Posted: Aug 22, 2013 12:00 PM
 
When your child's school has a dress code, your back-to-school shopping options are limited. But we've identified five first-rate sources for uniforms.

French Toast: In the school uniform business since 1958

French Toast Girls T-Strap Flat Shoes

French Toast Girls T-Strap Flat Shoes (Staples.com, $18).

Not sure where to begin? Check out the School Dress Code Locator feature on the home page of FrenchToast.com to see if your child's school is included. Some schools provide a "generic" dress code which simply indicates the approved colors for tops and bottoms, while other schools provide a "specific" dress code of colors and styles.

You'll find endless combinations of mix-and-match apparel including blouses, oxfords, shirts, sweaters, vests, cardigans, polos, pants, skirts, scooters, jumpers, dresses, shorts, blazers and shoes —  you can even purchase accessories to complement your child's uniform!

French Toast recently teamed up with Staples to make back-to-school shopping easier than ever. So take your pick and shop at FrenchToast.com or Staples.com.

Lands' End: High-quality school uniforms

Little Boys' Iron Knee® Elastic Waist Blend Chino Pants

Little Boys' Iron Knee® Elastic Waist Blend Chino Pants (LandsEnd.com, $30).

Nichole likes to buy new school uniforms for her daughter. "Lands' End is my absolute favorite place to buy them," says Nichole. "I can't say enough about the quality and durability."

And that's exactly what Lands' End promises: quality, comfort, construction and durability. Knowledgeable customer service reps help you navigate the wide array of choices and sizes, which include Toddler (2T-4T), Little Kid (4-7), Big Kid (7-20) and Adult and special sizes such as slim, plus, husky and tall.

Sign up for Lands' End email notifications to receive special offers, like percent-off discounts and free shipping. Shop for Lands' End uniforms at LandsEnd.com or at Sears retail stores.

Boys V-Neck Sweater

Boys V-Neck Sweater (OldNavy.com, $18).

Old Navy: Affordable school uniforms

Affordability is at the top of Kimberlee's school uniforms requirements, and that's why she shops at Old Navy. "I can get them so cheap," says Kimberlee. "The kids grow so fast that I don't mind replacing the uniforms each school year, if needed."

OldNavy.com offers reasonably priced pants, chinos, skirts, polos, sweaters, socks, ties and more in a wide variety of colors. And prices start at just $7!

Walmart: A great selection of school uniforms

George Juniors Jean-Front Skirt, 2-pack

George Juniors Jean-Front Skirt, 2-pack (Walmart.com, $25).

"Walmart.com has a great selection," says Sheila. "We have a uniform exchange closet at school but, honestly, boys' uniforms rarely make it through the year."

America's biggest retailer boasts low prices and a wide range of options. At Walmart.com, you'll find uniforms for toddlers, boys, girls, juniors and young men.

It's tough to beat the convenience of Walmart. You can pick up your kids' school supplies – pencils, notebooks, glue sticks – at the same time you buy their uniforms! Have your order shipped to the store for free or enjoy free shipping directly to your home for orders over $45.

JCPenney: Hundreds of school uniform options

IZOD Johnny Collar Polo Shirt

IZOD Johnny Collar Polo Shirt (JCPenney.com, $8).

"We purchase school uniforms at JCPenney," says C. Lee Reed. "They have a great selection."

With nearly 300 items in more than a dozen colors, JCPenney.com has what you need to meet your school's dress code. With brands such as IZOD®, Dickies® and Eastland, you can't go wrong.

Polos, button-down shirts, chinos and more in a broad range of colors are available in youth through adult sizes. Look for JCPenney's special offers (like $10 off a $25 purchase) to make the most of your money.

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