A fantastic French children's store, Du Pareil Au Même (also known as DPAM), opened up a few shops in Moscow over the summer. Their stuff is GREAT, similar to Gymboree, Hanna Andersson, Gap Kids or Old Navy in the USA. If you're lucky enough to buy their clothing in France, the prices are very reasonable. Elsewhere? Well, it gets more expensive once you add on all the import taxes...
Even so, their prices here in Moscow still set them solidly within the lower tier of prices when it comes the local market. Their designs are colorful, original and fun, with an emphasis on soft cotton knits and velour. They have a good line of basics (jeans, tees, socks, tights, underwear, swimsuits year round, sweatsuits, leggings, pajamas and jackets) and a rotating selection of nice kids' fashion items. I personally love all the French language that appears in the designs...
A very good friend from college is French and lives in Paris with her sons; we used to shop for each other when there were sales and we'd send each other packages in exchange. I shopped for her at Old Navy, and she sent me lovely little girls dresses from this shop... The stuff LASTS.
I picked up this velour nightgown for Katya today. It is soooo soft and she's tickled pink! Literally :-)
Katya also loves this velour pj set for boys that features a knight theme; it's very cool how the sword detaches. How I'd love to send it to our friends Ben and Nikita in Melbourne, Australia!
I got this dress for her last month and it's one of her favorite outfits for school, a cotton and angora knit, with some matching knee highs.
I have no need for baby girl clothing, but isn't this cow velour outfit adorable?
I also love these little girl outfits that were in the store window:
This boy's velour suit is much cuter in person; the green is more kelly green than puce, and there's a baby monster coming out of the egg pocket.