boys clothes

Is there a lack of boys clothes?

Or is it just me…?

Am I the only one that thinks there is a lack of young boys clothes and shoes?
It’s something that really bugs me. The boys clothes are for the majority plain and colourless, who says boys can’t wear colourful clothes?
I have just been looking on River island and managed to find a colourful pair of boys shoes – miracle. I also found a nice red top but when looking in comparison with the girls clothes there is a lot less and it mostly follows the same colour chart -dull.
There seems to be so much more available for girls compared to boys. Our local Next store has a lot more choice for girls. This is more evident when there is a sale as there are rails of girls clothes and usually a rail or two maximum for boys.

So what is happening? Are there less people making boys clothes than girls? Am I looking in the wrong place? Is it all in my mind? should I just be happy with the choice’s we have?

Where do you shop for boys clothes? I would love to know if you have found a fantastic online sites with good quality colourful clothes.
So I would love to know.. am I alone in thinking this or do you think so too?


  • Reply
    Rachael Jess
    April 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Its crazy!
    We went into Next and there were 2 rails for boys and about 15 for girls! I know us girls have extras like tights, skirts and dresses which I think is why there is a lack of clothing for boys.

    If we are down town we tend to shop in H&M for Max they have a good range for boys 🙂

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    Lindy Hamilton
    April 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    That might be part of it too Rachael thats not something I’ve really thought about. I just find it so hard getting nice colourful clothes for him.

    I have to say I do like H&M we recently got Maxx a batman and superman top both with capes attached. Very cool 🙂

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    Rachael Donovan
    April 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I m the same love H&M but do struggle elsewhere! my boys are getting to the age of noticing trend and finding there own style which is harder 🙂 glad my little girl is still tiny just spoilt for choice there though x

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    April 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    i have 2 boys, they are now 14 and 15 and small for their age and its even worse than when they were small to find clothes for them! they are no longer in childrens as they seem to end at 12/13 in most places but are not in adults which start at S for tshirts and 28 in jeans/trousers lol its crazy. we go to debenhams in the sale and blue inc in liverpool once every few months. i hate them wearing trackies etc but its only sports shops that seem to sell their size

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    April 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    There IS so much more choice when it comes to girls clothes. Tesco is sometimes alright although there are still WAY more girls clothes than boys.

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    Emma Walters
    April 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    so glad it’s not just me, keep thinking that maybe there was a massive baby boom when my son was born to explain why there are never any boys clothes 🙁

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    April 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I am forever disappointed with the offering for boy’s clothes. Usually a small section for boys and loads for girls. When I was footwear shopping there were so many for girls and just a few for boys, boring designs too. Companies online are much better but usually too pricey. I agree in that H&M is about the best.

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    April 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    i have always felt that there was a serious lack of boyswear compared to girlswear. it is always very limited and the styles are often a bit samey .

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    Sarah Lambert
    April 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I have to agree with you,I have a son and a daughter and find i can buy loads of clothes for my daughter but when it comes to my son i struggle.Shops seem to have a massive section for girls but boys its seems just a little corner.

    Dont know if its me as well but i find its same for toys,Do all different ranges of dolls and what nots but boys its so difficult.

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    The Brick Castle
    April 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Boys clothes have always been less exciting and plentiful than girls. When my daughter was younger I used to buy tons of clothes cheap very year in the sales and there’s never anything left in the boys!

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    Kady Newell
    April 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’m finding the same thing all the time too, my son is 9 in age 10-11 clothes and I can never find him anything “cool” or remotely interesting to wear

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    Zoe G
    April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Recently I’ve been getting special one off outfits for my son from the River Island boys range, they are nice quality but not a huge amount to choose from like everywhere on the high street, it drives me mad.

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