Advantages Good quality, unusual styles, good when you're looking for something special
Disadvantages Some items are a bit pricey and delivery is not very fast
I've just returned from a two-week holiday to find a mountain of post including a mound of new season Autumn/Winter 2001/2 catalogues. On of these being Vertbaudet.I joined Vertbaudet when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is now 3, so I guess I must have got in at the beginning because the company has only been in the UK for 4 years although it has been established in France for 35 years.
Vertbaudet is a French company offering continental design clothing for mums-to-be and children aged 0-16 years. It has a very extensive range.The catalogue has 210 pages and is divided into sections:- Childrenswear, Mums-to-be, Babywear, Babycare and Toys.
The CHILDRENSWEAR section carries three separate brands each offering clothing for different occasions. There is: -1. O'Kids which the catalogue states 'a refreshing collection full of imagination for little rascals' (whatever that means).
2. Today which includes casualwear, jeans, jumpers, joggers etc.3. Arthur and Felice include outfits for special occasions. These can be a bit pricey but if it's a special occasion, you might think it's worth it.
The MUMS-TO-BE section was a wide range of fashionable, practical and reasonably priced maternitywear. Just right to spruce yourself up when maybe you're not feeling your best.The BABYWEAR section carries the same collections as the Childrenswear plus Colin-Colline which is a range for new-born babies and sizes start from as small as 45cm. A lot of the babywear are smaller and similar versions to the childrenswear which is good if you like all your children to be colour co-ordinated (been there - done that). You also have the opportunity to buy bootees, tights, socks and hats to match some outfits and this can make a reasonably priced outfit expensive. The accessories can be a bit pricey.
When I bought some summer dresses for my daughter last year, they came with an extra square of material so you could make something, i.e. a small bag or hat, to co-ordinate with the dress. I never did but I thought it was a novel idea.The BABYCARE section includes pushchairs, baby seats, highchairs, and travelling and safety equipment. It includes famous brands such as Graco and Chicco and appears to be reasonably priced.
The TOYS section is small but provides a few ideas for the 0-1year age group.In addition to these sections, you can also buy shoes, underwear, nightwear and sportswear. There is a large range of Adidas sportswear for children which I have not seen anywhere else (except maybe La Redoute). You can also buy Nike, Puma, Fila, Quicksilver and Reebok.
All Vertbaudet clothing is tested extensively. They have wash tests, fit tests and wear tests. Certainly, all the clothes I have purchased from Vertbaudet are of a very high quality. They wash every well and some items carry a six-month guarantee, so if they don't live up to your expectations for wash or wear or tear, you can return them for a full refund.Mother & Baby Magazine have voted Vertbaudet No. 1 for girlswear, boyswear and value for money, which can't be bad.
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