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Post by sunny expat » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 2:09 pm

hello!
Has anyone got a good address (or website) for babies/children clothes in Singapore ? I have been to several places but could not find anything very attractive or different from the basics you find in big shops....
thank you!

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Post by durain » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 7:32 pm

so what you looking for? a 3-piece suits for the baby? or maybe a prada pin to hold the nappy? or maybe a porsche design dummies/soothers?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Apr 2010 8:30 pm

durain, haven't seen you around much in a while, but your still in fine form I see! :P
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Post by sunny expat » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 5:19 pm

durain wrote:so what you looking for? a 3-piece suits for the baby? or maybe a prada pin to hold the nappy? or maybe a porsche design dummies/soothers?
was there something so wrong in your life yesterday that you decided to be rude :shock: ?!!! and why referring to big brands so quickly, are you angry cause you can't get them yourself ?? thanks for your help anyway....mate :twisted: !

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 5:34 pm

You think you might have brought on the comment yourself?
could not find anything very attractive or different from the basics you find in big shops....
What you see in the shops are what the vast majority of folks use for the odd three months before the sprog grows out of it. Most parents are rather pragmatic and realize that. The only thing left are designer togs..... :-|

and a wee bit of sarcasm never hurt anybody.
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Post by gravida » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 6:48 pm

If you will be a little bit more precise then maybe someone could help you, but frankly, I've no idea what are you looking for. What are these "big shops"? Mothercare, Motherworks, Petit Bateau or you mean Carrefour? In what aspect the clothes should be different? Design, textile?
Don't blame durain, he just verbalized in a funny way what (probably) most of us felt after reading your post.

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Post by durain » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 6:59 pm

aiyo... clothes for babies and children are everywhere, from cheapo to expensive, from hdb estate shops to pasar malam to departmental stores. singapore is a shopping paradise. if you still cant find any, either you are too picky or you are in a box room in changi.

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Post by sunny expat » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 7:06 pm

sorry if i wasn't clear, i just wanted to know if there were any other shops apart from mothercare, giordano etc where i could find nice baby clothes, different from the basic bodies etc, but not from designers (example : chateau de sable or petit bateau) !
there are plenty of choices in Europe with different clothes styles and it seems here it is not the case so I wanted your advice as there might be what i'm looking for somewhere i don't know....

the aggressive comments are definitely not helping which is a shame in a forum dedicated to exchange info and tips. :???:

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Post by gravida » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 7:17 pm

I personally feel baby GAP has a nice choice of clothing. I am not an expert here, as I am just three months pregnant, so I myself just start looking around, but you may have a look at Paragon, there is a whole floor designated for kids stuff, United Square has lots of baby stores. Depends also on the age of your child, you may wish to have a look in Little India for nice cotton shirts and loose, comfy pants/dresses/skirts.
I have also googled couple of places:
http://www.ibabyfashion.com
http://www.ninemonthslater.com.sg
http://www.uberbaby.com.sg

I will be also glad to read if there is someone else who has more ideas :)

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Post by durain » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 7:37 pm

sunny expat wrote:there are plenty of choices in Europe with different clothes styles and it seems here it is not the case so I wanted your advice as there might be what i'm looking for somewhere i don't know....
what clothes style you looking for? what age? there are lots of european brand represented in singapore.

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Post by QRM » Tue, 27 Apr 2010 7:55 pm

Sunny E, you did leave yourself wide open for this while Singapore is not exactly a hardship posting it is not Europe, but I hear where you are coming from, even the the big brands GAP etc have a selection that caters more for local taste so all you end up with that nasty hello kitty stuff or equally grim "I would not be seen dead wearing" spangley Christian Doir/armani kids stuff". Its the fun stuff in the middle that is missing here, and not just clothing but furniture, housing etc.

There are a number of small shops that cater for this market, one off the top of my head is located at 75 Loewen Road, in a small hut next to the pantry cooking school ( they make nice salads and quiches etc). Otherwise do what the rest of us do, get everything shipped in via mail order, purchases gets delivered within a few days of ordering.

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 5:48 am

sunny expat wrote:sorry if i wasn't clear, i just wanted to know if there were any other shops apart from mothercare, giordano etc where i could find nice baby clothes, different from the basic bodies etc, but not from designers (example : chateau de sable or petit bateau) !
there are plenty of choices in Europe with different clothes styles and it seems here it is not the case so I wanted your advice as there might be what i'm looking for somewhere i don't know....

the aggressive comments are definitely not helping which is a shame in a forum dedicated to exchange info and tips. :???:
I agree with you sunny expat. Not helpful at all. Sorry to say I have no help either other than to tell you I always did all my shopping in the States when the kids were younger. The selection was so much better and it was much cheaper. I still do for my teenage son, but the girls like Top Shop and Zara, etc... so for them it's about half and half.

Durain's comments bring up an interesting point: Singaporeans really do feel like this is a shopping paradise, (they've been told it every day of their lives I suppose) but to me it seems like quantity, not quality. At Isetan/Tang's/Robinson's they'll sell a Disney Baby romper for 3 times what it costs at K-Mart. I wouldn't have bought it at home, and I'm certainly not going to buy it here for that much money. There has always been and continues to be a dearth in the middle market fashion industry here.

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Post by Global Citizen » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 9:02 am

road.not.taken wrote:
sunny expat wrote:sorry if i wasn't clear, i just wanted to know if there were any other shops apart from mothercare, giordano etc where i could find nice baby clothes, different from the basic bodies etc, but not from designers (example : chateau de sable or petit bateau) !
there are plenty of choices in Europe with different clothes styles and it seems here it is not the case so I wanted your advice as there might be what i'm looking for somewhere i don't know....

the aggressive comments are definitely not helping which is a shame in a forum dedicated to exchange info and tips. :???:
I agree with you sunny expat. Not helpful at all. Sorry to say I have no help either other than to tell you I always did all my shopping in the States when the kids were younger. The selection was so much better and it was much cheaper. I still do for my teenage son, but the girls like Top Shop and Zara, etc... so for them it's about half and half.
I second r.n.t. comments on shopping in the US. Very good variety of clothing in all price ranges for everyone ranging from babies to adults. I love shopping there. I know this isn't helpful to you based in Singapore but have you considered online shopping as an option? The world is literally at your fingertips if you go that route. Good luck.
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Post by BigSis » Wed, 28 Apr 2010 9:30 am

I did most of my baby shopping at Mothercare and M&S. They grow out of it all so fast that there didn't seem much point in putting in a lot of legwork and spending lots of $$s to get something too different. But if you want something special you could try shopping online. More places are delivering to Singapore these days I've noticed.

There are some shops I've noticed that have sprung up in the last 5 years or so like the Pumpkin Patch chain - they have some nice stuff and that French one that only seems to produce clothes in white, cream and pastels (for kids - LOL, I wonder how long those would have lasted in our house before having to have gone in a bucket of bleach to get them clean :? )

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Post by snowqueen » Fri, 07 May 2010 10:54 pm

I have a 14 month old boy who grew at an alarming rate and is still continuing to do so, so on this basis I tend to stock up when I'm in the UK, but when I'm buying clothes here I mostly go to Mothercare, Fox or Cotton On Kids. If I'm feeling a bit 'rich' then I may buy one thing from Gap.

I have friends who shop at more 'designer/boutique' stores like Gingersnaps, Guess, Petit Bateu or that French one, Chateau something but they have peitit little girls who don't grow out their clothes so fast. By the way, there are about 5 times more girls clothes here than boys.

Paragon is a a good bet, it covers most ranges. Most of the 'branded' stores here are about double the price you would pay back home.

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