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Where to find affordable kids (and womans) clothing

Post by maddiesmom » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:25 am

Hello. We are new to Singapore and I am looking for an affordable place for clothes for the kids (and myself)?!?! We moved from the USA and I am used to Target, TJ Max, Marshalls, Kohls, etc and I can't seem to find that sort of place here in Singapore. I live in the Orchard area, and I am not going to spend the $$ for kids clothing and shoes as in some of the malls around me. They grow out of it sooo quickly...

Any ideas of places to go, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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Post by sprite » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:09 am

Best to stock up when you are at home. Most kids clothes here, and adult too -- are either very high end, or very low end. Not much in between. The few US brands that are here are not the same sizing. If you get stuck -- try Robinsons or Tang's or Marks and Spencer. Also, LL Bean and Lands End delivers.

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Post by cipram1 » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 4:19 pm

Around your area would be Robinson, John Little and OG for reasonable prices. Head north if you are also looking for other household and personal stuff besides clothes, there is a big Japanese department store that sells good quality everything for S$2 each, including some clothes.

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Post by sprite » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 4:23 pm

cipram1 wrote: sells good quality everything for S$2 each, including some clothes.
Maddie's Mom, that's what I was talking about when I said low end. :wink:

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Post by maddiesmom » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 7:25 pm

Thank you for the advice, as we are going back to the US for Christmas so I will be sure to stock up then (if I can still find summer attire in December ).

I am a little leary of any clothing that will cost S$2...too good to be true?? Converted that is like US 50 cents!! :shock: I need it to last at least through constant washing/drying, but thank you for the recommendations! :D

I will check out the department stores you recommended.
Thank you again!

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Post by sprite » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 8:02 pm

maddiesmom wrote:Thank you for the advice, as we are going back to the US for Christmas so I will be sure to stock up then (if I can still find summer attire in December ).

I am a little leary of any clothing that will cost S$2...too good to be true?? Converted that is like US 50 cents!! :shock: I need it to last at least through constant washing/drying, but thank you for the recommendations! :D

I will check out the department stores you recommended.
Thank you again!
Not 50 cents, check your math! Go on-line now and order some summer items on sale while/if you still can then ship to a neighbor. Good luck.

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Post by maddiesmom » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 9:24 pm

I was joking about the US dollar amount conversion-sorry I wasn't accurate (will use proper conversion next time)! :) That would be US $1.31, to be precise.

Great idea to order now and ship to neighbor-thank you. I am new to this whole thing.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:00 pm

You may also want to look at http://www.vpost.com.sg for transshipment as they have a way to save some of the shipping charges as they will us a US address and then bulk ship a large group of order together to take advantage of volume discounts.
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Post by TSJ » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:26 pm

hi,
im local but lived in the States before and i LOVED Target/ Ross dress for less/ nordstorm rack etc.. here there is a factory outlet below Le Meridien hotel "FOS". For kids clothes,the dept stalls with prices that wont give you a heart attack would be Bugis BHG? it used to be Seiyu.. Holland Village also has a small kids clothes outlet (there are other shops there with crazy prices too) i have also heard Shenton Way/ Raffles place has some shops with decent prices for baby/kids clothes, its to cater to working Mums who can shop during lunch! haven checked tat out but if you have time might want to go explore..
hope it helps..

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Post by TSJ » Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:26 pm

hi,
im local but lived in the States before and i LOVED Target/ Ross dress for less/ nordstorm rack etc.. here there is a factory outlet below Le Meridien hotel "FOS". For kids clothes,the dept stalls with prices that wont give you a heart attack would be Bugis BHG? it used to be Seiyu.. Holland Village also has a small kids clothes outlet (there are other shops there with crazy prices too) i have heard that Shenton Way/ Raffles place has some shops with decent prices for baby/kids clothes, its to cater to working Mums who can shop during lunch! haven checked tat out but if you have time might want to go explore..
hope it helps..

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Post by New SAHM » Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:19 pm

Hi maddiesmom,

I don't know how old your kids are but personally I often buy my toddler's clothes when there are huge end-of-season sales when you can save up to 40% or more. I like Fox baby/kids and Pumpkin Patch. I sometimes buy the bigger sizes to stock up if I like the design. For yourself, Giordano could be good for basics. Do take advantage of the sales that we have herein Singapore so regularly!

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