Back To School Shopping In Dorchester
By Beth_Ansell | Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 17:34
Few shoppers are likely to describe their experiences of ‘back to school’ shopping in Dorchester as
enjoyable. Very few are likely to have found much choice either. So
here’s what we do have, and what you may want to hunt elsewhere for...
is no shortage of stationery in the town centre. At WHSmith you can pick up
everything from text books to geometry sets at a fair price, The Works has pretty much
everything you’ll need to replenish your pencil case such as pens, refill pads,
pencils, rubbers etc at 2 for £1 at the moment, and Wellworths always have some good
bargains and variety.
are some good deals on at JJB Sports for P.E. Kits and sportswear such
as 3 for 2 mix and match on P.E. kits, free swimming goggles with selected
Speedo swimwear and half price shin guards with full price football boots. There
are also other sports shops in Dorchester such as Sportsgear which can provide
may not be the most fashionable shoes for teenagers, but Clarks sells practical
and comfortable school shoes (up to size 8 for girls and size 10 for boys) and
have a deal on whereby those who buy a pair of school shoes receive a 20% off
voucher for adult shoes and handbags under their ‘now time to treat mum’
campaign. Also, children receive a free pack of Trump cards!
you are looking for something more affordable, Stead & Simpson and Shoe
Zone, now in the same shop, also have a variety of both leather and synthetic school
shoes starting at around £7.99.
School uniform is not quite as easy to find. Peacocks sells ‘fashionable’
school uniform such as white shirts with black ties attached, black trousers
and skirts and coats, but isn’t much use if the school has a strict dress
code. Thomas Hardye School would definitely not approve! Marks and Spencer usually sells good quality school clothing, but it tends to be more expensive and can cause the little darlings to groan in complaint.
what I’ve heard about school uniform from you on Facebook, it’s best to go out
of Dorchester to buy school uniform. Weymouth and Poole seem to be popular
choices because they have larger stores such as Matalan and Primark with more
variety and more appropriate choices.
On the subject of shopping elsewhere, I always found that Brantano is Yeovil is
a good choice for footwear; I always managed to find something that my mum and
I could both agree on (There is also a Matalan, Sports World and JJB in the
same retail park from what I remember).
official school uniform supplier for most schools in the area is located at the
Dorset Schoolwear Centre in Weymouth, and can also be accessed online at www.dorsetschoolwear.co.uk. However
many schools require that you purchase school jumpers/ties etc directly
from the school.
questions now: Do we need a Primark in Dorchester? How would you feel about
having a Primark in the town centre?