Carter’s Is Hipper Than I Remember – And a Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Carter’s. If you like free kids clothes, maybe stick around to check out the $50 giveaway at the bottom and the 20% off coupon.Β 

Note: I live in Texas, and that long sleeve shirt was on my daughter on a FREAKISH day that was below 80. Please don’t call the authorities on me. I promise they run around nearly naked with loads of sunblock on when it’s an oven outside.

Anyway, let’s talk kids clothes. Here’s how I feel- I like them to be cute, I NEVER like them to be white. (No white. No, no, no white.) I like them to be durable. I do not like them to be more expensive than my clothes, or to look like a 16 year old would wear them.

Unfortunately, this seems to limit my choices.

I’ll be honest. Carter’s hasn’t been a place we’ve frequented much the past few years. When Kendall was born 6 years ago, I got a lot of great staples from them (and still do, like the tops in this post), and their PJs are great, but I was turned off by how “cutesy” everything else looked.

I know, I’m super hard to please. I don’t want cutesy, and I don’t want too sophisticated.

But I noticed when I went into Carter’s after Lowell was born last year that the store was full of, basically, just what I was looking for. Maybe I’m off in my casual observation, but the brand seems to have evolved a bit, and is embracing more current trends.

Anyway, I started shopping there a little more, and was thrilled to pounce on them with my media kit at a recent blog conference. “You’d be a wonderful fit for my awesome audience!” I proclaimed. I hope I wasn’t far off on that assumption.

They sent me $50 to shop, and with the help of a coupon and a sale, I got all 3 new outfits.

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Uhm, that one on the left? TURNS ONE TOMORROW. The one on the right is going to drive him to his birthday party. And yes, okay, her shorts have a little white on them. LIVING ON THE EDGE.

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Matching. Shorts. I went there. Because Carter’s carries size 7-12 now! Also, did you know Lowell means little wolf? Well it does, so obviously we had to have that shirt.

The Carter’s team shared some fall styling notes with me, but I didn’t read them until I after put in our order. So when they said that patterns, camo, mis-matching, and “Tomboy Chic” are on-trend, I figured I’m some sort of kid-styling genius and not just an aimless mom-shopper who bought what looked cute.

But seriously, I would never peg these outfits as from Carter’s! I put a few on Polyvore to pin to the Carter’s Too Cute To Spook Pinterest board.Β I’m guest pinning there until August 1st!

Little Boy Summer Into Fall
Little Girl Summer Into Fall
Layered Casual for Boy

Carter’s is having a 40% off sale from now through August 5th, and I’ve got an extra 20% off coupon for you!

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And you can also enter to win a $50 gift card! Just follow the Rafflecopter requests below.

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  • Kittie A - Great outfits! Carters has always been my favorite kids clothing line!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Ann - I am SO glad they started carrying larger sizes. My twins were about to size out. You described my preferred style perfectly – not to cutsey, not too sophisticated.ReplyCancel

    • Kristin - I agree! My twins were just about busting out of Carter’s sizes! I wish they would make the 4 packs of pjs in the bigger sizes though!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love Carter’s for almost everything! The clothes are so durable and take a lot of abuse from my 4 year old.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer K C - My kids wear a mix of everything, cute but classic modern, some vintage, and if it is cute, I will have them wear it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love the grey and pinksweater/sweatshirt Leyna (sp? am I remembering her name correctly) is wearing, so cute! I need to go pick one up for my little lady!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - I love love love Carter’s. They are my favorite children’s clothing brand.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - My kids wear tons of Carter’s stuff. It’s my fav. As for style, having three boys, I need easy clean, comfy, and sturdy. They tend to prefer elastic waisted pants and shorts but I loathe sweats. We find shorts that look like khaki or cargo shorts on the bottom with soft elastic waists.ReplyCancel

  • Keshia - We love soft and durable kids clothes. Carter’s is one of our favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - I go with what fits over our cloth diapers, so comfy, stretchy, and roomy. Many times that ha s been Carter’s!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Miller - Classic clothes are my favorite for my girls. I got so tired of monkeys and cats on EVERYTHING with my oldest. I donated all the cutesy stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Humphries - For my 2.5 year old son, I am a fan of anything non-white, and durable. I’m not really into the whole “hipster kid”look, mostly because I don’t want my kid to be better dressed than I am. I just had a girl 2.5 weeks ago, and I am a fan of anything not all pink, and anything without glitter. Because glitter is the herpes of the craft world – once you get it, good luck getting rid of it!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Buccieri - I love the camo trend for fall!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Stauffer - I am loving the one liner graphic tees for my girls. Also the floral/chambray look. ALSO all the headwraps for them? Gimme.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - My three year old will only wear dresses, but I need them preschool friendly (lots of monkey bars and paint)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - love these outfits!ReplyCancel

  • meredith pack - carters has the cutest clothes – they have so many cute things i want for my son who is due in december!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - Love Carter’s!ReplyCancel

  • Deirdre H. - Totally had a different view on Carter’s till I had my baby. . .now it’s my fave!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My style of children’s clothes is “anything they’ll wear and can’t destroy after wearing once.”ReplyCancel

  • Maren - I like Carter’s a lot, especially their pjs. I like that their clothes are nice and study and can handle a messy toddler pretty well. I like their casual shirts and bottoms; I’m not one to dress my kid too stylishly (or myself, for that matter).ReplyCancel

  • Meghan V. - I like the classic look for my girl and anything durable for my boys.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Love Carter’s! They fit my long, skinny guy perfectly. And they have my two favorite styles – sleepers and pants with something on the butt, and little man clothes (polos, cargo shorts, etc).ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Carter’s stuff is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • kelly - I can always find something good in Carter’s. Quality is noticeably better than other places–I hate washing a really cute outfit and having it come out looking like crap after one wear. Carter’s clothes don’t have that issue, and I always seem to be able to fit my daughter into their stuff for longer. Also, they have so many sales and coupons that they’re actually affordable!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - My preferences are just about the same as yours. No baby blue teddy bears and no pint-sized American Eagle/Buckle lookalikes. And no, they should not cost more than my clothes. I love Carter’s. Can’t wait to see what they have for fall.ReplyCancel

  • amanda - while i prefer carters, its usually old navy or clothes purchased by grandma. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Norman - I love Carter’s. Always have! I loves the cutesy outfits with pics on the butt and that I was able to get handsome “little man” outfits too.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - I agree with you, Jill – I want my kids’ clothes to be stylish, but not overboard and definitely NO mice dressed up like little baby dolls, etc. I love Carter’s clothing (especially all the new stuff for fall – the little girls stuff with the birds is right up my alley), especially because it seems to fit my skinny kids better than most brands. I would love to win this prize!ReplyCancel

  • Emily H. - LOVE buying Carter’s clothes for my niece and nephews. Hoping for our own little one soon to deck out in these adorable clothes!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa K. - Love Carter’s… Their clothes have lasted through so many kids in our family and they’re still soft and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - Pretty much exactly what you stated! I like them to be a little hip, a little classic, a little rugged, and not have my 8 year old daughter look like a showgirl. My son is pretty rough, so his stuff has to wear well. I love Carter’s and Oshkosh, and I’m thrilled that they’ve started carrying bigger sizes!ReplyCancel

  • Anne with an e - I love any little boy clothes that are little man things… button downs and grandpa cardigans especially. Carter’s always has good options, as does Baby Gap!ReplyCancel

  • kirsten m - Carters is definitely my FAVORITE place to shop since my oldest was born 6 years ago. I especially love their styles for this fall…the birds and deer!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - I like hipster or preppy clothes for my son. I dislike cargo shorts/pants or overalls.ReplyCancel

  • sarabean - Carter’s still has the best PJs!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndi - I like anything that doesn’t show stains and is easy to cleanReplyCancel

  • Kate - My daughter just got a cute top with mini seahorses on it from Carter’s that she adores. I was only buying pajamas from Carter’s, but I’m going to definitely check out their other stuff now for fall.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle K. - i like stretchy, comfy, and pink! i love to put my little girl in dresses.ReplyCancel

  • TeresaM - Oh man, better get to Carter’s for my son’s fall wardrobe!! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jutta Pearce - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their vintage prints selection!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Jensen - We love Carters. Do all of our little’s shopping there.
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  • Jennifer Johnson Enos - I love that they have trendier clothes…i know my son is only 6 months old but I don’t want to dress him in pastels and zoo animalsReplyCancel

  • Sheanayah Perkins - Comfort is key here. I have yet to put my 15 month old in jeans. I love carter’s pants (the legging ish ones)! Plus most of their things are super soft.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Helton - Love me some Carter’s!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Cottrell Thomas - I love that dress!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Leopold Chafin - Has to be comfy, cute and for the little one, easy to pull up and down for the potty! I have loved Carter’s for a long time! ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Ayne Barger - I like clothes that are comfortable and wear well..as well as holding up to my two rough little boys. Their wardrobe is 99% carter’s clothes πŸ™‚ ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ a little barefoot - cute and comfy – it’s pretty simple, really!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Schmidt - Just in time for #3! Love their durability! ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Vlasak-Kettenton - I’m loving their stuff right now. They can be on and off trend, but I love their jammie’s. ReplyCancel

  • Lorenmelissagrace Statema - I adore the Carters bird dress. My girly would flip for it. She loves dresses hands down and would wear them every day if she could. ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Jennewein - I love dresses and clothes that will last and can be worn through different seasons. ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Buccieri - I love the camo trend for fall πŸ™‚ ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Marie - Comfort is key! I love Carter’s! ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Jana'e - I like children’s clothes that are stylish, easy access for diaper changes, comfy, and affordable! Carter’s always meets all four of my “must-haves” when shopping for my munchkins.ReplyCancel

  • Allison Mitchell - I need kids’ clothes to be comfortable and last at least a few seasons. My oldest two are very active little boys who play rough. I like their clothes to last long enough to pass down to the younger one, so durability is key.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Maestas Sonntag - Super cute and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Awesome! I love Carters!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Smith - Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Kristal Page - I love Carter’s!! ReplyCancel

  • Sami Goodman - I love Carter’s!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Clement - I find that comfort is key for my three. I love that Carter’s is affordable, becoming more stylish, and almost everything matches. Because, let’s be real here… sometimes , with three kids, it’s a huge win to even find something in the same color family in their closets on busy days. Carter’s always gets a thumbs-up from me. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Liana Wolfe - For the most part, I definitely prefer Carter’s. Higher quality and durable clothes for my two boys. I tend to lean towards the comfortable, as well, and our toddler regularly requests “comfy pants” as wardrobe of choice, regardless of matching shirts. The only things we’re going to need to replace are pants… holes are forming as our little one is crawling EVERYWHERE. ReplyCancel

  • Kendal Barriere - I like the classic look and I have been loving the new lines coming from Carters as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Swartout - Love Carter’s (and their sister brand, Osh Kosh)!ReplyCancel

  • Willow Matteson - I love carters! All my babies came home from the hospital in Carter’s pjs!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Shmigelsky - Love kids clothing that is comfy, washes well, and cute! Love Gap, Carters, Gymboree, and Polo for my boys.ReplyCancel

  • Autumn Canter - My daughter would love that pink bird dress!
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  • Sarah Gentry Moore - I’m with you on the not too cutesy and not too sophisticated thing. I love Carter’s stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Osborn Amberson - I love soft, simple, and easy to put on baby. Those are my biggest wants! ReplyCancel

  • Brook Ashley Simpson - Carter’s is my absolute fav! cute and durable…a must for all ages.ReplyCancel

  • Jelissa Niezgocki - Super casual and comfortableReplyCancel

  • Erin Pittman-Hollett - I absolutely love Carter’s! My fave kids clothes!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Villar - I like clothes that are soft, comfortable, look sharp and most importantly are not a pain to wash. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jen Oye Doupona - I am a fan of Carter’s- especially the pajamas! I’ve been really happy with everything we’ve bought the past yearReplyCancel

  • Tara - I like the classic look!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Massie - Sweet! Thanks for the giveaway! I have two boys so I stay far far away from white too, but I love some cute neutral shorts and cute tshirts, that way they can always dress themselves and I won’t get upset that they don’t match πŸ˜‰ ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Lopez - I think Rompers on toddlers are the most adorable thing ever. Carters makes some really cute ones. My daughter wears tons of carters stuff! ReplyCancel

  • Amy Boysel - Living in WA, we love layers! Little one loves clothes that are comfortable and allow him to move.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rust - We are huge fans of Carter’s because of their style and the fact that everything I buy there lasts and lasts. What I like about the style is that it’s not the cheesy baby stuff but its also not too grown up. It’s the perfect balance in my opinion. ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Norman - I have loved Carter’s since my son came. I could get the cute outfits with pics on the butt and get him handsome “little man” clothes. Love me some Carter’s!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin D. - I have been putting my children primarily in Carter’s clothes since my oldest daughter was born 3 years ago. They are stylish, durable, comfy and easy to match. If I wasn’t a full-time stay-at-home mom I would love to work in one of their stores!ReplyCancel

  • Ashlea Hewlett - Just bought the cutest little baby wayfarer sunglasses from Carter. ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Martin - I love pirates, hippy and grunge type clothing. Lots of light layers (during the winter) and flowy bright comfy thing in the summer! And though I didn’t think I would, I love a good worn looking character print. ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I like the plaids.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney Gemaly - I CANNOT HANDLE THE CHUB! So frackin’ cute I can’t even stand it! They all are adorable! I love Carter’s I’m so glad they have bigger sizes now. I got hooked when bub was born and now the brand will grow with her? FAB! πŸ˜€ReplyCancel

  • Barbra - I like durable and comfortable. I used to love (still do) sophisticated for my boy – little ties and newsboy caps. But he won’t wear it – he wants soft pants/shorts and bright t-shirts.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hammack - I’m a big fan of Carter’s. They seem to fit my little guy (who is also turning 1 tomorrow) better than anything else. ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Ramirez - I also hate white anywhere on kids clothes. I love prints to be able to camouflage any messes that happen.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Fuller Ulman - I love Carter’s and was so sad that my girls had sized out of it. Not anymore! My girls love their leggings and all three of mine love their pjs. ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Eastman - I love polo’s and button up shirts for my son, my daughter loves to wear dresses! Carters is my favorite because they fit them so well and have a great selection to choose from!ReplyCancel

  • Nanette - Love Carter’s! There’s a store dangerously close to my house which I visit too often for my husband’s liking.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Zimmerman - I like the non-cutesy stuff as well, please no character shirts! But I do like me some Carter’s! We have many things from there!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Rutherford - I love these clothes! Super cute. I got my son a Carter’s shirt that says “Mr hustle” lol.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Moore - I normally pick up items that have cute prints or have a sports or animal theme for my boys! ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Dithmart Lundquist - Carter’s is the BEST! I’ve loved them since my son was born!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Gusmer - they are absolutely adorable. when I first started reading your blog I remember how small Kendall was and bow look at him!!! How exciting he’s growing so fast and so are Leyna and Lowell!! you have beautiful children…truly blessed!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schneider - I prefer Carter’s too. They don’t shrink, rarely stain, and they fit better than other clothe stores (wal-mart for example).ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Davis - I love carters ! they are what we try to use !!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Martel Renzi - I also love cute, but not make me wanna vomit cute. And please don’t sell clothes that make my daughters look like miniature hookers. Carter’s has come a long way the last few years. ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Kratky Swindon - Cute, comfortable and easy! Caters has everything we need and I love the sales!! ReplyCancel

  • Karen Bloom Simmons - Love Carters and Oshkosh! Cute outfits that wash well and are comfy.
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  • Rochelle Luaders - I like the little boys styles you picked above. Kind of rugged, kind of comfy, always cool. ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Keller - I definitely agree, Carter’s has gotten much cuter over the years. I.WANT.TO.BUY.IT.ALL!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannan Loman - Carters I the best!ReplyCancel

  • Allie Floyd - I’m obsessed with Carter’s. I’m due in November and I’ve already bought baby’s coming home outfit from them!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Rockwell - I somehow always end up at Carters. Great selection and prices. More stores opened near me too. ReplyCancel

  • Kristen H. - We love Carter’s! We’re lucky enough to have an outlet nearby too.ReplyCancel

  • Erika - I have a three year old boy, and I prefer stuff that doesn’t have characters or cheesy sayings all over it (which is hard to find for boys for some reason). I have been loving Carter’s lately as well!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Martel Renzi - I also love cute, but not so cursor it makes me want to vomit. And please don’t design clothes that makes my daughters look like miniature hookers. Carter’s has really improved the last few years!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Eaton - I love the new baby color pallets for fall. Not overly sweet on the girl stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Jill S - We go with whatever fits the kids at the time. So while the oldest liked pink (when she got an opinion) the middle likes blue, and the baby will end up with both! It’s more about the current situation of the kids than anything. My middle is so small, but fearless. Absolutely. So she has a tiny but tough shirt, clearly football jersey type and made for boys.but it is SO HER!

    My oldest wants the girly stuff, so she ends up with glitter (that doesn’t come off!), flowers, butterflies, etc.

    Baby wears hand me downs or anything about being adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - I like kids’ clothes to look like kids’ clothes! Nothing too fancy, nothing with glitter (oh how I loathe glitter), nothing that I might find in the teen section, and nothing too expensive. Carters usually fits the bill for quality staples.ReplyCancel

  • Tristi - Love Carter’s! I miss having a store nearbyReplyCancel

  • karen - love carter’s pj’s, love the t-shirts when they don’t have goofy sayings on them!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I love me some Carter’s. My son’s favorite Bug Shirt came from Carter’s. He wants to wear it every day!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Hendrix - I want my kids to clothes to be super cute, but hold up to their messes. Love clothes that wash well too.ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - The boys shorts in this post are so cute, way to go Carters!! I love prints!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Love Carter’s. Always have. Maybe I haven’t been very hip in the last 4 years since I have had kids. I’ve been tired!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Mossey - Love Carter’s! Also Old Navy and Gap for my boys.ReplyCancel

  • Mindie Felcher - Love the boys clothing…thankful for someone making affordable boys clothes that are not navy and red!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly D - I like tunics and dresses with leggings for my daughter. I think the vintage print trend at Carters would be perfect for her.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I like classic, gender-neutral kids clothes that can be passed down.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I live carters! Love all the colors they use !ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Love Carter’sReplyCancel

  • Mary Happymommy - For boys I love plaids.ReplyCancel

  • Jess Hoisington - Ok Carter’s has totally changed since I last shopped there! We are going to stop by today!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley H - I like leggings for girls.ReplyCancel

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef - i love baby jeans πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • natasha - Wow. That bird dress is super cute. May have to give Carters another look.ReplyCancel

  • twitter_jenminn - I love Carters. I don’t buy too many dress clothes from them (although I love that dress) but we love their tees and onsies for the littlest one!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - We love Carters… and for our girl I may be a little over the top with all the pinks and dresses I put her in but until she can tell me she doesn’t want to that’s what she’s getting!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie F - I like vintage and classic style clothes. I love the Fresh plaids for boys at carters right now. Love carters!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Piening Schmidt - Seriously adorable outfits. I’d have to say I agree that the style has definitely evolved! ReplyCancel

  • Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas - I have noticed the very same thing about Carters! I really like a unique look, like some of the cool Etsy shop stuff I’m seeing on Instagram. Nothing too frilly, and over all, it has to be comfortable to play in!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Alexander - I love sophisticated, but still young. Not to “cutesy” either. I am hard to please, but I do love Carters! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Koss - I am very much a fan of all the black and white stuff for my little girl! I love all the grown up looks on the little ones!ReplyCancel

  • Cole Evans - We love Carter’s! The outfits are cute with nice details and they are durable. So I know what I buy my oldest daughter will still look cute and nice when my youngest daughter gets to wear it. And I like that they have a wide range of sizes. And they have awesome sales. We just stocked up on PJ’s and fall pants!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Kostelnik - I love Carter’s clothes! I have found so many cute things for my 2 year old there!ReplyCancel

  • Chasity Dix - My kid isn’t born yet (6 more weeks!) but I’m with you – too cutesy is just annoying. I want my kid to look semi-stylish without it costing me an arm and a leg and without them looking like a teenager. I can’t wait to use this 20% off coupon! ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Mckelvey - I agree. Went to their site the other day to look for a birthday gift and loved what I saw!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I love basics. T-shirts and jeans/soft pants for my three little guys. Except for the baby. In that case, ALL THE ANIMALS ON HIS BOOTY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Coco - I LOVE Carters. I’m not shopping there right now since we’re on a budget πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Velvet - Very cute outfits! You are a natural style guru! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I like casual but girly outfits for my two girls. But now that they’re getting their own personalities with clothes, I’m trying to honor what they want and what I want.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I’m a big Carter’s fan! I love going to the outlet store that’s near me!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Olson - Those are some cute things! I’m impressed.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - I love Carter’s clothes and I am so happy they’ve expanded the sizes to include older kids!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I like things they can mix and match! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sara - At my recent baby shower I got a ton of clothes from Carter’s.

    I also steer away from cutesy and I LOVE that I’ll be able to get matching stuff for my boys that will be nearly 5 years apart. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Smith - I love Carter’s!! I always find the best deals there and it washes well and fits my skinny kids! ReplyCancel

  • Laura R - I LOVE Carter’s clothing!They have an adorable black and white line for little girls I want to buy ALL of!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - I’m with you on the not so cutesy – and when you have boys that are 4 years apart, it makes it easier to buy them matching or coordinating outfits. My 5 year old doesn’t want to wear cutesy!ReplyCancel

  • Laura M - Thank goodness I have boys because my style of clothes is jeans and t shirts and anything easy! We love Carter’s because the clothes are affordable, durable, and easy to mix and match when one thing or another is in the hamper.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel s - I have also noticed a change, I usually make out ok there.ReplyCancel

  • facebook_tcwilkinson - I want durable and fashionable, but nothing crazy that is going to make my kids look like their teenagers. I love that Carters is more sophisticated now!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I love Carter’s clothes recently, I’m so glad to see they are carrying bigger sizes now, too! My taste is similar to yours, nothing too babyish and cutesy, but not mini-teenager clothes either!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Green - I worked at Carters through college. I couldn’t wait to have a baby so I could buy Carter’s clothes. My baby is now one and 95% of her clothes are Carter’s.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Julian - I just love what works for us! My daughter (3.5) is just starting to ask for different styles, I just go by what she likes. ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer L. Hoscheit - My favorite style of kids clothes is classic and also gender neutralReplyCancel

  • Amy - These are adorable. I’ll have to check then out for sure. School shopping is upon us and I’ve got a picky kid.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Adams - My favorite style of kids clothing is modern, with vintage flair! : )ReplyCancel

  • Shevaun Boatright - I’ve always loved their jammies, but those shorts? Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Tyler Colleen White - I love Carter’s. Def a cute mix of kid friendly styles, durability, and if u shop with coupons a pretty good deal!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Anderson - I am cutesy all the way…and I have loved Carter’s brand since my first son was born…they have fabulous clothing! ReplyCancel

  • Mary Weldon - I love Carter’s. I buy a lot of the grand children’s clothes there. Such fun colors.
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  • Christina Spencer Shearin - I love him in tshirt and jean (or khaki shorts) he looks like a little man. I bought almost every single crab outfit Carter’s had out this summer.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Arras - I’ll be honest, I haven’t shopped much at Carter since the boys were actual babies… because I LOVE carter’s baby clothes. I think I’m going to have to check back in for toddler / preschool age clothes… ! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Davis - I usually shop at Crazy 8 because their style is so similar to Carters, but I recently found a Carter store near our new home and I would love to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Unger - Love carters. They have really evolved as a brand and have everything from great newborn/infant staples to functional and adorable outfits for toddlers and kids. ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Adkins Nixon - I honestly love Carters. I think that my son’s wardrobe for the first year was all Carters. I also like the fact that you can get it in a number of stores (ex: Kohls, Target, TJMaxx, etc)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Eippert - Seriously one of the only places I buy clothes for my son…who is 14 days older than Lowell! I can’t believe they are ONE!!! Happy Birthday today Lowell!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Busche Crivella - Yes, Carter’s has gotten a ton cuter! I usually shy away from the shirts with sayings (which they used to have a lot of) but now they have some great prints!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gill Rentz - Love them. I have 3 boys and some of the clothes have been throuh all 3 and are still garage sale conditionReplyCancel

  • LaTanya Thornhill - I like comfortable clothes and clothes that will not shrink or fade after one wash. ReplyCancel

  • Johnnie McNeely - Carters has gotten better quality recently and their stuff washes up well! ReplyCancel

  • Wreck-It Ralph - I freakin’ love Carter’s…from sleepers for infants to comfy outfits for my two-year-old, I haven’t needed to shop anywhere else.ReplyCancel

  • Meaghan E Witten - Huge fan of yours and carters!! We love e shopping there:)ReplyCancel

  • Diane Sayler - I agree that their clothes are getting better and I love that I can find Carter’s in lots of stores.ReplyCancel

  • Leah Jorgensen - I am right there in the middle of styles with you .. I don’t want my toddler or young kids looking like teenagers. But then cutesy only goes so far. We’re fans of Carters & their clothes are great for hand me downs too πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Tuohy Walls - Yes! carters is really coming along- just got a super cute dress there for my toddler πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Lopez - I think you’re right, Carter’s got kind of…weird, for awhile. I really like their stuff this season though.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Williams Karwacki - I’ve been obsessed with the little girls coral/mint/grey stuff – mini blues I think they were calling it. Totally agree on not wanting to dress my 9 m/o as a teen (do infants need spaghetti straps, even?), but I also hate anything that looks like it’s just generic baby. Carter’s has been hitting it out of the park for me with their stuff lately – and love the sales and coupons they have had lately! ReplyCancel

  • Pamela H - Love classic and preppy clothes.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Bentley - I love Carter’s for staples, jammies and the sales! But I too had been turned off by all the things that were “cute” and had writing across toddlers butts. I will check them out again!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Kelley - I like things a little funky (mixing patters is a definite fave) but they have to be comfortable and easy to get on/off first and foremost.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Campbell Waloski - I had no idea they updated their clothing choices! I’m also hard to please and really prefer my kiddos to be dressed like little adults. Classy, little adults. ReplyCancel

  • Jill Nester Hayes - I love Carters for my kids who are 6 and 2…their pajamas are the best we’ve found.
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  • Sherry Carr Smith - You and I could totally buy clothes for each others’ kids, our styles are exactly the same. I laughed this morning, dressing my almost-6-month-old daughter, when the outfit (a gift) had white leggings. Yeah, right, I’m going to put white leggings on the Queen of Blowouts.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Brancato Tripi - I love fanshionable clothes that are comfortable too! I love Carter’s and they are SO durable
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  • Kyra Parks - Love that bird dress!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Amabile Oliver - I have been shopping at Carter’s since I was pregnant with my first son 8 years ago – wow, times goes fast! I love all of their clothes on my boys – they have lasted through three boys in our house and are being passed on to other family members now. Durability, soft fabric and cute styling combined with great sales – what is not to like?ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Remick - I love Carters. My girl love comfortable and I love the cute factor and quality!
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  • Dawn Ellis - My elder daughter loves fancy dresses and anything with sparkle. My younger one still doesn’t care and mainly wears hand-me-downs.ReplyCancel

  • Tania Perez - I love Carter’s pj’s and teeny tiny outfits for newborns.ReplyCancel

  • Emily B Mitchell - I love carters. Their stuff is moderately priced and durable. ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Jennings - I love that Carter’s outfits look like KIDS’ clothing instead of mini-adult clothing that makes our little ones look much too grown for their own good. Children grow up fast enough. Let them enjoy childhood while they can!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany Adams - Right now, I love wolves, woodland creatures, and space themes. I tend to stick with classic more than super trendy.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Lott - Carter’s is great for little one clothes. These days because of with sales and coupons, you never need to pay full price.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I shop almost exclusively for my17 month old at Caerter’s! I could put a serious dent in her Fall wardrobe needs with $50!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Starr - My fave kind of clothes for my son is anything that wears well enough to be on, Carter’s is great for this. And I agree, no white!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Redfern - OshKosh, Carter’s or Crazy 8 are our staples.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Litwin - Carter’s is actually my go to. They’ve had the best quality for the money of all the brands I’ve tried.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - I am a big fan of Carter’s, they have great sales! Love the camo leggings, I would have never bought them, but seeing them in the ad above may have changed my mind!ReplyCancel

  • Lucia Laguzzi Kitchen - Huge fan of Carter’s and they usually have decent sales.
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  • Kathe Dembinsky Doherty - I have been buying Carter’s since my children were little over 30 years ago. I now purchase them for my grandchildren. ReplyCancel

  • Abbie Olson - I’m a big fan of quality for style. Sometimes I might spend more, but I’ll get something I can roll up and then have them wear for 2 years, lol! (I really love Hanna Anderson, they are pricey but if you buy during a sale they are worth it!) I also dislike white, too easy to get dirty and my kids like to play hard! Finally, I like “matchy” sorts of outfits, because I’m doing that until they are too old for it!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Anne Cheney - I like vintage style to something bold on a basic grey for my kiddos πŸ™‚ Target always has lots of adorable things for my girl but it’s spendy!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Anne Cheney - p.s. went to the Carter’s site via Polyvore, and discovered the vintage prints collection. IN LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • christine - I like clothing that doesn’t look overtly “childish” so for my son I tend to buy him things my husband would wear.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley C - I have a bit of a Carter’s problem. My girls have too many clothes as it is, and I can’t even walk by a Carter’s without buying something. I think all their stuff is so cute. I definitely agree that things have been evolving in there.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel M - I love Carter’s! My daughter was a preemie and Carter’s carried a great selection of tiny outfits. She is small for her age and Carter’s is still our go to store. Their stuff fits true to size, is trendy, and affordable.ReplyCancel

  • Lesley Robbins - I love all of Carter’s clothing because it is the only clothing that fits my tiny girl really well. The sleepers are the BEST! Very well made and soft πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Laube Schleeper - I like more simple clothes that are not all pink and glitter for my little girl. ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Umstott - I love Carter’s that’s where most of my little guys stuff comes fromReplyCancel

  • Kim - Love that pink bird dress!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Love Carters clothes! It’s time to reload my boys clothes with Fall clothes.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Long - I love Carter’s! So many cute things for my little ones! They’re one of the only places I can find cotton jammies!ReplyCancel

  • Tiphaie - I love Carters clothing.ReplyCancel

  • Carolsue - We ALL love the Cute Camo styles!
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  • Amanda - My favorite kids style is comfortable and inexpensive! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sara Whitaker Hornbacher - Carter’s has gotten tons cuter!!! My kids would love it now!!ReplyCancel

  • CrunchyCake - I’ve always loved their pajamas and I agree – their clothes are definitely more grown up but not too much so.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Murphy Maxon - I love rompers, so easy to dress them with those! One piece and you’re done!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Brown - Agree! We get a lot of clothes there and always on sale. Will do for baby number 2 as well!ReplyCancel

  • Tara C. Allred - I’m also very picky about clothes for my little girl. I want sophisticated but playful and comfy; nothing too cutesy or girly. I think Carter’s has come a long way with their styes and would love to try some of t he new fall items!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer McCleary - I was team green when I was pregnant and I remember looking at both sides of the carter stores. Now our team turned pink I have a blast shooing their hip designs. This giveaway definitely helps a growing little girl have a wardrobe.ReplyCancel

  • Amy M - Carter’s has always been a staple in my three kids wardrobe!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Leidgen Baer - I can’t handle how cute Lowell is in his wolf shirt. Love it and love Carter’s! πŸ˜€ReplyCancel

  • Emily Wilson Hadley - Love Carter’s, and their sales! Can’t go in there and leave empty-handed!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie B - I love bright, fun colors without all the cutesy sayings – and nothing on the buns. Ever. No matter how little or big!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs Cpt PAO - i LOVE carters and was thrilled when they added the older kid line. i love the quality, the fit, the ability to match my kids (all the matching over here) and, how the little girl clothes look like little girls and not underage clubbers with a fake ID

    as an Army family, we’re thrilled with new camo stuff and i think the animal print girl stuff this season is too cute – the dogs/birds etc πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • sam-c - good to know! I’m a big fan of hand me downs (from my first child and from my sister in law- she has 3 boys). It is hard to find cute boy clothes but look there they are ! I too used to think Carter’s was too cute-sy, and looked mostly to another brand (won’t name here) that I could only afford on clearance and hand me downs because they were fun kids clothes and did not have puppy dogs or some other gaggingly cute cartoon on them. they opened store near me recently, I may need to go soon!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Lewis Brown - I also love the old-fashioned Osh-Kosh. Little did I know they are owned by Carters. Too funny!ReplyCancel

  • Lily Ivey - I love Carter’s. I’m so excited for big kid sizes because my 7 year old outgrew Carter’s a year ago and I cannot find another clothing store I like as much.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Stelzig - Realistically, I live no where near a Carter’s. Good, is it saves me money, bad is I have no idea. But. Lemme tell you, that with a 6 yr old who feels he is a bike riding ninja & a two year old that I’m pretty sure can turn any pair of leggings paired with a sharpie Into a tattoo’s mans dream; I love the durability. You can’t
    Beat a great tee that isn’t going to go all Swiss cheese on you when you wash it. ReplyCancel

  • Sara W - I prefer a classic, clean look on my kids.ReplyCancel

  • T Michelle Trump - I love the camo look for my nephew and the tomboy chic look for my niece!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley C - I love leggings and tunics for my daughter!

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  • Tanya Riley - I like to dress my son in casual clothes, whatever he seems comfortable in. I love Carters and Osh GoshReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I’m actually one of those people that only dress their child in Carter’s… I feel they fit the best, sometimes I have to buy from garage sales because I can’t afford new, but the quality is great so they hold up well!ReplyCancel

  • Gina M (Wild Orchid) - For my son I love a pair of jeans and a striped polo.

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • Ellen Eisele Wease - Carter’s has been hit or miss ver the years, but I always go for panties, undershirts, socks and Jammies. Now with a brand new niece and nephew, I have been going more.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Finley - I love the camo style this season!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I love Carters. Its hard not to buy every-single-outfit when we go to costco.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Their toddler Halloween costumes are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Loved Carters when my 6 year old was a baby!! I still love them now!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife - I love Carters. I feel like their clothes are kid & play friendly but still more put together than just a t-shirt and shorts.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Carters always fits our kids well. Our 4 year old chooses his own clothes at this point and 2 year old daughter will wear anything without glitter (her choice, not ours).ReplyCancel

  • Betsy Felt - Carter’s is great for durable, cute clothes! Need to shop there soon for Fall!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Whitley - i love the camo trend. my son and daughter both wear it
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  • Katherine - I adore when children are dressed like tiny adults (hello tweed blazers with elbow patches!).ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Bolton - That little pink dress is the cutest! And I love the ideas for summer into fall pairings. We have crazy weather up here in the PNW, and that’s really helpful πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Grant - My favorite style of clothing for my son is the laid back look. A simple t-shirt and jeans can’t be beat!ReplyCancel

  • Kara P - I tend to like more casual, comfortable clothes that are a bit classic for my girls.ReplyCancel

  • sarah - carters has been a staple of my kids since birth! If I need a complete outfit I can walk into carters and walk out without A) breaking the bank B)not requiring too much brain power to try to match shirts and shorts. easy and economical! It’s like music to a mommy’s ears!ReplyCancel

  • valerie - I am not sure what my favorite style is. i have always like carters tho. super cute stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I’m pretty sure my daughter NEEDS that pink bird dress. I can almost always find things that I love at Carters for both of my kids. Their tees for boys are cool, not precious, and really good quality. I never experience any shrink issues with them at all.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea m - I like casual relaxed clothes with pops of color or a fun detail.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Carters has always been one of my favs for my childrens’ clothes.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - I like more of a bohemian look for my daughter but more of a preppy style for my toddler boyReplyCancel

  • Kendra - I have always loved Carter’s clothes. We still have hand me down pieces from years ago from them. I love their dresses as well as boys shirts.ReplyCancel

  • Katy M - I guess my favorite style is simple and classic. I like plain clothing, not a ton or graphics or prints..Carter’s is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Pontier - Would love to get some super cute fall stuff for my little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Mari - Love Carter’s. Especially their pajamas.ReplyCancel

  • Ariana Brown - I love Carters! My kids are really hard on their clothes, and I’ve always found Carters washes the best out of everything we have. I like that the young boys clothes keep getting cuter and less cutesy.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - We were just there the other day! The boys section was great and stylish for my active little guys (as compared to other places)!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Carter’s is my favorite. I also like Old Navy and Kohl’s. I have two girls and I love dressing them!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha H - Love carter’s! And this would be super helpful right now!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Love Carter’sReplyCancel

  • Lindsy - I agree with so much in this post. I love Carter’s! It is my absolute favorite place to shop for my 3 year old.ReplyCancel

  • emily - Carters has the best jammies!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole B. - I like for my son to be dressed simply. I dress him with simple colors nothing too loud.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda Miles - Would love to win. Though I like a preppy look, my kids are usually dressed in athletic style since they are always playing outside!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Rauch - Love how you can dress Carter’s clothes up or down for any occasion. My son loves being comfy and this brand is perfect for that!ReplyCancel

  • Candace - I want my Girl Twins to be comfortable and cute… They are always in shirt and leggings… they can crawl all over the place and still be comfortable…ReplyCancel

  • Diana Cote - I like comfortable clothes that’s versatile and a little edgy.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Antoine - I love Carter’s!! So cute and affordable!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Rollstin - They are opening a store in my area soon. Can’t wait! ReplyCancel

  • Arietta Elizabeth Holloway - I love that carter’s is comfortable for my toddler boy.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Georgen-Huber - I love their clearance racks. I go in at end of season and purchase all sorts of great things in larger sizes. I can buy a whole new wardrobe for about $120ReplyCancel

  • Hope Andrews Hunter - I love one piece to lets that look like polo shirts! So easy and cute. ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Landry - I like pretty simple clothes so they can be pared with anything, we’ve always been a huge fan of caters clothes, a majority of my daughters clothes are carters, cutest. ReplyCancel

  • Michaeline Ann Pashley - Preppy style!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Jetensky Jones - I have been very happy with Carter’s clothes over the past few years. Having two girls, it’s also nice to be able to dress them matching or coordinating. Carter’s definitely makes that easy!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Hietala Riley - I love how durable Carter’s clothes are!ReplyCancel

  • Trish McCurdy - They have come a long way from being the cheap sort of baby clothes. Love me some carter’s stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Binaifer Kadwa - I’m really into cool prints and easy on/off styles for my infant. ReplyCancel

  • Jess Heimer - I also Re-discovered Carter’s last year:)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Dutton Lopez - I like any style that doesn’t show dirt or stains. My baby is a messy baby boy. ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Young Dardeau - pick me! pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Dara Ford Schlueter - Love carters!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Refler - I like greys white and black more than pink for my girls πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Katie Sadler - I really love the $10 when you spend $50. You have to go back but who doesn’t have a gift to buy like every month. ReplyCancel

  • Trisha Grandidier - Carter’s had really stepped up their game and always had greet sales and coupons to get stuff for a steal! ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie Watson - Awesome! ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Nienhueser - I love Carters clothes!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Kaley Farley - I love Carter’s clothes! My boys look so cute in them.ReplyCancel

  • Marie-Claire Carey - Huge improvement, especially in the boy’s stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Tompkins Smith - So cute! Just discovered Carters last year – and my oldest is 8!!!
    Would LOVE to win the gift certificate! ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Qualman - Love colorful bold clothing. Carters all the way, all day.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Pohlman - Love Carter’s!!! The bulk of my daughter’s wardrobe is from there!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Wagler - Love carters! !!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Eileen Bermudez - like for my son to be dressed simply. I dress him with simple colors nothing too loud. ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Buckley - Planning on shopping at Carter’s very soon for back to school clothes for my 2 kiddos!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Wilson Parsons - We shop at Carter’s a lot! They’ve grown up from pastel ducks. πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Christine LoPresti - I love Carter’s pjs too! ReplyCancel

  • Emily Godwin - I like durable clothes that are cute and not too trendy!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Goldman - Love Carter’s clothes!! They hold up so well!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Morel - I love Carter’s for my babies.ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer Lyn - LOVE Carter’s. Softest clothes and cutest styles. ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Morrison - Love Carter’s clothes, super cute!ReplyCancel

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