Thank You, Ms. Andersson

by Katy on August 28, 2010 · 9 comments

My boys in their Hanna jammies

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the lovely folks over at Hanna Andersson for producing such high quality children’s pajamas. But at $38 a pop, buying them new was never part of my family’s life. However, Hanna Andersson is a local company, so it’s super easy to find them at thrift stores.

Like yesterday, when I bought seven pairs of new looking Hanna jammies for 50ยข apiece. And now Portland Craigslist followers will be able to pick them up for $15 apiece. And I will have a chunk of change for a short vacation before school starts back up.

Thank you, Hanna Andersson.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Shari August 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

My two boys have outgrown Hanna Andersson but I will admit to being a parent who bought 3-4 pairs every two years for the years where they were Hanna sized. I did not however purchase these at retail prices (which is what is great about purchsing from online retailers—they always have sales).

For $28/pair on sale, each boy wore the pair for two years….I rolled the cuffs on the top and bottoms the first year and then without the second year. After 4 years (boys are two years apart), I then sold these to a friend for $5/pair, who had two boys. She sold them for $1/pair when her boys outgrew them 4 years later.

You will easily spend $5-6/pair at WalMart for pajamas that won’t last a year if washed twice a week—after one year their not usable for more than landfill fill.

In this scenario, the $38 Hanna’s seem the right choice to me. I also shop at thrift stores and would have been estatic to find these for 50 cents!


Kariann August 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Great find!


Katy August 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

And here’s my listing:

-Katy ๐Ÿ˜€


Katy August 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

When my daughter was Hanna-sized, 20 years ago, there was a great Hanna sale every year at Montgomery Park. And now that I have a granddaughter, there is the Hanna outlet in Lake Oswego. And my daughter is always on the Hanna search at consignment shops.


Stephanie August 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Lucky lucky duck! I love Hanna….too bad my kids only get them when I can find them at the thrift stores or one of my generous aunts bestows them upon us. Are you willing to ship?? ๐Ÿ™‚


Alison August 29, 2010 at 5:07 am

In addition to the high quality of Hanna Andersen clothing, the company seems to be highly ethical – adjusting prices to offer “gud value” during this tough economy, offering a 20% discount if you donate used children’s books in good condition…


The Saved Quarter August 29, 2010 at 7:04 am

Fantastic find! I haven’t found any Hanna at the thrift store here, but I do love it. I have a dress and leggings for my daughter that she’s been in for 8 months and will wear at least another year as a tunic and shorts. They’re really high quality and so, so soft!


Michelle August 29, 2010 at 9:58 am

Awesome!! My little brother and I used to get Hanna PJs for christmas each year and I LOVED them! Someday my kids will get these for Christmas also!


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