Kids' clothes are expensive. You already know this.
I refuse to pay more for my kids' clothes than I pay for my own, especially when the material is a quarter of the size!
My answer to this dilemma is consignment sale shopping and Kid's Market is just about the only one I go to.
At the end of the sale, they have 2 days where most everything is 50%.* I just got back. After spending $46.34 (including tax), I got all of this...
Oh Kid's Market, how I enjoy thee.
*If you contribute to the sale, you get to shop early. I contributed this year so I also went one of the first days and got about the same amount of stuff (but spent a tad more). Don't have a picture of that and it is already integrated into the closets.