I see firsthand the destruction they can do in mere moments to clothes and I've begun to waver spending a little more on them. They don't know the Gap brand from Target brand and their main concern is that it isn't itchy and the tag can be removed if it has one. So why should I care right? If someone judges me by what I put my kids in, that's on them right? It is...but at the same time I still want my kids to look cute and have clothing that is trendy. Yet, when I go to a store and see a long sleeve t for 25$ or a winter coat for 80$? My mind screams NO, too much. Because I know exactly what will happen to that tee. And how fast they will outgrow a coat. Or a pair of shoes.
So what is a good alternative? My girl Mimi has two children that always look cute and trendy, her biggest weapon? Thrifting! Go ahead, check out her videos where she breaks down what she got and how little she spent. I am always in awe and say I am going to try my hand at it...only to end up either frustrated by finding nothing or just frustrated by having to look. Another alternative is consignment shops and I've popped into a few of those only to find that I can get some things just as cheap brand new (wasteful, I know) or I feel the prices are still too high for what the items.