Can anyone tell me of any shops, around Dublin, that sell decent clothes for the near pre-teen.
Any shops I have brought my daughter in seem to perpetually want to keep her in pink and crappy looking clothes.
A bit of variety would be nice, etc - especially coming up to her confirmation - she is looking for a dress, and so far that type of outfit seems non - existant for her age group.
My niece is 13 and loves to shop in New Look, in Liffey Valley.
She talks about it all the time!
but I'm not sure if they sell dresses?!?!
tried debs in Henry Street/Jervis shopping centre - very poor selection.
I'd second New Look. It's also not too expensive compared to other places. Some items are expensive but they should have clothes to suit most budgets
Guess I am going to Liffey Valley this weekend (the joys of being a "wallet")
You could also try the Next or New Look catalogues online or call into the shops. Even if they don't have stuff in stock they will order it in for you. If you were really stuck you could get one made & make her outfit totally unique & be fun for you daughter picking materials & designs etc.
You're lucky your daughter wants to wear a dress, my daughter would only wear jeans for her confirmation.
Best of luck for the day, if you're like me you'll be crying at church! GOd only know what I'll be like when she gets married!
Ah I dont mind - there are only four major events as a dad I want to pay for
Communion, Confirmation, Debs, Wedding
or as I call it
Completely Crippling Debt Warning (to everyone else)
Remember that it's psychologically necessary for all 12-year-old girls to look like clones of their friends. It's cruel to resist this.
Luckily then my daughter doesnt really care what her friends think of her clothes
When I was her age I loved Miss Selfridge but it's really bad these days. It caters for those with straighter figures so that could maybe be suitable for her age. Then again their stuff is nasty these days compared to 8 years ago imo.
There's a place in Donnybrook called Petit or something like that. They seem to have loads of dresses in various colours and shapes. I've only driven by on a bus so I'm not sure what the stuff is like in general but when I saw the ones on the mannequins I wished I was 12 again.
If you're looking to splash out a bit more you could try the upstairs of BT2s. Some of the Ralph Lauren kids stuff is cute but a little pricy imo for someone who will inevitaly grow out of it quickly.
What sort of stuff does she usually wear?
To be honest she wears whatever tickles her fancy - which ranges from combats and a hoodie to dresses to whatever
Time for more window shopping
Dunnes in Cornelscourt has some good stuff for kids that age.
To be honest I think a lot of the stuff for 12 year olds in high street shops can be a bit too sluttish. Next have good quality kids clothes. Marks & Spencer have nice stuff too but can be hit and miss at times.
For a Confirmation outfit maybe Monsoon? Pricey but good for something special.
And where would Monsoon be?