The school holidays have finally begun! And even though the kids were itching to run out of the school gates, we know that some mums are already thinking about the school uniform for next year. It’s no secret that shopping for schoolwear can sometimes be hit and miss, so this week we asked our mummy bloggers:
“When is the best time to shop for school uniform?”
Jo, who writes Jo Beaufoix says – “I’m finding some pretty good bargains at the moment, but otherwise a good time to shop for school uniform is September and October when the summer ‘back to school’ thing is coming to an end. If your little one is just starting school I’d say get them early as the smaller sizes tend to go quite quickly, but once you know what size and style suits your child you can buy for the next year too.”
Cathy, who writes NutureStore.co.uk says – “It’s a tricky balancing act between getting clothes the right size and avoiding a last minute panic. We always shop in the middle of the summer holiday and cross our fingers for no sudden growth spurts before term starts!”
Ella, who writes Notes From Home says – “I buy my uniform two or three weeks into the summer holiday and I buy it on the slightly big side. If I leave it any later to buy, I worry that it will all be gone. If I buy it any earlier, the chances are they will have grown out of it by the time terms starts in September!”
Amy, who writes And 1 more means four says – “I do it at the end of august when I buy the new school shoes.”
Kate, who writes The Five F’s blog says – “When there are in-store promotions. That tends to be earlier in the summer but I think you should try to get most of it by the end of July as some sizes sell out quickly, especially the smaller sizes where parents with children starting school in September tend to buy well in advance. I buy summer dresses for school as soon as I see them.”
Do you agree or disagree? Let us know what you think by posting your tips and comments!