Dressed to the nines on the cheap
School uniform bargains can be found in Weekend Shopper
BUYING school uniforms, especially if you have several children at school, can be a costly exercise.
Public school uniforms start at around $55 for a Year 2 dress, polo shirts $30 and skorts (a combination of skirt and shorts) for $30 each.
Add to this the cost of a decent pair of shoes, bag and hats and then multiply it because children need to have spares and costs start to grow.
The worst part is these uniforms will need to be replaced every several months as children continue their growth spurts.
Moreover, many schools these days have two uniforms - one for primary and middle school and another for the senior years.
Private school students will require additional items like blazers, pullovers, sports uniforms, ties, stockings, long and short-sleeve shirts and formal as well as informal hats. This will all need to be emblazoned with the school’s logo.
Fortunately many of these items can be found under the Dancewear and Uniforms section of the Weekend Shopper at significant discounts.
There is a huge selection of school wear from a large variety of schools both public and private.
Typically, new jackets and blazers for private schools retail from $215 each so anything less is a bargain.
For example, pre-loved Brisbane Boys College (BBC) jackets sell for around $100, BBC sweaters $15 and BBC boaters $10.
Similarly, a San Sisto school blazer in good condition sells for $80 and Loreto College blazers in excellent condition for $50.
Parents of students at state schools can also find some exceptionally priced items, with pre-loved dresses, skorts and shirts selling from $5 to $20.
Even if parents purchase a size larger in anticipation of that inevitable growth, it’s well worth the savings.