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HELP please. Trendy 12yr old nephew wants clothes!

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Parachutes Sat 20-Apr-13 18:42:34

Hello, my lovely nephew has asked for clothes for his 12th birthday. He has become achingly trendy and I have not a clue what to buy! If I try to get any information out of him I just get met with "well, you know, anything really..." smile
What are boys wearing now? Where should I be looking!? Help.
TIA

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 18:43:38

Give a voucher or money.

You'll get it wrong

somethingscary Sat 20-Apr-13 18:47:19

Superdry - voucher or clothes. Much cheaper if you are near an outlet store like Bicester. That's what my 12 year old would want.

Iseeall Sat 20-Apr-13 18:49:12

I'd head straight to holister and get him a polo shirt.

Parachutes Sat 20-Apr-13 18:50:05

LadyMountbatten- good idea, you're probably right.

Somethingscare- thanks for the tip, I'll have a look online.

Any other suggestions?

bigTillyMint Sat 20-Apr-13 18:52:04

I agree - voucher or money. DS (12) fancies himself a bit and he wears chinos, polo shirts, hoodies, Vans, snapbacks(yuk), and loves anything branded, especially Superdry/Vans

Parachutes Sat 20-Apr-13 18:56:13

Thanks iseeall and bigtillymint, I'm looking at all your suggestions online!

busymummy3 Sun 21-Apr-13 00:11:21

USC, topman and superdry are my sons favourites (he is 14)

Drywhiteplease Sun 21-Apr-13 00:17:06

If you go to Hollister take a head torch.
My DS would like money.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 21-Apr-13 01:29:36

envy @ trendy 12yo.

My 13yo is so flipping uninterested in clothes. I had to drag him out for shoes.I had to ask one of the salestaff what 13yo boys were wearing.
I ask DS what his mates wear .
"I dunno. I don't look "
I measure him and buy him clothes, he doesn't give a monkeys.

I go past SuperDry and say "Do you like anything in there"?

He's meh hmm

He might like Hollister because he could escape from me nagging.

(11yo DD complete opposite. I grab the basket and she says "Follow me" )

SavoyCabbage Sun 21-Apr-13 02:14:17

Can you get him one of those vouchers that can be used across the whole shopping centre?

roundtheback Sun 21-Apr-13 02:27:10

Easy. Hollister grin
I think there is an age threshold on the head torch .... the teenagers appear not to need one. Sadly I do....

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Sun 21-Apr-13 08:12:46

I think you need to know his tribe, for example I know trendy teenagers who love Jack Wills and others who would be mortified to be seen wearing it.

OneLittleLady Sun 21-Apr-13 08:15:24

If he hasn't let on about a specific brand, then I'd go for money or vouchers. Seems the safest option. A lot of shopping centres do vouchers that can be used in most of the shops (I think they say if there's specific exclusions) so that might be a good plan.

somethingscary Sun 21-Apr-13 17:23:47

I agree about the "tribe". Mine is def a superdry not hollister or jack wills.

ShebaQueen Sun 21-Apr-13 17:34:42

Not just a headtorch for Hollister, but earplugs too - I am getting old!

However I do agree re Superdry, Vans and Jack Wills.

LadyMountbatten Sun 21-Apr-13 23:17:02

God no to hol lister.

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