One of my favorites during the newborn/infant stage is Ralph Lauren layette. I shed many a tear when my youngest outgrew my absolute favorite white RL sleeper. There are some days where I wish I could keep having babies solely to bring them home from the hospital and keep them in RL layette. Although most of our RL Layette clothing has come from their online website (and as gifts), sometimes you can snag a great deal on them on the racks of Marshalls and TJMaxx.
You'll notice I didn't mention Carter's or Gymboree in this post. I have nothing against these stores as I have found myself in them on many an occasion. To me, Carter's is like dinosaur and puffy-bear-butt central. King of monikers like "champ," "all-star" and "mommy's little monster." It's just not my style. Does this make me a better mother than you or my kids better than yours? Of course not. I failed to mention that I love me some Walmart pajamas, too. Hello, you can't beat the occasional $5 price tag for a two-piece set and my oldest loves his Elmo and Thomas character jams. And speaking of Carter's, I do love their plain white onesies both short sleeve and long and I also buy many of their three and four-piece pajama sets for my toddler.
As for Gymboree, my thoughts are this: Cute clothes? Yes. Although, kind of overpriced if you ask me. I haven't been in this store since my first baby was about a year old and I somehow got suckered into buying a pair of shorts (really cute shorts) and two (really cute matchy) t-shirts for sixty-five dollars. Yes, sixty-five. Now, I'm all about dropping some dollars on the boys' clothes as is evidenced by the post- but on patchwork shorts and two itty-bitty t-shirts that thirty other Johnny and Joeys are wearing? Not my style. Not to mention that for that amount of money? I could have bought maybe one or two pieces less from one of my other favorite stores like mini boden or crewcuts. To each their own.
I also didn't mention Janie&Jack, Target or OshKosh, the last two mainly because I don't have much experience shopping with them for kids clothes. I will say that Janie&Jack has a fantastic way of taking those cartoon puppies and dinosaurs and making them absolutely prep-tastic. This store was a favorite of mine when my oldest was a baby.
So there you have it. My favorite places to shop for all things boy! Who says shopping for boy's clothes can't be fun? Happy Shopping!
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