I also do not believe in spending a lot of money on baby clothes unless it's for a special occasion. Not matter how much you like to think you're baby won't be messy you're wrong and the clothes will all be covered in spit up, food, dirt, poop, etc at one point or another.
Carter's: to be honest I originally hated Carter's. I was not and still aren't really a fan of the baby clothes that say Mommy's little mvp, Daddy's sidekick etc. Nothing wrong with them, just not my thing. I found with Carter's that I had to search to find the cute stuff and the website ended up being where I purchased most of Miller's clothes when he was 0-3 and 3-6 months.
Now I have to admit that Carter's really stepped up their game this spring and I am so impressed with the clothes that I have already splurged on a bunch for Miller during their last sale.
Here are some of the items we've added to Miller's spring/summer wardrobe:
I picked up this polo shirt in the blue above, yellow, navy and green stripe, pink, and white! I bought a size up and I'm hoping they will carry us through the summer.
I picked this up in the stripe but want to get in a few more clothes because most were sold out in my store.
I picked these up in the blue above, grey, and khaki. I really wanted to get the red but they sold out of them in store and online.
Baby Gap: They are killing it with little girls clothes lately but they haven't been too bad with the boys either. I like to wait until there is a 30-40% off sale because Gap can get pricey but if you snag it on a sale day you can really get some great deals.
Here are some items on my list:
Janie and Jack: I was lucky enough to snag a bunch of really cute stuff for Miller for this upcoming summer at their big end of the season sale last year! I check their sale items frequently to
try to stock up for next year if I can.
If I was shopping full price though here are some items I would love to have for church/dressier occasions:
Ralph Lauren Outlet: If you can't tell already I like to dress Miller very preppy. Ralph Lauren is one of my favorite places but their prices for children's clothes is outrageous! Thankfully I have a Ralph Lauren Outlet close by and was able to stock up on sweaters and pants for Miller last fall. I plan to make another trip for the summer so that I can stock up again. You can also find a lot of good RL at Marshalls and TJ Maxx- again the girls selection is better but they still have some great stuff for boys. I have found some good stuff at Lord and Taylor on sale- but these sales are hard to come by in the baby section.
Smocked Auctions: I do love a traditional longall/shortall/jon jon on little boys for special occasions. Again these can be really pricey but I thankfully stumbled upon Smocked Auctions on Instagram and was able to nab some great piecese for spring/summer for a steal! These are all around $30 a piece which is good because most run upwards of $60.
I never find anything cute at Target and Old Navy has been very hit or miss for me (it might be our store.) I think I've gotten him one pair of pants there but I've found it very underwhelming in general. I haven't tried Children's Place or Gymboree so I don't know if I'm missing anything there or not.
So tell me where you buy kids clothes! Am I missing any good places to shop for boys?