Maternity shopping is a mixture of chain stores and small
When I was shopping for maternity clothes in fall 2008 I was
dissappointed with all of the mall stores. I wanted something that fit
my style and better quality than what I tried on at all the
So what I ended up doing was wearing a mixture of boutique peices and
maternity friendly items I could wear even now a year and a half later.
This is where I did my maternity shopping and a few places I wish I had!
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Just as there are only a handful of materntiy boutiques
there is only a few chain stores that carry maternity as well. Even The
Bay no longer carries maternity clothes.
Thyme Materntiy, Motherhood Maternity are the two most common in malls
accross Canada but for the price you don't get very fashionable items
and some mothers complain that their styles don't last 9 months.
H&M Mama is another option. Super affordable and stylish. You
can find tops for around $30 and even a maternity trench.
One of the things seriously lacking in chain maternity fashions are
professional items like suits. The only option in Toronto is Mexx.
When all else fails I go online to find great places to get clothes.
Since you don't find maternity boutiques on every corner and you might
not feel like waddling all over town try shopping with your mouse.
Places like Gap and Asos have maternity sections to their international websites.
Peek is a Canadian owned and operated online
consignment shop that stocks name brands at DEEP discounts.
You can find
designer items if you watch closely. The prices make shopping for
that last only a few months less painful!
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