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

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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

H&M School Uniforms - Retail Round Up Series

A few weeks ago, I was in H&M when I noticed a rack of uniform clothes tucked in the corner of the girls department.  Their simple offering included the following items:
  • pleated skirts in navy, khaki, and gray
  • a knit jumper in navy and khaki
  • short sleeve polo shirts in navy, light blue and gray
school uniforms at H&M
Photo by Uniform Mom
I am unsure if this indicated a corporate effort to get into the retail space of offering children's clothing for kids in schools with uniform dress codes or if this was an effort by a local store manager to organize and display the inventory together. If it was the effort of a store manager, I'd give him or her an A for effort.  But I'd give corporate a D plus. Here's why.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Old Navy - Retail Round Up Series

Old Navy is owned by multinational clothing and accessory retailer Gap, Inc.  As of 2007, there were over 1000 stores in the US and Canada. 

I have seen basic uniform items in my local Old Navy, with more selection during the back to school season and less throughout the school year. However you'll find a much larger selection at their online store. They offer standard free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns by mail. You can also return items to the retail store. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

School Uniforms at Walmart - Retail Round Up Series USA, LLCWalmart is a multinational corporation that  runs chains of large discount department stores.  In the US, they are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico including over 625 Walmart discount stores,  over 3,000 Wal-Mart Supercenters, and the online store at

The online School Uniform Shop offers all the basic items needed to assemble a school wardrobe for girls and boys that attend schools with a uniform dress code.  Uniforms are offered across all sizes: Toddler 2 - 5, Girls sizes 4 -16, Boys 4 - 22, Juniors 3-15, and the Young Men's link which includes Men's and Men's Big and Tall items.   Most items offered are George brand (a Walmart store brand), Dickies, or Hanes.  All uniforms are tagless, treated with Scotchgard, and have reinforced knees.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

School Uniforms at the Cookie's, the Kids Department Store - Retail Round Up Series

Cookie's was established in 1972, now with 7 retail locations in New York City.  The are known as the World's Largest Kids Department Store and they were noted in 2007 by Crain's Magazine as the #1 School Uniform Headquarters in the United States.

The Cookie website features a special school uniform section. It is well organized making it easy to find items by gender, size and item type. They carry a wide range of brands including a Cookie store brand, French Toast, Dickies, U.S. Polo Assn., Blueberry Knitting, and Rifle School Wear.  They carry both plaids and solid uniform items.  As the "school uniform headquarters" they have a wide selection of uniform items available including polos, pants, shorts, skirts/skorts, shirts, sweaters, vests, blazers, gym wear, jumpers, outwear, shoes, ties and accessories.

For boys, they offer the following sizing options: Toddler Boys 2T - 4T, Boys 4 - 20 including husky sizes, and Men's.  For girls, they offer little girl 2 - 6X, girls 7 - 20 including plus and half sizes, as well as juniors and adult. Online orders ship for $5.95 everyday in the contiguous US.

If you have a few minutes, you can check out this great video segment from the Balancing Act (Lifetime Television) with an interview with Cookie executive highlighting the benefits of school uniforms and a fashion show of uniform looks.

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