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Maternity clothes in France

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AuldAlliance Wed 01-Oct-08 15:35:42

Can anyone recommend maternity clothes in France, other than the stuff from Vertbaudet/La Redoute?
Preferably not too pricy, possibility of Internet ordering a distinct advantage.

Anna8888 Wed 01-Oct-08 15:37:49

Are you pregnant????????????

Anna8888 Wed 01-Oct-08 15:38:02


castille Wed 01-Oct-08 15:39:43

There's not a lot of choice if you're not in the market for Formes, Neuf Lune etc.

But I found some decent bits in H&M (not mail order, obv). I also got a lovely pair of trousers at Natalys.

Or try the baby shops like Aubert, they have some things.

ggglimpopo Wed 01-Oct-08 15:39:46

What size are you?

AuldAlliance Wed 01-Oct-08 16:03:30

Sure am, Anna grin
Am 13 weeks gone, had my scan this morning, saw the little acrobat doing his stuff and got the all-clear so am feeling ready to tell the world.
Am bursting out of my clothes, I seem to be bulging much earlier than with DS, hence the cry for help.
Formes is beyond my fonctionnaire's budget, I'm afraid Anna, I just can't do trousers at 150 euros a pop.
Will try H&M and Aubert.
Am a size 38, ggg (P.S. great pics of E.!!!)

Thanks everyone.

Anna8888 Wed 01-Oct-08 16:12:46

Ooh congratulations.

Anna8888 Wed 01-Oct-08 16:13:47

How about going to Monoprix and buying some of their tunic-y style dresses and baggy jumpers?

AuldAlliance Wed 01-Oct-08 16:16:51

Good idea, Anna. I feel a trip to Aix coming on.

EachPeachPearMum Wed 01-Oct-08 17:10:25

Could you get some Formes stuff on ebay maybe? (even with postage to France, would be cheaper- ebay fr doesn't seem to have much on clothes-wise)
I have one of the double layered tops, and some trousers that are just lasting so well- 2nd pg, and they were 2nd hand to me!
Shame I'm not further along- mine are 38s, but still have 4 mo to go I'm afraid.

HaventSleptForAYear Wed 01-Oct-08 17:19:29

Kiabi are good but you need to try on IME.

I have some stuff in S or 38 - you want winter presumably?

If you're interested I can get the box down from the loft (DS2 born Jan 07 so it's not that old but I have given some stuff away already.)

AuldAlliance Wed 01-Oct-08 17:33:23

Ooh, Kiabi, hadn't thought of them.
Will look on ebay as well, though I've not yet summoned up the courage energy to use ebay blush

That's very kind, Haven'tSleptForAYear; yes, I'll need Autumn/Winter stuff. DS was born in tropical heat and I slobbed around in as little as possible, so have nothing left over that's remotely useful. If you have the time and energy to dig stuff out, that'd be great. I'd pay postage, obviously, and would return it all after.

Wow, isn't MN amazing? <<AA succumbs to hormone-aggravated sentimentality>>

HaventSleptForAYear Wed 01-Oct-08 18:14:45

I was the same for DS1 - September baby, hardly needed any maternity clothes.

DS2 in January (and I got a lot bigger too) meant I needed more.

Will have a look at what I have.

We are fairly sure 2 DS are enough for us but you never know, I might need the stuff back one day.

I would rather someone got some use out of it because you never know what season you'll need.

BriocheDoree Wed 01-Oct-08 19:50:08

Congratulations AuldAlliance!
If you can't find what you need in France, then both mothercare and blooming marvellous deliver from UK to France.
I was lucky with no. 2 as I had most of my clothes as hand-me-downs from all my friends who only had a 2 year gap where mine was 3!

AuldAlliance Wed 01-Oct-08 20:24:00

Thanks for the tip, BriocheDorée.

Haven'tSleptForAYear, thanks again for the offer. I've just looked at your profile and seen we have remarkably similar jobs. Any chance I "know" you from the SAES?

Othersideofthechannel Wed 01-Oct-08 20:32:13

I haven't got any other suggestions to add.

HaventSleptForAYear Thu 02-Oct-08 12:32:39

AuldAlliance -you have no profile so I can't look you up but if SAES is Société des Agrégés de l'Enseignement Supérieur then that would describe me.

Am not a member though- maybe I should be!

Will try and look at what I've got tonight but am off to Budapest for a week on Sunday for work so can't promise anything.

I don't know if you can CAT me (never done it) - how can I give you my email without it appearing on screen?

cupsoftea Thu 02-Oct-08 12:34:24


Anna8888 Thu 02-Oct-08 13:52:54

Saw a fabulous slightly ethnic style cream tunic with coloured bands in Monoprix this morning - would be perfect for second trimester of pregnancy over a sous-pull and leggings...

AuldAlliance Thu 02-Oct-08 16:40:28

Haven'tSlept... It's the Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur, which covers certifiés, agrégés, MCF and Prof. Thought I could maybe look you up in their annuaire.
I've never CATed anyone before either, will try and work out how to do it. Otherwise I could create a more anonymous e-mail address than my usual one, for you to e-mail me.

Thanks for the tip, Anna, will try and make it to Monoprix soon. And then buy leggings to fit over my tummy!

HaventSleptForAYear Thu 02-Oct-08 17:19:27

Hmm looks like you have to pay to access the CAT facility.

Can you create an email address and then I will contact you via it?

Just realised the kids will be in bed by the time I get back from my gym class tonight - access to the loft is through their room.

Will try and go up tomorrow or Sat.

CoteDAzur Thu 02-Oct-08 17:21:48

Does Carrefour sell maternity clothes?

AuldAlliance Thu 02-Oct-08 17:41:16

Here you go:
I may not think to check the address, so let me know on MN when you e-mail me. I'll give you my 'real' address once you've contacted me.
Thanks again!

Anna8888 Thu 02-Oct-08 19:20:45

<premature> they also have the best velvety stretch babygros in Monoprix... with a little collar...

AuldAlliance Thu 02-Oct-08 19:48:41

Gosh, Anna, you have been checking out the wares in Monoprix!
I'll make a note of that...

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