BedokAmerican wrote:. But kids outgrow things so fast and clothes get torn or get stains on them. I was at Babies R Us last week and the cheapest pair of kids shoes I saw was $65. Seriously? For a pair of shoes a toddler will outgrow in three months or less (and possibly refuse to wear)? I don't think so.
Go to your local HDB market (TP Central, Bedok Central, MP Central, etc) and buy kids clothes there. You can get outfits for $5-10 that are just fine for play clothes. We get a lot of my daughter's everyday clothes there, and then the 'nicer' stuff when we travel back home. (Or, order and have it shipped off the internet. My mom was able to fit about 10 toddler's dresses from Baby Gap ina single padded envelope that was US$10 to ship by air)
I don't want my daughter running around in $5 shoes and hurting her feet, so most of the shoes we buy are at least ~$50. But, the same exact brands we buy (See Kai Run, Saucony) cost about the same here as they do back in the states or even from Zappos.
Dog food, actually. That's quite pricy for decent stuff.
I've never owned a dog, but how does an owner tell the decent stuff from the not so decent? Have you tried it?