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03-29-2004, 11:35 AM
I have been lurking here with you all for several weeks. I am a SAHM to Lucy 4.5 months. I am thrilled to have your insight on Gymbo and Hanna sales. I have not bought anything from Gymbo *yet* but am planning a big summer purchase with all the big sales coming up. Just had some questions.....
Lucy is a big girl at almost 18 pounds. She is starting to wear 6-9 month clothes (Carters and Little Me....my MIL's purchases) what would you recommend for Gymbo size? How does Gymbos sizing run? What about shrinkage? Do you line or hang dry?
Can someone give me a bit more info on the sale that was posted about everything $7.99? Does that mean no matter what the orginal price all clothes in that line will be $7.99? Do you need any special coupon or code for those? I am doing my best to plan my order now I just want to make sure I understand what the sale will be.
If there is any other info a rookie should need to know PLEASE feel free to tell me!! TIA!!!
03-29-2004, 11:43 AM
As far as gymbo sizing, Id go more by Lucy's length than by her weight. Then if she falls right between 2 sizes, you can use weight as an added guideline. I put our gymbo clothes in the dryer, but Im not worried about resale since I hope to have another little girl to hand them down to some day :) We havent had any problems with shrinkage.
I dont have any info on the sales, maybe someone else can comment on that
03-29-2004, 01:09 PM
welcome to the wonderful world of Gymbo =D
As for sizing I would guess she would be a 6-12m. Gymboree tends to be fairly generous sizewise, but it is cut best to suit long thin babies (in most pieces). The tops run smaller than the bottom in most cases as well, my DD (who is a peanut btw) fits pretty well in 0-3 M gymboree tops, but except for leggings the bottoms are pretty much too large. She wore Gymboree Preemie clothes (and sh was not a Preemie for quite awhile). I would guestimate my DD is about 9 pounds and 20-21 inches. Height is the deciding factor in baby clothes so you might want to go by that as well as weight. I don't find Gymboree shrinks in general, however, the washing directions say wash cold, which generally means they might shrink. I am a bit of a weirdo, I don't put baby clothes in the dryer. Not as much because of shrinkage, but because dryers are hard on clothes (they knock the cotton fibers out) and lead to more pronounced pilling in some cases. But this is just my obessession I know plenty of folks who dry gymboree in the dryer on low, and it's fine.
Okay, Gymboree is known for its sales. Unless you feel like wasting a lot of money NEVER buy Gymboree full price. They have various sales: Gymbucks (buy $50 get a coupon for $25 off $50 purchase--these have strict times you can earn and redeem); Rise and Shine (you need an invite for this one) this is 25% off new lines; tiered sales (buy $50 get 10% off, buy $75 get 20% off etc), COF (Circle of Friends, you need a invite to this but you can get them by signing up at the website for email updates) this is 30% off EVERYTHING in the store and probably everyone's favourite type of sale. The $7.99 thing is sort of a new type of clearance sale; I would call it an end of Season sale. Whatthey do is mark everything taht is left to $9.99 and then offer an additional 20% off; they do this for 4-10 days or so to clear out last seasons merchandise. So they will be clearing out Spring items with the one supposeldy coming up. A word of warning: GO ASAP to the store if you want anything good, OR be prepared to be up and ordering online at 12:00 midnight the day the sale starts if you want anything really good. Last time they did the $7.99 sale their server kept crashing due to traffic. AS I told someone else, load your cart the night before, and then just check out as soon as the sales go online (12 midnight PST). And, yes EVERYTHING Form that line will be $7.99 including coats, dresses, shoes and more expensive pieces!
Gymboree has a 6 month return policy (great so you can buy ahead, if it doesn't fit you can bring it back). BUT you need to be careful about buying things with Gymbucks and returning them (you loose part of your discount when ou retrun the items).
The clerks in some stores can be snotty.
that's all I can think of now, if you have more questions let me know!
Imperia--proud member of GAA (Gymbo addicts anonymous)
03-29-2004, 02:21 PM
My dd is about 18 lbs (but 11 mos old!!) and is still comfortably wearing the 6-12 mos Gymboree stuff. I have purchased 12-18 mos for summer but just tried an outfit on her this weekend that is supposed to be ankle length and it was under her heel! Also, she is about 28 1/2" tall so right under the length on the 12-18 size. I definitely agree with Imperia here...the height is going to be the deciding factor! Be sure to measure her and check the sizing to figure out which size is best. Also, even though they don't have an actual fitting room, the clerks at my Gymboree are always willing to help you find a spot to try things on if you need to! We tried on practially the entire Pina Colada line in the store! LOL!
03-29-2004, 03:00 PM
How did the Pina Colada stuff look on? I went with the Tropical Pineapple stuff instead, because PC looked so white, the bubble sure was cute though. Did you get that?
03-29-2004, 03:36 PM
Thank you!!! :) I am thinking the 6-12 should be fine in the baby but not sure if I should do 6-9 or 9-12 in the newborn? I am dying for the floral dress in the LB collection!! I think I will just stop by my store later this week and scope it out!!
How long is a line out before it starts being reduced?? I also love the TP stuff but my DH would kill me if I paid full price!
03-29-2004, 04:29 PM
Layette sizing for 6-9 months is:
6-9 months 25-27 inches long
17 7/8 chest cir
18 3/8 hip
8 1/8 inseam
So I would say 6-9 will fit her.
There are no set guidelines on when they reduce new lines. To be honest, the better they sell the less likely they are to reduce them early. Tip Toe was VERY popular and it didn't get reduce for a long time. Gymboree comes out with new lines about every three to four weeks though so generally they reduce fairly often. It's actually generally better to get new lines when they have special sales (like Rise and Shine) because you can get the popular pieces before they sell out at a discount. I bought some Tip Toe at a tiered sale n(when Tip Toe was introduced) and saved 35% which is a lot more than 20% (the first set of markdowns).
I LOVE Tropical Pineapple too. I bought the twirl dress and the skirted bloomer and top. Now all DD hgas to do is grow because it's all way too big for her lol/
03-30-2004, 12:19 AM
We bought the body suit, ruffled bloomer, ruffled top, and hooded sweater from the pina colada line. I think they look really cute on Kyleigh, but of course I could be bias.
Mom to Kyleigh Elizabeth 7/19/03
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