I buy a few nicer things (gap, guess PPor RL) for going out for winter and summer each year then most other stuff from Kmart, target, best & less and myer. And may I say when on special! grows too quick and too much of a messy eater to sell things after he's worn them a few times.
And must admit Kmart shorts and tshirts wash up pretty well! The tshirts I buy from there last ages and I wash after every wear.
Last edited by MummaJez; 13-09-2012 at 23:32.
I still stand by my opinion that it is a waste of money, no matter how much money you have.
I look for preloved and vintie designer clothes for my DD! And she has been given a few country road dressers and polo Ralph Lauren jacket but I can't afford to buy stuff like that unless it's on sale and a steal. DH is a relaxed surfer guy so DS lives in boardies and has quite a few billabong, quicksilver brands buy again most of those have been gifts or bought for a bargain!
Each to their own what parents dress their children in.
I a HUGE fan on handmade my DD frilly bum nappy covers, little bonds singlets with frills and appliqués. Load of crotchets dresses knitted cardies bibs headbands, pram blankets! I have to admit she always gets complimented when she is in her handmade stuff 😄
Last edited by Cherry18Bloss; 14-09-2012 at 05:01.
Not everybody attaches status to a name sewn on a label (god knows where, and by who). It's a little insulting to declare, it's only a waste of money if you don't have it. Pfft. It would always be a waste of money to me. As a PP stated, quality made Australian owned brands would be top of the food chain for me - not "insert celebrity backed product name here".
Most of my (and DD's) clothes are not designer, but some are. Those that are weren't bought as an attempt to impress anyone (and I don't like things with giant logos/ brands plastered all over them). But they weren't a waste of money either. I bought them because I loved them, and it makes me happy to see them. Not a waste.
And for those who've mentioned giving to charity... Well who knows what other people give to charity? But I would hazard a guess that not everyone donates all their spare money to charities, and therefore we all have a degree of what others might consider 'waste' to spend as we choose.
You might think spending money on *insert something boring such as lawn mower or double electric turbo diesel breast pump* is a great way to spend money. Each to their own.
My dear friend starting planning her baby well ahead of TTC. She loves designer and spent 2 - 3 years decking out her babies wardrobe while she was still working. Before he got pregnant she had everything from car seat, pram, bed, shoes, bottles and clothes for a boy and girl 0000-1 plus bedding etc etc
Now she has her beautiful girl she is still trying to keep up the labels but can't afford it any longer and needs to go back to work ASAP just to keep up with the wardrobe she told me she has so far spent about $4000 on baby clothes for her almost 6 month old.
I buy my stuff from Target (pronounced TAR-JAY), and I think my kids look just as cute in their Target clothes as her daughter does in the brands :-)
I'm all for it if you are cashed up but I don't see a need to get brand clothes for babies when they don't know better.
I though will be starting to introduce surf and sport brands etc to my son in the next few years as he get closer to 10 and they become more aware of themselves and the labels on the clothes :-)
For now though I'm al for good old target
It's her business if she wants to dress her daughter in designer clothing. I don't see how it is affecting your life.
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