ah ok, read your msg before i saw this!
i would definitely bring baby clothes from the uk, coz to buy them new here even in germany or france is mad compared to prices from the likes of primark.
For bigger stuff, you can keep an eye out here on the buy and sell in the forum actually, but to get them new we shopped mostly at baby walz, but went to the one in germany (its cheaper and you get tax back) which is very close to us here in basel:
Hauptstra▀e 333 - 339
79576 Weil am Rhein
there is also Baby One which is about 15mins drive from there:
Am Dreispitz 4
both have a website, but in german, www.babyone.de
Oh also of course don't forget to check out Ikea for cots etc. i'm a big fan of Ikea
they have nice straight backed chairs too, but as i was saying in the mail, not exactly the nice glider one i was looking for.
hope that helps a bit.