Showing posts with label Retail Roundup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Retail Roundup. Show all posts

Monday, March 24, 2014

Schoolbelles - Retail Round Up Series

Schoolbelles is a family owned business. They state that their “passion for uniforms is a legacy handed down since 1956 by our founder, Mary Carroll. Today, three generations have continued her tradition of manufacturing and providing high quality uniforms with great service for reasonable prices.” 

They work with over 1000 schools and organizations and have a team of representatives to assist with creating a uniform program. They are one of few uniform suppliers that operates their own sewing factory in Cleveland, OH to maintain quality and inventory levels. They offer a guarantee on their premium line of uniforms that items will hold up to 180 days of wear.  They are based in Cleveland with store locations across the mid-west.

  • Cleveland
  • Cincinnati 
  • Fairlawn
  • South Euclid
  • Toledo 
  • Bridgeview
  • Chicago North
  • Madison Heights
  • Westland 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Taylor Mill, Kentucky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

They offer a full catalog of premium uniforms for all sizes (preschool through adult). They also carry value line items that work well with most dress codes. They are currently undergoing a redesign to evolve with the changing market. I will update this post after they launch their new website later this year.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gap Inc - Retail Roundup Series

The Gap, Inc. is an American multinational clothing and accessories retailer. It was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San FranciscoCalifornia. It is the largest specialty retailer in the United States with over 2550 stores in the US. In additional to the Gap stores, the company operates 4 other brands: Banana RepublicOld NavyPiperlime, and Athleta. The Gap offers free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns on all orders.

GapKids carries a line of school uniform items.  If you've read a few of the posts from last summer's Best Bets series, you may have noticed that the regular retail price of the GAP uniform items tend to fall at the top the charts. However, if you're a smart shopper, you can score these items for deep discounts.  Last fall, I bought a few basic polos for may daughter for 5 bucks each off the clearance rack. 

Girls Bottoms

Girls uniform pants are offered in 5 styles: trouser pants, boot cut, skinny and capri and ponte styles. The shorts are offered in two styles, the traditional bermuda short as well as a shorter flat front style.  They also carry fold over yoga pants which would work for PE class and leggings.

Girls Tops

They carry short and long sleeve polos in several colors (white, blue and navy).  They carry a no-iron long sleeve button down, long sleeve oxfords, short sleeve peter pan blouses, and a ruffle shirt. The cable knit cardigans are offered in navy and white and the v neck cardigan in gray and navy.

Girls Dresses

The polo dress is a classic drop waist pleated style and offered in gray, navy, pink and red. The pleated skirt is offered in two styles: a GapShield and a more casual ponte knit. They offer two jumpers: one in Gapshield fabric with a shirred empire waist style and another straighter style in ponte knit. They sell  three packs of knit shorts that a can be worn under the jumpers, skirts or dresses.

Girls Outerwear

They also offer several jackets. A ponte navy blazer, a hooded fleece coat, a peplum coat and a rain coat.

Boys Bottoms

Boys uniform pants are offered in 3 styles: flat front, straight, and pleated pants. They carry a dress pant, as well as a wide-wale cords. The shorts are offered in three styles, the flat front, pleated and cargo.  

Boys Tops

They carry short and long sleeve polos in a nice variety of colors.  They carry a no-iron long sleeve and a short sleeve button down, as well as long sleeve and short sleeve oxfords. The v-neck cardigans is offered in several colors and mock zip cardigan.

Boys Outerwear

They also offer several jackets. A knit blazer, a knit peacoat, and a rain coat.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Celebrating our First Year!

It's been one year since I started Uniform Mom. I set out with a goal to create a community for parents of kids that wear school uniform to share information about brands and products, sales and promotions, as well as advice to help us manage the uniform wardrobe for our school aged kids. Since then, I've shared quite a bit of information on school uniform retailers, advice on building and maintaining a school wardrobe, and numerous reviews of children's school clothing items. Over the past year, I've developed relationships with retailers to be able to bring you the most timely information.

The Retail Round Up Series is made up of posts on each of the major retailers that offer school uniforms year round. Most of those retailers have stores nationwide and a few are regionally located and also offer an online option. These posts provide a bit of background about the store, tell you what type of items you'll find there, what sizes they carry, the store's return policy and anything else that I found interesting. You can find all of them conveniently listed on the "Where To Shop" tab.

The  Back To School "Best Bets"  is a series of posts which provide useful information for building a school wardrobe.  Each post features one clothing item and provides a list of features you should look for when shopping, as well as the all important price comparison between all of the major retailers. These posts are easy to navigate from the "Best Bets by Clothing Type" tab.

Over the past year, I have reviewed over eighteen different school uniform clothing items from at least seven different retailers. I did not receive any compensation for these reviews. I just gave you my honest "Mom" opinion of how these items have worked out for my daughter and how they have held up during the school year.  I am actively seeking input from others to provide more guest reviews, especially on boys clothing items.  I also featured several sponsored reviews on a handful of other products that would be interesting to parents of school aged children.  

Each Friday, I share the "Weekend Shopping Guide" which includes information from the retailers to let you know what's on sale and provide coupon codes to help you save even more.  I also organized giveaway opportunities on uniform clothing and accessories and bought you opportunities to enter other giveaways that would be of interest to most parents.

So what can you expect from Uniform Mom in the next year? 

Definitely more reviews, more useful advice and more information from the retailers.  I am also planning more ways for you to let me know which information you find here on uniform Mom is most useful.  We'll be doing monthly polls so you can provide more input and I can focus on how to get you the information you need.  I'll be sharing more sale alerts and coupons on the Uniform Mom Facebook page.  If you haven't connected with me on Facebook, please head over and "Like" the page to stay in the loop.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ideal Uniforms: Retail Round Up

Ideal Uniforms has been a family owned and operated business for over 80 years. They have two locations in New York City and have a newly redesigned website with an online store. Below is a quote from their web site:

"Ideal Uniforms is your one stop shop for all your educational, medical, corporate and scouting needs. Ideal presently outfits hundreds of schools, hospitals, boy and girl scout troops, and businesses. This allows us to retain a vast inventory which is stocked year round. Ideal manufactures many of its own products to ensure that customers get what they need when they need it."

They carry the following brands in children's uniform clothing: A+ School Apparel, Classroom, Elderwear, French Toast, Rifle Kaynee, Becky Thatcher, Dickies, as well as their own brand Ideal brand. They also sell scouts uniforms, dancewear, backpacks, and caps and gowns.

Boys bottoms include four different brands of flat front pants, two brands of pleated pants or pull on pants. Boys shirts include polos in short and long sleeve, turtlenecks, and short and long sleeve button up dress and oxford shirts. In sweaters, they carry acrylic vests, cardigans, and v-neck pullovers. Finally, they carry the Rifle Kaynee Unisex Blazer in five colors. Boys accessories include a variety of ties and belts.

Girls bottoms include French Toast, Becky Thatcher and Dickies flat fronts and basic shorts. In skirts, they carry a basic kick pleat in solids and plaids, plaid knife pleats, and plaid kilts. Girls tops include polos, turtlenecks, peter pan blouses in short and long sleeve, pointed collar blouses and oxfords in short and long sleeve. In sweaters, they carry acrylic vests, cardigans, and v-neck pullovers. They also have two options for vests, a bolero (open in the front) and a pointed (button up). The v-neck jumpers are available in solids and plaids and the slit neck jumper in plaids. Finally, they carry a wrap around kilt in solids. Finally, they carry a fun selection of coordinating criss-cross ties, scruncies, head bands, bike shorts and tights.

They have a typical return policy, or most items, for a full refund with a receipt within 14 days for items in their original condition, unwashed and unworn. Exchanges can be made within 30 days.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Kids Socks: the Retail Round Up Series is based in New York and was founded by two fathers. According to an article in the NY Post, they acknowledge that most folks don't think of ordering socks online. But as they point out, no one bought shoes online before Zappos, so they set out to offer all the best brands on an organized and easy to navigate online experience.   From the time I've spent on their website, I think they have succeeded.  You can browse the site by gender, style or by brand which allows you to find what you need easily.

Kids Socks carries many brands such as Trumpette, Puma, Jeffreries, Tic Tac Toe, True religion, Skechers, blind mice, Novelty socks, and Pork Chop.  It can be your one stop shop for socks, tights, and leggings.  If you're looking for back to school basics, you'll find quality items tights by Jeffreis and Tic Tac Toe to match school uniform colors. If your school's uniform policy does not place restrictions on the kids socks and tights, you'll find plenty of colorful choices and playful patterns to allow kids to add a bit of playful self expression to their style.

The site offers free shipping on orders over $30.  They also offer a "100% money back guarantee for all products returned within 365 days of receipt of the product." The customer is responsible for shipping both ways on returns.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

School Uniforms at Zemsky's: Retail Round-Up Series

Zemsky's is a family owned local chain with 3 locations in Chicago that specialize in work wear, school uniforms and medical scrubs.   Below is a description of their school uniform selection from their website:
"Boys and Girls School Uniforms from famous brands French Toast, Dickies, School Apparel, and our own in house Zemsky's brand. Plain or pleated front boys and girls pants and shorts in the most popular colors. Long and short sleeve polos, dress shirts, and more formal button down oxford styles. School Apparel sweaters offer top quality and a wide range of sizes and colors. Skirts, skorts, and jumpers from French Toast and Dickies. Ties, backpacks, and other accessories also available."

Their online store is well organized and easy to use.  The shipping policy is a flat $8 - $10 based on the order amount, and orders over $150 ship free. Returns via mail are allowed and they provide a "pre-approved EZ return form" with each order shipped.

If you are in the Chicago area and are a Zemsky's regular customer, we'd love to hear from you.  Please use the comments below to tell us about your experience with this retailer.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Meijer: Retail Round Up Series

Miejer is a hypermarket chain with both groceries and department store merchandise headquartered in Walker, Michigan.  They have over 200 locations mostly in Michigan and Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. They carry French Toast brand items, Classroom Uniforms brand items, a handful of Dickies brand items and boys shoes by Deer Stag. For purposes of this review, I'll highlight mostly the Classroom Uniforms brand, as French Toast items will be covered in their own post.

To browse the uniform items on their website, navigate under Clothing & Jewlery, then Kids Clothing & Shoes, where you'll then find a category for School Uniforms.

The Classroom Uniform items for girls includes four different styles of skorts, four different styles of pants, two styles of shorts, and two styles of jumpers.   They carry girls polos in both short and long sleeve in a wide variety of colors.  The boys items include two styles of pants and shorts.  The brand then includes unisex tops including short and long sleeve polos, cardigan sweaters, a sweater vest, fleece zip up jacket.

The Dickies brand items include several styles of boys shorts and pants, as well as polos in a wide variety of colors.  The girls items are limited to a faux wrap skort, shorts and flare pants in girls and junior sizes.

There is a nice selection of Deer Stag brand shoes for boys that would be appropriate with a school uniform.

Meijer offers two free shipping options..  It is free to ship to a store and pick up your items.  Also many items (as noted on the site) will ship to your free standard delivery.  Items purchased in the store can be returned to a store within 30 days.  Items purchased online can be returned free within 30 days from within the lower 48 states by using their special return label.

Monday, July 15, 2013

School Uniforms at Target, Retail Round Up Series

During the Back to School shopping season, you're likely to notice a few racks of school uniform clothing in the boys and girls departments at your local Target store. You can also purchase uniform items through their website.  Online, they make it easy to find them by organizing them together through a main navigation menu (under Kids, select School Uniforms).

The school uniform selection is limited to one or two choices of the basic items, such as pants, shorts, polos, skorts, jumpers, and shoes. They carry items from three different brands: French Toast, Cherokee and Classroom.

If your local store is like mine, you'll be hard pressed to find uniform items in stores after the school year has gotten underway. And from what I've observed over the past year, they do not maintain availability online throughout the school year either.

Target promotes that they offer quick, easy returns.  I have found this to be true for me for both in-store purchases and online purchases. Most items in new condition can be returned with a receipt within 90 days. When you use the target Red Card, you get an extra 30 days grace period on returns.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

School Uniforms at Marks and Spencer - Retail Round Up

Living in the US, I don't have many opportunities to shop at Marks and Spencer, a British department store. I did get a chance to visit the one in London once and the one in Bermuda once while traveling on vacations.   Imagine my surprise to find Marks and Spencer brand school uniforms while digging through a box of  clothing at the Uniform Locker exchange event at our local elementary school in Northern Virginia.

That day at the uniform exchange, I found and purchased a pair of navy slacks and a white long sleeve button down shirt for my daughter. They were a dollar each. Bargain!

School Uniforms are much more common in Britain than in the US. Marks and Spencer carries full offering of school uniform items for girls and boys.  Their website is well organized and easy to navigate.  The prices are listed in British pounds, so you'll need to be aware of the current conversion rate and any fees that your credit card might charge to get a somewhat accurate idea on prices as you browse their site.And at least for a limited time, they offer free shipping to the US and Canada with no minimum to order. 

They carry a wide selection of items for girls and boys that can only be rivaled by a handful of US uniform retailers. I thought I was getting the hang of shopping at stores that size items in centimeters, but M&S's sizing is different.  It is labeled in sizes from 3 years to 16 year. I'd recommend you check the handy sizing chart to compare how their sizing compares. Especially since the site was light on details of how international returns are handled.   They also offer slim fit, plus fit and longer lengths in some items.

Below is a one minute video where they highlight their 2012 school uniform innovations:

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Normally for the Retail Round Up series posts, I list the items available in the current school uniform collection by gender and clothing type. M&S offers too many items to list.  Instead, I'll link you to the major groupings areas: 

  • UK students can shop the Personalised School Uniform site with details for specific schools.
  • The Boys Directory includes Polos and Shirts, Trousers, Sportswear, Bags and Shoes, Jumpers (In the UK, they call Boy's sweaters Jumpers.), Shorts, Blazers and underwear.
  • The Girls Directory includes Blouses, Polos, Sports, Skirts, Cardigans and Jumpers, Trousers and Shorts, Pinafores (These are what we, in the US, call Jumpers.), Blazers and Coats, Shoes and Bags, socks and underwear.
While navy and khaki are the basic colors in US school uniforms, I noticed that most bottoms at M&S are offered in black and gray in their collections.  If you're looking for school uniform items that will comply with the school dress code that not everyone will be wearing, then you should browse their selection.  I noticed selections that I hadn't seen in other school uniform collections.  Unique Girls Selections included 3/4 sleeve blouses, ruched polos, 9 different styles of pinafores, 25 different styles of skirts including straight skirts, tube skirts, pencil skirts and culottes and Blazers!  Plaid was noticeably absent.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Children's Wear Outlet - Retail Round Up Series

Since 1966, The Children's Wear Outlet is a third generation family owned business, specializing in children's clothing and school uniforms.  On their website, they claim to offer more than 80 different styles of discount school uniforms from K12, Elderwear and Genuine School Uniforms. The store is located in Georgia and the online store ships throughout the US.  Pricing is very reasonable.  Returns of unworn and unwashed items can be made within 30 days, you cover the shipping.

Boys Uniforms

Short and long sleeve pique shirts are offered in white, burgundy, hunter, red, gold, purple, yellow, royal blue, light blue, navy. The Genuine School Uniform boys sweater is offered in navy. Shorts are offered in a flat front or a pleated style in khaki and navy. Boys flat front pants come in regular and husky sizes in khaki and navy.  Young men's uniform pants are offered in khaki and navy.

Girls Uniforms

The US Polo Assn uniform shirt with a collar and front pocket is offered in white and light blue. Short and long sleeve pique shirts are offered in white, burgundy, hunter, red, gold, purple, yellow, royal blue, light blue, navy.  The Genuine School Uniform girls Peter Pan shirt is offered in both short sleeve and long sleeve in white, yellow and light blue and a long sleeve button down is available in white. The girls cardigans are offered in two styles, button up and a zip up in navy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

School Shoes at - Retail Roundup Series

Shoebuy's tagline is the "world's largest site for shoes" and they offer a 100% price guarantee.  They offer free shipping and returns on US orders and also offer international shipping to many countries. They are owned by IAC, an American internet company with over 50 brands across 40 countries headquartered in New York City.  

Enrolling in the Rewards program allows you to earn points to use on future purchases. You have to earn 200 points to begin redeeming them. You can earn points by enrolling, making purchases, referring a friend, linking to Facebook or Twitter accounts, or by submitting a review.

Girls School Shoes

Primigi Andes Girls School Uniform ShoesPrimigi Andes - $53.45
Colors: Black, Brown Patent Leather, Pink, White, and Hot Pink Leather
Infant/Toddler Sizes: Euro 20-27
Primigi Azalea Girls School Uniform Shoes

Primigi Azalea - $61.45
Colors: Black Leather, White, Silver, Gold, Fuschia Patent Synthetic and Pink Metallic Leather
Girls Sizes:

Kenneth Cole Reaction Book N Loop 2 Girls School Uniform Shoes
Kenneth Cole Reaction Book N Loop 2 - $35.95
Black Leather
Infant/Toddler and Girls Sizes

Stride Rite Carla - $44.95
Black Leather, Navy Leather, Dark Brown Leather
Girls Sizes

Boys School Shoes

Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Flex Boys School Uniform Shoes

Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Flex - 44.95
Black Leather
Boys Sizes
Hush Puppies Dylan Infant, Toddler, & Boys School Uniform Shoes

Hush Puppies Dylan - $34.95
Black Smooth and Dark Brown Nubuck
Infant/Toddler  and Boys Sizes

Stride Rite Jefferson - 42.95
Black Leather
Boys Sizes

Monday, May 20, 2013

School Shoes at Lands' End

Lands' End has a great selection of children's school uniform clothing.  Their selection is one of the largest available.  So it was surprising when I reviewed their offering of school uniform shoes to find few items that I would consider a daily school shoe.

For girls, the best choice is the Girls' Party & Play Mary Jane Shoes - Classic Navy which are a classic Mary Jane with a Velco strap and a rubber sole. They come in a suede material in black, navy or brown, as well as a black patent. They were recently redesigned to look dresser and some comments indicate the shoe is now too narrow. It is offered in Regular and wide in toddler sizes starting at 5 through girls size 7.It retails for $39.

For boys, the best choice is the School Uniform Boys' Ryland Classic Buck Shoes which a made with a rubber sole.  The litter chestnut brown shoe is made from a canvas material and spice brown version is made from suede.  They are offered in boys sizes 9 through 7 in regular width and retail for $49.

If you have direct experience with either of these shoes, please let us know your opinion in the comments below.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Stride Rite for School Uniform Shoes - Retail Round Up Series

Stride Rite began in 1919 and has been known under the Stride Rite brand name since 1933.  They are known for quality children's shoes.  They carry several brands including Stride Rite, Robeez, Saucony, Keds, Speery Top-Sider, Jessica Simpson, and Kamik.  When you shop in one of their retail stores or their outlets, a Certified Fit Specialist will help you measure your child's foot and recommend which size and width to purchase.  Through the My Rewards loyalty program, you earn $10 for every $75 you spend.  You also get free shipping on orders over $35.  It is free to register.

Excerpts from the Stride Rite History:
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) grant of its Seal of Acceptance to several styles of Stride Rite's baby shoes, the first baby shoes in the industry to carry the Seal.
The entire collection, every single shoe, is created from an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how children walk and grow. Stride Rite studies have led to important breakthroughs and new technologies in children's footwear.
Returns can be made on items in their original condition in the original packaging with a receipt within 45 days of the original purchase.  Online orders must be returned by mail and shipping is at your expense.  They have simplified shipping charges for online orders:

  • $4.99 shipping on orders below $35
  • $6.99 shipping on orders below $75
  • free shipping on orders over $75

Monday, May 6, 2013

Payless Shoes for School Uniform

Payless ShoeSourceThe corporate goal at Payless shoe stores is to be the first choice for budget conscious consumers. They were founded in 1956 in Topeka Kansas and were the first to sell shoes in a self serve environment. Their return policy allows you to buy online and make returns to the local store. You can also take advantage of shipping free to a local store. They have a loyalty program called Payless Rewards which sends coupons and offers free shipping on orders over $50.
They offer a decent selection of basic school shoes. Many of them are made from Man Made Materials, of which I have already declared I am not a fan.   However, they do carry a few selections with a genuine leather upper which I'll highlight below.

Monday, April 29, 2013

School Uniforms at French Toast - Retail Round Up Series

French Toast - America's Most Popular School Uniforms for Less!
French Toast Official School Wear™ proclaims they are "America's leading brand of school uniform." Founded in 1958, the mission of the company is to provide families with quality children’s wear and boys and girls school uniforms at great prices."  If your school is considering implementing a school uniform program, their Partnership For Education Program™ offers assistance and an educator's toolkit is available for download. 

According to their website, they carry over 1500 items in their official School Uniform Wear line. Sizes include grouping Toddler (2T - 4T), Girls (4 -14), Junior (3 - 13) and Young Women (10-20). Several styles of pants are available in the slim fit. They carry a plus fit for many types of items.  Their website for on-line shopping makes it easy to find items by gender, size and category for items. If your school has registered their dress code with French Toast, you can use the Find Your School Code feature on the retail website which will then filter the selection to show only items that meet your school's uniform dress code.

Their return policy allows returns within 30 days with a receipt for any reason, except embroidered items unless the product is defective. French Toast uniforms can be found at retailers across the nation. You can likely find French Toast brand items at your local JC Penney or Kmart, or use their retail locator to find a store near you.

Normally for the Retail Round Up series posts, I list the items available in the current school uniform collection by gender and clothing type. French Toast offers too many items to list.  Instead, I'll link you to the major groupings and featured product lines:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lands' End School Uniforms in the Retail Round Up Series

Lands' End LogoLands' End was founded in 1963 as a sailboat company which expanded into clothing and home furnishings. Traditionally they were primarily a mail catalog company, later expanding to include an online business with a few retail locations in the Midwest. The brand built its reputation on its guarantee policy, which allows for returns or exchanges at any time and for any reason. In 2009, the company was bought by Sears which now offers the Lands' End clothing line in many of its retail locations in the US.

The brand proclaims to be "America's premier school uniform provider". Lands' End school uniform catalog is one of the most expansive collections available. As I read about schools researching and developing a uniform dress code, I'll often see references that the school worked with Lands' End to develop their policies. They even have a administrators portal website dedicated to supporting school administrators with their uniform programs. The site states that they are supporting over 4500 schools and outfitting over 1.5 million students.

Monday, April 15, 2013

School Uniform Shop at Kmart in the Retail Round Up Series

Kmart is an American chain of discount stores founded in the US in 1962. Currently it is the third largest chain in the world with over 1300 stores in 49 states and US territories.  It features School Uniforms as one of it's featured shops categorized in Clothing making it easy to find through it is website navigation. They carry French Toast brand items, Dickies brand items, and TKS, or The Kids Source, brand items. For purposes of this review, I'll highlight only the Dickies and TKS brand, as French Toast items will be covered in their own post.

When shopping online, Kmart offers free shipping to a local store or free shipping on orders over $59. They have a rewards program called Shop Your Way, which includes benefits such as free standard shipping.  You can enroll free for a 90 day trial, then it is a subscription fee based program afterwards.

Returns with a receipt are accepted for 90 days.  From reading the return policy, it was unclear to me if you can return items purchased online to a local store.  You can create a return shipping label online to make a return via mail. Shipping charges will be deducted from the credit card used in the original purchase.

Monday, April 8, 2013

JC Penney - Retail Round up Series

JCPenney is an American department store chain that operates  more than 1100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico. Most stores are located in suburban malls and they have an online store which makes it easy to find kids school uniform items through the secondary site navigation.  The online store offers free shipping for orders over $75 and free delivery to your local store.  Online orders can be returned to a local store or via mail. The uniform items feature Izod and French Toast brand items.  For the purposes of this post, I will highlight only the Izod brand items since the French Toast brand items will be covered in their own post.

I shopped in a local store during back to school season this past fall when they featured a sizable uniform section between the girls and boys departments.  I visited again later in the fall to find one lonely rack of uniform items.  However, I have also had success ordering from them online.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Children's Place School Uniforms - Retail Roundup Series

The Children's Place was founded in 1969 and operates retail stores offering baby and children's clothing and accessories. There are over 900 stores located in US malls, strip malls, outlets and street front stores, as well as it's online store. Online purchases can be returned to the retail store, except online exclusives which must be returned via mail.  Free shipping is standard on orders over $75 and $5 flat on other continental US orders.  The loyalty program is called The Children's Place My Place Rewards!  where you can earn 5 points for each $1 spent.

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Boys Bottoms

Boys sizes run from size 4 through 14 in slim, regular and husky.  Boys pants come in khaki, light khaki, navy, and black.  Bermuda shorts come in khaki and gray in regular and slim.

Boys Tops

Short Sleeve Polos come in white and navy, blue and gray.  The long sleeve polos come in white, navy, blue gray, burgundy and green.  The long sleeve oxford come is white, yellow, blue, pink and peach. They carry a rugby style shirt in navy, burgundy and green; Turtlenecks in navy and white; a hoodie sweatshirt for PE in navy and green and a sweater vest in navy.  Navy blazers are available in 3 styles.

Girls Bottoms

Girls sizes run from 4 through 14. Pants and Bermuda shorts are available in regular, slim and plus sizes in khaki, navy, and light khaki. Scooters are available in regular, slim and plus sizes in 2 styles in navy and khaki.

Girls Tops

The short sleeve polo with a ruffle comes in white, pink and navy.  The regular short sleeve version comes in white, navy, blue, and bright pink.  The long sleeve polo comes in white, yellow, blue and burgundy. The peter pan woven is available in short and long sleeve in white and yellow.  A turtleneck, a sweater vest, and a cable hoodie zip up are available in navy.  They also offer a faux layered white short sleeve and long sleeve navy v neck sweater.

Girls Dresses

A knit polo dress comes in navy, pink and blue.  A jumper is available in regular and plus sizes in navy, khaki, light khaki, and black.  A sweater dress is available in navy.

Preschool Boys

Sizes run from 6 months through 5T. Pants with an adjustable waist are available in khaki, navy and black. Bermuda shorts with and adjustable waist in khaki and navy. Short sleeve polos are available in white, navy, blue and gray. The long sleeve polos are available in white and blue. A sweater vest is available in navy. And Navy blazers are available in 2 solid and pinstripe.

Preschool Girls

Sizes run from 6 months through 5T. Pants with an adjustable waist are available in khaki, navy and black. Pleated scooters with built in shorts are available in  khaki, light khaki, navy and black. Short and long sleeve polos with a ruffle are available in white, navy, blue, pink and yellow (short sleeve only). The basic long sleeve polos are available in white, navy, yellow, pink and blue. A short sleeve knit polo dress is available in pink and navy. And white turtleneck is available.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

School Uniforms at Kohl's - Retail Round Up Series

Kohl's is a national department store with 1,146 stores in 49 states, as of February 2013.  Their online store features Kids School Uniforms in the secondary navigation making items easy to find.  They feature Chaps Brand items, almost exclusively.  The "No Questions Asked Hassle Free" return policy allows online orders to be returned to the retail store or via mail.