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I only have £100 to get holiday wardrobe for me, 3 year old and a baby. Anyone point me in the right direction?

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FoxyRevenger Wed 17-Jul-13 21:22:02

So we're going to Spain next month; basically we can't afford it but family are paying for us to go with them.

We have £100 to spend on clothes - and that means full holiday wardrobe for me, a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy.

Where do we reckon I can get the most for my money? Primark? It doesn't have to be quality, it can all get dumped after the holiday as they won't fit into it next summer anyway.

Anyone got any great ideas!

frenchfancy Wed 17-Jul-13 21:37:56

Primark vest tops are great and really cheap. Treat yourself to one dress either in the sales or on ebay. Don't worry too much about the kids they don't need to wear much when it's hot but make sure they have got swim suits. (try matalan). Have a great holiday.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:38:22

H&M often do v v cheap cotton dresses at this time of year and very cheap shorts and t-shirts for little ones. The little ones will need less than you expect, especially if you don't mind rinsing things through in the evenings to dry overnight.

camtt Wed 17-Jul-13 21:39:49

charity shops/ebay/hand-me-downs from a friend for children?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:39:58


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:10

Do you mind viscose?

Judyandherdreamofhorses Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:14

H&M and supermarkets for the children. Although I've had most of DD's summer clothes from jumble sales and charity shops this year. Family seem to like buying baby DS clothes, so he's easier!

shrinkingnora Wed 17-Jul-13 21:41:26

Asda. Really cheap offers of stuff that lasts pretty well.

shrinkingnora Wed 17-Jul-13 21:42:14

Also, I was at a boot sale the other day and lots of kids clothes for 5p an item!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:42:21


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:44:28

For dd

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 17-Jul-13 21:45:24

Shorts for dd

Wereonourway Wed 17-Jul-13 21:48:46

I've just returned from a holiday with ds who is 2.5. Three words for you. Primark primark primark!

I got him stuff from next with vouchers, the rest from primark and tescos.

T shirts for my ds were £1.50 each, shorts 2 for 6 quid.

My clothes were mainly primark and h and m.

Enjoy your holiday!

Jacksterbear Wed 17-Jul-13 21:52:30

Primark have some really nice girls' summer stuff still in store; I bought 2.9 yo dd some nice holiday things there this week including a £2.50 swimsuit. I have also ordered from h&m online (in fact dd has that dress and shorts from remus' link! grin) but if ordering online check delivery dates as sometimes when you come to check out, you find that half the items in your basket won't be available for several weeks.

Jacksterbear Wed 17-Jul-13 21:57:15

Ooh forgot to say I also bought myself a floaty white top for £2 and a lovely striped maxi dress for £10, in Primark.

BornToFolk Wed 17-Jul-13 21:58:28

H&M have a sale on at the moment and if you search around online you'll probably find money off codes.

I've got this t-shirt dress in blue. I bought it in the shop for £7.99 but they only see to have beige left on-line. It is £4 though! It's loose and cool, a very nice beach cover up.

As well as the dress that Remus linked to upthread, they also have these for £2.

Hope you have a lovely holiday!

FoxyRevenger Wed 17-Jul-13 22:00:16

Aha, I knew Primark would be the consensus! Forgot about Asda though, that's a good shout too.

Remus that stuff from H&M looks great, 3 quid each!

Will get shopping at the weekend. Thanks everyone smile

Mrchip Wed 17-Jul-13 22:00:43

Tesco have some quite nice adult stuff.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 17-Jul-13 22:01:06

If you have a look on the Christmas Bargains thread there is a £5 off code and a free delivery code for H&M (saves you almost £10) and they have loads of shorts / t shirts / vests and dresses for all of you (the boys might not like the dresses!!) and swimming costumes for a couple of quid.

FoxyRevenger Wed 17-Jul-13 22:01:41

BornTo that dress is really good for 4 pounds, like you say, great for the beach to cover up my unfortunate 2 children in 2 years stomach...

DD will love that butterfly dress too...

Jacksterbear Wed 17-Jul-13 22:02:18

Here is the Primark maxi dress (I got it in navy/red).

FoxyRevenger Wed 17-Jul-13 22:08:21

Jackster that's really nice but I fear me and horizontal stripes will never be friends...

FoxyRevenger Wed 17-Jul-13 22:09:14

Oh really? Thanks Glen I'll check that out tomorrow. Sadly, it is bed time.

Wereonourway Wed 17-Jul-13 22:10:04

And don't get too much foxy, ds wore half of what I took but thankfully it will last him months, well it will while its warm!!

If your dd was a ds I could send all in one swimsuits to you!

FoxyRevenger Thu 18-Jul-13 12:59:30

ah that's a kind thought Were you're right about not taking too much though. We're in an apartment so can easily wash things.

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