Appropriate clothing for teaching is a necessity, but it’s yet another expense that educators have to pay for out of pocket. There’s also the matter of clothing for working out, relaxing, and hanging out with your family.
Fortunately, a number of retailers offer discounts on clothing, either online or in-store. Most retailers require a proof of employment, but that can be as easy as uploading your school ID card. The majority of the stores on our list offer a discount between 10% and 15% year-round.
Women’s apparel brand Ann Taylor LOFT sells more affordable dresses, tops, and businesswear than Ann Taylor, which already makes it a favorite with cost-conscious teachers.
Teachers who present a valid teacher ID when they shop at an Ann Taylor LOFT store receive a 15% discount. Teachers can also sign up to receive special teacher-only offers in their inboxes by filling out a form on the site.
Whether you enjoy casual days at home in front of the TV or early morning workouts, Hanes has you covered. Hanes offers a variety of casual styles and undergarments for men, women, and children, including workout clothes from Champion.
Hanes offers a 10% discount to both current and retired educators. Teachers must verify their status using the ID.me website, which requires teachers to upload proof of certification or employment. Then, Hanes will send the teacher a one-time 10% off code to use on the website.
Crew is a well-known brand of “preppy” clothing for men, women, and children, including denim, cashmere, dresses, and accessories.
College students and teachers get a 15% off discount when purchasing from J. Crew online, but they must confirm their eligibility with a valid school ID first.
Madewell, a division of J. Crew, is a female-focused brand of casual clothing. Like its parent company, Madewell also extends a 15% discount to teachers and college students who upload proof of employment or enrollment.
KarenKane is a women’s clothing brand with plus size options as well as accessories like jewelry and handbags.
Teachers, faculty, and staff at a K-12 school or university can receive 20% off every purchase at KarenKane.com. Teachers need to fill out a form and attach documentation through the ShreerID system just once to be eligible for the discount.
Each year during Teacher Appreciation Week in May, Old Navy offers a 25% discount to teachers. Teachers just need to show their school ID in store to be eligible.
Bonobos, a menswear company, gives a 20% discount to teachers. Teachers must fill out an online form to verify their employment at an educational institution before they receive their discount.
Rothy’s is a shoe company that makes comfortable women’s shoes from recycled water bottles. They come in many different styles, including sneakers and flats, as well as a variety of colors and patterns.
For a limited time every year, Rothy’s offers a 20% discount on select styles and colors to teachers and medical professionals. Teachers must verify their eligibility via a form on Rothy’s website. They will then receive a one-time use code that can be used on select styles. With the average price of Rothy’s above $100, this is a great opportunity for teachers to get comfortable shoes at a discount. This year’s offer expires December 31, 2020.
Zappos, one of the most well-known websites for shoes for the whole family, offers a discount for both students and teachers.
Military members, students, and teachers all receive 10% off their purchases on the website when they verify their eligibility. Unlike with most other websites, your verification only lasts one year, at which point you must re-verify your eligibility.
Champion, the American sportswear company owned by Hanes, is a popular choice for anyone who likes working out.
Just like on the Hanes website, Current and retired teachers alike can receive a 10% off at Champion.com when they verify their eligibility through the ID.me program.
Toms are a favorite shoe with educators because they’re comfortable enough to wear all day and stylish enough for them to wear to work. Toms also offers a 10% discount to teachers and students who verify their status through SheerID.
Eddie Bauer, which specializes in outerwear and camping gear such as backpacks and tents in addition to clothing for men, women, and kids, offers a 10-15% discount when you show your school ID in-store.
NY and Company, a retailer of affordable and trendy clothing and accessories for women, sells brands from celebrities like Kate Hudson and Gabrielle Union.
NY and Company’s Big Apple for Teachers Program gives teachers 15% off in-store purchases and other discounts via email throughout the year.
Dagne Dover sells bags in styles for every lifestyle, from backpacks to clutches.
Dagne Dover gives a 20% discount to teachers, military, and healthcare workers. Teachers must sign up using their official school-issued email address, at which point they will send you a discount code. In addition to these discounts, the site offers free shipping and a customer referral program that gives you a $25 store credit.
Another comfortable shoe choice among hard-working teachers, Sperry’s sells boat shoes for men, women, and children. They also have a clearance section of their website, where you can find deals up to 60% off.
Teachers who join the Teacher VIP Membership program receive 15% off and free shipping online
Internationally-known Tommy Hilfinger is a high-end brand of preppy clothing and housewares for every member of the family.
Tommy Hilfiger gives teachers, students, and military members 15% off.
For all of the hiking and fishing you may be planning to do this summer, Columbia Sportswear has you covered. Teachers who work for programs that support outdoor activities or sports can receive a discount when they apply on the website.
Banana Republic, a design of Gap, focuses on versatile clothing for modern men and women.
Teachers and students can receive a 15% discount on full-price items when they show their school ID while shopping at the store.
Teachers who just can’t seem to find the right shoes may want to check out Aerosoles for their comfy flats, heels, sandals, or boots.
Teachers receive 15% off any purchase of $39.99 or over when they show their school ID at checkout when shopping in the store.
Everyone’s favorite retailer of clothing, footwear, outdoor equipment, and home supplies, L.L. Bean is the place to go when you want to get out and get active.
L.L. Bean gives both teachers and students a 10% discount code when they fill out a form to verify their eligibility. Teachers must include their school name and school-issued email address.
Conclusion – Teacher Clothing Discounts
Teachers have very active lives. Whether you’re circling a busy classroom, grading essays in front of the TV, or chasing around your own children, you want to be stylish and comfortable. These discounts will help you save some money, which you can set aside for emergencies or other necessities.