What tips and tricks have you discovered for getting great clothes for your kids at lower cost?
I've recently started keeping my eye out in the sale sections of quality kids clothing brands online. I bought most of DS1's winter wardrobe (including two pairs of shoes, one being leather lined suede boots which I got for $9) last week for $180... which got us about $630 worth of stuff. It means I have to think ahead, but it also means my boy can be running around in awesome quality clothes for no more than I'd have spent on cheap stuff that wont last. Since DS2 will fit into all of it in a couple of years I'd much rather have quality stuff they can share down the track. DS1 was so excited about some of the stuff that came today he insisted on wearing his new jumper... sweat and all
So that's my trick - what's yours? Would love more ideas!!
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17-12-2011 20:22 #1
Budget friendly tips for getting your kids great wardrobes?
17-12-2011 20:30 #2
I'm the same, I just bought all of DS winter wardrobe from the Thanksgiving day black friday sales at gap.com and ralphlauren .com, I am buying polo t shirts for $5 , polo shirts for $14 , gap jeans for $10 , gap hoodies for $15 , 8 pairs of socks for $5 , people assume I am paying so much for them when in theory they pay more for target clothes, plus the variety especially for boys is so much better ( even with postage which we worked out averages an extra 20% so my polo t shirt came to $6!) we do a big shop between a few of my friends, sisters and share the postage costs, the best sale times for the USA are: after xmas, spring break ( around easter ) , summer sales ( june) thanksgiving day sales ( end November )
17-12-2011 20:34 #3
I cant do it, some times this lot will grow, most of the time they dont. So if i buy clothes to far ahead, its either to small or miles to big.
I do buy online from US at the end of each season as we're going to the same season. Make sense?
17-12-2011 20:35 #4
i always buy the next size up at the end of season sales so i have it stored away for half the price.
as i have 2 girls i try to buy quality so it lasts. myer, esprit, pumpkin patch and target seem to last the test of time
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17-12-2011 22:01 #9
If there's an awesome deal, even if you won't need those clothes for a few years yet - purchase anyway.
DD had 3 years worth of really cute swimwear I purchased when she was about 18 months old. The swimwear was for sizes 5,6 and 7... so she obviously had to wait a few years to wear them. lol. It was $5 a swimsuit, and as I LOATHE that bubblegum pink colour that seems to be popular (ew!) I grabbed them.
Same goes for any item really - if it's an awesome deal and it's in a size that your child will eventually fit into - buy it.
17-12-2011 22:02 #10
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