So yesterday I went to pick up some girls’ leggings from Next. Next is one of those shops that does some things (girls’ leggings and the odd top) brilliantly – the leggings are thick and hard wearing and really, dodgily, cheap. Feel free to despise me for buying very cheap clothes.
However, there is a lot that doesn’t appeal to me. I had a wander round the kids’ section and at least half the tops had writing on them. This may be a feature of what they choose to put out in the Moorgate shop but it renders clothes invisible to me. I don’t want to put my kids in tops that say Mummy’s Little Monster or Daddy’s Little Princess (this sort of thing). I know that Let Clothes Be Clothes get rather cross about this too.
Also, I have a special hatred for Springwear. Even in Summer, I don’t want to buy girls’ trousers or leggings in white, cream, oatmeal, light pink etc. My daughter will spill things on them and they will look terrible. And possibly see-through.
I think other people must feel the same way as I do because the red leggings were completely sold out in 2-3 years and there is a ten week wait for them in charcoal. I did buy them in light green – this may be a mistake – and in bright pink – this was because it was part of a two-pair set and I wanted the stripy ones that came with them.