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Favourite kids fashion label?

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chattychattyboomba Thu 15-Aug-13 00:40:48

Where do you love to shop for your kids? And what are your favourite brand/s?

I will start:

Bonpoint (although I'm more of a window shopper!)
Neck and neck
La coqueta
Mini a ture
Alex & Alexa
Gap (obvs!)
Jojo Maman bébé
Baby Caramel & Child
Marie Chantel
Petit bateau
Pure baby

Have I missed any good ones?

chattychattyboomba Thu 15-Aug-13 00:41:48

Oh and little white company and Rachel Riley!

chanie44 Thu 15-Aug-13 06:25:44

H & M

My mum gets a lot of stuff from america like carters and gap which are nice.

shoeprincess2 Thu 15-Aug-13 07:34:59

I have long limbed boys, so the best brands for them (and which I enjoy buying from are):-

H & M (their cords are fab)
Gap (1969 jeans- wash wonderfully)
Sainsbury's TU range
M & S
The odd bit from Boots Mini Club (esp. when I have vouchers)

I sometimes pick up a few odds and ends from TK Maxx- cuurently coveting a Ralph Lauren jumper...

Eliza22 Thu 15-Aug-13 09:52:12

Next and Boden skinny jeans for ds who is well, very skinny. He's nearly 13 but wearing an age 11. Tiny (dad's 6ft 3" so, he should grow eventually!)

Tops mostly Boden as he likes bright bright colours and they do them.
Gap (Outlet stores)
Some Zara, for shirts.
Sainsbury's for undies /vests etc
Always North Face or Berghaus for coats/jackets as he's a cold bod!

OnTheNingNangNong Thu 15-Aug-13 09:54:11

Sainsburys, Next, M&S and Primark. The latter, surprisingly, have a lot of clothes that seem to be cut for cloth.

OnTheNingNangNong Thu 15-Aug-13 09:54:54

DS1 is loving some Boden tops, but the trousers don't fit well on either of my two boys.

IsabelleRinging Thu 15-Aug-13 10:17:29

I shop in Boden, Fat face, Zara, the odd things from Next, John Lewis, Monsoon, Claires Accessories, M&S for undies.

I suppose it depends how old DCs are. My dd is 8 and wants to be fashionable and wear the latest trends so finding shops which allow this without her looking like a mini adult/teenager is tricky. She wouldn't be seen dead in any of those retro type children's clothes in the OP.

MrsCliveStanden Thu 15-Aug-13 10:21:11

Okaidi, Mayoral & Trois Pommes. Amazon for retro music tshirts.

TenToWine Thu 15-Aug-13 10:21:32

OP, do you really get all your DC clothes from the palces you listed? Apart from a couple (eg GAP), they are all expensive designer type brands. When younger my DC had a few items from some of these, but certainly not whole wardrobe.

TenToWine Thu 15-Aug-13 10:24:52

My DC are older (8 and 9) and it is mainly Boden/Johnny B, GAP, Fat Face, Zara, Next, H&M and a bit from the dreaded Hollister (plus US rellies send over stuff from Abercrombie kids for birthdays etc which they love). I still love a nice Ilovegorgeous dress, but they refuse to wear that kind of thing now.

Elsiequadrille Thu 15-Aug-13 10:37:09

Alex and Alexa is a shop selling different brands, rather than a brand itself, I thought.

I no longer like Rachel Riley (alas) they seem to be more old fashioned more recently, but not in a good way, recently (I don't know if you've found and the customer service is pretty poor). Marie chantal similar. Ilovegorgeous can be nice, but the quality doesn't match the price and you see too many photos (posted by them) of celebs wearing it.

I like, and buy lots of, to name but a few:
Bobo Choses
Miller (Elias and Grace label, similar, stylistically, to Bonton, which we also like)
Ej Sikke Lej
Boden for basics
Beau Loves
Little Duckling

Elsiequadrille Thu 15-Aug-13 10:38:56

alex and alexa have a brand called Kickle, but not much variety.

snowlie Thu 15-Aug-13 10:47:42

I buy clothes from anywhere, cheap and cheerful....we don't do clothes for good, so you quickly learn that most clothes will get covered in paint, dirt etc so better to buy cheap and avoid the stress.

I never compromise on shoes and coats though. I always buy good quality European shoes, they still get bashed around but the leather, the fit and the comfort is definitely worth it.

EasterHoliday Thu 15-Aug-13 10:50:24

what about Darcy Brown?

I like No Added Sugar (only in the sale) / Gap (when they send the 30% discount vouchers) / the giant bags of handdowns from lovely godparents.

Boden for tights.

lurkingaround Thu 15-Aug-13 12:17:08

Gosh, I rarely buy expensive clothes for the DC. I don't see the point. A few months and they've grown out of them. Or trashed them.

Some Zara
Occasional Next

That's about it. If I'm out away I tend to pick up a few bits in supermarkets like Carrefour just because the clothes are a bit different blush

But like snowlie I always spend on coats and shoes.

lurkingaround Thu 15-Aug-13 12:19:23

Also Gap.

We get quite a few expensive hand-me-downs from friends. DCs so far have no preference for these expensive labelled goods. (Yet)

LadyMilfordHaven Thu 15-Aug-13 12:20:58

Op. you sound like you have more money than sense

LadyMilfordHaven Thu 15-Aug-13 12:21:42

I like nice "daddy's sweetheart" embroidered sweatshirts from QS and matalan.

DaddyPigsMistress Thu 15-Aug-13 12:23:43


H and m if im feeling posh

ScooseIsLoose Thu 15-Aug-13 12:27:17

I love sarah louise for their hand smocked dresses and mayoral for their more fashionable clothes. I also buy alot from jojo maman bebe their cord dresses wash beautifully and monsoon. I used to love mamas and papas too but alas dd is too big for their range now they should do childrens wear upto 5.

RobinSparkles Thu 15-Aug-13 12:32:26

I haven't even heard of half the brands listed in the OP confused!

My DDs tend to wear things from:

LadyMilfordHaven Thu 15-Aug-13 12:33:14

I buy leather look leggings for mine. Off the market. And padded bras.

Lovecat Thu 15-Aug-13 12:33:58

Ebay for Boden & Joules & anything else I can't afford new
The odd TK Maxx bargain

GraduallyGoingInsane Thu 15-Aug-13 12:43:21

Mine are older now, so they like Hollister, Jack Wills, Abercrombie, Topshop etc.

They still wear Johnnie B, H&M, and Zara.

When they were kids I favoured M&S, Gap, Mini Boden, Zara, H&M, Joules, Laura Ashley, Redoute, Verbaudet, Sainsburys and Tesco. For posh bits or sale buys, I liked Cyrillus, Petit Bateau and Little White Company.

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