Do you live outside the US? If so, here is a section just for you. You might be wondering which children’s clothing shops offer international shipping to virtually all countries. Here is a list – almost all of these I have shopped at myself. I can attest they are reliable and legit. Please note that I have only shipped domestically within the US from these stores.
Affordable children’s clothing shops which offer international delivery
Crazy 8 is a US children’s clothing brand with a free-spirited look but also offers some preppier styles too. Pricing is very affordable and quality is great: I shop there several times a year. They are the cheaper sibling brand to the well-known Gymboree brand. Crazy 8 ships the items internationally themselves via DHL courier to almost all countries; international delivery costs are listed on their shipping page.
The downside is that Crazy 8 won’t itemize the delivery charges for international shipping from within the cart; you’ll need to be in checkout to do that (which requires providing email address). However their pricing is shown up-front on their shipping page and they are legitimate and reliable, I have shopped there many times for my own children’s clothing.
Cookie’s Kids also ships worldwide to almost all countries. This is an excellent choice at which to shop if you’re looking to snag some good brands for your child at incredibly low prices. You can find brands like Guess, Levi’s, Sean John, Akademiks and many more.
Choices of styles, colors, sizing depends on what’s available at the time: Cookie’s Kids purchases excess new stock from retailers or from the brands themselves. This therefore means not all styles and colors will be available all season. Reassuringly, what’s in stock is always clearly and accurately listed at Cookie’s Kids. I’ve shopped there several times before, they’re reliable and legitimate. I was impressed by the high quality of the clothing.
You can take a look at shipping price in the cart from a drop-down country menu without having to provide any personal information, which we liked. Delivery charges can be a little high relative to the price of the items, especially for heavy or bulky items like outerwear. On the other hand shipping is partially offset by the ultra-low prices of these brand-name children’s clothing items. Overall, I felt that this is slightly better value than with stores that use third party services like BorderFree.
The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place offers boutique styling but at incredibly low prices. They ship to virtually all countries via pre-integrated third-party service BorderFree. You can shop in your own currency and have the shipping location default to your own country at the official Children’s Place website by clicking on the “ship to” flag icon at the top of the page.
At checkout you’ll see the shipping charges without having to provide any personal information. We noticed shipping rates were relatively high if you’re just buying one or two items; they work out more favorably for larger orders.
Gymboree is a pricier brand to begin with, but they can be affordable when they’re having a sale. They deliver internationally via BorderFree. You shop at the global Gymboree site where you pick your country flag at the top right of the page, and BorderFree handles the checkout. You can shop in your own currency. As with many of the stores that use BorderFree, the shipping charges are not mentioned up-front; you get to see them during checkout without needing to provide any personal information.
If you don’t like this, then consider the lower-priced sibling store Crazy 8 mentioned earlier: they ship internationally via DHL with pricing listed up-front on their shipping information page.
Old Navy sells an excellent range of casual wear and also ships internationally via BorderFree, but is the least user-friendly of the above shops. The link to select your own country and shop in your currency isn’t at all obvious. Here it is: you’ll need to click on the international orders page, it’ll ask you for your country and you can start shopping.
Our test carts showed some of the least favorable shipping charges compared with the other shops we listed, although to be fair many of the item prices are lower to begin with than they are at Gymboree, OKBG and Carter’s. On a positive note, unlike the other shops mentioned here, Old Navy also has women’s and men’s clothing available. This means you can take advantage of the more favorable shipping charges on bigger orders if you’re shopping for both yourself and your child, for example.
OshKosh B’Gosh and Carter’s
Both OshKosh B’Gosh and sibling store Carter’s ship internationally to almost all countries via BorderFree. As is the case with many other children’s clothing stores, promotional codes for domestic orders cannot be used on international orders. Their pricing is similar to that of Gymboree; a little more expensive than many of the other stores mentioned above.
Shipping charges from OshKosh B’Gosh and Carter’s depend on weight and destination, and can be rather high. These two sibling shops share a combined cart, which is why the shipping rules for both are the same.
What we liked was the fact that the shipping costs are shown clearly in the cart well before checkout, unlike many of the other stores which ship via BorderFree.
US brand French Toast has a new line of casual play wear available for boys and girls, and they ship internationally through BorderFree to most countries . French Toast specializes mainly in school uniform wear and has the biggest range around. I found their quality to be really good and the price very affordable. Even though my children’s school has no uniform, I have shopped at French Toast for their high quality separates. I bought the Pull-On Boys Pant and this chino-style elastic-waist pant was far more durable than those from other shops, lasting us through both our boys. Those from New Zealand and Australia will find the French Toast school blazers to be priced quite low compared with local alternatives.
To shop with shipping to your country, and the currency of your choice, simply click on the flag icon at the top right of the page. One downside of French Toast is that it’s not as easy as the other stores above to find the shipping price of the items in your cart. To do so, click on your French Toast cart, then on “checkout”, then on “continue as guest”. You should see the delivery charges at this point without having to provide any personal information.
There are several children’s clothing shops which have international delivery. Two which do their own shipping are Crazy 8 and Cookie’s Kids; shops which partner with BorderFree to ship globally are The Children’s Place, Gymboree, Old Navy, OshKosh B’Gosh, Carter’s, and French Toast.