Where do you purchase your children's clothes?
Finding inexpensive but durable children's clothing can be difficult. Do you buy new or used clothes for your children? Where do you buy your children's clothes?
I get most of my daughter's clothes at garage sales. I am VERY picky when I go and I try to go out every weekend of the season. I only buy name brand items that are in pristine shape. We have had really good luck hitting the nice neighborhoods in town and going very regularly. My mom and I hit one garage sale where the woman (in a very nice neighborhood) was selling all of her daughter's clothes for a quarter a piece. It was all GAP, Children's Place, Gymboree, and Oshkosh, and Carter's. I bought an entire wardrobe for next summer for $12.50. That included dresses, shorts, capris, tanks, tees, jackets and shoes. I felt like I had stolen it from her but she insisted she just wanted it gone.
I personally can`t buy anything used for my son. I have no problem buying used things for myself, But for my son I just feel he deserves new things. Nothing against anyone who thinks otherwise, It`s just how I feel. I buy all my sons clothes on clearance (I even buy my own clothes on clearance). Every time I visit a store I always have to browse the clearance racks to see if there is anything he could use. I also buy clothes that are 2 sizes bigger, He can wear them now & also grow into them. I also love how kids shorts / pants have adjustable bands on the waist, it makes clothes last so much longer ! & By doing this I just accumulate clothes so as he grows older I won`t have to break the bank to buy new clothes because he no longer fits anything. His closet is filled with clothes that I bought months ago but he`s still growing into them. & when he grows out of clothes I post them on Craigslist for free for others who could use them. I never throw anything away that someone else could benefit from.
I have 2 boys ages 3 & 5. Since they grow so fast I buy most of their clothes 2nd hand. We shop garage sales, Goodwill and Once Upon A Child. I also shop the clearance racks at department stores at the end of the season to stock up for next year. I have gotten so many name brand clothes in perfect condition for very little money. My kids are dressed very well but I spend very little and it enables me to be a SAHM.
We have a Goodwill close to me and it is the biggest / best one i have ever been in. I get 90% of my kids clothes there. They are just like new and the first saturday in the month the whole store is half off. ITS HEAVEN ON EARTH!!!
mini boden and gap kids, yup I spend too much money, but it is universally acknowledged I'm making up for my childhood (nasty ill-fitting hand me downs). This is only reinforced by totally strangers who compliment me on how adorable my little girl is. However, I do exhaustively shop the end of season sales for the next year (50% plus off) and wait until I'm sent coupons to shop.
Costco!! They usually sell Carter for dirt cheap! I don't want to spend a lot of money seeing how my LO will only get a few wares out of something. I also hit Wal-mart for garanimals. Great for play clothes and most don't cost over $3! If I want something nice I look online or hit babies r us!
I get most of my sons clothes at a high end second hand shop. t shirts at Target or Walmart. I love the Old Navy stuff, but they don't seem to have the sales they used to.
I shop for both of my kids at seasonal consignment events. Just Between Friends has GREAT quality for really reasonable prices. I usually by an entire season at these events. 95% of their entire wardrobe is second hands stuff. As fast as they grow it kills be to pay for brand new things with so many great consignment events in our area.
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Me and my family love to go the the Goodwill and other thrift shops. If you have a good eye you can come out with a gold mine worth of clothes and accessories for them.
For house wear clothing I go to Target but mostly I shop from Gap Kids, Childrens place, and Gymboree
Craigslist is the best bulk place usually for me with boy and girl clothes!
Garage sales are where i get most of my daughters clothes!!! Every now and then i'll splurge and get a cute outfit but usually it'll just be from walmart. Their stuff is cute and pretty affordable :)
I buy most of my son's clothes at Next, Primark, Asda, Tesco, Mothercare and Matalan as I find they last long for the price you pay =)
I have 3 kids. 14, 12 (girls) and 5 (boy)
I am proud to say that we as a family get the majority of our clothes from Salvation Army! (a few we have found on clearance from Walmart, Meijer or Elder Beerman where I get the employee discount on top of the yellow dot clearance prices.) I love to shop at the Salvation Army, I can drop off things at the back door we no longer wear or use and walk in the front to see all brands, all colors and in the hard to find sizes we need (my girls are size 0-3 juniors) I don't have to go to the exclusive NAME brand store to get Hollister and Abercombie goodies. I just go to my Salvation Army and get them there. My kids can dress in all the names and fads they want because I am not paying top dollar for them. LOVE IT!!!!
I tend to get my son's clothes at Gymboree and Children's Place. Sometimes I go to Baby Gap and Old Navy. For simple things like socks, I go to Wal Mart. When Sears has a big sale going on, I go there and grab lots of stuff (shirts and shorts in summer, and snowsuits in winter). Sometimes I find nice brand name stuff on online sales.
My daughters uncle has a daughter they give me her good ol handy downs. They buy so many clothes they daughter never get to wear them cause she grows out of them quickly so she gives them to my baby. Besides the handy down I buy her clothes from Walmart, Once upon A child, Target, Citi Trends if I want some cheap name brands (I'm not a name brand person) but the clothes are indeed cute lol. BUT Walmart is my #1 store they always have sales and its cheap kids grow fast don't need to spend a lot of money on clothes!
I have 2 girls 18 months apart so Goodwill is awesome. I also check out the clearance rack at Wal-mart, Kmart, Target, and Kohls. Gently used makes up most of their wardrobe at this time. Mine too.
I buy my 7 yr old sons clothes from affordable stores like Ross, DD's , Dallas, Burlington cost factory. I only buy name brand clothes for him that's just a personal preference but these stores have brands at a very affordable price
Online is great. Prices are less then dept stores. BeautifulBabyKidswear.com has designer clothing at great prices.
I'm a new convert to Rhea Lana's- It's a children's consignment sale, not a full time store though. It's held twice a year in my town for like 4 days each time...
The fall sale just finished, I made $100 off of their old clothes and stuff, and only spent $60 on the rest of their fall & winter wardrobes.
Other than that I shop the thrift stores pretty frequently to keep an eye out for the nicer stuff like Gymboree, and I buy new Garanimals stuff at Wal-Mart for play clothes.
im a lover of next sumtimes ill have second hand clothes but only if i no the person
I buy my 3 year old daughters clothes from walmart, target, garage sales, goodwill and once upon a child!
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Since my girls were babies, I have gone to 2nd hand stores, garage sales, and bought end of the season clothes at sale prices. Kids grow so fast so I can't fathom spending full price on clothes they will grow out of in a short period of time. When they are teens, they can buy new clothes if they are reasonably priced. If they want the more expensive fashionable clothes, they can get jobs and purchase these clothes with their own money. While I would love to buy the cute new outfits from Justice, Gap, etc., I realize that these clothes will not fit in a year or so - to me that's not worth it. I have coordinated very nice outfits from various second hand stores and garage sales without anyone knowing they are second hand. I am very picky about what I buy. No one needs to know they are second hand but my wallet feels better when I need to buy them clothes.
Up til last year we used to buy consignment, thrift, garage sales, but now that she has hit 10 yrs old she wants to buy her own so we do everything from the consignment shops, Old Navy, The Gap, H&M, Justice, Sears, JCPenny's, etc. The list goes on and on. Whatever she decides she likes no matter where it is from.
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I'm sorry it's not dirt cheap. I have three children, all in different stages of childhood. I have a tween daughter, a going-into-second-grade boy, and a pre-schooled aged girl. My favorite department stores out of all then would have to be Nordstrom, closely followed by Bloomingdale's. Both of them have WAY more good quality items than JC Penney and Macy's. My tween's top five are (in order) abercrombie kids, Aeropostale, Hollister Co., dELiA*s, and Forever 21. We do go to PacSun, Love Culture, American Eagle, Old Navy, H&M, and Gap sometimes. And VERY OCCASIONALLY, Target!
My son doesn't really mind where I get his clothes. Right now, I get them from P.S. for Aeropostale, Nike, Gymboree, and I might try getting him dressy clothes from abercrombie kids now.
My other daughter's biggest style icon is her older sister! Good thing my tween isn't working on the pole! I get her clothes from babyGap/GapKids, Old Navy, Gymboree, Janie & Jack, and OshKosh!
New Gap & Gymboree Sales! Cheaper than Walmart, durable, expandable waists, cute! Or once upon a child-Used!
I only have one daughter, so I allow myself to splurge a lot and not having to buy any 2nd hand clothes for her. If I had 4 kids, I might have another point of view. However, all of the brands I love can be found cheaper online so my favorite baby brands Carter's, Little Me, First Impressions, BabyGap, Gymboree, Hanna Andersson, Osh Kosh & Old Navy to name a few have great online shopping opportunities.
I shop clearance racks...i use to think clearance clothes were clothes that were damaged and the stores just wanted to get rid of them...a sales associate told me clearance clothes are marked down to sell faster so the retailer can make room for new shipment. Sometimes I can find jeans for 5.00 or under..I bought a shirt one time for 2.00...I LOVE CLEARANCE RACKS..I NEVER PAY FULL PRICE FOR CLOTHES!
I love OshKosh/Carter's stores. And we also shop a lot at The Children's Place and Old Navy. I only have one child and don't plan on having any more so I feel I can buy his clothes new.
I very seldom purchase my son's clothing new. We started early with a stockpile when my son was born newborn to 4T. Each size was placed in it's own bin. I didn't realize that it would take four years to reach 4T, so I gave my 3 and 4T bins to a neighbor and asked him to give them back when they were done. We freecycle, and when items come along that are close to our son's range, we ask for them, if it's further away, we wait and if no one responds we make a request. We wash everything and freecycle what we don't want. Most things have been name brand items and in perfect condition. We actually ended up finding someone who gives us first dibs on their grandson's items, not just clothing. They don't need it anymore and are happy it is going to us. We of course, give them first dibs for items we think they could use. Garage sales are also wonderful. There are many sales out there and people which will allow you to buy children's clothing in bulk. We've stopped by and asked if we could have everything for a specific price. Just check to make sure it's really what you want. It's a great way to get a wide variety of items without having to pay full price.
online! i wouldn't hesitate second hand clothes but I don't have anybody among family/friends who have any to hand down to me..buying them after each season and sales greatly reduce the prices.
Primark childrens clothes are good and cheap and reliable. Peacocks is good too. Tesco and sports diect are both cheap and have the character conplete outfit sets so i shop there too. Sometimes asda george but don't have an asda nearby us. Or i get some good clothes from ebay!
I love to go to second hand mom 2 mom sales, you can find some really great clothes, many that are hardly worn and in good shape. I like to go near the end of the sale, because people don't want to cart all that stuff back to their house so they usually mark them down 50% just to sell them off...it's awesome! I've actually gotten a Baby Gap snow pants for $1, now that's a bargain! : )
We have 2 really nice consignment stores where I live and one even offers lay-away. I get sometimes brand new w/ tags from places like Gap, Gymobree, Justice etc for a fraction of what they cost. Also Gymboree has a twice a yr sale for $6.99 or less clearance prices. Our Goodwill is good sometimes, but that is hit or miss. Yesterday I went to one of the consignment stores(Once Upon a Child) and got my daughter a Gymboree skort, Gymboree shirt (both looked brand new) , a A & F shirt, a Cherekee skort and a TCP skort all for $20.00. This store carries a lot of Justice clothes that my daughter loves. All looked brand new. Also P.S. Aero for girls just had a $ 3.00 tee shirt sale that I stocked up onfor my daughter. My daughter loves the fact she can dress in Areo like her big sis.
I ususlly dress my daughter well for way less than full price. She even says "is it on sale mom"? I don't always have to have things on sale for her, but it's a good habit to teach them young that you can still look nice w/ out spending every dime on clothes. :)
I used to buy my children clothes on sunday market there a lot of brand item for sale. and I'm also produce T-shirt with applique use fabric or felt and put my daughter name on her t-shirt and we call it KaosKoe...:)
I buy both new and used clothing they grow so fast it is hard to keep up with them. I love The Childrens Place they have cute trendy clothing at affordable prices! I also shop clearance too so I like to find good deals at Old Navy, and GAP as well! I have noticed the new trend is Garage Sailing on FB many towns and areas have online sales and this has been a great way to buy, sell, and swap childrens clothing!
My daughter is nine years old and is very opinionated and usually drags me to stores like Zara and H&M where she finds what pleases her taste. When she was younger, I had the upper hand and at times opted for less expensive stores with good quality clothes. Garage sales are not familiar in my part of the world and some second hand stores are not always accessible.