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AIBU to not know where 12 year old boys buy clothes?

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Radiatorvalves Sat 24-Sep-16 17:03:20

DS has just had his 12th birthday and got some money which he wants to spend largely on clothes. Please can I have suggestions on which shops might have clothes he likes and I won't veto.

I normally go to Gap.... But he is developing a mind of his own. Thinking of Westfield tomorrow. Please help!

MrsCharlieD Sat 24-Sep-16 17:06:47

H&m would be a good bet. My ds

MrsCharlieD Sat 24-Sep-16 17:08:30

Oops ds grabbed my phone! H&m do fashionable clothes at reasonable prices. Other than that somewhere like hype? That's a popular tween label around here.

user1469571448 Sat 24-Sep-16 17:09:06

JD sports is where my 12 year old goes. He lives in faintly ridiculous looking skinny fit, drop crotch jogging bottoms and retro Adidas tops and trainers though.

NantucketNightbird Sat 24-Sep-16 17:09:09

My almost 13yr old loves jack wills, converse, superdry and river island.

Rumpelstiltskin143 Sat 24-Sep-16 17:47:54

My 13 year old lives in Converse.

annandale Sat 24-Sep-16 17:49:25

H&M? DS has liked things I've bought from Zara and Next.

Squeegle Sat 24-Sep-16 17:51:17

Sports direct, occasional next jeans, m and m direct. All Nike and adidas for him

Radiatorvalves Sat 24-Sep-16 17:56:51

This is great! DS is beginning to see the point of MN 😁😁😁🙈

wheresthel1ght Sat 24-Sep-16 17:59:27

12 yo Dss likes h&m, Primark for jeans cos he is a skinny runt and they do adjustable waists, next

Haven't ventured into River Island etc as my bank balance couldn't take it but I know his mum buys him stuff there

needastrongone Sat 24-Sep-16 17:59:47

Hollister too, cheaper than Jack Wills generally. If you can see when you are in the shop......

harshbuttrue1980 Sat 24-Sep-16 18:10:07

TK Maxx? Designer labels at cheaper prices

RubbleBubble00 Sat 24-Sep-16 18:13:44

ds lives in Canterbury stadium bottoms - he hates jeans and these are a compromise as they are quite smart looking ( I buy them in the sales). Then it's usually a football top or t-shirts

RubbleBubble00 Sat 24-Sep-16 18:14:44

what is it with hollister and their stupidly dark shops!

Notso Sat 24-Sep-16 18:16:44

Am slightly envious of people who's 12 year olds have an opinion about what they wear. Mine is oblivious.

datingbarb Sat 24-Sep-16 18:17:16

JD Sport without a doubt all 12 year old are in Hype, Nike etc

lemonymelanie Sat 24-Sep-16 18:17:24

Topman too - do really small sizes to suit "tweens" - if indeed he's not already towering above you .....

PUGaLUGS Sat 24-Sep-16 18:21:13

DS2 is nearly 17 but probs the size of a 12 year old, extremely skinny too. He wears a lot of Topman stuff - xs for tshirts and hoodies and waist 28 super spray on jeans. Jack Wills is also good for xs sizes.

Radiatorvalves Sat 24-Sep-16 18:39:56

He's been interested for about 5 minutes! I am coming to terms with it....

About 5 foot tall..... His dad is 6 foot so am expecting a growth spurt imminently.

Notso Sat 24-Sep-16 18:58:45

Mine is five foot nine now, and skinny. It's so difficult to find anything to fit him properly especially when he just stands in changing rooms like a disinterested sack!

gabsdot Sat 24-Sep-16 19:00:42

I have a 12 year old. He's small so wears age 11 but I got him some lovely clothes recently in Next. It's not somewhere I would usually go but I was impressed with the selection

HoneyDragon Sat 24-Sep-16 19:08:41

Ds is now 13, but likes H&M, primark, Superdry, the odd stuff from Next online, and a good mooch in charity shops.

Sitoff Sat 24-Sep-16 19:10:31

If you are at Westfields in West London Topman worth a look and Pull and Bear - both stock quite small sizes. American Eagle had a great sale rack last week with lots of small sizes.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 24-Sep-16 19:14:53

Nike, Adidas, North Face as long as its branded (and expensive)

geniusindisguise Sat 24-Sep-16 19:17:20

My middle lad is almost 12 and is far too aware of how he looks.. definitely JD he like his north face and house of fraser for his lacoste and hugo boss tops.

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