Comments on: Shopping for Kids http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jennifer F http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-343663 Jennifer F Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:04:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-343663 Just moved to Bordeaux from the States 4 months ago…thanks for all the great suggestions..I have 3 girls..so love to shop for clothes!

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By: Joelle http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-343662 Joelle Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:41:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-343662 For my children I shop at Monoprix, Orchestra (similar to Carter’s), laredoute.fr, and when they have sales at Petit Bateau.

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By: alison dear http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-257799 alison dear Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:47:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-257799 definitely petit bateau!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-257610 Sarah Sun, 13 Mar 2011 04:16:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-257610 We use to live in the Haute-Savoir and I really miss the children’s shops. Of course I loved Jacadi and Catimini, but they are super expensive. A few that weren’t mentioned that I loved because they had good quality and price are Sargent Major, Petite Boy, La Campaigne Des Petites (my spelling may be off a bit), Confetti and a brand called Bout’ Chou which I got at the Monoprix. Orchestra also is good, but they tend to run very small. I like DPAM’s designs, but the clothes were junk and didn’t hold up or fit well. They were a great place for tights. French kids shoes are just awesome and there are great shops everywhere so you will have no problem there. Why are there no children’s shoe shops anymore in the states?

Have fun! I loved shopping there!

Oh and look for the annual “truc” sales that each community has. It is like a big consignment sale and you can get some fabulous deals. They will be twice a year, fall and spring.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-256679 Sarah Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:47:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-256679 I don’t know if they have children’s clothes at this store but you have to at least window shop at Promod! It has to be my most FAVORITE store in the whole world! I would love to fly to Paris for a day and just go to that one store!
Enjoy it for me! :)

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By: Hilary http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253901 Hilary Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:23:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253901 Did you find out where the DPAM is in Brussels? Im in BRU and would love to find them!

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By: Hilary http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253900 Hilary Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:19:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253900 Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Catimini. Some of their stuff is a little out there, and all of it is very expensive, but that which is cute – is so stinking adorable. LOVE!

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By: Fernanda http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253842 Fernanda Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:09:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253842 Funny to read people complaining about DPAM quality. I may have been lucky but in the past they had a store here in Brazil and I bought lots of things to my eldest (16 now) I saved almost everything and my youngest (now 6) is using all the dresses, coats and stuff her older sister used 10 years ago! Not many things last that long in perfect shape (I even sell the pieces she outgrows in a second-hand shop).
I’d say, go for it!

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By: doodle dandy http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253489 doodle dandy Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:42:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253489 June is so lovely! I love following your blog since I discovered the blogging world a few months ago

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253423 Laura Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:26:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253423 Monoprix…it’s the Target of France:) Very affordable, yet cute clothes and shoes for kids….really cute pajamas! Also DPAM….adorable skirts and blouses and french coats for kids..lovely!

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By: L http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253420 L Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:15:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253420 Coucou,
I am originally from Canada but living in Amiens, France with my husband and nine month old son. For higher-end shopping I would suggest IKKS, Catimini and of course, Petit Bateau. For more reasonably priced items try Z – http://www.z-enfant.com and Tape à l’oeil – http://www.t-a-o.com

Shopping in Paris is a whole other story!

Enjoy your stay in France.
Bonne journee,

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By: Angie http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253419 Angie Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:02:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253419 DPAM looks soooo cute, great color palet, but I always find myself very disspointed a couple of months later, the quality is really bad.

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By: Angie http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253418 Angie Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:59:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253418 http://www.laredoute.fr
http://www.vertbaudet.fr

Hope you like them, best from Barcelona

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By: Hannah S http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253415 Hannah S Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:23:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253415 Petit Bateau first came to mind (I’ve even seen them at Costco here in P-town!)
I loved DPAM, H&M, and C&A for their disposable clothing.

Oh, btw, you may already know, but be sure to plan a trip to Paris (and perhaps they do it in the country too….not sure) in July and/or January. They have two BIG shopping events that last nearly the whole month. The sales go lower and lower as the month goes on. You can find some killer deals by the end, even the chains like GAP (which seems to carry different stuff). So if you can, hold off until July, bcse you’ll save a lot of $$.
http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/twice-yearly-sales-in-paris.cfm
And then August hits and it’s a ghost town bcse everyone vacations for the entire month. Restaurants shut down and people flee. It’s kind of strange. So vacationing in Paris is good and bad during that time bcse fewer shops are open but on the other hand, you’ll have the city “to yourself.” I am sure it’s not that extreme everywhere bcse the whole country does it, so people have to go somewhere! Maybe out of the country?

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By: Katherine M. http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253411 Katherine M. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:46:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253411 Shop for Cyrillus online – even better – wait for the sales when things go for >50% off. But the popular styles go fast.

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By: Raquel http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253392 Raquel Sun, 27 Feb 2011 03:49:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253392 I don’t have a lot of first hand experience shopping in France for kids, but our French friends sent wonderful gifts to our little girl from Alice a Paris (already mentioned) and Repetto Baby (I was familiar with their shoes but did not know that they also made clothes). I also found that the quality of Zara’s clothing tends to be better in Europe (and they have Zara Baby and Zara Home there!). If you have a chance to go to Portugal, make sure to buy clothes for the kids there – they use the softest cotton and have wonderful designs (check out “Boneca de Sabao” (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boneca-de-Sab%C3%A3o/114231644497?v=wall) and Mariazinha (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mariazinha/126617857363659)).

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By: Fernanda http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253380 Fernanda Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:35:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253380 The minute I saw June’s outfit I recognized Vertbaudet. Beautiful picture!
Great for basic clothes like onesies, pajamas…

Loved Petit Bateau, Sergent Major and Berlingot for the quality.

Great online deals at vente-privee.fr (almost got crazy with the prices!).

Shoes at http://www.petitspasdegeant.com

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By: Anneliese http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253359 Anneliese Sat, 26 Feb 2011 17:53:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253359 June is darling in her little outfit! Such a lovely shade of pink. Thanks for the links and inspiring all these comments chock-full of links!

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By: neringa http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253349 neringa Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:59:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253349 http://www.laredoute.fr

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By: nichshee http://www.designmom.com/2011/02/shopping-for-kids/comment-page-1/#comment-253345 nichshee Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:12:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=9681#comment-253345 I also love Monoprix (I recommend getting their loyalty card as there are sometimes special offers on children’s clothes – especially around September – also special offers on school supplies/makeup/food etc. they send news by e-mail and the reduction can be impressive for two children – can’t imagine for six). I buy a lot from Vertbaudet, they have excellent clothes, but I only buy from their website as they regularly send promotions of 20-30 percent off… and they have they really good giveaways/gifts, this month it is a princess/knight costume as France is getting ready for carnival – have you seen the doughnuts ? They are usually only on sale at this time of year. I tend to wait to buy from Vertbaudet depending on their free gifts/postage. Their bedroom furniture/bed linen is also good value and well designed but I doubt you are in the market for that..

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