Where to find trendy children's clothes
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The 6 best budget-friendly stores to buy kids clothes

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Written by Vera C. Last updated on .

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A boy and girl posing in trendy clothes from cheap children's clothing stores

The top 6 list is here of affordable children's clothing stores. All are stores in which I have had personal experience shopping.

1. The Children’s Place

Although very affordable and budget-friendly, The Children’s Place gives off an exclusive and fun boutique vibe, especially if you’re shopping in store. Small, intimate stores and captivating clothing designs make for a great shopping experience.

You won’t break your budget shopping at The Children’s Place, despite its upscale look. You can also shop online. Note that at full price regardless of in store or online, certain clothing options can be pricey there (e.g. outerwear). On the other hand, many standard and other hard-to-find items are quite cheap (e.g. winter boots).

There is almost always a sale or special promotion running online at The Children’s Place, and this is why it's my favorite go-to for my kids clothes. You almost never need to pay full price.

2. Carter’s

Carter’s is the lower budget sibling store of the exclusive OshKosh B’Gosh brand. Carter’s has a great selection of clothing from newborn to kids size 14. Sales and discounts are offered frequently. You can shop in store or online.

3. Gymboree

The upscale preppy look of Gymboree comes at a cheaper-than-ever price point now that it's owned by The Children's Place. Gymboree clothes are fun, playful, and have plenty of detailing. This is a strong favorite, now at an affordable price.

4. OshKosh B’Gosh

OshKosh B’Gosh can be surprisingly affordable if you shop during their sales. I bought OshKosh jeans for my oldest child for $12. There really is no need to restrict yourself only to discount stores when there is so much available in brand names at low prices.

5. Old Navy

In addition to baby and kids clothes, popular yet budget friendly casual wear brand Old Navy sells clothing for adults too. It's the most affordable of the Gap family of brands. Children's sizing at Old Navy starts at 0-3 months and goes all the way through high school. Their designs are really neat - your child will look well put-together.

Old Navy has good low prices and frequently offers online and in-store specials. Unlike department store lines, you won’t be able to find the Old Navy children’s clothes anywhere else – its own site is the best place to snag their deals

6. French Toast

Although it’s a school uniform store, I occasionally shop at French Toast even though my children’s school has no uniform or dress code. I’ve found it’s a great place to shop for good quality low-priced basics such as polo-neck shirts and basic khaki-style pants. In particular, there are a lot of options in girls’ tops, offering detailing such as picot collar, ruched sleeves or waist tuck. This can be great if you’re seeking to pair the often-busy prints of current girls’ clothing with a solid one-color top in a cute girly style.


Although it doesn’t frequently offer the big discount sales of Children’s Place and Old Navy, you won’t need them with French Toast: you get consistently low prices year-round.

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There are several inexpensive children's clothing stores which have cute clothes and won't break your budget, as listed above. You'll have fun shopping there, and their prices are often similar to the large discount stores, or even cheaper. I recommend any of the above 6 stores for discount kids clothes online. You don't need to spend much to get trendy childrens clothes!

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