We buy a lot of clothes for our little one. And to be honest, we also get a lot of clothes as gifts. There are some items that she has probably never worn, and some items that have been worn once or twice, and then she's become too big for them.
We've gotten her clothes from a variety of places - but some of my favourite finds have been from eBay or flea markets. I haven't yet been to any of the "Nearly new" sales NCT and other organisations hold, but I bet they would be good hunting grounds for clothes too. Charity shops on the other hand - I never seem to find any good clothing from them, other than toys and books.
I quite like getting secondhand clothes. It is of course nice in a trifty way - they cost peanuts compared to brand new, shop bought ones. But also, they are unique in the sense that you won't come across another child dressed in the same skirt at a play group. Oh the horror! OK, I am obviously kidding, but still, you know... You get the same feeling like when you go to a party and someone else is wearing the same dress as you are.
|Feeding bunnies with daddy - lots of shrieks of delight!|
With her outfit this time, everything is new. Except her woolen dress. From The White Company, which tends to retail at £25-£30. Off eBay - £5 including postage. Bargain!
There are plenty of other trifty fleamarket and eBay finds in her closet too - for example her little peacoat here, or her jeans and boho shirt here. I am planning on doing some more eBay and secondhand shopping for the next size up - I just can't resist looking for cute and unique things for her to wear.
Do you ever get secondhand clothes for your children? What did you think of the outfit?