While you’re stocking up on binders and notebooks at the city's top school supply stores, don't forget to think about what your little pupils will wear to class! If your kids are required to follow a specific dresscode, you'll need a school uniform store in NYC that meets the school's guidelines. These specialy kids clothing stores offer back-to-school basics from top brand names and some even have cool add-ons like embroidery.
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Best school uniform stores in NYC
Considering their tag line is “we are school uniforms,” there’s no question you’ve come to the right place. They carry almost any item you’re looking for from popular uniform brands such as French Toast, Akademiks and Guess, plus they have an abundance of tights and underwear and at beyond reasonable prices. Can’t make it to Brooklyn or the Bronx? Order online and enjoy the convenience of free returns. 510 Fulton St, Brooklyn (718-797-3300, cookieskids.com). Additional locations in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Ideal Uniform Stores
This shop’s got nothing but uniforms, so you’ll find tons of options (even blazers!) 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. 1816 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn (718-252-5090, idealuniform.com).
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 uniform. 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! 5200 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn (718-677-2123, landsend.com). Additional location in Queens.
If you’re looking for reasonably-priced school uniform basics, Old Navy has plenty to offer—and quite often on sale. Grab polo shirts, dresses, pleated skorts, bermuda shorts, button-downs, sweats or anything else you may need in regular, plus or slim sizes. While you’re at it, may as well score their steals on after-school basics as well. Various locations (oldnavy.com).
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. 151 West 34th St (212-695-4400, macys.com). Additional locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
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 (gap.com).