Saturday, September 08, 2012

Captivated by the Cunning F&X

Tell me! Where do you shop for baby and kids clothes?

My usual suspects are:
- Carter for onesies and sleepwear
- Petit Bateau for sandos
- Gap, Zara, H&M and Cotton On Kids for regular clothes
- Then there's googoo&gaga, Beginnings Baby, Mothercare and Gingersnaps here in Manila
- Joe Fresh when we are in Canada. 

J. Crew crewcuts are cute but pricier than what I would usually shell out for. Thankfully, Berry gets J. Crew crewcuts from her Ninang Me-an and Tita Xsa who dote on her, heehee.

When Lawrence of Bench invited me to check out F&X, I was amazed at what they had in store. Actually, I had seen F&X in Singapore previously, but I just never had the chance to check it out. Why? Because I was shopping so much at the Cotton On Kids outlet store in Anchorpoint on Alexandra Road ($5 leggings and $5 tank tops, imagine!) and I did all my clothes shopping for Berry there - house clothes as well as for going out. Guilt usually sets in and I don't bother entering other stores anymore heehee. (So I guess Bench really scored here, especially now that Cotton On Kids is in Manila and also owned by Bench!)

Anyhoo, I didn't realize they had the cutest kids clothes. I think we spent the most time here, because Berry couldn't decide on which Hello Kitty shirt to choose.

Then she saw this "ballerina" t-shirt with sequined pointe shoes hanging on the rack...

...and she loved it so much she wanted to try it on, right there and then. Fitting room? What's that?

It was on sale, so right there and then, I said "Game!" But the shopping budget had to be shared with Xavi. At the time, Xavi wasn't out yet, so I was also on the lookout for boys clothes and found plenty as well.

I got Xavi this cute Kermit the Frog onesie with matching footsie pajamas as well as two Disney themed short sleeve onesies:

Plus there were plenty of shoe options! Both for little girls and boys:

The shoe wall was just one wall in the Baby section. There were more dresses, socks, Care Bear printed tops and an assortment of bottom basics to mix and match:

Bigger kids get to choose from an array of Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty cartoon print tops, as well as floral cardigans, polka dot tops, skirts and denims in store:

Us adults also have plenty to pick from. From graphic tees to plaids and polka dot tops, these are definitely more than the usual basics. But I liked the tissue thin tees and bright colored denims the most:

The little boys at heart meanwhile will love the Spiderman and Mickey Mouse tees. Although there are plenty of "grown-up" plaid shirts and windbreakers, denims and shorts to pick up as well:

I managed to fill a shopping bag with clothes for Berry and Xavi. The softest, prettiest, tissue thin cotton t-shirts for Berry and cartoon print onesies in nice, thick but breathable cotton for Xavi. At least I know there's another option for me when shopping for clothes for the kiddos!

Not to say I am no longer dropping by Cotton On Kids, especially now that they just opened in Mall of Asia. Hopefully there's a little section as well at Cotton On Lucky Chinatown Mall and Bonifacio High Street Central. Heehee!

Visit F&X is located at Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Cebu, SM Clark, SM Mall Of Asia, SM Masinag, SM North Edsa-Annex, SM Southmall, SM Megamall, Trinoma. I visted the F&X at Active Fun Building located in Bonifacio High Street :)


maia said...

F&X Cebu has only limited shoes displayed for babies and toddlers.
:( Hopefully you can tell them to display more :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks for posting this, Tin. Love that the store looks like a US kids' store. I've seen it in Gbelt 5 but also never went in. Will do so next time :)

Anonymous said...

sorry, this is totally out of topic but i don't know how to contact you. anyway, my question is does grandma's secret spot remover only works on clothes? because we have a sofa made of synthetic leather and my toddler accidentally and sometimes purposely writes on! so may ink stains na sya. i asked the saleslady from sesou glorietta but she's not sure. have you tested if it works for that as well? you may email me your reply at thanks in advance!!!

Anonymous said...

I bought a pair of F&X ribbed tights for 85php and purple knee high socks for 45php!!! :D-

Anonymous said...

Berry's yellow sandals are adorable. What brand are those?

cd_mfo said...

Wow! That's a pretty good deal Angela! Tights for less than P100! Xavi's baby socks are Php50 na and those are so teeny tiny haha!

To Anon: Her sandals are from Stride Rite =)

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