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IME each item needs to be assessed on its own merits, IYSWIM. I have bought stuff for DS1 that is still going strong for DS2 but other items have fallen apart/appear very worn quite quickly. Better to buy in store so you can check quality before buying rather than ordering online and paying delivery charges.
I love H&M for DS. He's living in some jersey shorts that I got for £1.99 each. They are washing very well, much better than Tesco ones that have bleached out and lost their shape. I love their t-shirts too.
We like H&M here. They have a good range of colours in amongst the more supermarkety type stuff. Also most of their kids trousers have adjustable waists, which is a must. I have found their sizes are pretty generous (though my kids are on the smaller end of average)
I like it as I only tend to buy lower priced clothes for DS (so generally supermarket stuff), and their clothes are pretty cheap but the designs can be lovely. If you're looking for something a bit quirky then it's the place to go, and as others have said, the adjustable waists are great. The stuff does come up quite big, so you'd need to check sizes first.
I love H&M for kids. Both DD and DS have lots of clothes from there and I like that their some of their stuff is a bit quirky. I find it all washes well and lasts in good condition. In fact, DS has been wearing a striped hoody for 2 years now and it still looks great! I bought DD a little sun dress when she was 3yrs old and she still wears it now (aged 7!) as a top!
will be sure to take son with me then for sizing, from what i seen of their clothes in the cat it was the colours that made me ask if their clothes were any good or not because i tend to find the min it hits winter all boys clothes are dark colours and find it really hard to find him anything nice with a bit of colour init so thanks all
I totally LOVE H&M. I go in there to dress my 4 yr old and 4 month old and come out with bags of stuff for not alot of money, its all quite trendy without being too old for children and the basic range (plain tops, joggers, jeans) all look lovely too and are so cheap. Got both boys fitted long sleeved tops the other day, they both look so cute and the babys one was £2.50 and the toddlers one was £2.99 they wash lovely too
Hmm. This thread is really confusing me. I'm in America and we just had our first H&M open up by us. I went there just because I'd heard of it on Mumsnet, but found the clothes felt really cheaply made, and some items were literally falling apart on the hanger. I wonder if the quality varies by country?
I imagine it does MmeB- especially in the US. They have different things in the french stores from the UK, though some things are the same. Also- as people have said, the quality varies from item to item too, even in UK.
I suppose Americans are used to decent children's clothes though- gap, gymboree, hanna anderson etc are all fantastic quality, and would easily be passed on through 3 or 4 children often. Even target has decent stuff...