Buy: The Cherokee line warrants a look. Boys' polos are made of strong, colorfast cotton, but the cut is on the small side. The fabric of the girls' tees is somewhat flimsy, but they're a bargain at just $6 each. Cherokee boys' jeans are sized well and shrink little; the fabric strength, however, is just average, which may not be best for a rough-and-tumble child.
Skip: The Mossimo Supply Girls' Distressed jeans might look cool at first, but within a few months, they'll be unappealingly ratty.
Reviewed: August 2009
Price When Reviewed: $7.00 (Cherokee boys' polos); $6 (Cherokee girls’ tees