Thrift stores mostly. Less expensive and less inpact on teh environment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I do love <a href="http://www.buskins.com" target="_blank">www.buskins.com</a> soft leather shoes. Too cute!!!
Most of my baby's clothes are either made by me or stuff I saved from when her sister was little. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We use a lot of those terry or knit Carters sleepers.<br><br>
My circle of friends is great about passing clothes around, and with 8 kids between us, there is almost always someone who needs what we have or has what we need.<br><br>
If I'm buying new, I do like Hanna Andersson. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I love Zuntano and Hanna Anderson. I always look for them at thirft stores, but only now and then find a Hannah. I do buy Hanna's new and on sale at their website. Both are well made and worth a bit more money. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
I buy high end euro-ish stuff, but only used, I never buy new. Unless it's from <a href="http://www.basicbrilliance.com" target="_blank">www.basicbrilliance.com</a>. Love their colors, their basic pieces and styles.<br><br>
I am a fabirc snob and would rather pay $2 for a used Mini Boden or Hanna piece as opposed to a $5 sale new GAP shirt. I hate thin fabric, logos, pilly cotton and standard colors.<br><br>
This is a shallow place for me, and i hate myself over it.
I love Carters for rompers & play clothes ~ so comfy and simple, but cute too. I typically buy consignment/ thrift <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
Hanna Andersson! Whether we're buying new, getting hand-me-downs, or buying second-hand, these are by far our favorites. They really do last season after season, year after year. The best hand-me-downs ever! And their website has really good sales from time to time. I never "got" the hanna hype until I bought dd two new sleepers, one hanna, one garnet hill (another high end natural fiber brand). When you lay them both out together, they were almost identical dimensions, but she was able to wear the hanna one many months before the garnet hill because of their clever design with the snug cuffs that allow for lots of growth - the garnet hill one still flopped over her feet. And then, once she was wearing both, the hanna one (despite months more wear) was crisp and new and the garnet hill one quickly faded out and started wearing in the seams...and the hanna wore on and on and on! I like the value of hannas - they really have done a lot of work on designs that fit for a long time, they wear forever and hold up to hard use, and they have lots of cute and simple styles.
<a href="http://www.hannaandersson.com" target="_blank">www.hannaandersson.com</a><br><br>
I love them because the clothes are so ultra soft and comfy, yet wear like iron. You can pass down Hanna anything to other kids in the family. Even their underwear is perfect!<br><br>
I also like them for clothes for me. They provide good basics like yoga pants, t-shirts and dresses that are very easy to wear and are all machine washable.
The Carters stuff seems to be everywhere... and it does fit well, wear well, and is cute, in my experience. Just not very original, kwim?<br><br>
I've gotten a few tshirts from gymboree, and I like the way they fit. But then I tried to find more in the next size up and it's all onesies now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
We like Hanna but will only buy it new at the outlet - we heartily recommend taking a grandparent along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> We like that many of her fabrics meet the European Oeko-Tex standard which guarantees that the fabric is free of pesticides and other nasty things.<br><br>
Otherwise we buy things that appeal at the thrift store or at garage sales. We also have a lot of hand-me-downs from an older cousin and two neighbors. I also aspire to knit more, ha ha! If there is a specific item I know I want - like I know I will want another pair of the gap denim overalls made from the lightweight denim with the soft jersey lining - I will look on eBay.<br><br>
We too hate logos and highly recommend buying a stitch ripper at the fabric store if you don't already have one. We have ripped many logos and labels. If there is fading and you can see where the logo was and it bothers you, you can buy a cute patch and sew it over the spot.<br><br>