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Where do you buy quality, stylish boys' clothes?

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skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 10:01:57

My eldest boy is 6 and likes to look a certain way! He likes preppy, classic clothes and refuses jogging bottoms and character clothing (thank god). We shop at Joules quite a bit but we've already got a plethora of half-zip striped sweaters. M&S is a complete fail this season. Where do you dress your boys? I'm bored of trawling the net - please offer some ideas! Price point - £20-50 per item.

Nanasueathome Mon 30-Jan-17 10:04:57

Boden
Trotters

OCSockOrphanage Mon 30-Jan-17 10:06:39

Always worth a look in TKMaxx.

namechange20050 Mon 30-Jan-17 10:07:37

Boden, Gap, J Crew.

kimann Mon 30-Jan-17 10:15:08

Children's Salon, Alex and Alexa. smile

Fishcakey Mon 30-Jan-17 10:18:11

£50 an item?!!! What's wrong with Primarnie?!

misscph1973 Mon 30-Jan-17 10:20:22

Polarn O. Pyrat.

VioletRoar Mon 30-Jan-17 10:20:58

Next, H&m? Probably lower than you pay, but great quality & selection. My 8yo ds is very fashion conscious and loves these shops, wouldn't be caught dead in joules stuff though.

VioletRoar Mon 30-Jan-17 10:22:45

Sorry I completely misread your op... potentially rubbish suggestions from me above as they're not "preppy" as such! Oops! Hope you find some lovely clothes 🙂

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 10:24:33

That's my lunchtime sorted! Thank you muchly, you wondrous lot!

WellTidy Mon 30-Jan-17 10:27:51

Polo Ralph Laren and J Crew would be good starts. There are some 5-6yo classics in JoJo Maman Bebe - their Breton stuff maybe (if he is on the small side).

sauronskitten Mon 30-Jan-17 10:34:11

A few pieces from the John Lewis Heirloom Collection or Monsoon (waistcoat, shirt, jacket) mixed up with shirts and jeans from Polarn O. Pyret might work

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 10:36:16

We've a few Ralphies. I'm starting to have an issue with them though (MY issue, not my DS!) - are they getting a bit chavtastic? I think it's the heaps of unironed ones in outlet stores. Their collars pop well though! Husband has returned to Hackett and Crew. Ooh, Hackett! *adds to list to google in peace later

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 10:37:07

John bloody Lewis! Perfect. Why didn't I think of that? Such a fool. Thank you!

A1Sharon Mon 30-Jan-17 11:17:50

Tommy Hilfiger

mrslebon Mon 30-Jan-17 11:21:21

I buy from Boden, Zara, Mango sometimes Land's End, H&M (particularly the Conscious range) and the occasional bits from Boots Mini Club.

WhispersOfWickedness Mon 30-Jan-17 11:23:56

Vertbaudet quite nice too smile

missyB1 Mon 30-Jan-17 11:27:32

its hard for boys isnt it? My 8 year old likes
crew clothing
john Lewis
odd bits from Boden
Joules (but yes they are a bit samey)
Timberland

weebarra Mon 30-Jan-17 11:38:02

I buy from Boden, Joules, Crew, Polarn o Pyret and a Finnish (I think!) brand called Metsola.
Also a bit of Vertbaudet - excellent for my very skinny 9 year old, and Land's End.
All in the sale!

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 11:45:54

It is hard with boys, yes, Missy
The departments are half the size of the girls'! Crew have stopped their children's wear now. sad
What's wrong with Primarni? Nothing. I just don't want to buy it!
Verbaudet - good shout, not looked there

sauronskitten Mon 30-Jan-17 11:52:39

And Vertbaudet reminded me of PetitBateau

http://www.petit-bateau.co.uk/

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 12:17:48

Oh, sauronskitten, I don't know about the boy but I've just found my Breton & Mariniere heaven... smile

Hoppinggreen Mon 30-Jan-17 12:22:11

Boden, Gap and Bennetton

whiteonesugar Mon 30-Jan-17 12:36:43

La redoute does some lovely boys bits. DS is only 2 but I have a certain style I like for him and he has a gorgeous navy double breasted pea coat from La Redoute.

Other places I like are Zara and some next. Next can be hit and miss though.

skincarejunkie Mon 30-Jan-17 12:50:46

I just peeked at La Redoute - never thought of it, glad you mentioned it whiteonesugar - it has some lovely bits. Cable knits and shirts. I might even be able to persuade him into a slogan if it's en Francais!

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