I once bought a cashmere sweater for Raines. This was, of course, before he was born. I brought home this teeny-tiny adorable bundle of softness, in a perfect lamb-soft gray. Aaahhh…so sweet.
It was also $125.
My husband took one look and was like, "Babe! Have you lost your mind??" And I was all, "look at how cute! How soft! Warm! It'll keep him warm!!" And he was like "Not just NO but H*LL NO" and really, he was right. Raines would've spit-up/pooped/chewed it, for the total of the 8 minutes that it would've fit him.
There are many things babies need. Cashmere isn't one of them.
J.Crew, obviously, disagrees. They just launched a baby line as part of Crewcuts and it includes….a teeny-tiny adorable bundle of softness, in a (slightly darker version) of lamb-soft gray.
Ahhhh…how nostalgic for me. In related news, is the recession over?
But in addition to all of the cashmere ridiculousness, they include these onsies, which, in organic cotton and retailing for $17.95, may be my new favorites.
I just can't get enough of babies in stripes.
And OOOO…look at this one!
Fahbulous. And only….$88? Sigh. Why, J.Crew, why? Why can't something this simple be done by, say, Gerber, for example? And only be, like, $20? Heck….even $40 might be do-able. But $88? Even if I wanted to (and honestly, even if we were bazillionaires), I couldn't sell my husband on an $88 romper. Or a $125 cashmere baby sweater. (Unless…these were the only two pieces of clothing that we ever purchased for the baby…so every day he'd either wear one or the other…maybe…NO. STOP IT SHANA. JUST NO.)
(BTW….I was too embarrassed to return the cashmere baby sweater, because I had had all of this "help" picking it out. So Mike returned it for me. And YES – they knew exactly who bought it. But Mike got the sense he wasn't the only husband to storm back into the shop returning cashmere baby sweaters. Snort.)
Has anyone found well-priced, yet sohpisticated baby clothes? One would think it would cost MORE for companies to add the tacky puppy decals that come on a $6 Gerber onsie, but NOOOOOO. We end up paying a premium for plain, and even more for some cool, sophisticated details. BOO!