Is your child attending school that requires uniforms? There are several in the Champaign-Urbana area that require children to dress in uniforms, and finding uniform separates can sometimes be a challenge.
Here are some general tips if your kids wear uniforms to school. Of course, policies and uniform type vary by school.
If you’d rather get used uniforms, our readers recommended a strategy of asking for hand-me-downs from families with older children. For those families who might need help with uniforms, don’t be afraid to be reach out to your school’s administration.
– Ask other parents who have kids in uniforms for hand-me-downs.
– Some schools do “sales” for used uniform clothing, making sure clothes stay in the school – and acts as a fundraiser, too.
– Some schools provide uniforms at no cost to families, just be sure to ask.
We asked our readers where they shop for uniform pieces, and here is what they recommend:
Local Stores (Brick and Mortar):
Old Navy, Champaign:
Briella’s, Savoy: “Briella’s often has uniforms items, shop early and shop often!”
Others mentioned: All Things Kids, One Week Boutique, Goodwill
Old Navy: “My kiddos both need slim sizes so I usually end up buying online.”
“You can buy packs of shirts from walmart.com and they have held up well for my son.”
Other tips from our readers:
“JCPenney (online, Chicago or Springfield). The material washes well and no need to iron. Children’s Place. Justice. Old Navy. Just watch Children’s Place skorts and shorts: The bottom seam will fold up. Unless you have time to iron (I don’t).”
“Lands’ End. They will replace anything that is worn out by use. Anything.”
“Children’s Place online. Then google coupons!!!!”
Where do you buy school uniforms in Champaign-Urbana? Any uniform buying tips for families? Add them in the comments below!