It’s a simple fact of parenting, children need new clothes… All of the time!
When I was pregnant with Neil I used to walk around kids clothing departments and dream about a little boy running around in stylish clothes. I had my eye on a lovely Burberry shirt that I said I was definitely going to buy when he was a toddler, back when I was a little bit naive and knew nothing about children.
The reality is, kids grow quickly, and so need new clothes quite often. Kids are also a bit messy and tend to ruin their nice outfits, and so need new clothes quite often. Can you see a pattern here? The idea of buying fancy clothes totally went out of the window when I realised how much it was going to cost. Now, my only concern is finding nice clothes on a low budget!
There are certain shops I would usually go to, because I know that they offer good value for money. Similarly, there are shops I go to when my children need a ‘good outfit’ for a party or something.House of Fraser has always been one of those shops, a place to buy special occasion things. I know that they sell high end brands, and so often don’t even look there for the children’s every day clothes. When I was given the opportunity to try some clothing from the children’s range, I didn’t think I was going to find much within budget, but I was very pleasantly surprised!
I found that they had a huge range of items, with t-shirts starting at £3! They had so much to choose from I could barely decide, but after a lot of deliberation I chose a ‘Name It’ fox top for Neil (I quite like foxy things at the moment!) for £5.
For Caitlin I chose a nice pair of ‘Name it’ lace detail denim shorts for £9.12 in the sale, and a beautiful ‘Mango’ jumper for £9.99 (which is now £6.99, bargain!).
The clothes arrived by courier a few days after ordering, much quicker than I imagined (things tend to be slower here in Northern Ireland). Of course as soon as they arrived, I had to get the kids dressed in the outfits and give them a test run, which was a great excuse for a mini photo shoot!
Neil’s t-shirt feels nice and soft. It feels really good quality, and is nice and thick. I’m happy with the length too, as I often find it difficult to get a t-shirt that fits him properly.
Overall I’m very pleased with the quality and price of clothing from House of Fraser. I sometimes find when we buy clothes that the cheaper things don’t feel so good a quality, and you just know they are not going to last, but these feel top notch. They have such a big selection, and at the moment a lot of their stock is on sale you can pick up a real bargain. I already have my eye on a few more bits and pieces for the kids, and will certainly be coming back to House of Fraser next time they need some new clothes.
I was sent these items free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always, I have given my full and honest opinion.