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Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms www.theguardian.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s exclusive shopping district of Ginza has raised eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students.

Taimei elementary school is introducing the uniforms for incoming pupils, each costing more than 80,000 yen ($729), including optional items, or more than three times as much as current ones, the Huffington Post said.