Best school uniform stores in NYC

It's almost time to hit the books! Visit these school uniform stores in NYC before the first bell rings.
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By Vivian Manning-Schaffel and Danielle Valente |
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Summer doesn't last forever, much to kiddos' disappointment, and you'll have to prepare for the back-to-school season eventually. Get ahead of the curve with a visit to these school uniform stores in NYC. Whether you need to stock up on new pennyloafers or find a different-colored sweater, these spots have you covered. 

Each company takea the edge off your family's September prep. While you're adjusting to new schedules, buying supplies and signing your kids up for various programs, you can feel settled knowing that their wardrobe is set. 

Enjoy getting ready for a new academic year. Maybe take the kids out for a scoop of ice cream after visiting these school uniform stores—they might feel a bit blue picking up their clothes! 

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School uniform stores in NYC

Cookie's

When you step into Cookie's, there's no doubt you've come to the right place. It carries practically any item you’re looking for—from popular uniform brands such as French Toast, Akademiks and Guess, plus the store offers an abundance of tights and underwear and at beyond reasonable prices. Can’t find a time to swing by? Order online and enjoy the convenience of free returns. Downtown Brooklyn.

Ideal Uniform Stores

This shop has nothing but uniforms, so you’ll find tons of options in school-friendly colors (and a few rad plaids) from brands like French Toast, A+ Unisex and Jerzees. Additionally, you can stock up on tights, socks, underwear and even uniform-complimentary shoes from brands like Hush Puppies, Kenneth Cole and Stride Rite. Midwood. 

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Land's End at Sears

Land’s End has a dedicated uniform shop with tons of options in a vast array of colors to match whatever your school logo requires—you can even show school spirit by having it embroidered, transferred or screen-printed onto the items. Grab khakis, sweatshirts, skirts (even skorts!) in a range of sizes (from slim to husky), and score accessories like lunchboxes and backpacks, while you’re at it. Can’t make the trek? Order online!

Old Navy

Not only is Old Navy a go-to for your family's annual 4th of July tee, but its offerings of basics is on-point (plus, many items are bound to go on sale). There are skirts, Bermuda shorts, sweaters—anything you might need before the school year gets under way. Various locations. 

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Macy's

With a vast array of khakis, bermuda shorts, jeggings, polos, button-downs and so much more from brands like Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger, your kid’ll be looking sharp and ready for class in no time flat. Plus it’s Macy’s, so you any of your other wardrobe or accessory needs can easily be met while you’re there. Midtown

Gap

This stalwart brand comes through on the school uniform front with a newly redesigned, choice selection of solidly-constructed basics like polos, khakis, skirts and cardigans. What’s more, some of them have added flair (think pink polka-dots on a grey girl’s polo) to make usually ho-hum basics a little more interesting. Various locations. 

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Flynn O'Hara

No matter your requirements, Flynn O'Hara is here to make your student look extra dapper, whether that involves stocking up on skirts, polos, blazers, ties or other garments. This company—which is featured throughout a wide variety of NYC stores—has been around since the early '70s, so you know you can trust it with your kiddo's wardrobe. Various locations. 

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Carey Uniform

Known for its boutique feel, Corey Uniform has been serving the tri-state area since the early '70s, so you know this place means business. Think of how many students its had to accommodate! All of your school's attire is available here, plus the store offers custom fittings if needed. Staten Island. 

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Engelic Uniforms

From solids and plaids to Oxford shirts and warm sweaters, Englic Uniforms keeps NYC well dressed while they're cracking down during study hall. The Brooklyn storefront offers various styles that coincide with all NYC schools' requests. Borough Park.

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