I shop at Once Upon a Child Everything's pre-shrunk and dirt cheap, and all the good quality labels under one roof. When I do buy new I like Gap for Ben and Old Navy for both of them. I also get a ton of hand-me-downs for Ben from my brother who has 3 boys older than him. Claire....well, she's the only girl out of 8 so we don't much in the way of used clothes for her. I don't mind. I LOVE shopping for girl clothes. Sooooo pretty the spring/summer stuff out right now
Online. I don't know if they stock them in the stores.
But they also don't carry petites in the store, like Banana and many other stores. Its maddening for those of us who are short. At 5'3 their pants are always WAY too long on me. It just is what it is when you aren't a standard height or weight or shape, I guess?
I am equally frustrated with pants. At 5'7" I should have no problem finding pants that aren't too long in the leg, but nope. Since I have an extremely long torso the waistband of most pants comes to somewhere between my belly button and pubic bone (seriously), and then the legs are too frikkin long. So frustrating.
I agree with JCrew...I used to do okay with out the extra pounds I've carried but it would have to be a loose shirt due to my boobs. Now, I don't even bother. I could never do their pants because I was petite but I also have muscular thighs and a big bum. I have a hard time with pants all around because designers like to think that because you are 5'2" you must also weigh 82 lbs and have no boobs. (that happens too but not all of us! )
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
Since I've been on both sides of size spectrum I can tell you that a lot of the stores I love just didn't make things for heavier women - like Loft and The Gap. And I have to agree with Kim - A&F used to have great quality clothes. I had a gorgeous wool sweater that I wore for about 7 or 8 years, and only got rid of it because I gained a lot of weight. My sister still has the one she got from there, and she's had it for 17 or 18 years. It looks as good now as it did then.
Has this CEO been in place since the start of the company?
Carolyn - 37
Wife to Chad - 39
Mom to Tom - 15
Nathan - 10
I have way too much to remember to waste my time remembering who to boycott. We don't shop new usually.. So if my kids happen to be wearing an "evil" brand it would be because it was free or we got used somewhere.. Only thing I have bought them new were socks and underwear, and even then they were on sale.
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03