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#1 Stronger

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Hi Everyone
I thought it might be good to put places where we have found good or cheap maternity clothes.

I was having a look today in Kmart and Target in preparation for needing some new maternity clothes and they seriously had nothing - and what they did have was so daggy and dowdy!

I am really after a pair of jeans fairly soon as my normal jeans are just not working with my bloating! I also don't want to spend a fortune!

I am in Perth but maybe if you put your city or suburb or similar and the name of the store we can start a list going for reference?

So if anybody knows of any good, reasonable priced maternity clothing stores in Perth please let me know! Or even some good online ones I guess.

Thanks!

#2 Rukktbugs

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

I got a couple of pairs of jeans from Savers here in Melbourne, really cheap and in great condition original.gif

#3 Ally'smum

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Ripe have lots of nice things, they are more expensive but I am going to buy about 5 complete outfits and just wear them to death.

They are online ripe maternity.com.au


#4 MrsShine

Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Big W has good maternity jeans and very cheap.
Mothercare is going bust, so I went past today and they had 60% off store wide. Looked at maternity stuff but have no idea yet what I'll need, the nursing bras looked awesome but again no idea how big my noobs will get!
Online Next and M&S from the UK are also awesome ad have excellent shipping rate to Oz original.gif

#5 SWMonkey

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Jeanswest has maternity jeans and ASOS (UK based store) has very reasonably priced and stylish maternity wear. Shipping is also free!

I also bought a bunch of cheap A-line dresses from Ezibuy (online).

Personally, I found that maternity stores in Australia are very, very expensive.

#6 MummyLyss

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE (Graveyard Queen @ 21/02/2013, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got a couple of pairs of jeans from Savers here in Melbourne, really cheap and in great condition original.gif


I agree - I'm going to go to Savers, Salvos, St. Vinnies etc and find the nicest, best quality stuff I can find. I would love to buy lovely, shiny, new, boutique maternity clothes but there are already a lot of other random expenses (my car needs new tires for 1) and I just can't justify it.

Once I finish with it I'll probably donate it back if it's still good.

Kmart did have some "last season" stuff discounted like tshirts, but they were $9 instead of $10 - big whoop  rolleyes.gif

#7 Chaton

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

I am shopping on ebay and gumtree, which is what I did last time too original.gif

#8 *molly*

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Great thread, thanks bokbok.

Am checking out Asos now and I'm impressed with the range and prices. Anyone bought from there before?

#9 spottyladybug

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Not my DIG but I love my ASOS maternity wear. My only complaint is the dresses are a little short on me (172cm and I wear their size 16) but they are super comfy clothes, a good fit still plenty of room in the tummy at 32 weeks.  Quality is great too. I have only purchased dresses so I cannot vouch for the pants etc. Postage was also pretty quick. Have fun shopping ladies!


#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

Not my DIG either, but just wanted to recommend the mat jeans by Jeanswest, I have lived in them for both my pregnancies original.gif

#11 Everafter

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Old Navy and Gap, if you want to buy online.

#12 Everafter

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Also Shade (Gymbo's women's range).

#13 MrsRadiant

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

I was looking for a dress to wear to a wedding in a couple months and came across a floral maxi dress at target online.
It is gorgeous and can see myself wearing it to all occasions.

#14 Gumnut82

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (duck-o-lah @ 21/02/2013, 08:48 PM)
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Not my DIG either, but just wanted to recommend the mat jeans by Jeanswest, I have lived in them for both my pregnancies original.gif


I love my Jeanswest mat skinnies!! After feeling frumpy in next-size-up regular jeans I was so glad when someone recc'd them to me. I bought two pairs in each colour and made myself some cutoff shorts (knee length) to wear over summer. Still wearing them now while I wait til I fit back into my pre-pg jeans. They're also good for a bit of post-baby tummy flattening  ph34r.gif    
They were the only 'maternity' clothes I bought. Other than them I wore some really comfy cargos from Kmart that were hipster and had an elastic waist so they sat below my bump. Top half I wore a lot of long H&M/Supre/Jayjays singlets I already had and picked up a heap of loose flowy tops at a Cotton On outlet store, think I paid about $5 each.

#15 maybethree

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

I have shopped from www.bumpbabyandbeyond.com.au in each of my pregnancies (including a little shop today as I gave everything away after number 2 cool.gif )

#16 dimensionk

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

OMG this dress is just perfect. It's sooo extremely comfortable and beautiful and flattering. It's reversible so it's kind of two-for-one really (I love both looks). Worth every cent. Def going to be my maternity favourite.  wub.gif
http://www.queenbee.com.au/Product-belabum...dress-2197.aspx

(I actually bought mine from http://boutique.belabumbum.com/Collections...eversible-Dress ...and used shipito.com forwarder as I've been doing a lot of USA shopping!).

#17 dimensionk

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

PS If buying from Queen Bee enter 'myfriends5' at checkout for a 5% discount. wink.gif

Edit: Sorry, it's actually 'myfriend5' (no s)

Also, if you are planning on buying a lot there, just buy one thing initially. Then if you review the item you get 10% off your next order. wink.gif

Edited by dimensionk, 27 February 2013 - 06:05 PM.


#18 Studybug

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

Sorry, not my DIG, but thought I'd add:

Best everyday T-shirt maternity/Bfing bras that I've found are Lovable brand, and Bras & Things brand.

Cheers.

#19 au*lit

Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE (Everafter @ 21/02/2013, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Old Navy and Gap, if you want to buy online.


I second this. I got half of my maternity clothes there.

Pumpkin Patch also do a maternity range and I got a couple of decent things there.

There's a shop called Boomerang on Davies Rd, Claremont that does second-hand maternity, babies and kids gear. They sometimes have good stuff, but like any second-hand it varies.

#20 A-ZMum

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

motherhood.com has some great stuff.  I just bought two pairs of jeans from there - second pair half price.  With postage from the USA, it wound up costing $75 for both.  I bought some jeans from them last time I was pregnant and I literally wore them to pieces. original.gif

#21 SezySairs

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

Anyone got any suggestions for some smart work wear?  I had a very unsuccessful shopping day over the weekend. sad.gif  I'm in Perth, by the way.  What I'm after, at this point, are some loose -fitting, but still 'office-y' tops to help hide the little bump at the moment...most of the staff don't know yet, and I'm thinking that I'm showing quite a bit for being just on 7 weeks!  Could just be being paranoid too, LOL.
Anyway, I looked in my usual haunts - Millers, Katies, Autograph, Kmart, Target...and just couldn't find anything.  I was going to look in Crossroads, but they were closed by the time I got there sad.gif  I usually wear a 18 size shirt, and anything loose I tried on just looked like a sack sad.gif

#22 *molly*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE (dimensionk @ 25/02/2013, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PS If buying from Queen Bee enter 'myfriends5' at checkout for a 5% discount. wink.gif


Hey dimensionk, I tried this and it's not working for me - says the code isn't recognised?

Edited by *molly*, 25 February 2013 - 09:29 PM.


#23 Eonyk

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:54 AM

I think shopping for maternity clothes will be a pain for me. I'm a very small, petite person, so even at the best of times I struggle with finding nice clothes that fit. I mean, I have to get a lot of them modified because I'm short, so pants are always too long off the rack. I'll definitely check out some of the suggested places from here, to see what I can find.

#24 KJ104

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:00 AM

ASOS is awesome and returns are easy too. Highly recommended.
Ebay is my other fave or op shop.

#25 June Bee

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Thanks Bokok - this is a great idea!


I've been thinking vaguely about mat clothes but no idea where to start.

Eonyk - I'm also petite and have trouble buying clothes normally so dreading mat clothes shopping...

I'm going to read through posts again and look into everyone's ideas - thanks!

I'm also looking for work clothes. Any suggestions? I often need to wear a suit at work - bit worried about this as I don't want to have to buy maternity suits as suits cost so much!


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