A/W 13 cruise collection – with Zalando and Tootsa Macginty

September 10, 2013

Tootsa Macginty St Ives toddler dressTootsa Macginty Blackpool vestTootsa Macginty green long sleeved top Autumn may be here, but with slightly awry timing we’re off on our summer holiday soon. My entire family is going on a cruise (the teenage backpacking me would have been very surprised but I can’t wait. Food on tap? Cocktails in the pool, in the middle of the ocean? Unlimited Grandparent time? Bring. It. On. Has anyone been on one before?)

I’ve been on the lookout for holiday clothes for Eliza so it was fortunate timing that I was asked by Zalando to review the site and given a voucher to chose what we liked. And there’s a lot of choice. Zalando is an online marketplace that stocks a whole host of well known fashion and clothing brands including Joules, Alice Temperly and Cacharel. There’s also a big homeware department that includes a brilliant range of children’s cushions shaped like biscuits, buses and animals. So, what did we pick?

Well, we had a slight change of plan. I was about to hit ‘buy’ on some patterned tights and a lion-face cushion when I read  Alison and Molly‘s reviews and realised I’d completely missed that Tootsa Macginty clothes were stocked on the site (a potential problem when there’s so much stock to go through!). Like lots of mums who know the Tootsa Macginty brand, we are massive fans; although she’s long outgrown it, Eliza’s Bear Jumper is the stuff of legend in our house. They are exactly what I look for in clothes – colourful, patterned, unisex and fun, things that are easy to wear and look great.

So I went back to take another look at Zalando’s Tootsa Macginty section, which was how a few days later we came to open a package containing the following:

  • St Ives multicoloured dress (a bargainous £13 in sale)
  • Blackpool vest and pants set – with an aquatic whale theme (£22)
  • Long sleeved ice-cream cone top – how perfect for a holiday? (£17 in the sale)

Going to the checkout is a really easy process, and delivery is free (always an added bonus when you’re online shopping). Our clothes fitted, but there’s a return label if you need to send things back. But all in all, shopping with Zalando was an incredibly easy process.

I tried to take some photos of Eliza wearing the clothes, but she refused to stay still. Toosta MacgintyBut hey, that’s OK – these are clothes that are made for running about in (and hopefully, roaming all over a very big boat).

Thanks to Zalando for the review opp and voucher. And to Alison and Molly for the TM prompt and dress-buying inspiration!


  • Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog

    September 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    The title of this blog post has tickled me!

  • Shirley

    September 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    The online catalogue is so vast it is easy to get lost in it, but it is stuffed full of excellent good quality clothes. You will all love the cruise, most cater for young families these days and the staff will do summersalts for you.
    It’s a nice time of year for a last blast of sunshine before winter.

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