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What I LOVE About Buying Children's Clothes in Europe

January 20, 2015

On yet another buying trip to Europe, I got to pondering the pros and cons of such frequent forays to the other side of the pond. As I write this from my hotel room overlooking the Bourbon Royal Palace , I have to admit that there are many things I DON’T love about these frequent European jaunts that are necessitated by my penchant for buying only the best for my two New York Children's Clothing Stores . Things that make my stays overseas less than perfect:

  • Jet lag
  • The fact that it’s a real struggle to get ice in your Diet Coke
  • It’s tough to get a Sunday NY Times in these parts, and reading the Sunday Times while munching on a croissant just isn’t the same as reading it while noshing on a bagel.

That said, the flip side is that I genuinely DO LOVE many things about these European buying trips as well.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the clothes
  • They are simple in style, understated in tone. No crazy mix-match prints here!
  • The fabrics are high quality and feel soft to the touch.
  • They don’t shout, they whisper.

I LOVE the way the boys look like little boys, not miniature men

  • Bonnie Prince George has nothing on these boys, all these European youngsters look as great and age appropriate as he does!

  • It is a little chilly here, not cold, just slightly chilly and the little boys look so great in their shorts and ribbed tights or angora onesies. Love the look!
I LOVE the way clothes actually fit the children here
    • Mom’s, despite an economic outlook much more dire than ours in the States, aren’t trying to buy outfits that their growing children can wear for two or three years. They know, intuitively I think, that that just doesn’t work. Rather than having their children look like they’re wearing “too big” clothing for a whole year, they opt to instead to buy fewer things but have their children look good from the get go. YESSSS!

    • Children’s hemlines here, except in full skirted dresses, are short! When the dress and the child are in proportion, all seems right with the world.

While I am a patriot to my very core…I must say, there are some things I think we could learn from the Europeans.




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