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Can Mums with girls please help me????

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bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 21:55:24

Hi, I went into town today trying to get an outfit for my 12 year old Stepdaughter.

I've got boys and was brought up in Tammy girl (where's that gone?) Where should I look for clothes? I've bought her stuff in Asda/Tesco before but wanted more of a brand name for a present (not silly prices though) Any online stores too?

What do 12 year olds wear anyway????

nutcracker Sat 23-Jul-05 21:56:50

What about Gap stuff, i would think that would go down well.

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 21:57:08

too little!

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 21:59:25

Gap, H&M, Next. Have you got an Atlantic? Also New Look. Topshop.

It's hard buying for them. My DD1 is almost 11 and it gets harder and harder.

Smurfgirl Sat 23-Jul-05 21:59:56

Topshop and Miss Selfridge do decent fashion type stuff in size 6/8 woudl that be small enough?

My friend's 12 year old wears a lot of New Look 9-15 stuff, its their younger range, maybe try that?

nutcracker Sat 23-Jul-05 22:00:14

Yeah Topshop would be a big hit i think.

Catbert Sat 23-Jul-05 22:01:21

Pumpkin Patch have a teen girl section called "Urban Angel" which is quite cool...

bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:05:26

She is very skinny, there's definately a gap in the market isn't there? I don't want to put her in really grown up stuff but wouldn't buy barbie etc...

Haven't heard of Atlantic or pumpkin patch , are they online?

Smurfgirl Sat 23-Jul-05 22:06:23

Topshop does stuff like vests and nice skirts, its probably a lot less tarty than Tammy TBH, their size 6 in their petite ranges are TEENY.

Miaou Sat 23-Jul-05 22:09:05

Do you have a MacKays near you? We have them in Scotland but also had them in the north of England, not sure if they extend to your neck of the woods.

They have a section called Kylie [vomit emoticon] - it's actually quite good stuff, trendy without being "mini prostitute" look IFSWIM. Designed for 10-16 year olds IIRC.

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 22:09:36

sadly Pumpkin Patch is not yet online. However, I will be in Southampton for the next couple of weeks and I will be spending spending spending.

Their young teens range is fabulous. Not too grown up and not too babyish!

Their babies range is wonderful! As you may guess I am coming home from Southampton very very poor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 22:10:08

Atlantic is just a shop on the high street.

MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 22:14:40

Pumpkin Patch website. Giving details of shops and how to get their catalogue which you can't order from

lockets Sat 23-Jul-05 22:14:50

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MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 22:15:37

so slow lockets my lovely.

bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:15:52

It's a bit crap here as it's mainly aimed at clubbers, we haven't even got a Debenhams (being built at the moment) I guess it doesn't help that all the stores look like tips because of the sales and there's bloody tourists everywhere!!

lockets Sat 23-Jul-05 22:18:28

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MarsLady Sat 23-Jul-05 22:19:14

where are you bubblerock? roughly..........

bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:19:17

It does look nice Mars, shame there's not one closer, I thought they might have had one in Manchester.

bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:20:16

I'm in Blackpool, closest big towns are Preston then Manchester

Tortington Sat 23-Jul-05 22:21:43

tammy girl is still upstairs in etam.

my rather tall 12 yr old dd gets clothes from grown up shops such as top shop etc. jeans t shirts. as long as she can cover her belly up its ok

nailpolish Sat 23-Jul-05 22:25:24

do monsoon have clothes for girls 11/12? i got some great stuff in their sale today, for dd1 (mind you shes only 2)


bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:29:21

I know it's an age old whinge but why do they put the kids departments upstairs? I took DS2 with me today and I wont go in lifts on my own , even clarks shoes & Next kids are upstairs

bubblerock Sat 23-Jul-05 22:30:03

they're building a Monsoon at the moment too so that will be good!

nailpolish Sat 23-Jul-05 22:30:14

ive heard our local next is closing the childrens dept


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