Has anyone purchased Gymboree clothing? What are your thoughts? Yay or nay?
cantaloupe / 6397 posts
I have a couple of things from the sale rack. Cute but expensive!!!
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
We have a few gifted pieces...Nay for me!
GOLD / squash / 13576 posts
@autumnlove: Why nay? Just curious. DH has me on a budget and it's cheaper than J&J or Mini Boden which are my normal choices.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
I'm not a fan of their style. Maybe there pajamas, but that's about it.
blogger / pomelo / 5400 posts
Same as @autumnlove. We've been gifted some. Quality is decent, but I'm not really a fan of most of the styles.
pomegranate / 3003 posts
We have a fair amount of Gymboree clothing that was gifted to us. I think they have some adorable lines! However, the clothing runs huge, in our case. We have yet to put DD in any of their 0-3 month items, and she's nearly 5 weeks old. She's still swimming in a dress in their smallest (NB) size.
@littlek: I just don't like most of their styles for girls... I prefer H&M or Gap. Maybe too cutesy? Some of the boy stuff looks better!
clementine / 943 posts
I think the boy stuff is TERRIBLE! If it doesn't have some weird animal on it, it's plaid. Like, those are the two choices- animal or plaid- for boys.
Give me baby Gap, H&M or Zara!
pineapple / 12793 posts
Too cutesy for me. I have found the sizing to run a bit small. 6-12 isn't fitting my 7 month old.
pomegranate / 3275 posts
I like their stuff alot! I prefer their boy stuff to girl stuff. I find the quality to be good, but it isn't as good as Janie and Jack.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
@Pink Champagne: agree!
I'm not a fan of their styles really, so I prefer H&M or gap.
persimmon / 1447 posts
I like their little girl clothes. I frequently shop there when they have good sales.
They just came out with a squirrel line for baby girls, and I'm dying for the dress - it's very sweet. I agree that it's totally cutesy, but my daughter currently doesn't leave the house without a coordinated head bow, so I'm probably not the best candidate for more serious kid fashion.
GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts
Some of it isn't bad. I got some striped shorts and plain colored shirts. Her dress for her 4 month pictures was from there. i just dont buy the outfits with the animals on them. I think they run big though. I have 3-6 month stuff that still won't fit R when Carter's and Gap do.
bananas / 9973 posts
I have some stuff I've gotten on sale or new on eBay. I think overall it's too cutesy for me. But certain collections are really darling.
grapefruit / 4006 posts
i'm not a huge fan, the girl stuff is a little too frilly for me - too many bows, little frilly collars and too much embroidered stuff. and expensive...i'm a carter's fan, old navy, h&m. the sizing also runs wide and short, and my LO is tall and skinny.
papaya / 10560 posts
It holds up well for us. I don't have a lot and what I've gotten has been on sale or gifted.
honeydew / 7283 posts
I have relatively large quantity gift card to gymboree and I never see anything I like there! Agree with @oliviaoblivia that it's all too cutesy. Not to be ungrateful but I wish the gift card was to Target.
I've never been in the store but I looked online and I can see what you guys are talking about.
honeydew / 7235 posts
I haven't been a big fan of their stuff. I keep going into the store to see if I like anything and walking out empty-handed.
pineapple / 12802 posts
@Pink Champagne: I agree, it's really terrible.
grapefruit / 4085 posts
I went in there once looking for a sun hat - they didn't have any plain ones and the salesgirl couldn't understand why I didn't want the overly cutesy garish one. Just not my style I guess.
coconut / 8475 posts
@fancyfunction: lol, same.
I went in there for a V-neck sweater and the lady tried to sell me one with a penguin holding a balloon on it and then when I said no, she offered me a sweater with a train riding into the sunset. I was like...."Bye!"
I've bought socks from there and sleepers.
pineapple / 12234 posts
I like some of it! Every time I go in lately, it's been nay though. I see such cute outfits on other kids from gymboree so I keep looking there.
I never knew how passionately people disliked Gymboree. Too funny.
blogger / coconut / 8306 posts
Not my style. It's way over done and majorly patterned. With bright colors. It screams cheap to me but their clothing is expensive!
pomelo / 5326 posts
A co-worker of my DH's brought a gift for our newborn today from Gymboree. I thought the clothing was adorable. But I like pink frilly things and koala bears
grapefruit / 4441 posts
Yay and nay... I've gotten some things off of ebay that I thought were pretty cute... I haven't had a ton of luck in the stores. I don't really have a problem with cutesy, but I just don't like some of the designs/animals, etc... it's kind of a fine line what I like and don't like there...
For instance, they currently have a "birdie" line that is definitely cutesy, but I do like it. I'm not buying it, unless it goes on major sale, but if I did, I wouldn't buy all the other matchy stuff:
ETA: the last thing I bought her from Gymboree was this swimsuit:
coconut / 8279 posts
I love the sleepers. Especially the summer ones, great comfy sets for long car trips & bedtime.
persimmon / 1379 posts
Absolutely not my style. Also I find the quality questionable.
cantaloupe / 6751 posts
Another no here. Too cutesy and too much... I don't know... Color? Frills?
@littlek: have you tried a Nordstrom rack? I've gotten some baby Boden pieces for like 40% off.
@MungBean: No, I tend to do most of my shopping online. My husband works a ton and I don't have much free time since its busy season at work.
@MungBean: thanks for the reminder - I keep meaning to check the Rack.
@78h2o: it can be hit or miss , but the past few times I've scored baby Boden dresses for $15 each and stride rites for $20.
@MungBean: mini Boden has good sales on their website too..
grapefruit / 4671 posts
Nay, not my style. DD wears the pieces that she received as gifts but I'd never buy from there for her.
honeydew / 7488 posts
Wow tough crowd! My mom's fave is Gymboree so we have a lot of it. The quality has gotten a little worse over the years and they seem to be churning out so many collections all the time that it just repeats itself all the time. However some of the lines are so cute and my DD (5yr) just loves it, and she's at an age where I can't just buy anything without her approval any more. So I don't mind it, even if its not my style.
coffee bean / 48 posts
Yay a handful of times, nay most of the time. They have generous sizing, which works in their favor budget-wise, but I'd have to agree that most of the designs are just too... splashy? We have had a few pieces that I've liked, which are definitely on the "toned-down" end.
Unfortunately from a personal taste standpoint (I do think they're wonderful for thinking of them) it's where extended family likes to shop for our kids...
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