Summer Fashion from Gymboree: It’s all in the details.

Either I don’t know how to “nest” correctly, or I didn’t get a chance because Baby Girl came so early, but I’m certainly making up for it now. During my maternity leave, we’ve gone through tons of bins from the garage, bought a new pantry, ordered a new chest freezer for this year’s harvest, and now I’m stocking up on clothes for the kids. It’s hard not to when you have Gymbucks from Gymboree burning a hole in your pocket! 

I’ll be the first to admit that before I had kids, I didn’t really understand Gymboree. I guess I thought it was a high-priced kids store for people who just liked the idea of a brand name. But then my aunt gave my son an outfit from Gymboree for his first birthday, and it ended up being one of the first I reached for every time I got him dressed. The shirt was bright red and it never faded, even after countless washes, and neither piece shrunk. At all. That’s a lot more than I can say for some of the other kids’ brands out there that look seriously old after one wash.

So I started shopping at Gymboree, and now it’s my beeline store every time I go to our local mall. Between the phenomenal sales (which seem to be never-ending) Gymbucks and Gymboree Rewards, you can’t beat the prices. If you figure cost per wear, Gymboree is a huge value for kids’ clothing.

Here’s a peek at some of our recent summer wardrobe stock up for our 3-year-old (See the camo rain jacket? That’s his favorite thing, like, ever.)

And, now for the first time, I can shop the OTHER side of the store, too! Dresses, bloomers, tiny tunics…oh, this girl thing is FUN! (And I’ve discovered the ease of dressing a baby in leggings. Love!)

Doesn’t that set with the pink and blue whales and ruffled bloomers just make you die? I think I may have squealed a little when I saw it. I’m not super girly, but after years of trucks and frogs, I’m allowing myself a little squeal time. Not that there’s anything wrong with frogs. We found some of those, too (see below!) In fact, that’s one of my favorite things about Gymboree’s clothing – the details. From appliques and embroidery to whimsical touches that are fun yet timeless, each collection from Gymboree seems to have just enough personality to keep the kids interested and happy while getting a “thumbs up” from parents, too.

During my last shopping trip, a fellow customer started telling me how she likes Gymboree for her 7-year-old daughter because the clothes are so cute, yet classy. Nothing too trendy, everything age-appropriate (no “Diva in Training” t-shirts here, folks. Ugh, I can’t stand that stuff!) She even told me that Gymboree clothing is one of the few things they agree on 100%. (No fighting with a 7-year-old = priceless!)

I’ve come to really appreciate that whole idea of “timeless”, especially since I realized that our Gymboree clothes last longer and are more durable than any of our other clothes. That means that we can use them for more than one season or pass them down and they’ll still be ready for a lot more wear. That’s a big score on the green front since more wear equals less waste and a better use of resources.

…and did I mention there always seem to be something new on the racks? This has the potential to get me into a lot of trouble. Last time I was in the store, I saw the clerk putting out the new Aqua Summer collection. Isn’t this color just gorgeous? I think a certain little dark-haired, blue-eyed little girl might need that tiered dress next time we shop…

Gymboree Aqua Summer Collection

Here’s my (not-so-little-anymore) boy in some of his new Gymboree summer duds…
…and showing off with his baby sister. I love seeing my kids so happy, comfy and colorful! :)
So yeah, we’re a Gymboree family. Keep an eye on our photos and you’ll see a lot of kids’ fashion from Gymboree, past and present. Future, too, I’m sure. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

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  1. Jessica Hughes says:

    I JUST bought that little whale outfit for when I bring my baby girl home next month! And everything from the aqua line is adorable!

  2. I have TOO many favorites just to list one… I just know i cant wait to find out what my soon to be S.I.L. is going to have so I can go on a shopping spree for her!
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  3. I love all the baby girls stuff! Too cute!
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  4. I would love to win for my lil 15 month baby girl

  5. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the Poppy Ribbon Cuff Jean Shorts with the Poppy Sequin Ladybug Boatneck Tee

  6. Katie Pitcher says:

    LOVE Gymboree! Wish I could afford to dress both my kids in it more often.

  7. Such adorable and well made kids’ clothes!

  8. Shark Mouth Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®
    Item #140111112

  9. Love gymboree!

  10. I love the Moto Style

  11. Natalie Finch says:

    I love the “Stylish Little Seal” swimsuit!

  12. I had no idea Gymboree made such high quality clothes! I think of Gymboree how you used to think of it. Guess I will just have to check it out! :)

  13. Their stuff is soooo cute! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I loved the Plumeria Blossom body suit and ruffled bloomers. :)

  14. Sonya Morris says:
  15. katherine d says:

    Plumeria Blossom

  16. vivian s says:

    love the Bow Flower Bubble Dress

  17. I like the Iguana Guy outfit

  18. I like the Chambray Tipped Pique Polo Shirt for my son.

  19. I like the little boys Hop Along outfit.
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  20. Jemima P says:

    I like the Embroidered Chambray Dress!

  21. I love the Croquet Cutie outfit!
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  22. Helicopter Stripe Tee, Cargo Short and Tree Frog Helicopter Sock Two-Pack
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  23. I love their Fisherman Sandals.
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  24. I like the anchors aweigh mix and match under boys.

  25. I like the Shark Mouth Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®.
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  26. Kathleen says:

    Embroidered Tile Flower Dress

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  27. I love the Iguana Pique Polo Shirt! They have so many cute options though. :)

  28. I like the Peach Blossom dress
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  29. Koala 3-D Camera Ruffle Tank

  30. sarah cooper says:

    i just love gymboree, a favorite item from their site is the Tropical Flower Halter Dress, so so cute!

  31. Surfin Koala, so cute!

  32. amy pugmire says:

    I love the Beachside Beauty

  33. I love the Octopus Pirate Rash Guard & trunks! Sawyer still needs a swim suit!
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  34. Skye Moyer says:

    I’d love the Awesome Alligator swim suit for Emmitt!

  35. Michelle C says:

    I love the Tassel Tile Print Linen Blend Dress for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  36. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love the Rainbow Ruffle Skirt!

  37. Christy G says:

    I like the snap pocket plaid shirt under baby boys

  38. Florence says:

    I like there designs. Hope I can get some cute thing for my younger two.

  39. I like the Corsage Flower Seersucker Plaid Romper under the girls tab for my littlest girl!

  40. Kayla C. says:

    Love the whole Surf Adventure collection, especially the Orchid Flower Ruffle Dress. So cute!

  41. Amanda C says:
  42. Maribel F says:

    I like the rossete tulle dress is adorable but its very hard to pick , I like everything =)

  43. I love the Tropical Flower Pajama Gown

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  44. latanya says:

    the khaki Tree Frogs Belted Short

  45. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the peachy keen outfit, which includes the Tipped Bow Ruffle Peach Top and bright corral Seersucker Short.

  46. Jenilee says:

    ONE item?! GAH! Okay, I really like: Flower Dazzle

  47. Christine Bailey says:

    Octopus dot rashguard set is so cute, would love for my baby girl!

  48. Cynthia C says:

    I like the Bow Mermaid Bubble

  49. They have cute outfits. I still haven’t bought any yet but I have a coupon. I got from the Easter bunny! An extra $75 would be amazing for my 12 week old!

  50. amy rouse says:
  51. Vanessa Coker says:

    Ohmygoodness! I am IN LOVE with the Plumeria Ruffle One-Piece for infant baby girls (tropical petals collection). I hope this baby I’m expecting is a girl! that one piece is ridiculously adorable hahaha but it also looks comfy.

  52. Erica Best says:

    Island Paradise

  53. Melissa M says:

    I like the American Heritage boys outfit

  54. I love the Flower Seal One-Piece Swimsuit

  55. Ashley S says:

    I love the Flower Smocked Chambray Romper

  56. Jessica Grigsby says:

    I love the Duckling Rosette Tee with the matching tutu….tutu cute…

  57. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite item is Tree Frog Plaid Patchwork Short

  58. soha molina says:

    Sweetly Striped for infant girl

  59. pinky sade says:

    I love and would get the Daisy Stripe Rash Guard Set

  60. Rachel B. says:

    I love the Adventure Ready outfit set
    (Gem Button Ruffle Top & Gem Button Embroidered Jean Short)

  61. Andrea says:

    I love the baby girls Playful Petals outfit, especially the shirt.

  62. Tiffany Drew says:

    I love the baby girl Blooming Nautical Button Pleated Sailor Skirt. Thanks!

  63. Heidi Daily says:

    I LOVE the Tile Print Halter Dress, I have to get it for my daughter

  64. Audra Weathers says:

    I’d like to get my daughter the Mom Flower Shirt Dress in blue blossom. It looks comfortable and she would like the front pockets. I like how retro it is.

  65. Yesenia says:

    Love the Pirate Cove Swim outfit for boys!

  66. courtney hennagir says:

    i was just in there the other day and man do they have some cute stuff!i really love the embroidered flower cropped skinny jean! have to get these for my daughter!

  67. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the so sweet baby gift set

  68. Karina H. says:

    I really like the Tree Frog Plaid Patchwork Short, so cute!

  69. Brittany F. says:

    The Twirly Girl outfit is really cute. My baby could use a summer hat.

  70. Love the coolest copter collection!

  71. Tabathia B says:

    My favorite collection is the preppy collection and would purchase the Belted Peach Romper

  72. Molly Bussler says:

    Tree Frog One-Piece

  73. Julia Miller says:
  74. A.Ozair says:

    i loooove gymboree… & their new aqua line!

  75. A.Ozair says:

    oh oops..forgot to name one item..
    i love the “Tile Print Halter Dress”

  76. Barbara Montag says:

    I like the Sea Breeze Chic dress with matching sandals in the girl’s sizes.
    Thank you.

  77. I love the Jersey Dot Bodysuit from the Red white and Bgosh baby girl collection

  78. My fave is Octopus Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set
    Octopus Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set
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  79. Love the little boys Hello Helicopter set

  80. Crab & Palm Hoodie
    Crab Bodysuit
    Plaid Cargo Short
    Plaid Sneaker Crib Shoe

  81. Tiffany W says:

    i like the Gem Peach Pique Halter Dress.

  82. Julie Ghrist says:

    I love the All-American Bow Dress

  83. I am swooooning over the Gem Button Ruffle Romper for my girls!!
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  84. I LOVE the bow peach dress!

  85. Kristen says:

    I like the Sunshine Baby Outfit.

  86. coley r says:

    Bow Flower Bubble Dress

  87. Kelly D says:

    I like the Belted Chambray Dress in the Preppy Peach collection

  88. rebecca williams says:

    I love all the dresses but the Embroidered Chambray Dress is my fav

  89. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like pool side blossom swim set. There stuff is so girly…I love it!

  90. Susan Johnson says:
  91. Lesley M. says:

    I love the snorkeling shark tee!

  92. Abigail says:

    i LOVE the Strawberry Sweetheart outfit for baby girls!!!

  93. i love the belted chambray cute!

  94. denise says:

    Strawberry Chambray Dress

  95. Michele P says:

    summer wheels collection-the boy’s Plaid Cargo Short.

  96. I like the Sea Of Stripes outfit

  97. I like the All-American Bubble One-Piece
    ITEM #140110265

  98. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I like the Strawberry One-Piece Swimsuit!

  99. courtney b says:
  100. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I love the star spangled baby outfit

  101. I love the peach blossom dress, adorable!

  102. Karen A. says:

    The Flower Button Bootcut Jean is one of my favorites.

  103. the surf plaid and the july 4th
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  104. Jaime Jenkins says:

    I love the rainbow ruffle skirt!

  105. Shallreb says:

    I love the Belted Peach Romper.

  106. Sherry Compton says:

    The girls Chevron Stripe Dress for my granddaughter.

  107. I like the Gem Button Ruffle Romper.

  108. Leanne Hill says:

    i like the Tulip Seersucker Stripe Overall Two-Piece Set for newborn girls!

  109. Amanda Hoffman says:

    hop along outfit

  110. natalie parvis says:

    I love the sunny yellow plaid- Pocket Plaid Shirt

  111. I love the Daisy Ric Rac Mixed Print Dress!
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  112. Kirsten says:

    Turtle beach from surf adventures line.

  113. Terra Heck says:

    I like the Hammerhead Shark Tee. Thanks.

  114. Carolyn says:

    I like the Elephant Footed One-Piece

  115. I like the beachside beauty
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  116. Velvet Hubler says:

    I love the Bright Waves girls outfit so cute!!

  117. I like the Hello Helicopter outfit.

  118. I love the Cool Crab Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies®
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  119. I like the dress with the whales on it with the pink bloomers

  120. Viv Sluys says:

    I love the dresses, especially the Chevron Stripe Dress

  121. My 2 year old needs PJs like WHOA. So I’ll go ahead and say we would buy these:
    But truth is I’d probably cave and buy clothes for my 3 week old instead. Too many cute options!!
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  122. I like the Tipped Pique Polo Shirt in midnight blue and Drawstring Plaid Short in green khaki.
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  123. I love the Hibiscus Romper Pajama
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  124. Courtney Tarver says:

    There’s so many faves.. I love the Tile Print Halter Dress! It’d look adorable on my twin girl.

  125. Sonya G says:

    the bow flower swirl dress Item #140107586 & accessories: bow flower shoes Item# 140108222 flower swirl glasses Item #140108210 and sequin flower jacket Item #140107591 and maybe the flower ruffle sunhat Item #140111260
    would look so great on my little girl and the colors would make her blonde hair and blue eyes really pop!

  126. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I like the Flower Swirl Tankini

  127. Stephanie Phelps says:
  128. I like the race car hoodie.

  129. shirley says:

    I like the Dot Poppy Tiered Skirt!

  130. Katie K says:

    Love the Poppy Rainboot for girls

  131. Claudia says:
  132. Ruby Daniels says:

    i would love this for my son Stripe Henley Tee
    ITEM #140109755

  133. Katie Roch says:

    I like the Flower Bow Dress

  134. Margaret Smith says:

    I love the Fourth Of July Sweetie dress

  135. Janet W. says:

    My favorite is the Chambray Tipped Pique Polo Shirt.

  136. I love the Embroidered Chambray Dress.
    Thanks :)

  137. I love all their clothes, but I like the Strawberry Lemon Stripe Seersucker Dress

  138. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the stylish little seal swimsuit.
    Thanks for the chance.

  139. I like the Happy Sharks One-Piece

  140. Jessica says:

    I like the Scalloped Colorblock Dress.

  141. I like the Rainbow Swirl Rash Guard Set
    ITEM #140107557

  142. samantha s says:

    My favorite item is the Jungle Friends Bucket Hat

  143. Tari Lawson says:

    I like the Hydrangea Ruffle Dress.

  144. Eileen D says:

    i like the Star-Spangled Style outfit which has the All-American Mixed Print Dress and the Glitter Star Cowgirl Boot.

  145. I like the flower dazzle dress.

  146. christine jessamine says:

    i love the girls ruffle sleeve tee in pink!

  147. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the boys shark zone outfit.

  148. Vanessa says:

    I love love love the shark shorts!!!

  149. Stephanie G says:

    I like the Stripes and Berries outfit!

  150. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love the Ric Rac Crocodile outfit. It’s bright and springy, would look so cute on my daughter!

  151. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:
  152. Sarah L says:

    Fourth Of July Sweetie
    Thanks for the contest.

  153. ReggieMann says:

    I like the Girls Bow Dot Stripe Skort

  154. Carolsue says:

    I like the boys’ Knee Patch Jeans

  155. i like the surfin’ koala outfit.

  156. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the Dolphin Shortie Two-Piece Gymmies

  157. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    The Shark Fin Terry Hoodie is so cute! My 16 month old would be super cute in it! 😉

  158. Jennifer Marie says:

    The SK8 Time boys outfit is super cute!

  159. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the boys Surf Paradise top and shorts

  160. Kristi C says:

    I love the Stars & Plaid Patchwork Short.

  161. I love the uniform belted shorts for boys. My son wears these & they last him the whole school year! They are by far the best uniform shorts!

  162. Ellie W says:

    I like the Kickflip Master outfit for boys.

  163. Anne Perry says:

    Boy shark embrodered shorts

  164. The Dainty Dots Outfit would be great on my 16 month old!

  165. Whitney ford says:

    Poolside cutie bathing suit

  166. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love the coolest copter outfit

  167. Daniel M says:

    really like the Shark Measurement Tee

  168. April bever says:

    All-American Bubble One-Piece

  169. Lynette says:

    I like the entire Jungle Explorer collection, but I think my boys would look cute half-matched in the Hop Along and Toucan Tour outfits! Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. Kim Smith says:

    I like the Rainbow Dot Stripe Dress

  171. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I like the Scalloped Colorblock Dress

  172. Teresa Crosswhite says:

    The anchors aweigh clothes are real cute.

  173. I like the Shark Zone Outfit for boys

  174. Suzanne Lewis says:

    i love the Chambray STrawberry dress.

  175. Paula Tavernie says:

    I like the baseball Tank!(Boys)

  176. jules m. says:
  177. I love the Colorblock Tiered Skirt
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  178. I love the Stripe Ribbon Dobby Dress

  179. Hesper Fry says:

    I like the Embroidered Koala Colorblock Dress

  180. Erica C. says:

    I like the stars & stripes swim trunks.

  181. Jennifer Reed says:

    I like the girls Ric Rac Crocodile outfit with the cute bright pink top and the ric rac jean skirt with pink crocodile.

  182. susan smoaks says:

    i like the hooray usa outfit

  183. Breanne says:

    Dots & Daisies

  184. Kaelyn L. says:

    I love the Star Belted Jean Short! So cute!

  185. Donna Kellogg says:

    I like the Fourth of July Sweetie outfit it is just too cute

  186. Betty C says:

    I love the Baby Peach coordinated set.

  187. Michelle C says:

    I really like the Vroom Vroom outfit tee, cargo shorts and matching cap. Snap pocket plaid shirt and sandals. From their Summer Wheels Collection.

  188. Angela Nichols says:

    I love the Hit The Highway set.

  189. Candie L says:

    I likethe Tipped Pique Polo Shirt Tipped Pique Polo Shirt . Thank you

  190. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I love the Rainbow Dot Stripe Dress!

  191. Terry Cross says:

    All-American Mixed Print Dress

  192. Sandra Travis says:

    This would be great for my grands.

  193. The American Flag T-Rex tee for boys is my favorite item.

  194. i would get the -Nice Catch Puppy Tank, its really cute and i would get it in size 6-12 months.

  195. Kate Dunn says:

    I like the Tropical Flower Shorts.

  196. Lisa Garner says:

    I love the Stylish Kitty Dot Dress Item #140106265

  197. Abby C. says:

    I think the Butterfly Heart Two-Piece Pajama Set is adorable!

  198. My favorite is the Embroidered Chambray Dress

  199. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I love the Hula Girl Shortie Two-Piece Pajama Set

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