1. OMG! I almost want to have a baby just so that I can buy from this shop. DYING over the navy and white strip swim romper. Too cute.

  2. Oh my goodness! That little bathingsuit is so cute!!!

  3. amanda says...

    You two are just the cutest little girls ever!! So sweet…

  4. Carla says...

    Why did you show me this?!?!? I just spent far too much on dresses for my girls!

  5. Morgan says...

    I love when you post pictures of you and your sister. My twin daughters are two and I’m the luckiest dog around.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so wonderful, morgan!

  6. Very sweet! My mother-in-law sent us a lot of my sister-in-law’s older baby clothes and it’s adorable. My daughter has worn her auntie’s corduroy overalls, cotton tracksuits and even some frilly pjs that have bell bottoms!

  7. Pretty little things, aren’t they? I am French and was born in a (former) northern textile town. All the clothes I wore as a child were made in France — and most of them locally! They were little gems of style and creativity, like the ones featured in your post, Jo. Think about it: the cloth was spun locally, the garments were designed, assembled and sewn locally too. My brother and I always looked dapper as kids, dressed to the nines and fairly cheaply too. We were proud of our town’s savoir faire! Nowadays you get brands like Petit Bateau, Vert Baudet and Cyrillus that capitalise upon their glorious French past but whose collections are now made overseas (Middle and Far East) for the most part. As for the smaller French brands, they went under many moons ago and I still miss them to this day! No wonder Vintage has become the new Novelty!

  8. Alex Yates says...

    So precious! Omg is your sister on the left? If so, she looks so much like Anton!! It’s amazing!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she’s on the right, and i’m on the left! (i’m always the one with the bigger head, haha)

    • Stephanie says...

      So funny because I was thinking the twin on the right looks so much like Anton!

      I love seeing pics of you and your sis Joanna. Would love to see a “through the years” post. Identical twins are so interesting to me. Genetics are rad.

  9. So cute!

  10. Suzieq says...

    My mom saved a boxful of my childhood clothes and toys. My two year old rocks my old vintage favorites occasionally. When she wore my aunt’s dress and bonnet for Easter, the whole family lost it. Check what is in the attic / closet!

  11. Sasha says...

    Who is who in the photo? Also, are you guys identical twins or not? I feel silly asking, but a friend of mine who has one red-haired twin and one dark-haired says she gets asked all the time! I would love a motherhood monday post on mothering twins. My dream when I was a kid reading sweet valley high was to have a twin sister (instead of the younger brother my parents saddled me with)!

  12. Jennie says...

    I do not know what is wrong with me, but I have never been able to buy my son used clothing. Even though I shop vintage for myself! In fact, one of my most prized possessions is a vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress but yet I a only buy new for him. I LOVE the style of what is shown though.

  13. Helen says...

    My mum saved a lot of my baby clothes which she posts over to the US as my daughter grows into them. She wore the sweetest little green cord pinafore with red embroidered trim this Christmas. I love that we both wore it!

  14. Scarlett says...

    You and your sister look just like your boys!

  15. yael steren says...

    Oh my gosh, dying over the cuteness!! I LOVE Etsy!! I’ve gotten so many amazing items – a wooden business card holder, blue mason jar soap dispenser and the list goes on!!! Looks like I have a new shop to add to my favorites!! xx yael
    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  16. Emily says...

    Enjoy dressing your children while you can! My nine year old selects his own clothing. I can only hope one dear he develops a style that isn’t closely related to how athletes dress for the away bus for a basketball game.

    • Emily says...

      one day, not dear!

  17. Oh, what sweet treasures! I’ll be adding a few to my baby box :)

    • Sasha says...

      That is so precious.

  18. Anna says...

    Absolutely beautiful and so stylish! I haven’t been able to find much good quality vintage clothing as my son has grown up, but I’ve definitely been using all the bits my Mum saved from my childhood and aiming towards that style when I purchase something new.

    I’m also intrigued as to where the seller finds all these clothes with the labels still attached! Amazing!!!

  19. I highly recommend watching “The True Cost” documentary if you’re interested in the environmental (and social) impact of buying new clothes – particularly fast fashion. I think it’s still on Netflix. I’ve shopped A LOT less since watching it!

    • Sarah D. says...

      Just finished watching The True Cost. Thank you for mentioning it. I thought I was being an ethical consumer of clothing, but I had no idea the impact my shopping is having on perpetuating unfair and heartbreaking working conditions. I will change my ways. Thank you.

  20. jeannie says...

    Love this idea!

  21. Ashley says...

    That is so extra and I love it.

  22. Ahh too cute for words! Makes me want to dress my future kids in vintage wear for the rest of their childhood later on. <3

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

  23. emma says...

    Oh! It bears mentioning, for the unfamiliar, that european sizing – especially French – is much smaller than US. My daughter is svelt and often sized down in US sizes but sizes up TWO sizes in French clothing, particularly vintage.

  24. emma says...

    I’ve been buying things from them for years! (my daughter wears the cutest high waisted vintage bikini from their shop) It’s so exciting to see you feature them!

  25. Summer Green says...

    OMG! I almost want to have a third baby (my girls are 8 and 13) just so that I can buy from this shop. DYING over the navy and white strip swim romper. Too cute.

  26. Interview with Tiya and kid pics! I want to know more about the environmental choices she’s made as a parent. Erin from Reading My Tea Leaves is great with that.

    Y’all, I’m getting married soon, and there’s so much stuff involved!

  27. june2 says...

    Cute! My mother is German and I was born and raised there til age 10 – meaning my clothes were far superior in quality to mainstream US ones available then! Now with Baby Gap, etc, you can find killer clothes everywhere if you don’t care about natural fibers vs chemical or your carbon footprint…
    Plus I love the aesthetic of those vintage styles!

  28. Lisa Cashin says...

    Omg! I see Anton a lot here especially in your sister! Thanks for sharing this great site.

    • Kellyn says...

      I had the same thought!

    • Amy Madeline says...

      My first thought too! And I love the vintage kids clothes.

  29. Rebecca Ringquist says...

    These are adorable, but the environmental impact seems negated by the shipping across the atlantic.

    • Marni says...

      if you order a handful of pieces, that would be better than ordering new clothes from fast fashion retailers online, wouldn’t it? i don’t know all the ins and outs but that seems to be a better choice overall. (after all, if something is made from new materials in china, shipped to america, then shipped to you, etc…….)

      the store is very sweet!

    • Erin says...

      I had the same thought – why not just buy from an American second hand store? You can find cute things, though you do have to root around a bit more. The stuff in this store is super cute, but seems a high environmental cost to have it shipped from France.

      I’d be interested in seeing more second hand style in Cup of Jo for the same reasons.

    • Lauren E. says...

      I just read that crafting a new adult t-shirt and pair of jeans can use up to 5,300 gallons of water. Sure, ordering from France is not entirely without environmental impact, but it’s a much better choice than new items.