€60 School Uniform Challenge

July 24, 2017 - School Uniform

It’s a second installment of a €60 Uniform Challenge where we send out a sailing contributor to see how distant your income will widen on uniforms.

Our final installment looked during Dunnes, Littlewoods.ie and Marks and Spencer. You can review that essay here.

This time, we’re focussing on a Uniform offerings of Aldi, Lidl and Tesco.

Before we get started, usually a brief note on how we set adult a challenge:


Uniforms are customarily some-more costly a comparison a age so we authorised an additional €10 per any age range. As girls and boys need opposite forms of uniforms (skirts, pinafores and trousers), there competence be differences in price.

Wherever possible, we opted for a many reasonable collection of wardrobe equipment that relatives would emporium for, so we propitious multi-packs or bought dual where possible.

So, with no serve ado, here’s what we found….

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The Breakdown….

Ok, so Aldi is adult first. Obviously it is scarcely unfit to kick Aldi on price. We’ve all seen or listened a reports about how we can collect adult a full uniform here for usually €5 yet we find that relatives mostly buy doubles and many schools need shirts rather than polos so practically a cost is closer to €12, still flattering impressive. However, their tone operation was rather limited; their jumpers and cardigans usually came in red and a really light navy, roughly blue. Their shoe preference was glorious though, with girls and boys leather boots from usually €6.99, can’t go wrong there! With Aldicoming in some-more than €40 underneath budget, we competence have a small additional stormy day change.

Giving Aldi a run for there income in a Back to School dialect is Lidl. There are many ways we can save even some-more income during your emporium during Lidl; for instance we can embankment a trousers and opt for their 5 Pack of Jersey Bottoms for usually €3.49! Lidl also had a good preference of leather boots from usually €6.99, right on standard with Aldi. They also offer adult a cheaper board shoe choice for even cheaper during usually 2.49. Lidl uniforms usually go adult to age 12 and, like Aldi, they too have a singular tone operation of usually red and blue jumpers that seem to be some-more matched for British schools rather than Irish schools.

Only a small some-more costly than a competitiors, Tesco have also come in roughly €30 underneath budget. Tesco wardrobe equipment are armed with volatile knees and easy iron record (we haven’t been means to exam for ourselves yet it certain does sound impressive!) Tesco also had good styles accessible in pinafores and skirts with cheaper jersey dress options too. However, their choices of tone in Jumpers and Cardigan were singular to greys and navys. While many products had both argent and euros price, we found a lot of their equipment usually had a argent that can lead to a lot of time wasting in checking prices or, even worse, a nasty warn during a tills!

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The Breakdown….

This is where Aldi falls brief as their uniform operation usually accommodates adult to age 11. If you’re propitious adequate to have a petite child afterwards we competence get divided with selling here yet if your child is high for their age afterwards we competence have to emporium elsewhere. As a Aldi uniform operation is utterly renouned among discount hunters, there is also a possibility that we competence not be means to get your child’s distance before they’re all sole out! On a and side, all of a sizes are a same cost so we won’t have to do any annoying calculations.

Lidl seem to be carrying a same sizing emanate as Aldi with their sizes usually going so distant as age 12. Also, a singular operation of colors competence poise a frustrating problem for relatives who need jumpers in colors other than red or navy. However, they do have a same prices on equipment no matter what their distance that is a God send for bustling relatives perplexing to get some discerning Back to School selling in. Lidl also had a good preference of stationery like Crayola products from usually €1.99.

Tesco prices do change for any age organisation however they still are utterly affordable. Again, a singular choice of colours in jumper and cardigans can be a understanding breaker for some parents, however, their operation of pleated skirts, front zip pinafores and trousers with tractable waistlines and tough knees are value a demeanour if we have boisterous kids who mostly come home with holes in their knees!

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The Breakdown….

Unfortunately, Aldi now usually have sizes in School Uniforms accessible adult to age 11 howver they do have copiousness of stationery and lunch boxes we can collect adult for your comparison child.

Lidl too usually accomodate adult to age 12 in their propagandize uniform range. Like Aldi, there are still copiousness of bargains to be done during Lidl, like an assorted lunch box set we speckled for usually €2.49.

Again, Tesco come in good underneath bill and with some good peculiarity wardrobe in mixed styles. They also had a good operation of boots (€4-€20), winter jackets (€21-€25) and schoolbags that will make Back to School selling a string with all in one place.


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