One of my favorite activities is shopping for clothes. If it were an Olympic sport, I’d be the Usain Bolt of shopping. And don’t let me stumble upon a sale. Because then I’m going for the gold! Now that I’m a mom I can say, without any hesitation, that there’s nothing cuter than children’s clothes. Tiny cardigans and mini moccasins delight every parent’s heart, but children grow in a blink, and those petite pieces you loved so much are soon regulated to the donation pile.
So what’s a parent to do? Of course you can’t resist the stylishly cute offerings, but you don’t want to go bankrupt for booties either. Do what I do, hunt for bargains online. With so many sites offering huge discounts on cute kiddie items, your baby’s bum will be covered in chic.
Here’s a list of 15 of my favorite online retailers for your cute little kiddies:
1. GAP Kids
Who doesn't love this mid-priced retailer? The gap is a staple for all things basic, and this extends to kids wear as well. Colorful onesies, baby's first denim; you'll find it all here. Their sales are frequent and can be paired with discount codes for even more savings. http://www.gap.com
Hipster kids have a place to call their very own at chic retailer Zara. Miniature versions of this cult brands motorcycle jackets and studded sneakers are too cute to pass up. The prices are mid-level and a few times a year they have a mega blowout sale where you can find things for 50-75% off! http://www.zara.com
3. Old Navy
Brother brand to The Gap, Old Navy is the place you want to go for your basics. There’s Onesies, T-shirts, shorts, and leggings for your little one all for around $5-$10. Discount codes can be used on top of already reduced prices for an even deeper discount. http://www.oldnavy.com
Zulily is a daily deals website for kids and moms. How it works is you sign up online and receive daily emails of what's on sale. This is perfect if you’re looking for something special, or looking to score a designer item for less. http://www.zulily.com
5. Freshly Picked
Adorable doesn’t begin to describe these handmade moccasins designed by Susan Petersen and coveted by celebrities. Freshly Picked offers and array of colorful styles, and you may even catch a sale if you’re lucky. http://www.freshly-picked.myshopify.com
Carter’s takes the some of the guesswork out of dressing your tot with their affordably priced perfectly matched top and bottom sets. Also they have a rewards program for frequent shoppers. http://www.carters.com
7. Macy’s Kids
This retail giant is a great place to find discounted designer items for your little one. With a sale almost every week, and the ability to sometimes combine coupons you can’t help but score a deal. http://www.macys.com
8. The Children’s Place
Pay full price? Not at The Children’s Place. Trendy styles meet everyday basics all priced for the mom on a budget. Give them your email and receive coupons for up to 50% off! http://www.childrensplace.com
9. Hatch For Kids
ODB, Biggie? If you’re a music lover or are just looking for adorable T-shirts to add to your child’s wardrobe then you must check out Hatch For Kids. They have the coolest collection of tees and onesies. http://www.hatchforkids.com
Burberry and Ralph Lauren for less? Yes! “Bloomies” offers fantastic online sales and a loyalty program that gives you points for every dollar spent. http://www.bloomingdales.com
11. Gilt Groupe
Not just for mommies anymore, Gilt Groupe offers flash sales not just on baby and kids clothing, but you can also find furniture, strollers, and toys for less. http://www.gilt.com
12. J Crew
J Crew’s Crewcuts line for kids offers an adorable variation on their adult clothing with mini pea coats and ballet flats that will melt your heart. Their sales are great, and they are one of a few retailers who have an online factory store that has amazing discounts. http://www.jcrew.com
13. Stride Rite
We can’t forget about shoes and Stride Rite has the shoe for all your little ones needs. Whether it’s rain, sleet, snow, or ballet you’ll find it, buy it, and love it. http://www.striderite.com
14. Crazy 8
You’ll go mad for these adorable kids fashions from online retailer Crazy 8. Boy or girl, you’ll find something you love for a steal, and there’s nothing crazy about that. http://www.crazy8.com
If you love them for yourself, then you’ll absolutely adore them for your kids. H&M has the cutest clothing selections from infant to big kids. All at the affordable prices that we’ve grown to love, plus now you can shop online. http://www.hm.com
Tell me about the online bargains you’ve taken advantage of and share with me some of your favorite places to shop for your little one in the comments below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Caprece Cotton-Sturdivant is a writer and new mommie who loves to share comedic tales of what she’s learned so far about being a mom. She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter who are her inspirations. Follow her blog here.