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nja From: nja Date: November 2nd, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wel thats just you're opinoon LOL.

Re your Flickr photos - I went to buy a calculator the other day, and was astonished and disappointed to see that the fx-85GT is available in grey, shocking pink and bright blue. Worse, the student union shop stocks the pink ones, presumably for grown women studying science at university who can't bring themselves to own anything that isn't pink. I had to make do with a grey one, because they didn't have the blue ones and I didn't want to catch girl germs off a pink calculator.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

If you get a chance to get a photo of the pink & blue calculators, please could I use it? I am starting blogging about this stuff but sort of not advertising it yet because I am not good at starting new blogs & actually keeping them going so I want to build up a few posts first.
venta From: venta Date: November 2nd, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh cool, when you start advertising it, please do, er, start advertising it because I would like to read it.
claerwen From: claerwen Date: November 2nd, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pink/blue/frilly/drab ARGH. When I try and buy clothes for John it's usually impossible just to get him BABY CLOTHES, as opposed to a BOY UNIFORM, and the girl stuff is even more clearly gendered. Load of utter bullcrap.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. :-( I have found places that do nice baby clothes, but they tend to be expensive. eg greenbaby has some cute babygros etc (actually now going to the 'baby' page it does seem to start with pink/blue stuff... it's not all like that though) and Jojo Maman Bebe is gorgeous but I can't afford it!

I would love to set up a baby clothes store (even just a virtual thing linking to things for sale in other shops) which doesn't divide things into boys/girls at all & is all basically gender-neutral. There's decent stuff out there but it's hard to find.
vanessapyjamas From: vanessapyjamas Date: November 2nd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry random person on the internet posting, but if you don't mind plain stuff RainbowBabies is good: https://www.rainbowbabies.co.uk/
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Plain is good, & those look really nice -- thank you random person! :)

Edited at 2011-11-02 09:52 pm (UTC)
jinty From: jinty Date: November 3rd, 2011 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I've bought some nice stuff from Rainbow Babies before now - recommended.
lnr From: lnr Date: November 2nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have got my niece some lovely things from loveitloveitloveit for Christmas. Definitely a conscious choice to try avoid girly stuff on my part.

From: scat0324 Date: November 3rd, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your baby clothes store will need to become a child clothes store. And a toy store. And a bike shop. And can it also stock birthday cakes?
claerwen From: claerwen Date: November 26th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Belatedly, I've noticed that www.cambridgebaby.co.uk are pretty unisex. Expensive, though, again. I see too that www.pinkstinks.org.uk/pinkstinks-approved.html lists exactly two "approved" retailers of unisex-ish clothes, and both are distinctly pricey.
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