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Gymboree clothing- yay or nay?

  1. autumnlove

    hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts

    @78h2o: I love that swimsuit!

  2. rattles

    grapefruit / 4903 posts

    I like some of it. I don't like the characters, but they have some really sweet pieces I love and put L in again and again.

    @littlek: It's actually the same company as J&J. It's the Gap to J&J's Banana.

  3. Boheme

    papaya / 10473 posts

    DS has a few things from there, but generally its a little too cutesy and expensive for me.

  4. LemonLong

    pear / 1698 posts

    We've gotten some cute stuff there!

    I was sad when my LO grew out of this Gymboree penguin suit!

  5. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    I like some of it (the not overly printy stuff). It's the same parent company as Janie and Jack so good quality. A lot of LOs infant stuff was from there! (3-6 mos)

  6. Mrs. Train

    blogger / pomegranate / 3300 posts

    I like it. I usually shop there when they have their big sale and with a coupon, but I usually shop at carters, target and khols.

  7. teamjse

    nectarine / 2274 posts

    The quality of their onesies are great however I hate their designs. I rarely buy their clothes.

  8. birdofafeather

    pineapple / 12053 posts

    i never looked at their stuff because i always equated it with being on point with OKBO (which actually has some cute stuff!) but i checked it out since you all said it was pricey and i had NO idea! there are some cute things, but i didn't know it was GAP pricing on sale! yeeps.

  9. deerylou

    pomegranate / 3003 posts

    @78h2o: Hah, my mom snatched up most of this line for DD, recently. It's a pretty cute line, and not too obnoxious. The cord pants are my favorite. Alas, she's still way too teeny to fit in them.

  10. shopaholic

    bananas / 9973 posts

    @78h2o: That swimsuit is so cute!

    It's true the grandmas and aunties LOVE the super-coordinated outfits from Gymbo.

  11. sunny

    coconut / 8430 posts

    Wow I didn't know so many people hated it! I love their stuff.
    I have a few dresses from there that I bought on sale. Once a year they have their "everything in the store is $12.99 or less" sale and I buy dresses at that time since that is the most expensive thing!

    I love all of the cute characters they use... Looks like I am in the minority! Quality wise I can tell its a little less than J&J but I think it holds up well.

  12. lemondrop

    bananas / 9118 posts

    Cute, but too expensive for me. I also refuse to shop at J&J because of the cost.

  13. Kimberlybee

    grapefruit / 4997 posts

    I've been able to find really cute things for both baby boys and girls at Gymboree so it's a Yay for me. The sales prices are such good deals.

  14. loveisstrange

    pineapple / 12526 posts

    We've owned tons of Gymboree. I like their older lined better, the recent last couple years haven't impressed me too much, they're overly loud. Overall, I love it. I'm a total addict. But then again, I love "cutesy" stuff. I don't think there's anything wrong with dressing your baby like a baby.

    The clothes are good quality and hold up well though. Like with any other brand, you just have to pick and choose.

    Totally going to picture spam now. haha

  15. honeybear

    nectarine / 2085 posts

    I have no opinion on Gymboree, but @loveisstrange: your pics are adorable! That red dress is awesome. @LemonLong: Yours too! I love the penguin suit.

  16. petunia354

    pomegranate / 3863 posts

    It's a little matchy matchy for me. It's great no brainer type clothes because they have different themed lines for boys and girls, meaning they might have a "bear" line and a "sports" line for boys and a "ballerina" line and "flowers" line for girls. So it makes putting outfits together so easy because everything within a line is meant to match. But like others have said, it's a bit too cutesy for my taste. We have goteen a few things there though! And my sister has gotten some pretty dresses for my niece.

  17. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    I bought a ton of stuff there last winter for spring/summer. I paid something like $3 a piece for pique polos and madras shorts.

    I kind of view my son's clothes as disposable at the moment, he comes home with random stains I just can't get out!

  18. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    @looch: Same. I don't want to spend a lot of money at this age because he's very messy. Plus my husband tells me I am not allowed to spend a lot of money.

  19. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    @LemonLong: Adorable!!!
    @loveisstrange: She is sooo cute! I like cutesy stuff too. Not a fan of loud colors though. The stuff your LO is wearing is adorable!

  20. LuLu Mom

    GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts

    I have gotten a few things there, but most of the lines run a little too cutesy for me, but I like to check it out because the clothes do hold up well!

  21. 78h2o

    grapefruit / 4441 posts

    @shopaholic: thanks. I think they still have that swimsuit, but only in small sizes.

    @loveisstrange: adorable pics! love the outfit she's wearing in the car, also the outfit with the cat and the Christmas dress! So cute!

    @LemonLong: awwww!

    @deerylou: oooh, I'm jealous! I really like that line. (I think partly because my name is Robin and my grandmother used to always buy me bird-themed things).

  22. littlebug

    honeydew / 7504 posts

    I've gotten a few things there on sale, and I for one love the plaid shorts and button downs. I do find it annoying that you can't get plain pants there. I bought D a pair of brown shorts, only to get them home and realize there's a hippo on the pocket. So I can't really pair that with something else.

  23. shopaholic

    bananas / 9973 posts

    @loveisstrange: ahhh! C is so cute! We have some of the Venice collection items she has too!

    @littlek: FWIW, I think the collections are rest for traveling and extended day trips. Since everything is easily mix and matchable. No need to change a whole outfit when an accident occurs or weather changes!

  24. pelikila

    pomegranate / 3008 posts

    We buy C's swimsuits there when they go on sale and I buy t-shirts sometimes from the outlet but that is about it. Other than that I stick with Carter's / Osh K'Osh B'Gosh.

  25. irene

    nectarine / 2964 posts

    I am surprised so many people didn't like Gymboree! I like their stuff for they are thick and feel like they are of high quality (compare to Carter's). I shop their on-sale stuff only (their regular priced items are expensive!) and I do agree the selection is limited, but I do find pretty good things. And at check-out they always lower the price to something super cheap (they have a certain % off for your entire purchase deal usually). Again I love their quality.

    Maybe it's because I have a boy?

    I shop at Carter's a lot, but it feels that everyone has the same clothes because everyone shops at Carter's (not to mention they recycle their styles year after year). I like Gymboree because we tend to be able to be unique I like Gap as well.

    ETA I hate shopping for clothes at baby's r us. Unless you shop for the full price expensive brands, their sale stuff is horrible.

  26. Mrs. Blue

    blogger / pomelo / 5361 posts

    I totally agree with @Pink Champagne: on the boy stuff. Not a fan. I think some of the girls lines are really cute, though.

  27. lionssara

    apple seed / 1 posts

    @MrsF: I love Gymboree! I would be more than willing to trade that gift card you have! How much is it worth? I have a target one!

    Gymboree is my favorite by far! Its so expensive, but by shopping garage/ consignment sales, I've gotten alot for pretty decent pricing!

  28. Mrsbells

    squash / 13199 posts

    I like them but they are overpriced. I received a $100 gift card for their store and was suprised how little I could get for it even with my coupons

  29. Mrs Checkers

    blogger / persimmon / 1220 posts

    All our Gymboree clothes were gifted, mostly 0 - 12 mo. clothes.

    I'm not a total fan of the style, especially for the high prices.

    I usually shop at Target, H&M, and Old Navy for LO's clothes.

  30. dagret

    grapefruit / 4235 posts

    I really like their boy's button-downs but agree about their pants! I only buy their clothes on sale. I'm more of a gap fan myself. They do have really cute girls' dresses though.


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