Boys’ Clothes: Buy European!

CubeTee T-shirt from Du Pareil au Meme

CubeTee T-shirt from Du Pareil au Meme

I used to blog for CafeMom about pregnancy, so I wrote a lot about finding out the sex and how the gender news makes moms feel. I took the news kind of hard when we were expecting our first baby — I wanted a girl, and we found out (very early on) we were having a boy. I have to admit, at first, I was disappointed.

Right after the doctor’s appointment when we found out, we went to look at baby clothes and to fantasize about what lay ahead. We went to Old Navy. Tragic mistake. Their boys’ clothes are a little cuter now (five years later), but at the time it was all miniature football jerseys and dark brown shirts. The idea that shopping for baby clothes would be waaayy less fun with a boy than with a girl only added to my slight gloom about the gender. (Needless to say, I got over the boy thing completely and of course adore our son.)

But the clothes were an issue. Here’s how we overcame it: The secret is to “buy European.”

You have to search out some of these brands, but the ones we loved (and still love — FYI, we lean heavily French here) are:

There’s no need to pay full price for any of these adorable threads — you can find tons of them at affordable prices on eBay.

Where do you shop for kids’ clothes? Any favorite finds for labels or stores?

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2 Responses to “Boys’ Clothes: Buy European!”


  1. 1 Aunt Katie July 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I’ve shopped at Century 21 for the wild ones – of course, all the stuff I like there is also European.

  2. 2 Chris July 30, 2009 at 12:25 am

    This is why I am deeply grateful to receive Jasper’s fantastic hand-me-downs, which are celebrated as high fashion in Rhode Island.


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