Aldi offer cheapest school uniform yet
Previous years have seen the likes of Asda and Tesco get into the cheap school uniform market, offering them at next to nothing.
Now Aldi have waded in for the second year running, offering the cheapest deal yet, in the shape of the £4 school uniform.
The German supermarket is selling a round neck sweater, two plain polo shirts and either a pair of trousers or a skirt for £4.
Asda are offering the same deal, but for £7.50, making it now one of the most expensive options for supermarket school uniforms. Tesco and Sainsbury's currently charge £6.75 and £7.33 respectively.
Noticeably, Aldi had been selling school kit since last year, but as the chain has had something of a magnificent 12 months, and as shoppers are less brand-conscious and more thrifty, their offering this year poses a real threat to the competition.
Just in case you feared the uniforms were being knocked up by some orphans in a toilet, a spokesman for Aldi said: "As a responsible business, we are committed to respecting the human rights of workers in our supply chains and we continue to work with our suppliers towards continuous improvement in ethical standards."
"We promote workplace practices and conditions that are safe, fair and legal for all those involved in making our products."
It makes sense. Kids seem to go through school uniforms like they were made of paper, and they're not that bothered about brands and the like until they hit the 9/10 age. Then you'll be doing six jobs to buy them some trainers that some bully will rob off them at knifepoint.