Uniform Store Parker Closes Unexpectedly

Thomas Searl, KMC Crusade Video Editor, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Pulling into a bustling Parker School Uniforms store to do some last-minute school clothes shopping is a situation Kapaun Mt. Carmel students and their parents are quite familiar with. It now looks as if this scenario will one day be a distant memory.

The nationwide chain shut down operations on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to StyleBlueprint. The company, which has been the main supplier of uniforms for dozens of schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau, according to NBC. It is unclear how KMC will handle Parker’s closure.

Kapaun Mt. Carmel juniors Maddie Robinson and Isabel Ultzsch work in the library on Sept. 9, wearing clothes from Parker School Uniforms. The closing of Parker has left the future of Diocesan school uniforms in limbo. Photo by Haley Cahill.