I’ve always been a fan of the Children’s Place for cheap t-shirts and pajamas. It’s hard to argue with their prices and when you know kids are going to tear through clothes, inexpensive rules.
However, it used to be that TCP was limited when my kids got a little older and the girls stuff started to look a little trashy. Hey, I told the new, (fabulous!) designer my thoughts on the line before he saved it, so I can say it here. They had clothes for tween girls that were either bordering on inappopriate with their cropped shirts and short skirts or just plain obnoxious with things like “princess in charge” or “hot stuff” printed on t-shirts that might be cute on an 18 month old, but not on a girl about to get breasts.
It seemed as my kids got older I’d be relegated to the more expensive stores that sold clothes I could feel comfortable letting my offspring dress in and represent the family name. Children’s Place wasn’t alone in abandoning the parent’s at a certain age, anywhere reasonably priced seemed to max out at age six.
I’m here to say that seems to have changed. At BlogHer I was lucky enough to be invited my MomTrends to preview the Children’s Place Holiday Line which included not just gorgeous holiday styles, but some great back to school outfits for boys and girls of all ages. Their baby and toddler stuff is still to-die-for adorable (see the rose dress that almost made me go home to try to make a baby) but the best news is that the bigger sizes are everything you want them to be as a parent and as cutting edge and stylish as your tweens want them to be.
They have everything from skinny jeans to taffeta holiday dresses that are age-appropriate and fun-for mom and kids.
The girls will love all the sequins-that can be found on boots, shirts, dresses and an owl winter hat I might just try to buy for myself.
Of course The Children’s Place still has plenty of the printed t-shirts that I think them famous for. But now they have moved from obnoxious to on-trend cool with both liscened Marvel and Hello Kitty and original sequined STAR (which you may still think obnoxious, but your kids will love).
So when you’re looking for back to school clothes this month and need to bulk up the Holiday wardrobe in a couple months (yikes!) head to Children’s Place first. They won’t disappoint your tastes or your budget.
Disclosure: I was invited by MomTrends to preview this collection at a party in NYC. Yes, I enjoyed a glass of champagne or two, but all opinions are my own. Trust me, I would not be sharing with ya’ll if these clothes weren’t adorable-champagne or not.
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