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    Hi I was wondering what other mums buy in regards to school uniform. Do you buy all from the school shop or try and get some cheaper from target etc. I asked the principle at my sons New school last week and she reckons you just can't get the same dark navy blue for the pants and shorts. They don't have logos or anything on them but its looking at costing up to $200 alone for 1 set of uniform. If I can substitute on a couple of them is rather to.

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    I think it depends on the school. At DD's school heaps of kids wear items from Target/Kmart/Best and Less etc. As long is it is close to the right colour no one seems to notice at all.

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    At DS's school even the navy shorts and the navy top from the school uniform shop aren't even the same blue so I wouldn't worry about it. We have to have school uniform shop tops/jumpers as they have the schools logo but I bought all his winter pants from Target, they were navy and as far as I'm concerned it was close enough. I did buy his shorts from the school shop but in hindsight I didn't need to but got a bit carried away with the whole starting school thing LOL. Buy something (like shorts or top) in the navy from whatever shop you would buy it from and take it up to the uniform shop to compare.

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    Default Uniforms for starting prep next year.

    I've found DS1's pants & shorts have held up really well (bought from the school shop) so they will serve as hand me downs to DS2 I guess as I will/am getting 2 years worth out of them I don't mind buying from the school shop. Have you looked to see if they have a 2nd hand shop or checked on gumtree?

    Personally I can tell which kids in DS1s class don't wear the whole school uniform, you can see it in the school photos as well..and really $200 for a whole years worth of school clothing isn't that bad, unless you don't have the initial outlay.

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    try looking for second hand clothes too. our school has seconds at the uniform shop that are pretty reasonable. i did get a couple of new uniforms but also some second hand ones for dd that she wore for 2 years and now passing them on to ds1 (they have the unisex shirts and shorts thankfully). i would get at least one "school" uniform especially for school pics and that but substituting other items aren't going to hurt.

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    Default Uniforms for starting prep next year.

    It depends on the school.
    Public school i think close enough is usually good enough.
    DD1 is starting at a catholic school next year and everything has school emblem on it so has to be brought from their uniform suppliers no exceptions

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    Thanks for the replies...... If it werent for the fact we struggle as it is I'd buy all from the school but being he will need more then 1 polo shirt and pants and shorts paying $30 per polo shirt etc isn't an option atm. And as far as I know the school doesn't have a second hand store which sucks. I might just check out the pants and shorts and see how close they r to the ones they have at the school.

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