Friday, March 4, 2011

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Review: Charming Boy's & Girl's Clothing by Tea Collection

The lifestyle of a child is usually casual and relaxed, but I do believe that looking good does contribute to a child's self-confidence.  Not wanting to fall into the trap of t-shirts and sweats 7 days a week, I usually shop for children's clothing that is comfortable, easy for the child to manage, but is also put together well.  This is true for all the pieces I have seen while browsing the Tea Collection website.

I was invited to shop for my family with a $100 gift certificate.  It was quite enjoyable to shop on and I had a tough time deciding on what to choose for my children.  I think selecting an outfit from the girl's clothing was the most difficult.  At first my daughter wanted a dress, but her size was not available in the one she liked best.  She ended up choosing the Flores Layer Sleeve Tee and then I chose the Stripe Skinny Leggings to match.  I really love the look of a dress layered with leggings underneath, so I think I will need to go back and check to see if the dress my daughter liked has her size in stock now.

From the Tea Collection's boy's clothing, I chose a motorcycle-themed long-sleeved tee paired with the French Terry Cargo Pants for our 4 year old son and the Long Sleeve Henley for our oldest.

All the pieces washed very well.  These photos were taken after the clothing had been through machine washing and drying.  As you can see, all our Tea Collection clothing still fit wonderfully and there was no pilling or fading.  My daughter's layered tee seemed to wrinkle easily, but all the other pieces came out of the dryer wrinkle-free.

In addition to shopping online, you can find Tea Collection clothing locally in fine stores, such as Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.  Their children's clothing prices are competitive with stores like Gymboree, but the styles are influenced by art and cultures from around the globe.  They also offer $8 flat rate shipping for online shoppers.  You can learn more about this clothing line by visiting, the Tea Collection blog as well as Tea Collection on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to Tea Collection for providing a complimentary gift certificate to facilitate this review.