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Cashmere dressing gown for 9 year old girl

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LottaMarten Sun 09-Nov-14 05:52:07

My daughter would love a cashmere dressing gown, does anyone know where I can find one? Only thing I have seen so far is from Harrods, £300. Not sure if it is possible to find a less expensive one

NoelleHawthorne Sun 09-Nov-14 06:16:00

Just grin

LottaMarten Sun 09-Nov-14 06:37:17

Ha! Yes, but i know some resourceful mumsnetters might know a place for much cheaper ones... My cashmere dressing gown was £65 from Costco a few years ago and is a really good thick one. So I thought this was the place to ask!

I think she would get three years wear out if it and then has a younger sister to pass it on to

Emstheword Sun 09-Nov-14 06:43:12

She's a very refined 9 year old?!! I'd imagine most girls her age have never even heard of the 'c' word smilewink sorry I can't help with where to find one though eBay strangely has some very unexpected treasures.

KittieCat Sun 09-Nov-14 06:46:47

Next to the mink gloves in Poundland..?

santamarianovella Sun 09-Nov-14 07:40:25

£300 is reasonable compared to the £1200 ones I've seen ,
Places like the monogrammed linen shop, always stock cashmere for babies and children
Or Maybe you can get one of those cashmere night cardi thingies from the white company , and she can pretend it's a night gown?

LottaMarten Sun 09-Nov-14 08:22:03

£1200! Gosh
Will try linen place thank you

ThisBitchIsResting Sun 09-Nov-14 09:28:07

grin

AnathemaIsANiceNameForAGirl Sun 09-Nov-14 17:25:51

Maybe just look for a belted cardi in an adult size 6 or 8 - would wear like a dressing gown on a child.

Lucky girl! I dream of owning a cashmere robe but can in no way afford one!

clippityclop Mon 10-Nov-14 22:23:19

Good heavens, if mine asked for such a thing I would use it as another chance to talk about opportunity cost! Lovely snugly nightwear stuff for kids on the Next website. Tatty Teddy adult pjs, fleece dressing gowns in M&S too, perfect while she's still growing! Or tell her you'll buy her one when she gets her A levels!

Artandco Mon 10-Nov-14 22:28:37

Try the white company

Mine have have worn cashmere since newborn. It's comfy and warm. I don't see the problem

LottaMarten Tue 11-Nov-14 09:54:19

Thank you

I find the fleece dressing gowns very sweaty, and as I say I can imagine at least 6 years wear. I don't see why it is any different really, I try to get her a few things in natural fabrics as they are so much nicer to wear and more resilient

I will try white company

LottaMarten Tue 11-Nov-14 09:55:19

And smaller size adult stuff might work maybe my DM can do something clever with the sleeve length... Make some leg warmers!!

ThisBitchIsResting Tue 11-Nov-14 10:04:36

I think you're bonkers, but hey ho.

How about this or similar?

ThisBitchIsResting Tue 11-Nov-14 10:08:35

Or this - not pure cashmere but a nice shape.

I really would urge you to consider that cashmere isn't necessary for a little girl though grin

Artandco Tue 11-Nov-14 10:12:05

This - why is there so many cashmere baby products then?

Ds's have lovely cashmere jumpers and hats. Brora sell baby booties and mittens and lovely hats they wore as babies.

Some people buy lots and lots of cheap basic clothes. I tend to buy them just 2/3 jumper for example but in natural materials.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 11-Nov-14 10:15:43

I would second a relatively cheap tesco cardi or something; it needs to be washable; ime selves get dunked in breakfast more often than not.

ChunkyPickle Tue 11-Nov-14 10:16:49

Not necessary.. but lovely, and if she gets a few years wear (and she's the type of child who will, rather than ruin it) then I can see why you'd get her what she wants.

I can't stand the fleecy ones - feel lovely, but seem to get super-super stinky even with just one wear.

Uniqlo have a couple of stole style cashmere cardis for about 40 quid - colours not great though, and no belt...

ThisBitchIsResting Tue 11-Nov-14 10:33:17

Art - but children grow so quickly and I don't want my children to have to worry about ruining expensive clothes! I buy expensive clothes for myself, as does DH - however it's sensible to buy cheap and cheerful for children. They end up covered in mud / paint / food / sick however much they cost, and there are plenty of pretty / sparkly / fun / bright / fashionable clothes at supermarket prices that last perfectly well until they are trashed or grown out of. It's not the same economy as say buying a great cashmere sweater for myself that I'll look after and will last five winters instead of a New Look acrylic job that will fall apart after a few wears. OP's daughter has no need of a cashmere dressing gown and I honestly think it's utterly ridiculous. Sorry. She wants to look like mummy - fine, a fine knitted wrap cardi worn as a dressing gown will do the trick. £300 on a bike or an electronic piano would be how I would allocate funds for a 9yo, not on cashmere loungewear grin

Artandco Tue 11-Nov-14 10:46:32

This - I'm not sure. I for example brought ds1 a particular cashmere jumper 3 years ago. He has worn for 2 years, and now ds2 (3) has been wearing it a year and will get another out of it at least. They get milk/ mud/ snot etc on stuff but it comes out fine , just wash on wool wash. I will pass on to younger nephew when needed. At £50 ish a jumper that's approx £10 for year of wear. Not bad tbh, and cheaper than many who spend that in primark then throw

Many of our clothes are wool/ silk so it's just a simple throw in machine on delicate wash with delicate wash liquid and washes same as anything else.

Ds2 famously shat and vomited at same time on our king size bed cashmere blanket. It washed out fine...

dexter73 Tue 11-Nov-14 10:51:15

How about this one? It is a cashmere blend and comes in a range of colours. It would fit her for a few years as well so for £45 seems pretty reasonable.

Dancingyogi Tue 11-Nov-14 11:21:21

I bought my 10 year old a cashmere jumper from the adult section in Uniqlo. It's her favourite thing to wear, she puts it on over her pj's in the morning rather than wearing a robe and then wears it all weekend. So soft and warm and perfect now she's stopped borrowing mine!

atticusclaw Tue 11-Nov-14 17:25:19

The short Rosie one for M&S might work for her if you bought a small size. It's still expensive but it's cheaper than many at 149

AnathemaIsANiceNameForAGirl Tue 11-Nov-14 18:34:38

My 9yo has an adult one that shrank and felted slightly - it's still super soft and lovely. She also has a cardi of mine that I donated to her after I put on a few pounds.

I do agree it can be for kids as well as adults. I machine wash cashmere all the time, it's no trouble. And the more it's washed the nicer it gets!

babybarrister Tue 11-Nov-14 21:27:25

V sophisticated taste!

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