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Best clothes for babies: Where I love to shop

Fat Mum Slim /

kids-clothing

I’m going to miss shopping for a teeny tiny baby. Thankfully I have lots of nieces and nephews on the way {I say on the way like all my siblings are pregnant, which isn’t the case… I’m just hopeful!}. I was very restrained with Luella because I knew that the time passed so quickly and you don’t need that much clothing. Plus I still had lots of hand-me-downs from when I was a nanny and from my friend Stacey to get me through.

But when I shopped, I took great delight in picking the cutest bits and pieces I could. Here’s where I love to shop {in case you want to experience that same wee delight too!}:

Best & Less

My sister got me on to Best & Less. They have some really good gems if you look carefully. Recently I picked up the cutest parker with pink hearts over it. That little bunny beanie is something crazy like $3. >> Check it out here

Seed

I’m lucky that there isn’t a Seed store near home, and I mean lucky because I would have dropped a pretty penny there because I just can’t resist it. Yep, the stuff is pricey but it’s quality gear that washes really well. I rarely pay full price and grab stuff of the sales rack when I see it or I head to the sale outlet at Harbour Town. >> Check it out here

Milky

I found this brand while in Noosa. The fabrics are really thick and durable, which I like. The prints are too cute too. >> Check it out here

H&M

Ah, sweet H&M. Doesn’t everyone else know how cute the kids stuff is from here and failed to tell me? Stacey {same friend as mentioned before} asked me if I wanted anything when she was shopping there one day, and posted up a bagful of goodies. Seriously cute stuff. >> Check it out here

Little X + Y

These guys make the cutest little monogrammed caps for kids. They sent me one for each Lacey and Luella and the cute factor is unbearable. And it’s kinda a miracle to find caps that fit babies, right? >> Check it out here

Coco & Ginger

I’m a sucker for a colourful floral print, and this brand does them by the handful. So, so beautiful. >> Check it out here

Country Road

Again, super quality clothing that, if you plan on having a handful of kids, you can pass down from child to child to child. Shop their outlet store for bargains. >> Check it out here

Alex and Ant

I bought a handful of special onesies when I was pregnant with Luella. They do seem to run on the small side though, so take that into consideration when shopping. >> Check it our here

Eeni Meeni

If you want clothes made to last, then this is the perfect brand. I have a bunch of clothes from when I was a nanny that I passed on to Lacey, and now Luella and they still look almost brand new. >> Check it out here

Munster

This brand is a little bit on the pricey side, but I went into a little boutique when Luella was a baby, fell in love with a pair of pants and bought them. Later I found the price tag and couldn’t believe I’d just paid $50 for a pair of pants {tracksuit pants at that}. But they’re so stinkin’ cute and I’ve made her wear them every second day to make up for the splurge. Ha! >> Check it out here

Big W

This is my go-to for basics. You can find comfortable onesies for sleeping, sleeping bags and lots of Bonds goodies too. >> Check it out here

Where’s your favourite place to shop for baby clothes?

  • Emily

    sighhh its such a shame h&m doesnt sell online 🙁 I have found that http://au.nextdirect.com/ has the most gorgeous clothes too for little bubs. I have 4 months of pregnancy left and I am having a LOT of fun shopping for my little one

    • Thank you! Love checking out new places. And all the best with your pregnancy. How exciting! x

  • Love that little beanie and agree, best & less is a great option as is Big W. I am a sucker for Australian designed independent brands too like Anarkid and Sunday the Label and given they are stocked in many online stores, I’ve just signed up to all of their newsletters/facebook pages and wait for sales!

    • I’ll have to check out those two Aussie brands. Thanks for sharing. x

  • This just came at the best timing for me Chantelle! Thankyou xx

  • Ohh Seed is my absolute weakness especially late at night when I’m too tired to tell myself I’ve gone overboard!!
    I’ve recently discovered Trade Secret! I didn’t even know it existed! I got my 3 year old son a heap of Industrie, Ben Sherman & French Connection outfits for so cheap and the cutest French Connection dresses for Miss 1!
    I also love!!!!! the label Love Henry! Gorgeous florals for little girls! Waiting very impatiently for their new summer stock online!

    • Oh, I didn’t know Trade Secret did kids stuff. Will check out that and Love Henry. Might be dangerous though!

    • I second Trade Secret! They used to be my first port of call before I moved to Melbourne. Love getting stuff from there for kids.

  • I spent up BIG at Harbour Town that time I visited you (designer denim shorts for four-year-olds, anyone?) and the kids are still wearing all the stuff I bought. Including shoes! Well, that and the millions of dollars I’ve spent at H&M, haha. Harbour Town is excellent for buying really high-quality stuff at regular human prices.

  • I try to go organic where I can. If you shop their sales stuff Nature Baby is great, and a fantastic aussie organic line is Sapling Child. Also love Minti. And I never could go past a baby in a Bonds Wondersuit…

  • I have terrible trouble when I go into Country Road every single time. I’ve had to stage a bit of an intervention for the sake of my credit cards future.
    Thanks for the heads up on some newbies for me to scan and be tempted by but! No intervention with random online purchases! 🙂

  • Love http://www.mamadoo.com.au. Shop hundreds of shops in one place!

  • I’m also obsessed with Sapling! Most adorable pieces.
    When oh-when will H&M be available for online sale to us?!

  • Love! And now will be in for some more online shopping… Thanks for the tips!

  • devine

    nice. these designs are something else just like those simple but unique designs from hairclippy so its a good match for sure.

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