I feel that it is my duty to tell everyone all of the wonderful things about this store! After my experience at Picket Fences, I got on Citysearch and was shocked to discover all of the negative feedback. Keep this in mind: People generally only log onto these sites if they have had a bad experience. Rarely do you find people taking the time to note positive things. Since I am very pregnant and have all the time in the world, that is precisely what I am going to do.
Picket Fences is an absolute dream for a pregnant woman. I have been all over Austin desperately searching for maternity clothes that are still cute and fashionable and make me feel good about myself. No where else could I find the selection that I found at Picket Fences. Sure, it is kind of pricey, but only because they carry many of the higher end brands. I was able to outfit my entire pregnancy after one trip through the store. The sales people were wonderful (I was working with the manager), and they were always honest with me about how everything fit and looked. It was clear that she was not going for the sale, but truly wanted me to look and feel good in what I was wearing.
As far as the merchandise for baby, all it takes is a once around in the store to realize that they have the absolute cutest stuff. I was able to create my dream nursery, using only Picket Fences. They had most everything I wanted in the store, and if they didn't, they ordered it for me and it was no problem. The manager helped me design adorable custom bedding (She really has a knack for that sort of thing - I highly recommend her assistance!), and when I left the store, I couldn't have felt more ready for my baby.
I will go back to Picket Fences again and again! And as far as the complaints that I have read about their return policy... THEY HAVE IT POSTED EVERYWHERE, PEOPLE! From the hours that I spent in the store, I must have seen policies posted in at least 5 different places. Maybe it's just because I have loved everything that I have purchased from Picket Fences that I haven't had a problem with the return policy, but still.
All I am trying to say is go to Picket Fences and decide for yourself. I think it is a wonderful store, and I have recommended it to ALL of my friends!!
Pros: MOST adorable baby items and the BEST maternity in town!!
Cons: TOO cute - I have never had a bad experience