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Posted on | October 23, 2007 | 2 Comments

Great quality and range of children’s clothes from babies to aged 10 years.

I really liked the gymboree range of clothes for kids when the shops were open here and was disappointed when they closed.

Thankfully I discovered the american based website This has the added bonus of pricing in dollars as at the moment the exchange rate is very favourable to euros, making the clothes cheaper.

The website is very easy to navigate.

Gymboree website

As you can see, you can browse initially under whichever age and gender suits. The different categories of newborn, baby and kid overlap slightly which is good as you can compensate for your child being a “small” or “big” baby/toddler.

The different subcategories of the different collections or clothing can then be chosen along the left hand side. The collections category can be handy if you’re looking for a full outfit or matching items.


Otherwise I find it great just to search for tops or similar and see what’s available.

The gymboree clothing quality I find excellent. I have found that tops, trousers, jeans and skirts wash and tumble dry without losing their shape.  The sizing is pretty generous too.

The range is good, especially if you’re looking for something different that’s not readily available in the shops here. For example this summer, I purchased a couple of skorts for my 3 year old daughter. The skirt/short combo was perfect for her and she loved them.

As we’ve come to expect now, you can zoom in and/or see a different view of most items with a click on your mouse, so you get a good idea of the look of the clothes before purchasing.


Shipping costs $25 and the delivery arrived within a week.

They have regular sales so it’s worth signing up for notification of those.

Rated 4/5 on Oct 23 2007 by ManicMammy
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2 Responses to “Review of”

  1. Deborah
    October 24th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    Oh I love Gymboree! I am in this annoying spot where I haven’t been back in Ireland long enough to let go my dollar mentality so $25 shipping just kills me!

    Have you had any trouble with customs? I usually mark it as a gift and that works, but some of the US companies won’t check that box on the green customs form. Grr!

    Have you looked at It’s similar styles to Gymboree… they are based in New Zealand… just ordered from them and was super impressed!

  2. Manic Mammy
    October 24th, 2007 @ 11:57 am

    Hey Debroah,
    No, to date I haven’t had any trouble with customs. I just opted for standard delivery, it didnt take very long and was no hassle.

    The $25 is a pain, but I justify it by usually purchasing during their sale…I know I’m just kidding myself ;-)

    I had forgotten about Ordered off them ages ago, and their clothes used to be for sale in Roches Stores. Agree about similiar style and quality…yeahhh, must go and check it out again! oh no

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