It is almost the time of year parents and children in Houston all dread, the preparation for the start of a new school year by buying uniforms. Much to our children’s dismay they do not get to enjoy the freedom to express their individuality with their new school clothes like we did as children. Most of the Houston school districts and the surrounding areas require school uniforms. Here you can view a list of the HISD schools that require uniforms and more detailed information on which colors. Many surrounding cities also require uniforms including: Channelview, Pasadena, Galena Park, Baytown, Alief, Galveston and Spring Branch. With so many schools requiring uniforms, and many are the same colors it is a good idea to buy early or shop year round. Here are some of the best Houston, Texas stores to buy school uniforms, and remember we also have a tax free weekend coming up for you to save when you shop.
This is one of my favorite stores to buy school uniforms and shoes for my children. They do not have the largest variety of all the stores, but the ones they have are cute. I really like to buy my children’s shoes here they carry some unique, good quality tennis shoes like Converse. For bad weather they carry the most adorable rain boots. They carry school uniforms for boys and girls in brand names like Cherokee and French Toast, with prices ranging from as low as $2.78 to $16.99 per item. With over 30 stores in the Houston area they are very convenient.
Another popular Houston, Texas destination to buy school uniforms they carry the popular IZOD and Arizona brands. Available for boys and girls their school uniforms start at $6.79 and up to $33.98 for a two-pack polo shirt set. You will also have no trouble finding a store with 15 locations all over Houston and surrounding suburbs. Even if your children are bummed about wearing school uniforms they can find some of the coolest shoes for school here. Here you will see they carry Converse, Arizona, Van’s, Nike, Skecher’s, New Balance and the very popular Marc Ecko.
The Mecca of all Houston, Texas stores to buy school uniforms are open year round, and that is all they sale all kinds of uniforms. They have the three Houston locations at Greenspoint Mall, Sharpstown Mall and on Edgebrook, off the Gulf Freeway. You will be able to find any size school uniform imaginable, starting with small sizes three and four to size 14 and up. They also offer girls and boys slim sizes, girls plus sizes and boys husky sizes. They have a large selection of the French Toast brand school uniforms. You can find polo shirts in nine different colors, shorts and pants in beige and navy blue, and girls scooters, jumpers and skorts also in navy and blue.
For those who have to stick to an extremely tight budget Wal-Mart is one of the best Houston stores to buy school uniforms. They carry them in the store and online on their Website year round. They carry the George brand school uniforms for both boys and girls, prices start around $5.00 and go up to $28.00 for packs of multiple item clothes items. The availability varies depending on the clothes item but the sizes start as low as four and five up to size 18. They have short and long sleeve polo school uniform shirts in navy blue, white, red, pink, yellow, light blue, burgundy and hunter green. They also sell girls jumpers, Capri’s, and scooters in navy blue and khaki. For both girls and boys they offer shorts and pants also in navy blue and khaki. During the Fall and Winter you will find light jackets, sweaters and wind breakers.
Do not forget to take advantage of the annual tax free weekend here in Texas. It is hectic but if you have a lot of items to purchase you will save about $6 to $8 on every hundred dollars you spend on qualifying items. This year the three day tax free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 21st 2010 and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 23rd. When you head out to buy school uniforms remember the tax free holiday also includes footwear and school supplies valued at less than $100.00. Here you can find a complete list of what is exempt and what is not, happy school uniform shopping.
Houston ISD.org – www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectEnglish/Images/PDF/Uniform_0910.pdf
Houston.about.com – houston.about.com/gi/o.htm