Shopping for a child? When to splurge or save ~
So how does he decide what clothes are worth spending more on? For Mr. Boden, who buys between five and 10 new items for each of his daughters per season, it depends on the type of garment. Coats, he says, are worth paying more for. They are kids' winter uniform—worn everywhere from school to the playground to playdates. A good-quality wool jacket, puffer or spring coat that's made of a sturdy fabric and stitched together well enough to withstand wear and tear "can be handed down to several children in a family," he says. "It is testament to the fact that a little extra expense is worth it."
Mr. Boden also thinks that well-made shirts are "worth the money," as they are versatile enough to be worn often. High-quality, machine-washable knitwear tends to have longevity as well. Fabric with a high cotton content is less likely to pill, he says.
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