The Best Places To Buy School Uniforms

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
9:55 am

Photograph via Old Navy

Although school uniforms help make the process of getting dressed a no-brainer, finding the right pieces that perfectly coordinate with your child’s faculty guidelines can be difficult. Thankfully, stores have caught on to the fact that more schools are requiring strict dress codes these days and they’re making it easier than ever to shop for the curricular year. We’ve gathered a list of the best places to find those perfect polos, chinos, skirts, and button-downs, so the hardest part of your shopping experience is deciding which backpack and shoes to buy!

French Toast. This company has been a leader in school uniforms since 1958! Here, you’ll find an array of mix-and-match options for kids of all ages, from regular vests and cardigans to cute jumpers and blazers. They even offer uniform-approved accessories! The site has a “School Dress Code Locator” feature that helps you shop either generic or specific school-approved colors and styles.

Old Navy. Old Navy is a no-brainer for affordable, stylish uniforms for kids and teens in a wide variety of colors. Some items start at just $6, meaning at the rate kids grow, you won’t mind if you have to replace polos, chinos, or sweaters year after year.

Lands’ End. Lands’ End is the go-to for high-quality, durable back-to-school basics. The site also lets you create a student profile for fast, easy shopping. Just select the “Find My School” option, and it will help you shop according to your kid or teen’s school guidelines.

Target. Easy, cute, and affordable are the words that come to mind when we shop Target’s uniform section. You can find brands such as Eddie Bauer, Cat & Jack, and even French Toast here, probably with the best prices. From regular khakis and shoes to cat-printed socks, there’s a little something for every A+ student.

J.Crew. There’s no doubt, J.Crew has some pretty sharp-looking “preppy” pieces. Although a bit more pricey, these sleek, high-quality button-downs, oxfords, and pleated skirts will definitely help take the “blah” out of school uniforms. There’s also fun, bright-colored backpacks that can be personalized in the monogram shop to give your kid’s look a little upgrade!

JCPenney. Hundreds of name brand school uniform options can be found at JCPenney, from Izod to Dickies. The store hosts regular sales and special offers, too, so don’t forget to check to get the best bang for your buck!

Kohl’s. If you’re a mom, we’re betting you’ve heard of Kohl’s. Here, you’ll find a large assortment of budget-friendly, school-appropriate options for your little guy or gal. Items range from petite to plus-size chinos and polos to dresses and shoes for boys, girls, and juniors.

Abercrombie Kids. Abercrombie has been a favorite for school-age kids for decades. At Abercrombie Kids, you can shop for high-quality, stylish uniform basics for kids ages 3 and up! Teens can also find several options from its big sister store.

American Eagle. Geared more towards teens, American Eagle is also a great place to look for classic, easy-going pieces that meet your young adult’s school’s dress code with simple uniform-ready ensembles.

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