Start by asking your child's school for a list of required basics and colors. Confirm whether the school insists on a specific brand. And make sure the list includes what is not permitted.
Major chains such as Sears, Target, Robinsons-May, Mervyns, JCPenney and Kmart have all jumped on the uniform bandwagon as schools continue to adopt dress codes. Other independently owned stores have joined in, frequently offering lower prices than national chains. Districts from Santa Ana to San Fernando recommend Fallas Paredes, a 15-store discount chain that devotes considerable floor space to school uniforms.