Friday, June 19, 2020

Summer at the Boutique

 Carlin Stewart in The Dakota

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer in the Norther Hemisphere, although some folks have been experiencing summer temperatures for weeks. Are you looking for a new outfit to add to your warm weather wardrobe? Erin Paine, Carlin Stewart, and Whitney Bates have nearly 100 items listed on their webstore, Bates Sisters Boutique. Those of you who have purchased from them in the past, what did you buy?

Katie Bates in The Peyton

Photo courtesy batessistersboutique.com; tarynyagerphotography.com

41 comments:

  1. Very pretty!
    However, I don't remember seeing the Bates ladies wearing these clothes in any of their pictures shown on this website. They "model" them for sales but they don't actually wear these clothes in their lives. That's sad.

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    1. I've seen them.

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    2. So... you know all one hundred items that they sell and you see these young women seven days a week to know that they do not wear items from their boutique? How about be grateful that they are selling modest clothing that is reasonable in price and stop making comments that may not be true.

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    3. On their tv show Bringing Up Bates, they are often seen wearing their dresses.

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    4. Just because they are not in pics here does not mean they don't wear them.

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  2. I have not yet bought anything from the boutique but I hope to soon! Their stuff is SO cute :-)

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    1. @1:30, and SO worth it, I've had nothing but awesome experiences with the boutique, and affordable prices too!

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  3. Just curious where all of these clothes are made? Hope right here in the good ol USA!Lets not make clothes overseas. Employee our Veterans coming back from war. Just my innocent question. Ledabeth

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    1. I’ve seen some of the clothes the sell on the Ali Express website, a Chinese online retail service. I bet they get them from there because a lot of boutiques do

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    2. Made in China. Yes, that’s right. Using up yet more resources—water, dye, cloth, chemicals, and labor—for what? Cheaper dresses? And are they necessary? Why don’t they get a skill to market?

      I agree—these dresses should be made in America with sustainable, natural materials and labor that can be monitored for any abuses.

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    3. Yes, they are made in the USA, at least the few items that I have purchased have all been made in the USA.

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    4. I doubt you want to pay the cost of American-made clothes. Most people don't. Americans have unions, and expect health insurance, workers comp and other benefits, which raise the cost. Many Americans choose to buy their clothes from countries where the cost of living is lower, so pay is lower, and these countries can sell their garments far more cheaply. However, I've also bought fine, high quality clothes from countries like China and Thailand. It all depends on what you are willing to pay for.

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    5. Veterans coming back from war generally have no experience in designing, cutting or sewing dresses. Training them would increase the cost of the clothes. People don't want to pay for that.

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    6. China sells many fine garments, often made from high quality, natural materials. However, Americans choose to buy China's cheapest products, and then blame China. If you want better products, you have to be willing to pay more.

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    7. KitKath, Natural fabrics like cotton require a ton of pesticides to produce. Cotton clothing is made in America and China. American companies choose to have their products made in China (no one is forcing them) because they can sell them for less. Americans are willing to accept cheaply made garments and don't want to pay for expensive ones. I've seen many beautifully, custom made clothes made in China, but no one here in the US would ever pay for them.

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    8. Who would buy a dress that was made by veterans, who are skilled in fighting, mechanics, coding, large-scale cooking and logistics?

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  4. These dresses are slowly inching their way up in cost.

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  5. I haven't but there are a couple dresses that I'm interested like the Natalie in dusty peach.

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  6. I think if those girls took some modeling classes they could be quite effective, despite their lack of height. At least, they seem to enjoy it!

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  7. Carlin & Katie, I Love your Dresses!
    Shoot, I just love y'all! I've been watching your entire family for years after my oldest granddaughter who is 16 now,introduced me to the T V.show "Bringing up Bates" years ago! Y'all are So Beautiful! Inside & Out. & Thank God for your parents raising you with Good, Loving, Christian,& Moral values!😘🤗

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  8. Those dresses don't hold up to washing. They lose their shape because they are made from cheap material and badly sewn together. Not worth the money.

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    1. You get what you pay for.

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    2. LOL, military veterans would sew them together with greater skill and care, according to some here.

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  9. I love their dresses! They are pretty, easy to combine and modest, which is hard to find. I have 11 do far,Maxayla and Jenna in several colors and plan to buy more as soon I can. To person above, I actually have seen both Carlin and Erin wearing dresses from boutique in Instagram posts and even Facebook alive. As far as prices, yes they do have some more expensive dresses these days, but you can still find beautiful dresses which are cheaper. They do run a buisness, so it is understandable they have raised some prices, but they are still pretty affordabble, comparing to other stores. Have a blessed day everyone, stay safe and healthy. Blessing from Croatia

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  10. We love their boutique! Have ordered several times. ❤

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  11. As a wife of a Vietnam Veteran who worked for GM for 40 yrs. Was taught to sew the design on the Cadilac cars seats a design that was wheat. Know about clothes made in the USA aren't anymore expensive do the research. I HAVE> We need American to work for American companies. Veterans can be taught they are why WE HAVE THE FREEDOMS we have. Be patient teach them . Hope the Bates would consider this since they are Christians. Thank you , Ledabeth God Bless the USA

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    1. There are Christians in every country, Ledabeth. God doesn't disciminate and neither should we.

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    2. What does that have to do with designing, cutting and manufacturing dresses?

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    3. Is the original poster implying that the Bates clothing should be made in the U.S.?

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    4. Yes, she seems to think that children only need to eat in the US.

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  12. Finally decided to take the plunge and buy one of their dresses. Didn’t think it was terribly priced at $35, similar to Target prices nowadays...but when I went to checkout it was $10 to ship it. Yikes! I guess I’m spoiled by my Amazon Prime free shipping. I won’t be ordering with those shipping costs.

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    1. Amazon Prime has spoiled me, for sure! Post office rates go up every year and they're rather shocking.

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  13. What does the above comment mean God doesn't discriminate we are aware that. June 21, 2020 @ 11:24pm. We need the Bate's and other 's to manufactor here is what Leabeth is saying. Would love to hear a comment from the family. Thank you, Made in USA GOD AND COUNTRY

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  14. Anonymous June22, 2020 11;32pm It appears to me that is what she is implying . I think they should be too.

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  15. Thought we were all Christians here why such snarky answers about products made in the USA and Veterans who keep your free today? The lady Ledabeth just expressed her opinion.

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    1. We're not all Christians here.

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  16. I have always wished to buy something from their boutique but I am on a strict budget and to me $30-40 is too expensive to me. Plus my mom says some of their dresses are too short and immodest (in our house we are old fashioned and have to wear everything well below the knee because we're Independent Fundamental Baptists) and she does not want to support someone who splits the money to pay themselves and their "models" (which work cheap because they're family) and give none of it to a Christian charity or organization for a certain percentage of the sales. She said that Whitney, Erin and Carlin are money greedy and want all the money for themselves. But maybe someday when I am out of the house I will buy something from them.

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    1. We don't actually know know where their money goes.

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    2. Well, the Biblical way of giving is to do it so that your left hand doesn't know what your right hand is doing, so they could be donating and tithing quietly. We just don't know. I also find it interesting about models working for cheap because they're family. Is that a bad thing when they do things for each other all the time because they are family? Maybe they do it for free, for that matter.

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    3. Saying that you can’t buy something from somewhere because some of the dresses are too short, they pay their models, and you don’t know if they tithe or donate money is an interesting thought. Does that mean you only hand make all your clothes? I can’t think of a store that doesn’t sell something immodest, doesn’t pay their employees/models, and guarantees they are giving to their church. But I still have to grocery shop and clothes shop somewhere. Each individual is accountable for their choices. We just have to look at ourselves and make sure our choices are pleasing to God. Do my clothing choices glorify Him? Do I take advantage of my family and friends, and enemies for that matter? Do I tithe and give offerings?

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