Why the hell is children's clothing so expensive? This bugs me to no end.
When I went out to buy my daughter her first pair of shoes, I found a pair at some crappy Marshall's type store that fit her okay. And they were $30. $30! For shoes for a kid that could barely walk! That she would outgrow in like two minutes.
That's my big argument. When it comes to my own clothing, I'm okay for spending a little more for an outfit I really like because I know I'll be able to wear it for a long time. (I'm still wearing shirts I bought for medical school.) But for an older kid, the best you'll get is maybe a year of wear. And for a baby, it's more like a few months.
Yet there are still tons of outfits for babies/toddlers that are like $20+. Stuff that the kid will probably only have occasion to wear once before it is outgrown. And it's not like I shop at high end stores. These are the prices at, like, Target. I'm sure a nice shirt for a one year old is $40-50 is a good store.
Who is paying these prices?? Don't you people know there's a recession??? This is why you can't afford your mortgage... because you've spent it all on baby clothes!!