As far as high quality children's clothes go, Gymboree is definitely at the top of my list as a parent. Although their clothing may be slightly more expensive than other brands, the clothing is much more likely to hold its color and shape than cheaper brands. Also, it is often easy to find coupons and special offers, such as Gym bucks, that make their prices much more reasonable. Another great way to learn the Gymboree line and to save some money is to check their previously released lines that are now on sale.
The Gymboree lines change often and are often seasonal. The best way to learn these lines, in my opinion is through their website. Their websites makes it possible to browse through the individual lines as well as by clothing piece such as dress, jeans, etc. There is also a section of sale items that includes items from previous lines.
Another great way to learn about the Gymboree line is to choose a particular line on their website and check out the outfits that have already been put together for you. Many of these outfits include not only clothing but also shoes and accessories. If you are not confident in your ability to put outfits together yourself or are buying clothing for a gift, this is a great way to learn the Gymboree line. Also, these pre-prepared outfits might give you suggestions that you might not otherwise expect.
Gymboree stores are also a great way to explore the Gymboree line. Most of the stores are also organized by the particular line and will also have outfits already together. Just by browsing through store, a shopper will get a good idea of the quality and fit of many of the clothes. However, the best way to learn about the fit is, of course, to have a child with you to try the clothing on. As with all brands, sizes run differently, and your best option is to have the child who will be wearing the clothes with you to try them on before you purchase.
Over the seven years since my daughter was born, I have made several purchases from Gymboree. In fact, their clothing is often my favorite of all brands that are available. Now, with my second daughter, I am finding that the Gymboree clothing is definitely of higher quality because these outfits are still in great shape to be worn a second time around. Also, if you look on resale sites or garage sales, you will see that Gymboree clothes often have a higher resale value. Searching these sites and garage sales is also a great way to learn about the Gymboree line because you can observe for yourself how well the clothing wears.