Monday, April 02, 2012

Hi-Low Shopping for Kids

So fun to dress up kids these days, so many choices! Everything just depends on how much parents are willing to spend on their kids.

Take for instance the French brand Bonpoint. I always go to their site and used to drop by their shop in Forum on Orchard Road for inspiration, and then look for similar pieces at H&M, Zara Kids or Gingersnaps. Of course, I couldn't resist getting these Bonpoint sneakers for Berry though (she has the exact same ones below). It was worth it since it's so comfortable and she wears it all the time. But the clothes, heart attack prices!

Then, of course, there's A.P.C. Kids. So easy to replicate the looks, because these are all pretty much basic pieces. The great thing apart from the timeless styles are, they're unisex, so the kids can share. But limited styles lang. What you see below, that's it! A.P.C. took the term capsule collection literally. Then again, it's A.P.C - minimalist through and through.

Have you checked out DVF x Gap Kids? I have! Both at Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la. So many sizes and choices pa! I made Berry choose, and my ever so chic daughter only wanted this black drop waist dress with the relatively muted, printed skirt. 


She didn't like any of the other printed pieces. So, I bought her this dress she liked, plus the printed leggings on the mannequin on the right, just because it was cute with her plain colored tees. She actually didn't like that, but I like it! It's so fun. While I am also glad that Berry already knows what she wants, and can make decisions at such a young age, hey, Mother knows best! Haha! 


But I think my best find above all, which I am sure many of you will agree with me, are these Japanese children's clothes that I found at Paseo de Sta. Rosa a few days ago. The store Ryuma (not rheuma ha!), which is in the same area as Nine West, Aerosoles and Samsonite, and beside the similarly named Ryuma Restaurant and Ryuma Grocery doesn't look much from outside, but they have nice stuff! This sailor onesie is just Php100 and the printed shorts are Php80. They have cotton sleepwear for kids, a top and bottom set with super cute prints for just Php200.


Admittedly, I have been concentrating on girl stuff, but have started researching on what I want little Xavi to wear. My friends who have boys swear by J.Crew crewcuts and I think I will also start browsing the little boys section of J.Crew soon. Zara and Gap Kids have nice pieces for boys too. Locally, I have spotted a lot of nice, preppy basics at Gingernaps.

Girls are so easy and fun to dress, and I can't wait to face the challenge of dressing up our little boy in his own chic way too! How about you? Where do you shop for kids' clothes? Hope you can share!

11 comments:

April said...

Locally, I like Gingernaps. Foreign brands, Old Navy and Gap. :)

billyena said...

hi ms christine...i also want to get the dvf printed leggings for my niece - do you mind if i ask how much it is at GAP? - billie

candy said...

Mini boden, Hanna andersson, crewcuts and gap :)

CHRISTINE DYCHIAO said...

Hi Billie! The printed leggings are php995.

Thanks Candy and April!

giselle said...

those are good tips candy! i have a 7 yr old and it's always been more challenging to find clothes for him. from 0-3 janieandjack and gingersnaps worked. crewcuts and zara now that he's older :)

Anonymous said...

Agree, so hard to dress up a little boy. I shop at Zara kids, H&M kids, Gap and Next. I also love Carter's pj sets. H&M's the most affordable... the rest I wait for seasonal sales when almost everything is half the price :) - Jae

Vannie said...

whats with that black dress? that was what my daughter chose too, and didn't want to wear anything else but that for 3 DAYS!. I had to wash them at night so that she could wear them again. Hahaha. She also chose the orange wrap romper. :)

check out my blog entry on this:

http://www.mylavenderfields.com/2012/03/dvf-x-gap-kids.html

Carla said...

Thoroughly disappointed with the DVF-Gap kids collection! Clones were cute but not exceptionally, and are in my opinion, terribly overpriced. I mean, P1800 for a simple t-shirt?? I had to scrutinize the garment carefully, in the hopes that I'd see the quality would merit such an exorbitant price, but the fabric and stitching were no more different from the ones you'd see in our local dept stores (na mas maganda pa). I'd rather save my money than buy something so expensive and which my kid will wear only several times and outgrow in a year.

CHRISTINE DYCHIAO said...

Thanks for the tips Giselle & Jae!

Hi Vannie! They have the same taste! Haha! Cute!

I thought the t-shirts were overpriced too Carla. Focused on the dresses, which I felt was more value for money...

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Cotton on and H&M have really cute pieces. Affortable too. =)

Anonymous said...

H & M, Old Navy and GapKids for my kids and some random overruns. I sell kids dresses also. =)

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