Since no one wants to spend a ton of money investing in a maternity wardrobe that will only be worn for a limited time, we love the idea of renting whatever you can. Le Tote offers two types of maternity memberships: one for $69 per month, which includes three clothing items and two accessories, and one for $79 per month, which includes four clothing items. Plus, you always have access to the classic, non-maternity assortment, and if you really love an item, you can keep it for 20 percent to 50 percent off retail. While the brand selection doesn’t include many higher-end pieces, we like the fact that you can customize what’s inside your tote so there are no crazy surprises.
Motherhood Maternity® Dressing over two million women each year, Motherhood Maternity® offers basics and fashion pieces for expectant and new moms that help them look and feel great during pregnancy and beyond at great prices. Motherhood Maternity has also collaborated with iconic names in fashion including Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson to deliver exclusive and exciting collections to expectant moms everywhere. Motherhood Maternity® can be found nationwide, in Canada, Puerto Rico and in all Destination Maternity® stores.
Pros: 1) The staff were very helpful and friendly and welcoming to us and our beloved small dog. 2) Very reasonable prices -- which seems unusual in maternity fashion retail. 3) While my wife and I did not love any of the designs available in the store (she was looking for a relatively formal dress for her baby shower), there was one we quite liked, and they had a much greater selection of casual ware. 4) My wife tells me there were huge, well designed change rooms. There was a nice place for me (and other men) to sit so I could do my yelping while my wife tried on clothes. Cons: 1) There were some ads on the wall with models wearing especially nice maternity clothes, but the particular style we liked the best was no longer available to purchase. I prefer the practice of many other chain retailers of advertising particular styles that are actually available to buy. 2) Not so good (although perhaps understandable) return policy. Everything on sale is no return and the one dress we liked just enough to buy, we learned at checkout was no return also (even though it was not on sale) because it was classified as an "occasional" or "party" dress. My wife was on the fence about the purchase anyway and this was enough to make her change her mind and not buy it.
I worked this job part time for a year before deciding to return to work full time after staying home for 5 years with my kids. Part time hours were fine; pay was minimum wage. I was repeatedly offered the store manager position but the hours would have been less than ideal (working every weekend and several evenings a week) and the pay offered was brutal. All associates were pushed to sell specific products and these sales were tracked weekly. The review process was horrible- you could rate 'excellent' in every aspect, but if your store wasn't meeting the sales budget, you 'failed' your overall review.
If you've ever been pregnant, you know that maternity jeans can be a real saviour for your wardrobe. As your waistline expands, everything starts to not fit quite so well (sob!), and it can get uncomfortable—not to mention expensive. But if you have some decent denim options at your disposal, you can at least wear some of your looser tops over your bump. And there are some brilliant jeans that can help with that.