Shopping for teacher clothes is something that teachers everywhere struggle with on a daily basis. Different states, different districts, even different principals all have varying rules when it comes to dress code.
As adults who are constantly on our feet, we all want to be as comfortable as possible while having to dress professionally at the same time.
As teachers, we often know the struggle of working with a tight budget – so I reached out to some fellow teachers and asked some of the best places to go shopping for clothes that are teacher dress code friendly, teacher comfort friendly, but also budget friendly.
20 Stores for Teachers to Shop At for Clothes
Thrift Stores → At any good consignment / thrift store, you can find gently used, to brand new with tags clothing, shoes, and accessories at amazing prices. A good online thrift store is thredup.com!
Walmart → believe it or not, Walmart has really upped their game with their selections now-a-days. Their clothes and shoes are great quality, for great prices, and super cute!
TJ Maxx → Again, great brands at affordable prices. You can’t go wrong.
Old Navy → While Old Navy can be a little pricier, they often have some GREAT sales and deals. They are also extremely size inclusive from petite, to plus size, and everything in between.
Goodwill → Right up there with a good thrift store, Goodwill has some really cute hidden gems among their racks.
Amazon → good prices and quick shipping for Prime members? Who wouldn’t shop on Amazon?
Maurices – very affordable clothing of all styles and in all sizes
Marshalls → just like TJ Maxx, you can find some great brands at discounted prices, don’t sleep on Marshalls!
SHEIN → if you are okay with waiting a while for delivery, SHEIN can be a great option, just make sure you read all of the reviews to determine how something fits and the quality of the item.
Outlets (Ann Taylor, J. Crew, etc.) → outlet stores are a favorite of many, many professionals, especially teachers. Find those name brand prices at great, discounted, outlet prices.
Department stores (Belk, Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillards, etc.) → When shopping at department stores, finding a clearance rack is going to be your best bet at finding great quality clothes, at even better prices.
Kohls – Kohls gets overlooked a lot, but they are a great store for good brands and good prices. Plus, who doesn’t love earning some Kohl’s cash?!
Target → Need I say anymore? What teacher doesn’t love shopping at Target for all the things? Athleisure, plus size, professional attire, shoes/accessories -they have everything you need.
Lands End & LL Bean – while places like Lands End and LL Bean fall on the higher side price wise, their clothes and shoes will last FOREVER, so in the end it’s really a true bang for your buck when your clothes are lasting longer than imaginable.
Local Boutiques – yes, boutique clothing tends to be more pricey, but it is a good way to shop small and support local businesses, as well as finding clothes that typically last forever so you will definitely get your money’s worth.
Wholesale Stores (Costco, BJ’s, Sam’s Club) – you guys, don’t sleep on the wholesale stores, especially if you already pay for a membership from them. They have some of the cutest, comfortable and affordable clothes, and they always get browsed over because no one thinks to buy clothes from them.
Torrid (plus-size) – plus size clothes for all occasions!
Bloomchic (plus-size) – an online shopping experience for all occasions in sizes 10 to 30.
Chic Soul (plus-size) – the latest plus size style that is made for comfort and to really flatter your figure.
Any clearance rack you can find → need I say more?
What is your go-to shop for teacher clothes? Share it in the comments below!