(Closed) How much do you spend on your childs clothes?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: How much do you spend on kids clothes?
    $100-$300 : (6 votes)
    50 %
    $300-$500 : (2 votes)
    17 %
    $500-$800 : (2 votes)
    17 %
    $800 or more : (1 votes)
    8 %
    less than $100 : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I have 1.5 year old daughter, and I refuse to spend more than a couple hundred bucks a year on her clothes.  🙂  I have to admit that I’m pretty cheap when it comes to things like clothes, lol. 

    My favorite place to get her clothes is on http://www.thredup.com.  It’s a clothing exchange site, so you’re basically exchanging the clothes your kid has grown out of for used clothing from other people.  I’ve had a ton of success with this website; each box of clothes is about $15 (including shipping) and the majority of boxes I’ve received have had 6 or more outfits.  I’ve only received one box of clothes that was more than gently used, and I returned the box for an immediate, full refund.  Otherwise, all of the clothes I’ve bought have been in great shape, and most of the boxes have included a brand new item or two, with the tags still on!  I use ThredUp mainly for her basic necessities and play clothes, and buy specific items (nice dresses, snow gear, etc…) in person.

    When I do buy in person, I’ve had some success at Once Upon a Child, whihc is a chain used kids’ store.  Unfortunately, the closest one to me is a couple hours away, so I also do some shopping online.  I signed up on Carter’s, Target, and Old Navy’s websites, and I wait until they send out emails for their big clearance sales.  For example, I just got about 2/3 of DD’s winter wardrobe for next year at a big Carter’s online sale; I only paid $80! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I usually don’t spend much. I’m a big Other Mothers shopper. I take in the clothes he can’t wear anymore and use the credit they give me to buy more stuff that will fit him. I usually don’t even spend $100 because what they give me in credit covers a lot of it so I spend less actual money.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I spend as little as possible on clothes for my soon to be 4 year old. He is pretty rough on clothes because he loves rough and tumble outside play so I don’t want to spend a fortune on clothes that will be stained or worn out. At the same time, I want him to look nice. I think the key is not going out and buying a whole new wardrobe at once (although sometimes that can’t be avoided due to a sudden growth spurt!) Instead, I am always on the look out for a bargain. Every time I go shopping, I swing through the kids’ clothing sections just to take a peek. I have set prices in my head of what the max is that I’ll spend on specific pieces of clothing and when I find things that fit in that price range, I pick them up. I like Old Navy’s website because the clothes often go on clearance before they do in the store. I also like the store Ross a lot but you have to go fairly often to have sucess because its hit or miss.  I occasionally go to consignment shops but honestly I usually end up being able to get brand new clothes for the same price or cheaper.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    i have teens and they are large teens my 17 yr old is in a 1x mens ( hes over 6 feet tall size 12 shoe!!!) and my 14 yr old is 5 8 and wears a womans small/medium..and its costly…they like to wear only the name brands like hollister, areo ,american eagle ambercrombie..so what i do is shop out of season,  go to clearance racks 1st, use coupons and we have some pretty awesome 2nd hand stores that retailers donate NEW clothes with tags still on for a fraction of the cost..also now that they are older- clothes is on the xmas list instead of toys…. this year between the 2 of them for xmas i spent well over $500 with everything being on SALE!

    when they were younger i spent WAY less.

    Post # 8
    Member
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    I have 3 kids, ages 10, 4 1/2, and almost 2.  I spend a lot of time stalking kids clothes at the mall, and online.  I buy a season ahead, at least.  The baby has dresses in her closet that are a size 3 and 4.  For the boys, I buy a lot of their basics at Children’s Place during their sales.  For our daughter, I like Janie and Jack’s clothes.  These can be pricey, so I shop their sales, and also ebay for used clothes.  I know I spend more on DD’s clothes.  The boys just need some basic pants and shirts, and a church outfit.  But Dirty Delete needs tutus and dresses and shoes to match to all!  I have to say, bargain shopping is my hobby, and I love scoring designer clothes for really cheap.  

    Post # 9
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I usually spend about $150 for winter and $250 for spring/summer/fall (in FL).  I typically buy off-season for the next size range from Carters, Gymboree, Old Navy, and Gap.  Macy’s sometimes has good deals in clearance with their savings passes, too.  Walmart and Target are my go-to’s for everyday play clothes.  Scored DS’s winter wardrobe at Target last week for $2 per piece!  He’s in 3T now, so I’m buying for 4T/5T whenever a great deal comes up.

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