GALA UNIFORMS

The GALA Uniform Policy is designed to instill pride in our school, provide safety, comfort, and equity among our diverse population of girls. As a school, we believe in our girls’ freedom of expression and strive to provide many other pathways for them to communicate that right. Please note: GALA has switched brick-and-mortar uniform stores. Our ONLY brick and mortar uniform store is Michael's Uniforms.

For a list of approved GALA uniform items with prices, scroll down and CLICK "Uniform and Pricing Info" button below. ONLY the items listed are approved. Do not buy any items at other retailers. When you click the purple button below, you will see a detailed list of each item, the fabrics, and the prices (including prices with coupon codes).

GALA UNIFORMS - ONLINE RETAILER

Lands End: www.landsend.com and GALA school uniform code is 900174764

GALA UNIFORMS - BRICK & MORTAR STORE RETAILER

Michaels Uniforms

225 S. Market St., Los Angeles, CA 90301

(310) 672-2170

www.michaeluniforms.com

  • All students must adhere to the uniform code.

  • All sweaters and hoodies worn at school must be from the GALA Lands End or Michaels Uniforms website list or the official P.E. uniforms sold at the student store and must have the embroidered GALA logo.

  • The only leggings permitted are dark gray. Leggings must be worn under skirts or skorts. Leggings can not be baggy yoga pants or sweat pants.

  • Socks: Must be gray. 

  • Shoes: The girls may wear their own shoes but they must be a sneaker-type shoe with laces. Flat Boots (no heels) can be worn in inclement weather. 

  • No bandanas and all headbands 2" or thinner. 

  • P.E./Gym Uniforms sold at school. 

  • Dance Company (by audition) uniforms: Black leotard/tights.

  • See info for the "dress" uniform below.

 

GALA SCHOOL UNIFORMS SAMPLE PICS

 

All registered GALA girls signed a Uniform Policy form. Below are some of the items not allowed. Not every item is listed. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE CORRECT PANT. NO GRAY JEANS. IF YOUR PANTS HAVE AN EXTERIOR STITCHED POCKET ON THE BACK, THEY ARE NOT APPROVED.

 

GALA DRESS SCHOOL UNIFORMS

 

For Media interviews, field trips, academic competitions, ambassadors, and school tours.

1) WHITE SHIRTlong sleeve, button down, collared shirt (you can get anywhere - Target, Old Navy, Wal Mart etc. )
2) UNIFORM TIE - Middle & High School colors are different and you can purchase them here: https://www.tiemart.com/gala

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL TIE: Purple/Lavender. This is offered in 3.5" or 3" for our smaller girls. Both are the same length. Some girls may need to alter the tie length depending on their height.   

  • HIGH SCHOOL TIE: Dark Purple/Silver 

  • PRICE: Prices listed on the TieMart website are the most current prices. Receive a 20% discount on your order by using the GALA Coupon Code: GALA20

  • NOTE: If your daughter is under 5 feet tall, ties may need to be shortened.   

3) UNIFORM: The rest of the uniform is either your regular Lands End or Carrusel skirt/skort/pants and your Lands End/Carrusel cardigan (zip or button) or zip up hoodie with logo. No pullover hoodies with the dress uniform.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DRESS UNIFORM

(Purple/Lavender Tie)

You may also wear regular GALA skort/pants in uniform or button down cardigan. No pullover sweatshirts for dress uniform.

HIGH SCHOOL DRESS UNIFORM

(Dark Purple/Silver Tie)

You may also wear regular GALA skort/pants in uniform or button down cardigan. No pullover sweatshirts for dress uniform.

 

GALA DANCE AND P.E. UNIFORMS

 

P.E.: Gray logo shirt and purple logo shorts/sweat pants - sold in the GALA Student Store only.

Dance Company: Black leotard/black tights

Dance Company by audition - do not purchase these items unless your daughter is registered in the 7th period Dance Company elective.

GALA UNIFORM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHEN SHOULD I ORDER?

We can not stress this enough... buy your uniforms BEFORE July 1st for Lands End and Michael's uniforms. For Lands End, if you order after July 1, orders can take up to 6 weeks to arrive. For Michael's, if you must go after July 1st, go first thing in the morning. Otherwise, you will experience long lines and delays.

HOW MANY OF EACH ITEM SHOULD I BUY?

it is really up to you and your family. PE is every other day so you won't have PE more than 3 times in 1 week. Some families buy 5 of each item so they just have to do laundry on the weekend and some buy 2 and do laundry more often. 

WHERE DO I BUY THESE UNIFORMS?

LANDS END: Online at www.landsend.com using GALA School Uniform code 900174764. Don’t ever pay full price - Land End ALWAYS has a sale. Get on their email list and they will send you discount codes (up to 50% off!). You can also call their customer service number for coupon codes.

MICHAELS UNIFORMS: The only approved brick and mortar store is Michael's Uniforms. 

HOW CAN I TRY THEM ON BEFORE I BUY?

LANDS END: They have provided GALA with ALL of the sample sizes. We are 1 of only 3 schools in the nation to which Lands End has extended this courtesy.  We do not have every size but most of them. Your daughter can try on uniforms at Registration Day. 

MICHAELS UNIFORMS: You can try on the approved uniforms at their location. Please visit BEFORE JUNE as there are long lines in July and August.

 

WHAT ABOUT SIZING?

LANDS END:  They will return any item for a full refund… even items with logos. To avoid return shipping charges, you can return items to any Sears.  Lands End stock sizes go up to a Women’s size 20 or you can purchase larger polo shirts in Men’s sizes.  If you need a plus size, Lands End can special order any size. For polo shirts, the "Fem Fit" is a more narrow fit. 

Lands End Box Skirt: These run big so order 1 size smaller than normal. The skort runs to size.

MICHAELS: Michaels has 2 different shorts and 3 different pants. They go up to a Women's size 24. They make 1 "fit" in their polos - standard.  

WHAT MATERIALS ARE THE UNIFORMS MADE OUT OF?

In your registration packet, you will see a breakdown of all materials, sizes, and prices.

LANDS END: Polos are cotton. Interlock Polo is a soft cotton and Performance Mesh is the textured pique. Other items are mostly cotton or a blend. They are a high quality fabric and withstand hundreds of washings. 

MICHAELS: Their polos are a cotton/poly blend, pants are cotton/spandex, skort is poly, sweater is acrylic. 

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ORDER?

LANDS END: Because our shirts, jackets, and sweaters must have an embroidered logo, Lands End can sometimes take 2-3 weeks to get logo items. If you order between July 1st and the first day of school, it can take 4-6 weeks.  We highly recommend ordering BEFORE July 1st so you can return items that don’t fit in time for the first day of school.

MICHAELS: Skort/pants can be purchased off the rack. They do their own embroidery on site. If you know your sizes, call ahead and they will have it ready when you arrive. If there is a large order of uniforms ready for pick-up from various families, they will deliver to school.

ARE THERE 2 DIFFERENT COLOR POLOS?

High School: They can wear white or purple.

Middle School: Purple only. 

 

WHAT ABOUT LEGGINGS WHEN IT’S COLD?

Your daughter may wear any brand dark gray legging or tights as long as it closely matches the skirts/skorts. These can be found for $3-10 at Old Navy, Forever XII, Cotton On, Target, etc. Leggings can ONLY be worn under skirts/skorts and can not be worn by themselves. No baggy yoga or sweat pants. Girls are encouraged to wear black/gray Playground Pals/bike shorts under their skirts.

CAN MY DAUGHTER WEAR A JACKET WHEN RAINY OR COLD?

Yes! Michaels Uniforms has a black logo jacket OR you can wear any plan black jacket. Jackets must be taken off inside the classroom. Black sweatshirt-type jackets are not allowed. 

WHAT ABOUT SOCKS AND SHOES?

Any brand socks as long as they are solid gray (short or knee socks).  Any color closed-toed sneakers or shoes with laces. FLAT boots in inclement weather ONLY. Sneakers must be worn on PE days. No sandals, no flip flops, no heels at any time.

 

CAN I BUY GRAY JEANS OR SKIRTS FROM OTHER RETAILERS?

No. It takes cooperation from every family to adhere to the uniform code. The preferred retailer is Lands End. The ONLY other approved retailer is Carrusel. No jeans, no skinny pants, no “cords”, no cargo pants, no holes, no other outside retailers. If you need plus-size options, Lands End will special order any size or please contact the office. 

 

WHAT ABOUT PE UNIFORMS?

P.E. Uniforms are sold through the GALA student store. Our School Store manager is in the office Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday. 

 

I NEED A "PLUS" OR HUSKY SIZE: 

Lands End: They will special order any size (for an extra fee).

Michaels: They carry pants in "husky" and in Women's sizes up to a size 24. For larger than a Women's 24, please contact the office for options. 

HOW DO I GET THE TIE?:

Scroll up to find info or visit www.tiemart.com/gala. Be sure and enter the coupon code "GALA20" for 20 percent off. The ties are made for 5' tall and taller girls. If your daughter is under 5', we suggest getting the 3" tie and altering the length if desired.

WHAT IF MY DAUGHTER DOESN'T LIKE UNIFORMS?

If you do not already wear uniforms, there may be an adjustment period. If you already wear uniforms, this is a piece of cake. Each GALA girl signs a uniform policy when they sign up for GALA and families are expected to adhere to that policy throughout the year. Please do not buy gray jeans, gray stretch pants, cargo pants, or any pants/bottoms that are not approved. Your daughter will be asked to have you bring her the correct pants. If you bought a hoodie in the PE room, they must wear the polo under the hoodie at all times. Not abiding by the uniform code means teachers have to take time out of their academic day to address any non-compliance.

WHERE IS MICHAELS?

They are located near Manchester/LaBrea. See map below. NOTE: There is only meter marking in front and it only takes quarters. If you are shopping at Michael's, they will make change for the meters.

“GALA: Where girls love to be SMART, SELF-CONFIDENT, and SUCCESSFUL.”

Address: 

1067 West Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

 

Tel: (323) 900-4532

  • Instagram Clean
  • White Twitter Icon
  • Facebook Clean

All content and images © 2015 by GALA