Carrie Rengers

Schoolbelles Uniform Company celebrates grand opening

Plaid skirts fill an aisle of the Schoolbelles Uniform Company factory in Cleveland, Ohio. The company was selected as the preferred vendor for Wichita-area private schools and is celebrating its grand opening on Carriage Parkway this week.
Plaid skirts fill an aisle of the Schoolbelles Uniform Company factory in Cleveland, Ohio. The company was selected as the preferred vendor for Wichita-area private schools and is celebrating its grand opening on Carriage Parkway this week. Courtesy photo

UPDATED — Schoolbelles Uniform Company is having a grand opening sale from Tuesday through Saturday at 650 N. Carriage Parkway, which is the former Parker School Uniforms store.

Parker stores nationally closed suddenly in January. In February, Wichita private schools selected Schoolbelles as the preferred vendor out of five companies under consideration.

That's in part because Schoolbelles had matches for 26 of the 29 fabrics used in Catholic schools in the area.

Two of those schools, All Saints Catholic School and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, have since chosen new designs, and students have four years to transition to them.

It turns out the uniforms at Holy Savior Catholic Academy have a Schoolbelles match that is close enough for students to use along with their existing uniforms.

A representative also said the selection committee appreciated the "Midwestern values" at the more than 60-year-old, family-owned Schoolbelles along with its customer service.

The Ohio-based chain has had a soft opening since May 29.

There will be daily drawings for $50 gift cards throughout the grand opening.

The sudden closing of Parker School Uniforms in Wichita has left area private schools and families wondering where they’ll find school clothes for their children. (Video by Candi Bolden/Jan. 5, 2018)

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com.
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