Winter Clothes

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by bebebub » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:22 pm

slmkhoo wrote:Where to get a waterproof or water resistant winter jacket for a shorter woman (1.55m)? Also interested in warm trousers (but not ski trousers). We would prefer to be able to look, feel and try, so would like to know physical shops we could visit. Price is important, so please indicate the price range. Thanks!
Decathlon - their products comes in a wide range of prices. Not sure if you can get any winter clothes at this time of the year though. There are 3 outlets in Singapore.

There's a Decathlon in Surrey Quays, London.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by annalee » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:33 pm

I actually go to Uniqlo their heat-tech is quite good:)

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by ngl2010 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:44 pm

slmkhoo wrote:
ammonite wrote:Unqlo blocktech wind proof lined winter pants are a great buy. Do keep a look out for it in future.
Personally I love buying from the children’s department overseas, the designs can be quite nice.
155cm is not hard to shop for here, your greater challenge is that winter season is over for clothing. Where is she going to?
UK. Well, she's going to have to get familiar with children's clothes! I had to when I was a student.
She can buy Petite size, right?

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Re: Travel during June Holidays before PSLE

Post by Estéema » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:53 pm

WeasleyA wrote:Hi!

What do u think about bringing child for a 2-weeks trip during June Holidays before PSLE?
Would it be prudent to give the 2 weeks break, or not? Sort of rest from the studying..
Advice please, thanks :D

IMO it's gonna be tough as 11/12-yr-olds are still in their unguided state & need a lot of guidance to discipline. If long holiday, most kids hard to settle down to serious work(such as PSLE) & teachers will hv headache getting kids' cooperation. So consider carefully.

Maybe a few days' staycation at Sentosa then agree to work with kid on revision before fun. Then mummy need to stick to agent even if kid enjoyed & forget. Long holidays can start 2nd week of Oct for PSLE students. Given them a good one esp Spore kids hv crossed the PSLE miles stone, which IMO is not an easy passage.

ALL the BEST to yr PSLE kid!

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by ammonite » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:10 pm

ngl2010 wrote:
slmkhoo wrote:
ammonite wrote:Unqlo blocktech wind proof lined winter pants are a great buy. Do keep a look out for it in future.
Personally I love buying from the children’s department overseas, the designs can be quite nice.
155cm is not hard to shop for here, your greater challenge is that winter season is over for clothing. Where is she going to?
UK. Well, she's going to have to get familiar with children's clothes! I had to when I was a student.
She can buy Petite size, right?
It depends on the brand and cut. Their petite size seem to be growing over the years... stretchy clothes are the most versatile.


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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by slmkhoo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:48 pm

ammonite wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:She can buy Petite size, right?
It depends on the brand and cut. Their petite size seem to be growing over the years... stretchy clothes are the most versatile.
Not sure what Petite is like. There wasn't much of that in my day, and I used to buy clothes marked "13 yrs old"! Or wear the smallest adult size which would be baggy and long. She'll figure it out for herself. I just want to get her enough basics so she doesn't freeze before she finds out where to shop.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by ngl2010 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:32 pm

She'll go in September? Plenty of time to shop before winter :)

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by slmkhoo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:05 pm

ngl2010 wrote:She'll go in September? Plenty of time to shop before winter :)
She's like me - doesn't like shopping! Very low on her list of priorities. And she's afraid that she'll have to wear pre-teen clothes. October can be quite cold for people from the tropics, so I just want to make sure she has 1 warm jacket to start with.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by regina_phalange » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:34 am

Have you looked online? I'm pretty sure you could order them from the internet.

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Re: Winter Clothes

Post by slmkhoo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:32 am

slmkhoo wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:She'll go in September? Plenty of time to shop before winter :)
She's like me - doesn't like shopping! Very low on her list of priorities. And she's afraid that she'll have to wear pre-teen clothes. October can be quite cold for people from the tropics, so I just want to make sure she has 1 warm jacket to start with.
I hunted through our stored clothing and took out all her stuff this morning, and she's decided that what she has is OK to start with, so we aren't going to buy a jacket. We brought several warm items back to Singapore when we moved back here when she was 14 (she hasn't grown!), and she has a few warmer items acquired for various overseas trips in the recent years. We bought a few formal-ish items for her recently, so I think she's good to go. She can add to her wardrobe when she's there. She can't bring that much with her anyway. I'll have to help her buy a few other things later one, but not clothes.

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