I really go for the softness, and the more basic the better. I agree with the Hanna Andersson clothing. Alot of times if it has been passed down many times or really old, then it seems to be less quality. But I can truly pledge on Hanna Items that have been a staple here at our house. I do wash all the time, and the children are very hard on their clothing. Year after year no snags, hems coming undone, or buttons falling off of the playdresses, baby through adult long johns, baby zippers ( I LOVE
With having 2 children already I have found zippers are faster, and are not a pain like snaps. I was not too impressed with their socks, or jackets. I do want to check out LL bean's long johns, and I might splurge, and try a pair, and see how they compare. I do also love carters baby clothes, the cotton is buttery soft, and also child of mine (Walmart) made by carters, have really held up well. George brand at Walmart has also seemed to hold as well for the little I have.
I will have to try that Hanna Andersson number though.