Combining a chic, boutique-like atmosphere with the ease of online shopping along with a healthy helping of fun, useful tools and community features, Due Maternity easily scores the approval for online maternity stores. This shopping site blows the competition out of the water when it comes to style, variety and selection.
Boasting one of the highest number of brands and designers of all the sites we reviewed, Due Maternity is certain to have plenty to choose from, no matter the need or style. Featuring sections for mom, baby and gift occasions that include dad and siblings along with nursing and skin care items, the site is a one-stop shopping experience.
Moms-to-be can purchase wardrobe essentials from the skin out as well as clothes that will go beyond the 9-month bloom. There are nursing bras and pads, tops, cover-ups, pajamas and pumps to facilitate feeding and bonding with the little one and even a nutrition section that features vitamins, nutrition bars, shakes and nausea remedies. For baby, there are clever t-shirts, onsies and socks, diaper bags, organizers, skin care, books, music, bedding, art and specialty diapers. Pamper both mom and baby???s skin with lotions, potions and oils to smooth, moisturize and protect.
While the site doesn???t feature the highbrow (and rather expensive) designers like Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture or Ed Hardy, all of the products on Due Maternity are stylish and contemporary while still being fairly budget-conscious.
The community portion of Due???s site was developed with a ???best girlfriend??? attitude: fun, friendly and supportive. The blog has tips, announcements, wardrobe advice and fashion pointers. You can follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter. There is a weekly contest and the message board and forum is a great place to connect with other moms-in-waiting to ask questions, discuss and interact with other women who are going through similar experiences. Don???t forget to sign up for Due???s newsletter which is chock full of specials and freebies and other news. There are plenty of things to do, support to give and receive and people to connect with at Due.
Due Maternity really shines when it comes to the tools they provide. This site has the most extensive list of interesting gadgets of all the sites we reviewed providing an added benefit that sets Due apart from the other online maternity stores. The site features four different podcasts covering topics such as maternity fashion, PediaCast, PregTASTIC and MommyCast. Each one is geared to a different aspect of pregnancy and mothering. There are three different fun calculators to help you determine your due date or date of conception. Research baby names or allow Due to name your baby (just for fun) to see what moniker it comes up with. Check your baby???s astrological sign and see how it meshes with your own.
A unique feature of Due???s site is the Personal Pages which allows you to create an account based on your due date and selected baby name. Every time you sign on to your own personal page, you see the current development of your womb-mate, his or her astrological sign with explanation, a countdown clock that shows exactly how long (down to the hour) you have until ???D???-day. You can create a gift registry and share it with family and friends. And last, but not least, there is a Guest Book section where visitors to your page can leave you a note.
This maternity store site is well-organized, the navigation is intuitive and the product images are sharp and clear. A particularly useful and time-saving feature is the ???Quick Shop??? pop up window that allows you to take a closer look at a product without leaving the main category page. You can quickly and easily see what the words on the front of a t-shirt actually say without leaving the maternity tops category page. The site accepts the big name credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
Shopping help and support range from the real-world boutiques of Due Maternity in Georgia and Texas to email, a variety of phone numbers, an online form, mailing address and a reliable search function. The site also features a number of FAQs pages and sizing information to help you choose the correct clothing sizes and feel comfortable about your shopping experience.
It???s not hard to see why this site is our top-rated maternity store. Taken all together, Due Maternity ???s extensive tools and community features coupled with a substantial inventory of clothing styles and types makes this THE site to go to find practically anything you???ll need to weather the nine months of pregnancy and afterwards in style and comfort.
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