Stores that have affordable wardrobe staples for little boys are few and far between.

My 11-month-old son is growing a mile a minute and with his current hobbies of rummaging through the garbage, washing his hands in the toilet and climbing on things, who wants to pay Janie and Jack prices for a four week wear?

A couple of months ago, I was tipped off to a new shop — Crazy 8, a hoodie and henley heaven where the boys section almost outshines the girls. The store which opened in August is The Gymboree Corporation's latest offering providing "cool clothes for kids' crazy lives". And, an answer to my son's clothing crisis. My last shopping spree set me back a mere $140 for 17 items.