Mini Boden, Joules, The White Company, Baby Gap - where else for little girls?

(31 Posts)
MrsMcGregor Wed 22-May-13 21:52:45

DT's urgently need a summer wardrobe - it turns out that last summer they were still in clothes from the year before so I've just pulled out a pile of stuff for age 3. Time to shop grin.

I'm totally uninspired by Boden, The White Co, Gap which are my usual haunts for them. I'll pick up a couple of things in Next probably but where else can I look?

Thanks

SalsaBride Wed 22-May-13 21:56:56

Little sunflowers website ...

nancy75 Wed 22-May-13 21:57:07

I buy quite a bit in monsoon and John lewis.

Gingersnap88 Wed 22-May-13 21:58:20

Frugi?

nancy75 Wed 22-May-13 21:59:02

There is also a make called mayoral which is nice, and sometimes benetton has nice bits, but there aren't many bennetton shops left. Zara often has a few nice things too.

Fairylea Wed 22-May-13 22:00:03

Sainsburys !

bubbatime Wed 22-May-13 22:00:25

John Lewis

bubbatime Wed 22-May-13 22:01:13

The designer bit at Debenhams? Can't remember what it is called ( although i think it may be more of a winner for boys..)

CorrieDale Wed 22-May-13 22:04:02

Etsy and folksy. Handmade, so unique and reasonably priced. Folksy is the uk one, etsy more international, though with plenty of uk makers. No sweatshops, some really pretty garments.

OhCobblers Wed 22-May-13 22:06:41

Vertbaudet, h and m.

SunnyUpNorth Wed 22-May-13 22:07:32

I shop at all those places you mention for my DD, plus John Lewis. I have quite a bit of mayoral stuff for DS and I am not massively enthralled with it. I have just discovered Zulily, but you wouldn't be able to buy a whole wardrobe in one go as it depends what they have on offer at any one time. But I have has to stop opening their emails as there is too much temptation.

H&M is good for some basics. Jojo maman bebe is ok for younger children, but can be a bit samey.

Beamur Wed 22-May-13 22:12:43

H&M isn't bad - similar to Gap in many respects, but cheaper and not so good quality. I got a lovely t-shirt fabric dress from there earlier this year for about £5 - similar in Boden for £20.
I quite like Sainsburys too Fairlylea - I've some nice basic plain t-shirts from there.
Do you have any fair-tradey type shops near you? There is a nice one near where I live that sells Frugi and similar brands.
John Lewis and maybe Debenhams? I haven't shopped there for a bit, but have bought the odd 'designer-ey' item from there - Little Rocha can be nice.
Fat Face?

MrsMcGregor Wed 22-May-13 22:14:29

Brilliant! Thank you! Don't know why I hadn't checked JL website as its usually my first port of call. Benetton - lovely stuff. I got them a few pairs of leggings and long sleeve t's there in April and can maybe get to a shop next week so that's a great idea. Meantime, off to check out the rest of your ideas - thank you.

JennySense Wed 22-May-13 22:14:40

I buy loads of nice hard to find labels such as Mini Numph, Dandy Star, Aya Naya from www.littlegemsboutique.com
The good thing is that they price match - handy when I bought Birkies recently smile

miffybun73 Wed 22-May-13 22:16:54

Sainsbury's have some gorgeous stuff smile

Slavetominidictator Wed 22-May-13 22:19:03

Surprised by how much I like some mothercare.

Third (fourth?) H & M. Not brilliant quality but bright colours and good designs.

I also love Polarn O Pyret. Designs are fab. The cotton they use for clothing is far superior to any other brand in same price bracket. No bobbling, fading, stretching. Looks like new. In fact just bought a gorgeous t shirt POP t shirt from ebay and it's obviously been well worn as the care label has faded to nothing. Otherwise it looks immaculate.

John Lewis and have you tried BHS? You may be surprised...

Taffeta Wed 22-May-13 22:20:56

I am loving Zara

Beamur Wed 22-May-13 22:21:02

If they are smaller than 5-6 (I think) then Boots also has a little range which can have the odd gem in it - I think they are supplied by Mothercare.

Karenblixen Wed 22-May-13 22:21:37

Gymboree and Crazy 8 - I shop for my DD twice a year in the sales, everything gets massively reduced, it's great quality and fits her for ages.

bubbatime Wed 22-May-13 22:25:48

Oh yes, Zara too.

Poppins27 Wed 22-May-13 22:26:14

I'd happily shop nowhere other than Zara for my Dd if the bank would allow me :-)

Morgan Wed 22-May-13 22:27:19

Benetton has been good for my two 11 and 7 this summer - lovely summer dress / leggings for dd and jeans / t-shirts for ds . Had good Zara stuff in Winter for DS .

Jojay Wed 22-May-13 22:28:17

I discovered Mini Mistral the other day - lovely.

MrsMcGregor Wed 22-May-13 22:37:40

Am filling too many virtual baskets grin. Lovely things in John Lewis and also Crew Clothing have a couple of nice skirts and dresses. Going to check out the links since my last post - thanks!

noviceoftheday Thu 23-May-13 05:56:30

Yy to John Lewis! Also Pumpkin Patch as well.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Thu 23-May-13 06:30:30

I also use JL a lot, (there are quite a lot of ebay sellers who must live near a factory shop because you can pick up BN with tags cut across stuff for half the price)

The JL website isn't nearly as good as the shops though. If you have one near.

Lambzig Thu 23-May-13 07:56:22

I am very disappointed in white company this year, so drab, I normally get half the collection.

Petit bateau is nice this year, but £££, but their thirst and leggings last and last. I love gorgeous for party dresses.

On the bargain front TK Maxx seem to have a lot of Stella McCartney girls stuff at the moment, very pretty and lovely quality.

JoJo Maman Bebe if they are still in sizes and Cath Kidston has a few nice pieces.

SundaySimmons Thu 23-May-13 08:10:53

Oilily. It can be expensive in boutiques but I used to buy loads of nearly new from NCT sales. Ebay is another places to look for Oilily.

miffybun73 Thu 23-May-13 10:36:06

Oh, just remembered, Boots have some really lovely clothes for children.

Gumps Thu 23-May-13 10:38:41

I love petit bateau no added sugar and noa noa. I only ever shop sale and have got some great things from ebay.

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