“Life is Good!” – A Mini Boden Story!

One of the first few ‘British things’ I fell in love with was Boden clothing, and Mini Boden in particular! I have closely spaced children who are only 15 months apart and have diametrically opposite tastes.. they’re as different as peas and yams! As I mentioned in Nature, Nurture and Apples falling from Trees – one is capable of zingy flamboyance, the other opts for a more muted palette!
Since my girls were little, I’ve turned to Mini Boden for their clothes so when I had the opportunity to review a few of their clothes, I thought I’d go the extra mile with it! We decided to make a small movie of our time spent in the South Norfolk woods…storytelling, poppy gathering, dandelion blowing and a lot of cake-eating.. (that really is what good times are made of!) (Please do watch it – it’s our first movie here on the blog and so that teeny bit extra special :))

The Intrepid Misaventurer featuring Mini Boden from Kanchan Char on Vimeo.

Mini Boden has always stood the test of time for me.. the quality is *great* (and in the one odd occasion where something goes wrong – Boden operate a no quibble returns policy – provided the fault has little to do with “having been mauled by pets, drawn on by nephews or worn while decorating”. It’s like a little insurance policy!;P

Do I hear ” At those prices, you need one?” Admittedly, Boden does cost more than a few highstreet brands (though I’ve been surprised at some labels recently that surpass Mini Boden in price but pale in comparison on design and quality).


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For us, Mini Boden is a thrifty option – here is where I get lynched and mobbed, but hear me out! I buy clothes that are to be used by two children simultaneously, they see a lot of wash and still look as good as new for a looong time – I say this after years of buying Boden! I find that Mini Boden styles can be bought in a bigger size than your child needs and are still very wearable because of adjustable features, making sure you get maximum use of the item. Clever things like adjustable waists, slightly longer sleeves than what you get elsewhere (that means tees can be worn longer) and dresses that are A-Line in style tend to go on looking good even after your child’s grown out of the size bracket on the label. Nifty things like footless tights – again a Mini Boden staple, takes care of those transitional season days we have almost every other day in beautiful Britain! ;P And after all that jazz, stick it on eBay and get a very sweet sum back (I speak the truth, go test it…). This effectively makes your purchase (if at all), a couple of quid more than a super market buy.

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I’ll let the gorgeous prints and design speak for themselves…or you can go over and have a browse at *Boden* and see for yourself. They’re offering a nice 30% discountΒ  at the moment and if you’re a new customer, you get a little gift (say you’re new in the space provided for delivery options at checkout).


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Happy Shopping! πŸ˜‰

*Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post. All opinions (very honest, btw), stories and ramblings are authentically mine! :)*
A big thanks to the wonderful Daniel Simm, my partner in crime for collaborating with me on this! πŸ™‚
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  1. felicita says

    Really lovely video. Rahel’s smile is stunning! Love Rayna’s outfit, looks beautiful. Their shoes are awesome too.. My love to both, hope I get to talk to rahel some day!

  2. Kanchan Char says

    Thank you Felicita..that’s so sweet! So glad you liked the video… I hope it’ll be a nice remembrance from their childhood when they grow up! πŸ™‚ x

  3. Priscilla says

    Cute! Almost makes me want to buy some Mini Boden … until I remember that I dont have kids!

    The video is absolutely beautiful. Your kids smiling, the surroundings, the clothes and… the cupcakes! Kanchan, your daughters are so precious!!

  4. Kanchan Char says

    Thank you so-oh much..wow, that’s such a great compliment, Priscilla! πŸ™‚ The children are so proud of this movie, it took a helluva lot of running from them to get it right ;p x

  5. Kanchan Char says

    Thank you Mary, such an honor coming from you! πŸ™‚ Thank you for being the most fabulous travel companion too! X

  6. says

    Lovely to meet you in person at the weekend. It was a real joy! I love the video. I buy mini boden in the sales for the boys. Twice a year I set the alarm and spend, spend, spend. it lasts longer and is great value as it does both of them
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  7. Kanchan Char says

    It was absolutely fab to meet you Jen, and you were the warmest, friendliest person ever!Thank you for that. πŸ™‚ I stock up at Boden sales too, would be positively ‘wrong’ to not ;P

  8. Kanchan Char says

    16 month olds really do need clothes in bulk, don’t they…been there honey, twice! ;P

  9. says

    What a perfectly lovely film, your girls (and you) will love looking back on that in some years’ time. I don’t think it could be more photogenic if you tried: the light, the field, the clothes and of course your beautiful girls. Boden should be paying you heaps!
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  10. debjani mazumdar lalwani says

    that was brilliant Kanchan- you are super talented and so are your girls going to be when they have your example to follow- may there be many such movies, and if you get better at this as you do with anything that you put your mind and heart to, you will get famous!! i mean it Kanchan- a big hug to you and kudos for the way you are able to take to perfection all your talents

  11. Kanchan Char says

    Thanks Phoebe, we really loved making this…and yes, I do hope we can look back and smile at the one video that doesn’t have someone saying the wrong thing, camera shake and all the rest of it ;P And haha, I’ll remember to ask Boden for my pretty pennies the next time πŸ˜‰ x

  12. Kanchan Char says

    Debjani, I’m so very, very touched by your more than generous praise! Thank you so much, it really means a lot to me! xx

  13. Minerva fernando says

    I am a big fan of Boden clothes but they are bit pricey , but worth the buy . I have never tried children’s clothes , but I am tempted after seeing the video !

  14. Kanchan Char says

    Hello, Hello Carla…boy, do I love a new visitor?! πŸ˜› Thank you for your generous praise..and I’m glad it reminded you of summer fun! That’s just what we wanted and let me tell you, the sun really made us work for it that day! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see what you do, and will pop over a bit later with a cuppa and a clear head! Thank you for stopping by, and taking the time to say hello πŸ™‚ x

  15. Kanchan Char says

    They sure are, Minerva..but I think they really deliver on quality and fit! Nothing suits me as well as Boden…sorry, I’m a die hard fan! πŸ˜€ Thank you for taking the time to watch the video and I’m glad you’re seeing what they have on offer for little ‘uns! πŸ™‚ xx

  16. Kanchan Char says

    Ooh, thank you Rachel…always music to my ears to hear someone say that πŸ™‚ and thank you for subscribing too! I look forwrard to getting to β€˜know’ you better and hope we’re β€˜friends’ for a long time! x

  17. says

    I buy Boden for myself, in the sales/offers but have not bought much for my children. I don’t really have the option of clothes sharing so will only get worn once and I cannot justify the cost. But someone in my local town does buy it and the donates to the charity shops when they are done with it, I am onto a winner!
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  18. Kanchan Char says

    Oh you lucky thing! I’d be pleased as punch getting Boden at Charity shop rates πŸ˜‰ You are indeed on to a winner πŸ™‚ x

  19. Lorraine Seb says

    I loved this video and how beautifully it captured everything that is Mini Boden! Children having a swell time, zingy bright clothes, beautiful sunshine days. Spot on Ms. Char. An absolute viewing pleasure. XO

  20. Kanchan Char says

    Thank you so much, that’s so lovely – I’m glad it evoked all the nicest things about summertime and childhood fun! We wanted to keep it real, we wanted it simple. Amazed and grateful for the support we’ve had! πŸ™‚ x

  21. Kanchan Char says

    Thanks so-oh much, Katrina! That’s so sweet πŸ™‚ Thanks for taking the time to stop by! xx


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