Winter clothing is starting to drop into stores. But rather than get sad about the gloomy weather to come, I rejoice.

The change of season means all the delightful summer baby outfits are discounted. Run, don’t walk. Grab that baby jogger and get shopping.

“But the warm weather is as good as over!” I hear you say. I know – I’m advising you to get savvy.

Millie will be 18 months old next summer. So I hunted down size 1 and 2 clothing so she will be ready and raring to go at the first hint of sunshine.

It’s an outlay at first – and you have to find somewhere to store it – but it’s a very economical way to dress baby in great gear for a fraction of the original price.

I just bought Millie an adorable Fox & Finch top and tights set, that full price would have cost me $60. I paid $28 at Myer.

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This little Fox & Finch Baby outfit cost less than $30

Myer at the moment has 30% off the marked price of much of its summer childrenswear. I have seen some items marked down by 75% of the marked price.

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Signs like this can make my day

Scour the racks and you are sure to find something that takes your fancy…you just have to do a little age calculation first.

I’ll be on the lookout for clothing that will be Millie’s size mid next year when it’s time for the end of winter clothing clearout sales.

I’m not the only one who shops like this. My friend Bel just bought some Bonds goodies on sale for her daughter to wear in about 10 months’ time. My cousin Jen does the same for her three children.

Bonds often has 40% off, Purebaby has a great end of season sale (at the moment most summer stock is 30% off the marked price if you buy 3 or more items) and at Cotton On, Pumpkin Patch and Seed you can find very cute threads for next to nix.

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Originally $49.95, I bought Millie this size 2 beach kaftan dress for $23 during a Purebaby sale

Not to be forgotten, online shopping can be a winner when it comes to big discounts. Online retailers want to clear out for the new season too, so offer amazing sales, some with further discounts with a coupon code.

Sign up to store newsletters and emails to be notified of sales first (you don’t want to miss out on your child’s size!) and look for Instagram or Facebook accounts linked to your favourite shops. Often flash sales, free shipping offers and VIP discounts are advertised here first.

Some of my favourite Aussie children’s online retailers (which all have great sale sections or regular sales) include:
Baby Dino
Baby Donkie
Odds and Evie
Harley and Soo
Bella & Lace
Broken Tricycle
Snowflakes for Charli
Oishi-m
Baobab
Oobi
Wilson and Frenchy
Fabrik
Tiny People

Happy shopping! I’d love to know if you pick up some bargains or find another great sale, so leave me a message below.

 

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