following reasons-Quality- particularly the cashmere and merino wool,you have to pay at least double to get the same standard elsewhere. Fit/consistency of sizing, this is a particular Uniqlo strength. Some retailers are all over the place with sizing which is really annoying when you buy online but Uniqlo are really good at this.I hope the Childrens line is the same.

HarumScarum Thu 05-Sep-13 11:26:56

Non-tester.

Saw the range recently in the Kingston shop and really liked it. I bought a warm navy hoodie for DD to wear to school in the winter plus a cheerful yellow top and some leggings. The leggings are MASSIVE, incredibly wide in the legs even though they are the right length but she's wearing them as thin trousers. The top and hoodie fit well and are in her usual size. I will probably get her some Heat Tech, too.

There was a turquoise down jacket that I really liked but I rejected it as it didn't have a hood so useless for winter in the UK.

I would recommend the range (with a caveat about the leg width on leggings).

Particularly liked the fact that so many pieces were obviously unisex and there was a wonderful range of colours.

Non tester.

Looking on the website I am rather underwhelmed by it really. I found it a faff looking in each little separate section, I'd much rather click on baby/toddler/older child and see everything, and then maybe narrow it down with tick boxes if I was looking for something in particular. Viewing half a dozen items at a time was a bit of a faff.

Perhaps I would have been more impressed if I'd walked into a shop and seen it all in front of me.

I quite liked that the majority of the clothes were unisex, it made a refreshing change!

I have bought things for myself from uniqlo before, mainly scarves and other accessories and would buy from again if I saw something I liked.

WowOoo Thu 05-Sep-13 12:31:36

Non tester

It's a lovely range. I could only look at the infants range and am impressed. Lovely prints and lots of plain also so that we can mix and match.

I've shopped a lot in Uniqlo. Don't live close to a shop, but I've done a few online orders and have ended up keeping mostly everything in the past.

I like the basics and long vests and also some of the designer collections have had stuff that was a bit different, but still affordable.

I have found the ranges a bit hit and miss design wise. But, each to their own. There are lots of things to choose from and they change a lot so there is something for everyone.

I look at the website quite a lot so I will probably buy something.

NaturalBaby Thu 05-Sep-13 13:36:29

- We loved the store visit and the clothes. The puffa jackets had the biggest impact and I will be tempted to look at them again when it gets colder, not sure how warm they'll be in the depths of winter though. I was a bit disappointed at the small range or dark coloured boys trousers and couldn't find anything suitable for my 4yr old or 5yr old (who had recently chosen mint green trousers from H&M).

- My favourite was the patchwork boys jumper and the t-shirts had great prints. My 4yr old loved the shirts, my 2yr old and 5yr old loved the hoodies with fluffy/shaggy lining (I wish they weren't plain though).

- I'd definitely consider buying in future - jumpers, t-shirts, shorts, jackets, maybe trousers. The colours, prints and prices are perfect for us. I also tried on some womenswear and will be buying online in future.

- I've never bought Uniqlo because there are no stores near us. The event hasn't changed my perception of the brand but I would go out of my way to choose clothes from Uniqlo now that we've had such a lovely day out in the store - the customer service was great.

- I would recommend Uniqlo kidswear because it is good value for money, quality of the clothes seems to be good and they have fun prints/pictures and colours suitable for young kids, they're not just mini versions of menswear like you find in other stores.

DH took photos on his phone so I haven't figured out how to get them on here yet.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Thu 05-Sep-13 14:24:38

Non-Tester.

I like Uniqlo and have previously purchased much from there, especially from the (now discontinued) Uniqlo Undercover range for children. My most recent purchases arrived yesterday and I was generally very pleased with them. I buy most of my DD's clothes from Continental websites, mainly French/ Scandinavian and the Uniqlo range compares favourably with the kind of (mostly unisex) clothes we both prefer. The quality is good and the majority of the graphic stuff does not offend my anti-branding sensibilities! The prices are more high street, but the designs that little bit funkier. One piece I was slightly disappointed by were the furry trimmed denim shorts. almost 10-y-o DD is a little on the chunky side (ahem), so I sized up to age 11 to avail of the adjustable waist - everything else we bought was age 9-10 and fit perfectly, but the shorts, while sizeable about the bottom and legs, were pretty narrow on the waist.

Contrary to what some others have said, I have found it very refreshing to find 'plain' items of clothing - British kids' clothes tend to be far too overdesigned and unnecessarily embellished. Good quality and good colours are far more important and, combined with the good price, Uniqlo seem to be getting that. I also like the androgymous quality of the items - DD's favourite piece was the orange 'Play Loud' hoodie. I love the Heattech items - great lightweight layering for the inevitable cold days and the lightweight puffa jackets -but haven't yet decided which colour!

AFishWithoutABicycle Thu 05-Sep-13 15:36:28

The website isn't great to use and there isn't many items. I like it when you can see the clothes on children like the next site.

Saying that there is some nice stuff, I liked the - Printed Crew Neck T Long Sleeve Animal, I won't be buying it because I don't know the label so is want so see it in store first.

ouryve Thu 05-Sep-13 16:19:58

Non-tester.

I like that obviously unisex items (ie all the boys' clothes) are labelled as kids' instead of boys'. As a mother of boys, though, this does mean that the usual situation exists where the choice for them isn't that great, since girls' clothes still make up at least half the range. And, like so many places, it's obvious that DS1, who is a tall 9, will have to buy from the menswear range, in a few years.

I like the look of the coloured easy trousers. I think quite a few parents of children with SN will appreciate these. DS2 would be able to get them on and off himself. I probably wouldn't risk buying them until I knew how they fitted, despite the detailed size charts, though. They wouldn't be so useful if they were too baggy to stay up - despite still wearing a nappy, he has skinny hips and many trousers simply fall down on him, unless they have adjustable elastic.

SmokedMackerel Thu 05-Sep-13 18:25:50

Non tester

Have heard of uniqlo but never been in one.

I thought the website was not the best lay out, took me a while to realise that items were available in more colours if you clicked on them. I liked the look of some fleece jackets in the website photos but couldn't find them on the site.

I like the look of the down body warmers and the roll neck tops, usually get roll necks for winter from h and m, so nice to have an alternative.

Don't like buying online when I don't have good idea of sizing, so would try to go in person. Have no idea wheremy nearest shop is though.

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why?
Yes I like the stripey girls cardigan and tunic, I like strong graphics and colours in simple shapes so this appealed to me. I also liked the clothes that were bright colours generally without being frilly, fussy or covered in slogans and logos, this especially for boys. I really dislike most boys clothes as they are so over-slogan-ed (if that's a word).

what would you like to see included in the range?
More nice bold colours in the leggings would be nice.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before?
Only once about 6 years ago i passed the shop in London and I bought a polo shirt for DP, he still wears it and it's one of his favourite tops. Weirdly I've never been back.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? Yes probably, I like the look of the down filled gilets, they look cute and practical.

mummyofcutetwo Thu 05-Sep-13 20:16:17

Non tester

I've had a look at the website just now and I haven't found it particularly pleasant to use, but it could just be that it's a mobile site (I've found a lot of mobile sites to be pretty poor really). I'd never heard of uniqlo before and was interested to see what was on offer.

I like the fact that I didn't see any "characters" e.g. from tv, film or games. Also there seemed to be a pleasing lack of garish patterns, no ridiculous slogans, and not a skull in sight (I really don't like the way a lot of boys' clothes make out that little boys are trouble etc). Love the colours available. It all seems a little expensive, but if I was feeling flush I'd definitely have another look with a view to buying something.

I agree with other posters that the sizing isn't particularly useful as a two year range for a little one just isn't feasible.

missorinoco Thu 05-Sep-13 21:48:01

Non tester.

I didn't find the website as straightforward as others. I took a little getting used to. I liked the lack of slogans, and the printed long sleeve tops, but I thought the colours were a little gender specific.

Prices seamed reasonable presuming the quality matches up.

I often buy adult/childrens clothes if there are free returns. That way I can look through variety of items and know that I can send back items I dislike. This generally means I order more items. It is rare that I don't keep anything.

AllSWornOut Thu 05-Sep-13 21:53:00

Non tester.

I don't know Uniqlo and have never bought anything from them before.

The baby pjs have lovely prints and I like the heat tech range for DC1. I would definitely pop into one of the stores if I'm passing (the comments on sizing have put me off ordering on-line).

tinypumpkin Thu 05-Sep-13 22:28:17

Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I really liked the infant leggings. Some interesting ideas with the light weight jackets.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

Never heard of it before and never previously visited the website.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

I quite liked the leggings but thought they were a little pricey. As other posters have mentioned, the sizes were not that easy to figure out.

Hopezibah Thu 05-Sep-13 23:52:54

didn't attend but had a look at Uniqlo kids range.

Initial thoughts looks bright and eye catching so would appeal to kids.

As a parent I like the idea of name labels sewn in and hooks for hanging. It is amazing how many kids clothese don't have labels big enough to write the names on - so that is definitely a handy feature.

I can't comment on sizing as haven't tried out the range yet - but I remember with the womens clothes I used to buy (before our nearest uniqlo closed down sadly), the trousers did come up long. I think the idea was to adjust them to the right length yourself but I found that a pain so hopefully the sizes will be accurate for kids.

I like the idea of the poly down making the coats etc lighter as my kids always whinge and moan if they have to carry their coats because they feel heavy.

firawla Fri 06-Sep-13 01:15:36

non tester, just having a look at the site and it looks good. like the baby ranges and the prices seem very reasonable. kids ranges look good but i would like more choice available for boys, i would shop there though

BellaVida Fri 06-Sep-13 09:03:05

Non-tester here.

The items which stand out are the practical parkas and bodywarmers- nice design and colours. I like the fact the clothes don't have awful slogans or images and are simple, classic patterns.

However the range is quite small and a lot of the items look a little dreary colour wise, notably the kids leggings.

I have once bought from Uniqlo overseas, but just plain polos. I didn't know they were available in the UK to be honest. I do buy online for the kids, but not for myself as I have difficulty getting the right fit.

I would consider buying from Uniqlo, probably outerwear as I think there is more of a range for everyday staples in high street stores.

IncaAztec Fri 06-Sep-13 09:04:12

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I liked the look of your down jackets - they look warm and cosy for winter. I also had a look at the girls long sleeved tops and cardigans, they also looked great.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

I have bought a few basics from Uniqlo in Japan before, nothing from your UK stores/online.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Maybe but you have few shops in the UK and I need to try on clothes on my daughter first. I would consider online if I saw something I loved though.

Puppypoppet Fri 06-Sep-13 09:23:30

Non tester - I particularly liked the girls striped long sleeve tunic and the striped crew neck cardigan. The clothes reminded me of Gap.

I haven't ever purchased anything from Uniqlo for myself or DD.

Definitely would consider buying something from the range - everything looks good quality and reasonably priced.

flakjacket Fri 06-Sep-13 10:06:20

Non-tester - A family member has been bringing my kids Uniqlo clothes back from Japan for several years. We love them because they wear well, wash brilliantly and are a bit different. Can't find the kids fleeces on the website, but they are great. We have had some puffy jackets too and the kids love them - although I have to admit my daughter's orange one is a little too in your face for me!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Fri 06-Sep-13 11:31:35

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?
Not really. I found the range pretty dull to be honest.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?
Yes. I've bought jumpers, t-shirts for both DH & myself and a coat for DH.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?
No. I quite like some of the newborn stuff, but I don't need any and I tend to buy cheaper small baby clothes because they're outgrown so quickly.
The toddler clothes were pretty drab in my opinion and I tend to go for cheaper clothes and a few more expensive 'special' items. The uniqlo range doesn't fit either category.

namechanger1979 Fri 06-Sep-13 16:16:27

Non tester here.

First off i found the mobile site a pain to use.....too many subheadings and no way of seeing different colour options without clicking on an item.

I have boys only.
I liked the hoodies and long sleeved tops (plain) ones. Also liked the down coats. I didnt like the sloganny ut tops... Some patterned but non slogan boys stuff would be nice. I have a feeling it would come across better all set out in a shop rather than the mpbile site.

I have some uniqlo tops. Wash well but sizing hit and miss e

namechanger1979 Fri 06-Sep-13 16:18:50

SOrry posted too soon. Especially the bottoms.

Ill probably stick to h and m for childrens clothes... I prefer to see size and quality of fabric in real size. If there was a real life shop closer to me i might change my mind.

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

DS likes tank tops and short sleeve t-shirts all year round - hates having covered arms. I like the gilet, but it's a bit shiny. The jeans look really good. The polo shirts are 25% polyester, I prefer all cotton. I really like the graphic hoodies.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

Yes, I have bought heat tech tops, merino and cashmere knitwear, a skirt and a dress.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

I might buy a hoodie. Will check with DS (4) that he would wear it.

EstelleGetty Fri 06-Sep-13 18:41:55

Non-tester, but I think the range looks lovely.

I buy clothes for myself and my husband from Uniqlo regularly. I really like the printed items for babies and down jackets for children. I think the range looks superior to Baby Gap, as there's more diversity in terms of prints and shapes, at better prices. And I often find Uniqlo garments better quality.

Like previous posters, I would agree that less gender specificity would be good, as so many of the items Uniqlo makes could be worn by either gender anyway, and it would be a progressive step to 'de-gender' the way some of the babies'/kids' items are listed.

zimbamummy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:56:57

I often shop at Uniqlo and am quite excited about a children's range. Their basics are good quality and reasonably priced and they often have really nice jackets and stuff for work - it goes quickly and it's often not a very large range though so it's worth keeping your eye on the store. I think the sales are pretty good. Having looked at the baby range, it seems quite limited but I like the little down vests. I can imagine shopping there more when my two are older as there seems more choice for older kids.

sandy06 Fri 06-Sep-13 20:09:12

Sounds great; I love the grown up Heat Tech and their simple, classic style of clothes so will definitely be checking somethings for the kids. Price points look realistic and style factor is there, good to have another high street option.

daisyprincess Fri 06-Sep-13 21:16:41

I liked the down jackets and the range of basics in good colours.

sealight123 Fri 06-Sep-13 23:12:27

Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?
I love all the range but I think my favourite is this hoodie- http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/079816 I'm seriously considering getting it for my little one smile I would like to see some dresses though smile

Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?
Truthfully, I hadn't really known of this brand but I am having a little browse now...I will definitely be getting something for my little girl...and maybe something for myself too :P

Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?
This too -http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/079501

mirpuppet Sat 07-Sep-13 19:59:16

Non tester

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I love the puffy jackets and will buy my child one.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

I have many items from Uniqlo including a ultra light down jacket and some dresses. I have purchased scraves/ stoles in the past. I like the designer collabrations.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Yes I like the bright coloured jackets. I wished there was more for boys. The range is small.

beepoff Sun 08-Sep-13 10:48:21

Non tester...

DH and I have been buying Uniqlo for years, since it came to the uk. I like the knitwear and heat tech, and some of the ltd edition prints with designers too.

The last thing I bought was a silk wrap top and a pair of shorts. DH loves the t shirts.

I like the kids at first look - love the camo toddler trousers especially, they look really comfy. Also it's great to see leggings in boy-friendly colours. I'd like to see more heat tech stuff as this would be great in winter.

Think I'd want to see it in person before buying online. Will have to make a trip next time I'm in London!

Bit confused about the sizing - there's no 12-18 months in anything? Is this because its all sold out, or it doesn't exist?

DontmindifIdo Sun 08-Sep-13 11:03:42

Non-tester here! I have had a look at the website, I think it's easy to navigate and think I'll be buying my DS some of the polo shirts (really hard to find plain ones). Don't think there's much else I'd get for him though.

The baby clothes also look nice, although not enough in under 9months clothes, there's really only sleep suits and body vests, if the leggings could be in 3-6 or 6-9 months as well I'd be buying some.

desertbaby Sun 08-Sep-13 11:58:11

Non tester here, have browsed the website.

Nothing stood out in particular. I'd like to see more choices of tops. The range of bottoms was better and the casual trousers in various colours seemed reasonable.

I have purchased with you before for Christmas presents.

I'd like to see more colours for boys. My favourite shop at the moment for my children is h&m. Great quality cotton, comprehensive range, fantastic prices. I've just bought a new winter wardrobe from their kids section.

Some incentives to purchase from you would be useful to parents. Do you do free returns? Percentage off?free delivery etc. that's when I tend to stock up.

Thanks.

CMOTDibbler Mon 09-Sep-13 10:10:34

Theres some nice pieces, and I like that its not split into girls and boys. I might buy ds some pieces, but the trouser length will be crucial for us

Letitsnow9 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:26:46

Non tester. I think the range looks lovely and like its very good quality yet at the price you pay for standard or even poor quality stuff

Bodicea Tue 10-Sep-13 15:38:33

I bought loads of uniqlo stuff when I loved in Japan. I loved their hoodies. However in Japan it was priced as affordable basics. In the uk I think the prices have been bumped up.

cardamomginger Tue 10-Sep-13 20:34:47

Non-tester.
I recently ordered some merino wool sweaters for myself and a leaflet about the kids range was included in my order. I had a look online and was really impressed with the range, styles and prices. Until buying my merino wool sweaters I haven't shopped at Uniqlo before - I;m very impressed with the quality of the sweaters, so I'm hoping that bodes well for the kids clothes.
My daughter is just turning 3, and I wanted to buy her new dresses/tunics and cardigans. I was in Oxford Street this afternoon, but was very disappointed that the full range wasn't in store (the branch opposite John Lewis). I asked a sales assistant who said that it was still 'experimental' and would be rolled out more fully in time. I ended up placing an order online when I got home.
Anyway, first point, is that it is irritating if items on the website are not available in store. Secondly, the sizing seems to be a bit 'gappy'. As a just 3 year old, DD is too big for the baby/toddler sizes, but I'm concerned that the age 3-4 sizes, that are the smallest available in the 'kids proper' range will be too big for her. I haven't received the items I;ve ordered yet, but from looking at other items in the size 3-4 in store, I think she may be swamped. It will be a shame if it turns out that she is both too big and yet too small to wear your clothes.

ksld Wed 11-Sep-13 11:08:03

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

heattech for children. Like the down vests and the range of colours.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

Buy stuff for myself and DH every year. Always get some Heattech and need some again this year as DH not got enough apparently! Thoroughly recommend Heattech it saves me when I am on the side of a frozen football pitch. Love the bootcut jeans - I have a pair that are pre kids which still haven't bagged at the knee. I also like the plain long sleeved tops.

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

Am planning to buy some heattech for DSs. Will probably get some other stuff too as the quality is always excellent and I like the bright colours

lilacmamacat Wed 11-Sep-13 21:25:56

Non-tester: I like the down jackets and parkas, and I think the prices are very reasonable for children's clothing of this type. I would love a down jacket for myself too. Unfortunately Uniqlo does not ship to Ireland (which is baffling considering every other clothing company has NO PROBLEM doing this) and no shops or stockists here either, so I won't be doing any shopping from them. Their loss <blows raspberry>

EldonAve Fri 13-Sep-13 14:17:55

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I liked the fleeces but they don't appear to be for sale. Girls dress was nice.

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?
I have bought jeans/tops/jumpers/coat

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?
Probably not. Website is annoying to navigate and you don't offer free postal returns

CointreauVersial Fri 13-Sep-13 22:52:22

Non-tester.

The kids range looks great, particularly the super-light down jackets and the heattech tops (I haven't seen either of those for kids anywhere else).

The prices look good too.

I'm a great fan of Uniqlo, as I think they offer brilliant quality basics and the prices are excellent. I will definitely look to buy kids clothes there in the future; my only problem is that only one of my three DCs still falls inside the age range!

Tyranasaurus Sat 14-Sep-13 12:34:17

- Are there any items that stand out to you? If so which ones and why? If not - what would you like to see included in the range?

I liked the colours and the girls stuff wasn't pink and frilly

- Have you ever bought anything from Uniqlo for yourself or you DP/DC before? If so what do you usually buy?

Never

- Do you think you'd be likely to buy anything from the new Uniqlo Kidswear range at all? If so, what? If not why not?

There are no shops near me and the site is too awful for me to mess about trying to buy onnline

cardamomginger Sat 14-Sep-13 20:32:36

Non-tester: update to my previous post.
My order arrived (down jacket, down sleeveless vest, 2 cardigans, 2 knit tunics, 1 courdroy tunic). It's all lovely, lovely stuff. BUT TOO BIG!!! My daughter is just turning 3, and it seems that she cannot wear any of your clothes.
Big shame, and a huge oversight on the part of Uniqlo.

mamatron Sun 15-Sep-13 07:32:35

So we (DD and I) went to the event day and I'm only just posting now, huge apologies blush

DD had a great time and I ended up buying one of the hoodies, two pairs of leggings, a 'loungewear set' (pyjamas!) and the pink Ivana Helsinki dress.

I think what I liked most about the range was the 'unfussiness' of it all, just good quality kids' clothing at a decent price, not too 'blingy' (like a lot of the stuff in H and M or Next, for example), good colours and some hoodies and jackets are obviously unisex.

I've previously shopped in Uniqlo and bought great basics from there and my fave jeans, also cardis. I'm just as likely now to also pop in for kidswear for DD, and would definitely recommend the range to friends and family.

Sizing in the kids range is the only issue I have as DD is small and v slim for her age. There needs to be a 6-7 age range. Why do so many retailers seem to jump from 5-6 then 7-8? I've always found adult Uniqlo sizing consistent.

Thanks for a great launch day and the fabulous goody bag!

mamatron Sun 15-Sep-13 07:35:44

Forgot to say DD's fave pieces were the down jackets and the leggings and I liked most of it to be honest! Also just looked at the website again and am pleased to see a lovely cardi that I'll just have to get!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 09:13:06

Thanks for all your comments smile The winner of the prize draw is flakjacket - congratulations! I'll PM you for your details shortly.

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