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Janie and Jack's Children Clothing

Updated on January 18, 2015

Size 18m Red and White Sailor Dress

Janie and Jack's dress I purchased for my niece's first birthday.
Janie and Jack's dress I purchased for my niece's first birthday. | Source

Janie and Jack Storefront

Typical Janie and Jack Mall Storefront.
Typical Janie and Jack Mall Storefront. | Source

Children Clothing, Newborn Clothing and Toddler Outfits

Janie and Jack's Children Clothier, is owned by the The Gymboree Corporation, which also includes the corporation's signature store Gymboree and their fashion forward, competitively priced store Crazy 8. The unique children's boutique of Janie and Jack's however, offers a wide arrangement of beautifully crafted suits for boys and girls, sun dresses with matching accessories for girls, newborn layettes, and other keepsake items. It is also worth mentioning that they offer a beautiful menagerie of miniature bride dresses and first communion dresses from sizes 0 to 12. My own personal experiences with their company has always been the very best of experiences. Not to mentioned their clothing lasts for generations, making their classical and whimsical looks timeless.

I have five granddaughters, and two nieces. My granddaughter Kaelyn, absolutely loves it when she gets a new dress from Janie and Jack's. She goes crazy over their matching accessories; like her lace ruffled socks, which were accented with the same color red gingham checker pattern ribbon, as her red gingham checker pattern purse. Because the pieces do match so well, and the dye lots are always spot on..., is what I find to be, one of their greatest strengths. Their attention to detail, puts them miles ahead of any other mall retailers. Not even the designer mall anchor stores such as Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Ave or Neiman Marcus, hold a candle to the quality and craftsmanship of this children's clothing line. Each dress, layette, pant suit or bib are precisely tailored to a rigorous set of standards and generally made of the best cotton fiber money can buy. Each garment is designed to fit a child's body perfectly, and there is a style for every type of personality or occasion.

In this day and age it is hard to find quality craftsmanship, especially in the fast pace world of seasonal children's clothing. Somehow though, this little boutique divides it's store in half each season, one half side of the store for girls and the other half for boys. The front half of the store is usually where the most expensive or newest store items are kept. In the back of the store they usually have an "Up to 50%" sale rack, crammed full of last seasons looks. If you time it just right, you can really snatch up some great bargains! I also want to recommend that you sign up for their mailing list. They will not sell your name to other vendors, but you will be included in their mass mailings and coupons. This is a great way to get notices of sale start dates, and to receive coupons commonly up to 25% off retail or already marked down pricing. For the right money, you just cannot beat Janie and Jack's gorgeous checkerboard patterns, scottish plaids, and different types of pinstripes made of their incredibly soft and very durable cotton and cotton blends.

"We uphold requirements for all of our factories in order to do business with us. These factories are audited on a regular basis to ensure their compliance with our terms, which include the prohibition of child labor or forced labor, treating workers with respect and without discrimination, and ensuring fair wages and a safe work environment. We prohibit the use of cotton sourced from Uzbekistan and textiles produced using Uzbekistan cotton because of Uzbekistan's history of forced child labor."

— The Gymboree Corporation

Red and White Striped Dress and Ribbon Belt

Summer 2014
Summer 2014 | Source

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My Own Purchases and Experiences Dialog

Recently, I purchased the red and white striped dress that I have featured here. I bought it for my niece's first birthday. If you have never been to a baby's first birthday, you are missing out on something that is truly adorable and very funny to watch. My niece Olivia Sarah being a typical one year old, dove face and fist first into her all chocolate birthday cake. By the end of the meal, she had birthday cake up her nose, in her ears and between her toes. This little red and white dress, was virtually impossible to recognise. Thankfully with a little Shout, and some extra soaking time- the stains came completely out of the dress. The fabric did not ball up or peel from the friction of me rubbing the stains out. After letting the dress completely air dry, the dress was lightly pressed with a cool iron, and now the dress looks as radiant as the day that I purchase it. Another great outfit that I purchased from this boutique had hand-stitched watermelon wedges lined up together in a row, with tiny black ants trailing behind them. It was simply adorable. To top the dress off, I purchased some of the really great accessories that were designed to go with the dress. I bought two matching hair bows, and a pair of socks. The socks had the same little black ants that were on the dress, all sewed around the lace edging featured on the socks. When it was all put together for a 4th of July picnic- it was a smash hit! Everybody was dying to know where I had purchased such an adorable outfit.

I get tired of purchasing, average priced, clothing for my nieces and granddaughters. Only to have it fall apart in the bag, before I get it home! One thing about Janie and Jack's clothing is that it made not be the most reasonable priced clothes, but it is by far the best clothes for the money spent. Their items will last a very long time. A person truly gets what they paid for with them. I would have to say that most people might consider their clothing expensive. However, with seven little girls to buy for, I cannot afford to keep buying them new dresses every year. When you buy one of these dresses, you can count on the fact that it will be handed down to the sibling next in line each and every time. It is a nice relief to be able to purchase a timeless classic, and know that it will work for the next kid at Christmas time, Easter, 4th of July, etc... It just never made sense to continue to purchase clothes, which only one out of the five granddaughters could wear. For store discounts and online sales promotions, go to

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    Julie Grimes 3 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    What a great birthday surprise for me! Having you be the first to write and share memories about your beautiful family with me, makes for the best birthday!! Xoxo

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    Robert E Smith 3 years ago from Rochester, New York

    When my kids were little my daughter loved all the things that would be at a clothing reclamation center. She loved used, worn and tattered things. My son was the one that could sense from a very early age a piece of brand name clothing. He cried once when he was real little because we got him "Underoos." They were too childish for his taste. He wanted nothing that children his age wore. He wanted nothing with flashy labels. The kind of stuff that he would pick out was things with a unmistakable look of quality. The kind that a fashion boutique would sell. While my daughter wanted a lunch pail with one of her Power Puff girls, my son wanted one with no labels. His mom would continue to look and look until she found what each of the kids wanted. I think it was mostly out of curiosity to see exactly his and her tastes so she could wow him and my daughter the next holiday. He finally picked out this lunchbox that looked more like a mini sophisticated suitcase. It was funny to me because I had always related to my daughter's likes and my son to his mom's likes.

    Anyway, Hi Julie! Nice to read you again. Voted up and maybe I'm first. Good. I used to try to be first for you all the time. Loves ya, Bob.