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Off to buy dd's first school uniform - for good value plus longevity, where would you suggest?

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saythatagain Tue 19-Aug-08 15:45:31

All in the subject really: I would rather pay more so the items last than cheap and tatty within a month IYSWIM. Its for the whole lot. It's not anything unusual but I did notice that Tesco don't sell girls pale blue shirts (not the polo-type). TIA

Fimbo Tue 19-Aug-08 15:46:48

M & S.

Although I always buy dd trousers from Asda - £2.50 bung in the wash and no ironing. Fab

Sidge Tue 19-Aug-08 15:48:06

I like Next's school uniform - good quality and not too expensive.

saythatagain Tue 19-Aug-08 15:49:42

I'd not thought of Next; I didn't realise they did them. I had ear marked M&S as our first port of call. I'm hoping to get stuff that is all non-iron too!

QuintessentialShadows Tue 19-Aug-08 15:50:05

Stay away from Asdas trousers. The hems come lose, and they fray at the bottom.
Poor quality and definitely cheap and tatty within even shorter than a month!. Good for non iron shirts, though!

Otherwise, I second either M&S and also Mothercare is good quality.

Swedes Tue 19-Aug-08 15:50:17

John Lewis (they do 100% cotton trousers) or M&S.

I hope your daughter enjoys school.

SqueakyPop Tue 19-Aug-08 15:50:21

Marks and Spencers or John Lewis

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Tue 19-Aug-08 15:50:38

M&S all the way though Adams and Sainsbury's blue polo shirts are fab.

MamaG Tue 19-Aug-08 15:51:14

I was going to go to Tesco tomorrow and stcok up for DS - will it be shit?

saythatagain Tue 19-Aug-08 15:51:47

Thanks Swedes - me too! Whilst working hard I will check out both John Lewis & Next websites!!!

Fimbo Tue 19-Aug-08 15:51:51

My dd is going into Year 6 and has had the Asda trousers for years without any problems. I am talking about the silky type ones that don't need any ironing. Cheap as chips. She loves them as do I.

FAQ Tue 19-Aug-08 15:51:55

the cheaper the better - I've discovered that doesn't matter how much you pay for their trousers - they put the knees through in the same length of time hmm

Swedes Tue 19-Aug-08 15:52:22

MamaG - Tesco trousers crackle when they walk.

TheFifthApe Tue 19-Aug-08 15:52:24


dd1 is wearing her skirts from last year, this year as they still fit

her shirts/polos are being handed down to dd2

all fab

DrNortherner Tue 19-Aug-08 15:53:05

I like M&S and BHS.

MamaG Tue 19-Aug-08 15:53:27

oh really Swedes? Bugger!

FAQ Tue 19-Aug-08 15:54:26

don't get me wrong I like M&S and the likes - but in terms of not getting wrecked - they're all the same - if they're sliding across the playground on their knees I prefer to buy cheap and nasty so it costs me less over the school year to keep replacing smile

saythatagain Tue 19-Aug-08 15:54:42

Dd's school has the traditional school shirts and jumpers get-up along with tie (which will be on elastic for reception!!). Fortunatley, the blazer is optional - £79 shock and thats without the school badge that you (i.e. my mum) have to sew on yourself.....gulp!

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Tue 19-Aug-08 15:56:02

My son has had M&S trousers all the way through 3 years of school and hasn't put a knee through any. He did catch the seam and rip them there but has no idea how he did it.

herbietea Tue 19-Aug-08 15:56:32

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TheFifthApe Tue 19-Aug-08 15:56:43

girls don't slide around on their knees so skirts last for longer

FAQ Tue 19-Aug-08 15:57:19

blimey IMG - that's impressive - DS1 had M&S when he started reception and 3/5 pairs had to be replaced by Christmas!

MamaG Tue 19-Aug-08 15:58:29

Thats what I'm concerned about FAQ - I know DS will be rolling around on the floor within minutes of setting foot through the gates! Idon't want to spend £8 on a pair of trousers, only to chuck them out!

FAQ Tue 19-Aug-08 16:01:44

and DS1 was a "quiet" boy in Reception too - definitely not going to buy expensive for DS2 when he starts in September - he nearly managed to put a hole through his Pumpkin Patch jeans shock

hannahsaunt Tue 19-Aug-08 16:06:09

Mothercare trousers have lasted ds1 through each school year (new pairs each August and then lasting...). Usually on a buy one, get one half price all year.

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