Review: Back to school with George at Asda.

Posted On August 29, 2014| Leave a reply

It is that time of year again.  It’s coming to the end of the school holidays and it is making me feel nostalgic.  This time a year ago everyone was excited about Amelie’s first day at school.1-year-ago

This year I have truly enjoyed her company over the holidays and I am sad that our summer is drawing to a close.  Amelie however can’t wait to graduate to year one.

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The start of the new term heralds a new school wardrobe and this year we have been asked by George of Asda to review a selection of the school uniform.  I have come to the conclusion that school uniform is a tricky one.

  • I want Amelie to look smart
  • It needs to last a reasonable amount of time
  • I don’t want to scrimp on the quality.  (I can not stand the cheap scratchy polyester materials.)
  • I don’t want to spend a fortune – because lets face it children are grubby little monsters and I don’t want to worry too much if she comes home covered in mud and paint.
  • It needs to wash well, keeping it’s shape and colour.

Basically its a tall order.  It needs to be functional, smart and well made.

Amelie has been on my case since about June about getting her a grey school pinafore with a zip and a heart on the front.  Like most parents countrywide I have been stalling her ready for the new term.  So when our parcel arrived from George Amelie was beside herself with excitement at her new school uniform.  I literally had to fight her off the parcel.  I am not sure I was excited as this when I was her age.  But long may it last!!

We had a whole fashion show of different outfits.  It is a serious business choosing what to wear on that all important first day as a wise old Owl.

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School-UniformI am a big fan of George at Asda especially for little ones.  I have always found their clothes to be good value for money.

I was impressed at the selection of school uniform on their website and the ease at which we could navigate our way around the site. We ordered our parcel Wednesday evening and it was with us by 9.30am Thursday.  Now that is impressive!

The uniform we ordered was everything I would expect from George.  The cardigan is lovely and soft.  The shirts we ordered had the detailing on the front that I wanted.  The gingham summer dress has a lovely shape and fitted beautifully. The plimsolls fit perfectly and for £3 are a bargain.  The pair I took out of her PE kit at the end of last term looked like they had been hardly worn and cost three times the price.  We can not forget the dress that Amelie has been lusting after for months – it was perfect.  Just the right amount of detail without being too ostentatious.

I have to say overall I am impressed.  I thought the service and delivery was outstanding, the quality of the clothes is what I would expect all at a price which is affordable.  Most importantly George at Asda have a NO QUIBBLE 100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.  So if we decide something isn’t washing very well or has lost its shape we can return it.  I will definitely be recommending George at Asda to my friends.  I have struggled to get Amelie out of her new uniform since it arrived.  I almost think given a chance she would be wearing it to bed.

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