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iloveblue Fri 11-Dec-15 11:29:47

Hello
Gap have a decent sale on at the moment and I'm trying to pick up a few things for my boys. I don't usually shop there, but have a feeling that the clothes come up big. Does anyone know if this is true? Thank you smile

Olecranon Fri 11-Dec-15 13:51:06

I usually buy a size bigger than their age in most shops but I did this with gap hoodies and jackets and had to return them as they were way too big. I would buy clothes for their actual age. That said my boys are one of the tallest in their classes.

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Fri 11-Dec-15 13:54:12

I buy 3 year old DS t shirts and jumpers that are 3 years in Gap - they fit well with a bit of growing room. Trousers I find more tricky from there as he has a bit of a tummy and short legs.

Coldand Fri 11-Dec-15 13:55:05

I find them way too big. My almost two year old is in size 9-12 months gap clothes. She is pretty skinny though.

iloveblue Sat 12-Dec-15 12:16:17

Great thankyou. I usually go up a size but will restrain and keep to their ages. smile

FuckOffJeffrey Sat 12-Dec-15 12:39:12

I have found the opposite. The toddler range is small made. DD is a petite little thing and gap was the only place I actually bought her size the same as her age. When she was 4 she was in Gap age 4T but age 2-3 from almost everywhere else.

The bigger kids ranges do come up big and go by XS/S/M/L. She is now 6 and in just moving onto age 5/6 clothes but GAP XS comes up too big for her and age 5T is too small.

superbfairywren Sat 12-Dec-15 13:50:48

I have some secondhand 12-18months clothes for DD and everything in the bundle from gap is 2-3 or 18-24 and fits her now. She's 1. So in my opinion the little stuff is bigger than other shops. When I've bought for nephews and nieces the older sizes are accurate.

Marsis Sat 12-Dec-15 17:32:45

I think they are probably true to size or a tiny bit small. I bought my DD leggings and they are exactly the same length as the size below from Next (age 2 gap & 18-24 next) however they have plenty of growing room so the correct size would probably be perfect fit (but not for long).

WoodleyPixie Sat 12-Dec-15 19:11:12

Depends on the size range. Toddler seems to come up a bit bigger but the older kids range small. Dd is almost 10 and still comfortably 9-10 in next or Boden but gap I've just brought xl which is age 12 and whilst slightly big not hugely so whereas the age 11 (10-11) jumper I brought her in next was huge and had to be swapped for a smaller size.

BikeRunSki Sat 12-Dec-15 23:19:17

I find them tiny! Especially the girls, and especially pyjamas.

Runningupthathill82 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:32:42

I think the toddler stuff is definitely on the small side. DS has a Gap aged 3 jumper which he can barely fit in, but he's comfortably in aged 2-3 from Tesco/Sainsburys/Asda.

It's nothing like their adult clothes, IME, which are huge.

Lndnmummy Mon 14-Dec-15 15:12:15

I find them small if not tiny. Ds is 3 and we dress him 5-6yrs in GAP

EllaMenoPea Mon 14-Dec-15 15:41:44

I would say are tiny, as in the smallest out of all the shops. DD is in 2-3 everywhere (she's 2) apart from Gap where she's 3-4 and it fits.

ilovetosleep Tue 15-Dec-15 14:13:25

Gap sizing is weird. If you buy a size 2 tshirt from the baby section it is way bigger than a 2 in the toddler section.

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