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Your baby/toddler FUNKY(?!) clothes brand recommendations please
Sick of dressing DC's in crap clothes. Hunting around on Ebay but not sure what to look for. Am not in the over pink girly flowery thing so much (DD only 3 months) and can't abide the never ending combat trousers and t shirts with trucks on them for DS (20 months). Love Moonkids but can't think of much else to search for. Your tips?
Minymo sell very cool baby and kids' clothes and much more reasonably priced than some of the scarily priced if gorgeous Scandinavian brands. It's sold online through various websites if you google, but we have a lovely local shop which stocks it. Dangerous for my bank balance
I love the scandanavian brands - Smafolk is my favourite. They've just done a long sleeved tshirt for Amnesty International which I love. I also bought a rain suit (anorak & dungarees) with their green apples on & they're so nice I can't wait for it to rain! As far from pink & trucks as you can get. My friend has a website selling Danish & Swedish clothes & often does promotions.
I love finding unusual/bright/interesting kids clothes
Mini Mode/Boots do nice clothes and some dire stuff too.
Adams are trading online and again are a mix.
Tesco is good this season, Asda and Sainsburys not so much.
On ebay I use the search filters on the left and filter out anything blue or brown so I am left with interesting and unusual things. You can filter by brand as well which helps. (to filter out the worst offenders)
Also if you want to win stuff on ebay, you need to watch it rather than bid straight away. I usually watch things which catch my eye, then go into My Ebay and look at each watched item to see if the seller has any other items I like (I usually try and win at least 2 items from each seller to keep postage down) so I might end up with loads of items to watch on ebay. Then every day I go and look at the items I have watched to see how long they have left, if they have less than a day left or I don't think I'll get on the PC in time to bid then I will bid then - I win a lot more when I bid at the last minute I possibly can than if I bid when I first see the item.
So if you want to shop quickly then sort the searches by "ending soonest" but if you are happy to play the watching and pouncing at the end game then sort the searches by "lowest price" I have left them sorted by "best match" which I think means the ones people have clicked on the most - so not the best way to sort it.
i find a strategy that works for ebay is put down a bid, then never bid up....only the frst bidder can win for the start price iyswim. you may get overbid, but there's plenty of choice in kids clothes...
I found with baby stuff on eBay that I'd do searches for the right age group with "bright" or "bold" or "vivid" (or sometimes "retro") as a keyword in title or description and then look through the photographs. I found a lot of lovely stuff that way.
I have ordered from KATVIG online, scandinavian company which is brilliant and very unusual funky clothes.If you look at Junior magazine, the back pages contain plenty of online toddler clothes shops, unusual brands and also very colourful. I also second Polar py net-or whatever its called!- the feels of their clothes very good and they will definitely last.I bought a brilliant winter jacket for my daughter from there and still going strong a year later.