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Nice looking clothes for boys

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sea74 Sun 24-Apr-11 16:57:06

I have two boys.
Here in uk the clothes for boys are generally uglier than the ones for girls. When i go back home to italy i find nice clothes with lots of colours (red, orange, lime, fucsia,yellow) alsl for boys, but here only blue, brown, beige. Total grandfather wouldnt wear some clothes i see in mothercare!!!!!

Now, can u recommend nice places were i can buy good clothes for my 3 and 1- year-old boys?

Also, were do u buy smart clothers? Some are too casual..we are going to two weddings in august and i would like to find nice shirts or sweaters.
Thanks xxx

alicethehorse Sun 24-Apr-11 17:28:52

It's so depressing! I'm so fed up with blue and sludge colours!
And if I had a girl, I know I'd be going balmy with pink-overload.

H&M are good for cheap stuff, they have nice colours. I've found some great cheap colourful clothes in Peacocks too although it can be a bit hit and miss.

If money is no object, Monsoon does some lovely stuff (although they seem to do more girls than boys stuff) and the very mumsnetty Boden do some nice kids stuff too. John Lewis is worth a look too, they often have some great bright stuff among the blue. Any of these will probably be good for smart stuff - or Next is a bit cheaper (but full of blue 7 sludge).

Mothercare is rubbish in general IMO. Their customer service is awful, their prices aren't great and their stock is very middle-of-the-road.

Otherwise, you can order online from places like

Or - my favourite - do you have any arty street markets near you? You can find some gorgeous kids clothes at them. Where are you living in the UK?

HTH smile

isthismadness Sun 24-Apr-11 17:37:53

Jojomamanbebe is gorgeous ( free delivery)
John Lewis boys
Boots occasionally

isthismadness Sun 24-Apr-11 17:38:13

Oh and gap!

thirdwheel Mon 25-Apr-11 20:39:52

bhs has good sweaters and shirts. also has some bright clothes. these ones are 2 for £8.

you would have to look into the baby and kids section.

usualsuspect Mon 25-Apr-11 20:41:28

H & M

Sirzy Mon 25-Apr-11 20:42:15

I cant say I have ever had a problem finding brightly coloured clothes for DS (17 months) I have recently got him some fantastic brightly coloured t shirts from Next, a lot of his other clothes are Mothercare, H and M and George.

KnittingRocks Mon 25-Apr-11 20:45:14

I have two boys and they are always dressed in lovely brightly coloured clothes - DS2 had a pair of orange dungarees (Mothercare) on today and looked gorgeous grin.

My favourite shop has got to be M&S though - they do some gorgeous stuff for boys, although it's not cheap blush.

Sirzy Mon 25-Apr-11 20:49:11

DS has those Orange dunagrees to! He had a pair last year aswell - I love them, he has the matching hat to!!

I love M and S clothes when I think to go in. I got DS a fantastic christmas jumper and jeans for his christmas outfit last year!

BikeRunSki Mon 25-Apr-11 20:51:07

JojoMamanBebe has clothes that are smart and clothes that are colourful.
John Lewis
Next - but you sometimes have to search through some horrors!
Sainsburys & Tesco, but again, you have to search
Gap (but not cheap and sizes are tiny)
Boots used to be excellent, now a bit hit and miss.
Rainbow Babies (online)

Onefunmum Mon 25-Apr-11 20:51:15

I like Next, Gap, Debenhams and sainsbury's

Sirzy Mon 25-Apr-11 20:53:03

oohh blue zoo at debenhams is always good for brightly coloured clothes to!

Stokey38 Mon 25-Apr-11 20:53:45

COS (not on line though) and American Apparel both do great boys stuff

KnittingRocks Mon 25-Apr-11 20:56:32

Missed the matching hat sirzy! sad grin

DS2 is so tiny for his age and looks super super cute in dungarees - he has the bright blue ones too grin.

Never think of Debenhams, will have to check it out. Agree with Sainsburys - I bought a pack of 3 t-shirts in there last month, beautiful bright colours (orange, yellow and green if I remember correctly) with bright pics of animals on. Gorgeous smile.

Sirzy Mon 25-Apr-11 21:01:40

I got the hat last year and it still fits, not sure if they have it this year!

DS is tiny to (17 months and still in 9-12 clothes) I love dunagrees for him, especially as it means we dont have the trousers falling down issue!

KnittingRocks Wed 27-Apr-11 18:35:16

We're in the same boat sirzy - DS2 is 19 mths and still in 9-12 mth clothes! Titchy but super cute grin.

severalyearsdowntheline Wed 27-Apr-11 18:53:37

John Lewis

absolutely hate M&S, can't find a thing I'd put my one year old in and detest Next. DS2 wears lots of lovely bright colours and has never ever worn anything brown, khaki or with a picture of a monkey / lion / cartoon character all of which are my pet hates.

JuliaBlair Wed 18-May-11 22:03:49

Hi guys, try Baby Clothing Boutique, we are a new online shop and specialise in alternative funky baby clothes. We love prints, bright colours, Swedish deisgns and if you have an idea of the kind of thing you are looking for we would be hapy to help.

Have a look and let us know what you think? x

grazzenger Tue 09-Aug-11 18:56:08

sounds like you'd love our local children's clothing shop. the owner is swedish and opened the shop for just the reasons you're talking about!

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