Online shopping is a vibe these days. With so many great online stores (like Superbalist) fully optimized to make your online shopping experience amazing, why leave the comfort of your couch to trek to the store anyways? I must admit though, when it comes to buying kids clothes online, it can be a bit daunting. Shopping for boys clothing, for me atleast, is always a little bit of a challenge since my children are giants.
But I’ve kinda developed a knack for finding the right fits AND the best deals online! So I thought I’d share some of my top tips with you. How kind of me, right? I know, I know, I try. Anyways, here are my 5 tips for buying kids clothes online:
- Size is important
When shopping for clothing for your kid, the norm is to try to find a size in relation to how old they are (6-7 years etc). But, when online shopping, I found that it’s a good idea to know your child’s weight and height measurements too! Most online stores have a “size guide”, that will help you to choose the right fit for your child. Trust me, girl, I’ve tried blindly choosing sizes that I thought would fit. Not ideal. Not ideal at all. By the way – because of my giant Ooma Loompas, I always by a size bigger.
- Read the reviews
Whenever I find something really amazing online I always check out the review section to find out what other people thought about the product. This helps you to determine if the item is true to size. I mean, children’s clothing sizes aren’t necessarily all uniform. This will also give you a better understanding of the fabric and detail of the item. When buying boys clothing I am especially concerned about buttons and zips… my kids are not polite when it comes to play and I’d hate to purchase something online, only to find the buttons popping off.
- Seasonal sales
I love me a good seasonal sale! Stocking up on sale items help me to prepare for the next season – the key is to purchase clothing one or two sizes up! Don’t forget to sign up to your favorite online stores email list to receive up-to-date info regarding their sales and promotions!
- Return policy
I would advise you to check out the stores return policy first, if you are not sure whether you’d like to keep an item. Some online stores may require that you pay for your own shipping, when returning a purchase. You might also want to know what the return policy window period is.
- Hello there, wish list
If you are as indecisive as I am, the ‘wish list’ tab is a good friend to have! I usually browse through my fave online store, adding all the items that I adore to my wish list. When I am ready to make a purchase, I can simply take a squiz through the wish list, comparing items and narrowing down which ones I want to buy. This helps SO much!
So those are my top tips for buying kids clothes online. I frequent Superbalist because I find that they have such a great range of funky wear for little girls and a cool selection of boys clothes.
Which online stores do you love?