Store owner recommends shopping early for school uniforms to beat rush amid capacity limits
With students possibly headed back to school soon, the owner of Flynn O'Hara uniforms is letting parents in on what they should do to beat the crowds at his store.
Sean Flynn is telling families to shop now at his Westchester store. Every year, the family-owned business is often inundated with last-minute shoppers scrambling for uniforms.
The store, which supplies 1,500 schools, will only allow 40 people on their main floor due to COVID-19 guidelines. On that floor, there are visible markers in place for social distancing.
"Do not come last week of August, first week of September -- it's going to be a mess, it's going to be too busy and because of social distancing, we are not allowed as many people," says Flynn.
For those who can't shop early, Flynn recommends shopping online.
"If they order online there's a whole bunch of material available for sizing," he says. "We also have measuring kits for virtual sizing, as well."