Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Buying baby clothes on a budget

In this week’s baby bargainista column, Rebecca Atkinson talks about shopping for clothes for her baby daughter who is growing by the minute and cute as a button.

As Jenny pointed out in a previous post buying baby clothes can be an expensive proposition when your little one constantly grows and no two manufacturer’s are alike in their sizing.
Given this the rapid changes in weather this summer and our darling’s early delivery, it wasn’t long before we were on the lookout for discount baby clothes in Toronto.

Here’s what we were able to find:
Value Village – when babies aren’t yet crawling, walking or spilling stuff on themselves, their clothes tend to stay in better shape, so Value Village is a great spot to find baby clothes at discount prices.

The Children’s Place
– Depending on which location you go to you may end up with a gold mine of discounts: clothes priced between $1.99 -$4.99. I’ve been to three locations in the GTA and here’s what I can tell you. The Toronto Eaton Centre has a small discount area and is worth checking out. Yorkdale Mall’s store has the smallest discount rack I’ve ever seen. However, the motherload can be found at Vaughan Mills, with the biggest discount section – especially for infants.

Old Navy – Again, Vaughan Mills has a large discount area and we were able to buy a ton of her summer clothes, paying no more than $4.99 per item of clothing. I’m not sure about other Old Navy locations, but it could be worth a try.

Obviously, these are pretty Toronto-area specific discount shopping options, so surely there are other options across Canada. Where have you been the most successful?
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  1. Anonymous9:12 am

    don't forget the yahoo group 'Freecycle' ! :)

  2. That's a great idea..

    Speaking of which - there are also many (local) Facebook groups out there too. .

  3. e-bay also has some good "bulk" deals if you know size/brands well.

  4. Once Upon a Child has some good deals (Bayview & Merton). There are a few children's resale shops in the Beaches like Bumbleberry kids and Hippo.

  5. Thanks for the additional info. Great ideas. It really is nice to know you don't have to spend a fortune for kids clothes.

  6. Anonymous1:06 pm

    Please Mum has excellent clearance deals on their website, and regularly has additional discounts as well. I've been very impressed with the quality of the clothes.

  7. It really is nice to know you don't have to spend a fortune for kids clothes.

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