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Where do you buy clothes for your DS (age 6+?)

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alma123 Sun 12-Jan-14 22:03:48

Struggling to find some nice clothes at the mo. Where should I be looking? Thanks

ShoeWhore Mon 13-Jan-14 11:14:51

White Company do lovely PJs - we have a generous auntie who treats us to those!

ShoeWhore Mon 13-Jan-14 11:13:09

Oh yes Gap Warmest coats (down filled) are fantastic.

ShoeWhore Mon 13-Jan-14 11:12:04

I usually like John Lewis, especially for tshirts and PJs, but last couple of years have been a bit poor. Got a lovely winter coat there this winter though.

I find I have to really hunt for stuff I like. I think it's hard to get interesting but not-too-grownup or trendy clothes for boys once they grow out of the younger boys ranges.

Gap - good tshirts (esp in summer), swimming shorts, hoodies, find their shorts/trousers too wide.
Next - we like their skinny jeans, the cut seems to suit my boys really well. There are usually a pair or two for sale that aren't too distressed! Usually have some good shorts in the summer. Get the odd tshirt/jumper/hoody there too, although I hate most of it.
H&M - PJs, stripy tshirts. Ds3 likes their coloured skinny jeans. (he looks ace in red jeans and a navy and white stripy top) Last winter got ds1 some lovely knitwear but not found it as good this winter.
Zara - shorts, shirts, sometimes tshirts.
M&S - got some great PJs there this winter, also a fab jumper (didn't like much else though) and some good casual winter boots. Socks, vests and pants!
Debenhams - again I don't like much of their stock but got ds1 a lovely jumper, sometimes a good place for short sleeved shirts in the summer, occasionally have nice PJs.

beachyhead Mon 13-Jan-14 07:14:57

Zara, H&M and sainsbury's

Levantine Mon 13-Jan-14 07:11:10

Uniqlo is good, fantastic plain t shirts

CheerfulYank Mon 13-Jan-14 06:59:56

Mostly entirely Gap. A lot of Old Navy too but I don't think you have that there?

notso Mon 13-Jan-14 06:52:20

Struggle with DS1 he has no interest in clothes at all. His three year old brother has more enthusiasm.
I used to like Boden but I feel like I've seen everything before. Like others have said H&M is pretty good.

bettykt Mon 13-Jan-14 06:31:53

TX Maxx for tops, jumpers and t shirts, can pick up French Connection, Ralph Lauren and Crew Clothing Company polo shirts for a really decent price especially when the sales are on.
John Lewis pyjamas in the sales.
Next jeans, although the don't last very long. I have trouble finding nice shoes.

Mandy21 Mon 13-Jan-14 00:19:17

Sainsburys - far superior quality to other supermarkets but sizing an issue (usually size down).

M&S, Boden (sales) and John Lewis. Occasionally Debenhams but nowhere is greatly inspired at the mo.

Glenshee Mon 13-Jan-14 00:15:12

Besides the ones already mentioned - Vertbaudet.

myron Mon 13-Jan-14 00:10:11

Gap, boden, joules, fat face,zara - sales mostly or discount weeks. For immediate needs - m&s, debenhams & supermarkets. Gap is reliable with their winter down coats - always buy them in september's 40% (30% off plus 10% on top if buying 4+ items) for the coming winter. Have managed 70% off in last week of jam sales in the past but obviously that is hit and miss with sale remnants and chancy if the next size up is available at all.

willyoulistentome Sun 12-Jan-14 23:15:08

sports direct.
(Grannies treats them to Boden)

AlfAlf Sun 12-Jan-14 23:14:55

Yep, I get clothes for dd2 from H&M boys department (she's 8 and favours an androgynous look). Really good quality for the price.

SamAndDeanSandwich Sun 12-Jan-14 23:11:48

I used to buy loads from Sainsbury's but since DS has moved up in size to the next age bracket I've not found much I like. Most recent purchases have been from H&M (brilliant t shirts, great inexpensive hats and gloves which will inevitably disappear at school); boden for jeans because I find them so hard to find 'little boy' styled now he's in the 5 - 12 category in Next etc. Also had some nice quality joggers from M & S at a reasonable price.

paperlantern Sun 12-Jan-14 23:09:03

h&m, asda tesco disney store. lots of lovely hand me down gap fat face and m&s

h&m are for all shapes. Their cheap elastic jeans and denim shorts both £5 are awesome quality. The shorts have down three summers so far and ds is not gentle on his clothes

emmorg Sun 12-Jan-14 22:58:14

H&M is fab

ImASecretTwigletNibbler Sun 12-Jan-14 22:45:27

Boden sales - tops are about a tenner in the sale and you can usually get around £5-6 resell value on ebay.

NewBeginningsSnoopy Sun 12-Jan-14 22:41:16

Totally depends on the shape of your kids. I really like M&S and TKMaxx. I don't really buy stuff anywhere else!

TrinityIsAReindeer Sun 12-Jan-14 22:40:27

charity shops, tesco, asda, factory shop, ebay

MoominMammasHandbag Sun 12-Jan-14 22:40:06

DS has a lot of ASDA this year, generally has more Next and Boden in the mix but his ASDA stuff seems to be comparable quality and much cheaper. He also has a couple of stripey H and M tops, very Bodenesque and great value.

GreenShadow Sun 12-Jan-14 22:35:11

Charity Shops are always worth a try as well of course.

miffybun73 Sun 12-Jan-14 22:35:00

Almost everything for DD (age 3)and DS (age 5) is from Sainsbury's with a few items from H&M.

IMO clothes from Sainsbury's are fab and much better quality than Tesco.

This applies for children only, I'd like to like trhe women's clothes as they're so cheap, but I just don't.

accessorizequeen Sun 12-Jan-14 22:34:37

Second gap for trousers they are fab but Zara have more trendy stuff. Ds2 is 7 and ds1 is 10. Fair bit of Boden for tops & tshirts when they have sale or discount as it lasts well. H&M for much of the rest. Was looking at Lands End as it seems a bit more grown up and quality is good but will wait for a discount. Also bought several tops from John Lewis recently in their sale and was impressed. I do buy bits off Facebook quite a lot - boden resale groups, the retail nurse etc. Whenever I buy from supermarkets I regret it, dishrags within a few months IME and can't be handed down.

Mikkii Sun 12-Jan-14 22:34:31

DS is 9 but I like Pumpkin Patch for trousers.

H&M are good too especially for slim kids. Tried to buy track suit trousers in October, most drowned DS, but H&M are nice slim legs and not too much fabric in the bottom.

Sometimes Next.

MmeLindor Sun 12-Jan-14 22:31:17

Got some nice things for DS in Sainsbury's recently.

Other than that, M&S, Tesco, John Lewis - I watch for sales too. Boden sale is generally pretty good.

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