Post # 1
So I’m looking for 3 suits for little boys – 2 should match the third can be different.
The boys are 8,7, and 2 (the older ones should match).
I’m having a really hard time finding something affordable in Canada – we found one website from the US where they were only 25.00 ea but the shipping was $50 each! (even if we shipped all 3 to one location, the shipping tripled!)
All suggestions welcome 🙂
Post # 2
MsGinkgo: Do you live anywhere near the border? You could have the suits shipped to an agent like Ship Happens , Hagens etc then go pick them up.
Marks and Spencer has free shipping to Canada with orders over certain amount. You will stil have to pay taxes. There likely won’t be any duty.
Have you tried Sears?
Have you done a search on http://www.adhuntr.com ? You can narrow the results to Canada on the second page.Also check Kijiji.
The most cost effective solution might be to look in consignment shops. Moms consign these things all the time because by the next formal occasion the child no longer fits the suit. I see matching things for twins all the time so finding a matching 7 and 8 won’t be impossible.
Post # 3
Moores has little guy suits, i bought 2 for my boys 2 years ago and they happen to have had a 2 for one sale on, so i got 2 suits for $50.00. Sears has lots of options. i just bought outfits for my boys at costco, they don’t have jackets, just the pants, dress shirt and tie.
Post # 4
kelowna2014: the prices we saw at moore were outrageous. We debated renting them matching tuxes but that was just ridiculous. I will take a look again tomorrow on my lunch break though.
Post # 5
International Clothiers carries boys suits. That’s where my parents used to buy all of my brother’s suits when he was younger. They have locations all across the GTA. http://internationalclothiers.com/locations.php#Ontario
Post # 6
MsGinkgo: The Bay may have something. We also came across some in a costume store on Granville Island earlier this week. Where in Canada?
Post # 7
futuremrscrowe: hadn’t thought of them thanks! There’s one in the mall nearby.
Duncan: I’m in the GTA – I don’t mind buying online if need be – I just hate how much shipping seems to cost.
I just realized that it’s close to easter so suits will probably be in the stores now/very soon, and likely on sale just after.
Post # 8
MsGinkgo: Unfortunately, I want t say Eaton’s, because that’s the first place we’d have gone when I was that age. If I was much younger, the first stop would have been Simpsons.
If you find what yuo want out of your price range, I would go for it, as there’s quite a secondary market in once-worn boys’ suits. Which means you should also try looking online. Lots of people buy these suits for one occasion, and the boys wear them once or twice before outgrowing them. Check around online, and call up some second had kids’ stores. Markham/Unionville, and Mississauga, might be good places to start.