Part of the Gymboree family of brands, Crazy 8 was developed and launched in 2007 as a value driven alternative to the company’s main brand. The name for the new brand came from the concept that life with kids “is crazy 8 days a week.” Crazy 8 also refers to how crazy reasonably priced is its apparel.
Crazy 8 clothing is stylish and colorful while being very reasonably priced and value driven. The brand covers sizes 0 to 14 years old with average savings of 30 percent when compared with the popular parent company brand.
Since Gymboree was launched in 1986, the company has consistently expanded its presence in kids’ retail with fashionable clothing and accessories. Today, Gymboree operates 631 stores in the U.S. and Canada and is also expanding internationally. Other brands under the Gymboree umbrella are its Outlet Stores and the Janie and Jack retail shops that offer high-end children’s clothing.
The first Crazy 8 store opened in 2007 and today, the brand has more than 300 stores in the United States.
The Crazy 8 brand was created to offer a line of apparel for kids that was fun, colorful, stylish and value driven. The brand offers lower cost options without sacrificing style and comfort for little ones.
Crazy 8 lineup includes clothes for newborns in sizes 0 months to 24 months-old, baby boys and baby girls in sizes 3 months to 5T and a line covering sizes 4 to 14 for boys and girls.
The newborn and baby clothes are comfortable and cute essentials, with one piece pajamas, shirts, bibs and hats in soft cotton and fun prints. The selection for baby boys and baby girls offers a wide array of options for very reasonable prices. The baby boy and girl line carries tees, tanks, shirts, skirts, shorts, jeans, swimwear, sleepwear, underwear, dresses, rompers and shoes. For the cooler months, Crazy 8 has a wide selection of sweatshirts, hoodies, sweaters and outerwear.
Any time one of our favorite brands comes up with a line that offers great clothing at lower prices our compromise with that brand deepens. Gymboree’s brand Crazy 8 offers great clothes in great styles for a fraction of the cost of its parent brand and for that, we are very thankful.
We love that Crazy 8 has a comprehensive lineup of apparel with everything needed for infants, toddlers and older kids and that each stage is adapted for the particular needs, likes and dislikes of the target age. The baby clothes are sweet, comfortable and easy to wear and wash, while the boys’ line in sizes 4 to 14 has a wide selection of graphic t-shirts with fun messages intended for the older kids.
The Gymboree family of brands operates under the same ethical code and takes its social responsibility very seriously. The company’s factories are audited regularly to ensure no child labor, force labor or unfair treatment of workers takes place where Gymboree manufactures its products. An example of its social responsibility is the company’s refusal to use cotton source from Uzbekistan in its apparel. Uzbekistan has a history of forced child labor that the company does not want to promote in any way.
Companies that try to help us save money are great, but companies that don’t compromise the ethical treatment of its workers to achieve those savings are even better. Crazy 8 and its parent company Gymboree are stars in our eyes, 5 stars out of 5 to be exact!
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