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What do you think of childrenswear at Fat Face? Are there too much gender-stereotyped colors? e.g. bright pink for girls I personally find the style old-fashioned with too much brown/blue/surf board for boys and pink/white/shells for girls.
I think it's like anything, you have to be a bit choosy. Dd is now 9 and having pretty much always worn Mini Boden now enjoys actual shopping and quite likes fat face. We bought a lovely blue t shirt with a pale lemon and pink helter skelter ice cream design, and a striped pale blue cream and lilac fleece the other day. She doesn't like their vw camper or surfy stuff at all. Having bought her a couple of sweatshirts in the past I have to say they and wear very well.
Some of it's ok, some of it's not so good. It washes and wears fabulously compared to Next though so for my rowdy boys it's always been a yes. Boden's children's clothes are equally long-lasting, as are Polarn O Pyret. I've never thrown stuff away from those places as they just stay looking lovely forever.
Style is always a matter of personal taste, but my DD (7) have some Fatface flipflops and fluffy zip-up hoodies they love to bits.
I find their stuff excellent quality, very hardwearing and washes beautifully. Have just ordered 2 pairs of cargo pants and surfer/beach-hut Ts (possibly meant for boys but who cares?) in the sale. My DD aren't girly girls by any stretch of the imagination but we usually find a few things they like.
It's where I buy most of ds clothes! I sometimes buy it on eBay too, just got him a great fat face sweatshirt on there. They are hard wearing and nice designs, a million times nicer than next (imo),and much better quality.
I buy a lot in their sales (which are always a bargainous 50% off) for DD, t's, hoodies and night wear are all favourites and wash/wear extremely well. Most of what I get her is blue funnily enough and their pinks are often quite muted. I'm not so keen for DS as the colours aren't bright enough for him (or my taste) but sludgy. Again we've had good hoodies and fleeces though. We do a lot of water sports but that doesn't influence my choice of designs.
I love it! Only got a couple of bits, but it just washes and washes and washes. They all always have a fleecy furry jumper every Xmas from my aunt and uncle (in one size bigger so it lasts!) and they wear them all year round. I'm a fan!