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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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