Back when the dollar was stronger…
This is certainly not the most important thing going on in my life right now; more of an annoyance, really.
There’s this store in the U.K. called KidsCloset. It’s a new and used boutique kinda shop. Round about December/January, they have a sale where, to the U.S., shipping is a flat 5 pounds, no matter how much one purchases. For two consecutive years, starting before Audrey was born, I made a nice, big purchase of high-quality, unique, funky, lovely clothes, most of it new, averaging about $7 each, including shipping.
My best purchase was a little package of two long-sleeved ribbed tees, by IKKS, each with two buttons at one shoulder, one a sort of kelly green, and the other a darker hot-pink color (magenta?). They came packaged in a little bag/backpack. They’re size 74 cm, which is 12 months. I spent less than $20 on the set, which, to my penny-pinching mind, was still rather pricey — nearly $10 each for baby tees. However, Audrey started wearing them about this time last year, and she’s just starting to outgrow them now, so I figured that, long-term, it was a good deal.
So… I tried a little search, to see if I could find the same shirts, but in a larger size. Um, no. In fact, I found a lot of IKKS tees (not at KidsCloset) for, oh, $36 or $44 EACH. Good Lord. If you have $44 to spend on a baby tee, I figure you … well, maybe I’ll just cut that judgemental thought a bit short. Suffice it to say, I think $44 for a tee shirt for a adult is excessive, let alone a baby, who will likely outgrow it in the next 6 months or so.
Even at KidsCloset, the deals are hard to come by, especially when the dollar is so weak right now, which means that I have to spend $2 for each one pound. Bummer. It’s just totally not cost-effective to buy anything from overseas right now. 😦 No purchases for me this year.
This is an old pic, at Woolaroc with my friend Shellie and her family in April of last year, but it’s Audrey in the green tee:
I promise, I do have important things on my plate right now, but it’s driving me nuts that I can’t find this tee to buy in a larger size.
ETA: These fantastic tees ARE available at KidsCloset in 6 months size only. And now, only 5.99 pounds. (On the Fall/Winter Girls, page 2, second from the last on the page.) Too small for Audrey, but, really, someone needs to snatch these up.