Spotlight on Alegria Footwear

Alegria Professional Donna Shoe in Friends PinkAlegria by PG Lite
Alegria shoes are designed with technical features to promote health and wellness and I hope that the 10+ styles available at do just that for our customers.

A few of the features that make these shoes standout are:
  • Rocker Outsoles: Promotes perfect posture and reduces stress on muscles, joints and back.
  • Perfect Fit Footbed: A combination of latex, memory foam and cork create a perfect fit by forming to the natural contours and shape of the foot.
  • Slip-resistance

We carry a variety of options when it comes to Alegria, including traditional clogs, Mary Janes and more. Most of these shoes are available in a number of colors and/or prints, so no matter what your style or dress code you can find a pair that works for you.
Click here to view all Alegria Footwear.

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Deal Alert: $10 Coupon


For a limited time take $10 offwhen you spend $75 or more online at Lydia's Uniforms! Visit our website to get your scrubs coupon code now. This offer is valid through Sunday, 10/9/11.

Love getting a deal? Check back every Monday for our latest offer!

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We battle diseases the only way we know how: donations, support, awareness, fundraisers… and love

Payton's Race for a Cure
My weekly posts are usually to share a product review with you, but today I am sharing a cause very close to my heart. A couple years ago I was asked to be on the board of directors for a non-profit that raises funds and awareness for a disease called Mitochondrial Disease. Mitochondrial Disease, also known as Mito, is often called "the invisible disease". There are potentially many different symptoms and not every person will exhibit every one.

1 in 4,000 children will develop a Mitochondrial Disease by age 10. 1 in 4,000 equals 1 child born every 30 minutes who will have Mitochondrial Disease. I often think of how fast a half hour can go by. There is no cure for Mito. Many have not even heard of this disease which means less promotion, awareness and funding for research.

Mitochondria are tiny organelles found in almost every cell in the body and are responsible for producing over 90% of our bodies’ needed cellular energy. They are known as the "powerhouse of the cell.” When the mitochondria fail, less and less energy is generated within our cells. Cell injury and even cell death can occur. As this process repeats throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail.

In adults, many diseases of aging have been found to have defects of mitochondrial function. These include, but are not limited to, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, atherosclerotic heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. In addition, many medicines can injure the mitochondria.

Payton is the poster child for a non-profit called Payton’s Race for a Cure. She was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease when she was 18 months old. Now 6 years old, Payton is unable to walk or talk. Payton is 1 in 4,000... Most will tell you she is 1 in a million! Her face lights up a room and her giggles will melt your heart. She, and the many other children with Mito, are the reason this event has become such a passion for Michelle, myself, family, friends and everyone else that has volunteered, sponsored or attended this event.

Michelle Dewitt is our HR Generalist here at Lydia’s, and she is Payton’s mother. Three years ago Michelle decided to host the first motocross fundraiser; this weekend will be the 3rd annual Payton’s Race for a Cure’s Charity Motocross Event. We are very pleased to announce that the first 2 years we were able to raise a combined total of $20,000.00, and we expect Saturday’s event to be even bigger than previous years!

All of the proceeds are donated directly to the Mitochondrial Community through two organizations, Mito Action and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF).  Both Mito Action and UMDF are non-profit organizations that share the common mission of furthering awareness and research for Mitochondrial Disease.

Many of Lydia's Uniform's employees have been touched by Michelle and Payton's story and will be volunteering at this weekend's event! Help us "leave Mito in the dust" by:

Have you heard of Mito or do you have a friend or family member that has been affected by this disease? We would love to hear your story.

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Breast Cancer Awareness with Dansko

Dansko Clogs"More than twenty years ago in a tiny Danish store wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, discovered the perfect barn shoe. Since then we’ve graduated to new levels of comfort and style so no matter where you discover your Dansko shoes you can say: 'I have just found the world’s most comfortable shoe.'"

Dansko's nursing shoes are known for their comfort and durability. The toe box is designed to help with circulation which lessens leg and foot fatigue. They also have a great selection of trendy colors and styles to choose from!

Show your support by spreading awareness with the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon styles by Dansko. We carry the Pink Ribbon Black and the Pink Ribbon. Both are very versatile so they can go with many of your nursing uniforms.

Here is a review from our customer Carol in Dallas, TX:

5 starsThe Best

When I first tried these on, I was unsure of the hardness and density of the sole. Now I won't wear anything else! The support is incredible and makes it possible to get through a 12+ hour day!

Dansko Professional Patent Clog
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Get the Perfect Fit

Getting the perfect fit from your medical uniforms and scrubs is essential if you want to look and feel your best throughout the work day. We've tried to make it as easy as possible to determine what size to order by providing you with detailed size charts for all scrub tops, scrub pants, lab coats and warm-up jackets. To view this information just click on the Sizing Tab on the product detail page of the item that you're interested in.

Sizing Tab
If you don't know your measurements, no worries! Visit our How To Measure page for tips on the best method for getting an accurate measurement of your chest, hips, waist and inseam.

And don't forget, sizing and fit vary by brand so double check the size chart located on the product detail page before placing your order.

Happy shopping!

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New Fashion Prints from Dickies Uniforms

Dickies Fashion PrintsThese two print tops from Dickies Uniforms are proof that you don't have to sacrifice style when you buy medical scrubs! Both looks are fashion-forward and really fun. The Dickies 100% Cotton Dots Daisy Vintage Round Neck Scrub Top, on the right, features a functional side tie that allows you to adjust it for the perfect fit. And the Dickies Hip Flip 100% Cotton Vice Versa Smocked Neck Scrub Top, on the left, has back darts that give the piece structure and shape. Both prints are stylish, fresh and will definitely get you a compliment or two :-)

So what do you look for when you're shopping for stylish scrubs? Do these two scrub tops have everything that you want in a fashionable medical uniform? Leave a comment Dickies Logoand tell us what you think!

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Autumn - Brings us comfort and layers!

Falling into autumn means slowing down a little, easing the fall decorations out of storage, planning crafty things, welcoming the cooler weather and bringing out all of the comfy clothes that go with it!

New Balance Scrubs makes this easy with their New Balance Stat Scrub Jacket. This medical jacket could easily be worn over your medical uniform or with jeans on the weekend! It features a zipper front, covered zippered chest pocket, two large front pockets, ribbed collar and cuffs, set-in sleeves and is 26 1/2" long. It's made with PerforMed Core 62% polyester/34% rayon/4% spandex.

Here's a review from Cheryl in Red Hook, NY:

5 starsgreat jacket

Just got this today and I just love the fitted style, the quality of the jacket and the fabric. What a really great product!

New Balance Stat Scrub Jacket

Check out our other jacket and long sleeve tee options so you can stay cozy and warm this fall season!

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Flip Open Our New Catalog Today

New CatalogIt's an exciting day at Lydia's because our latest catalog is available now and we can't wait to hear what you think of all the new products. When you flip through the pages you'll see why we're so excited. Halloween and Holiday prints are here for the upcoming season (can you believe it's that time already?!). Mary Engelbreit debuts a new line of medical uniforms that is filled with cute, whimsical looks. And fresh pieces from Cherokee, Rampage, Dickies and more are as stylish and functional as ever!

If you're ready to start shopping now then click here to view all of our latest arrivals. Or if you prefer to flip through the pages of our catalog you can do that too, without even leaving your computer.

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Comfort and Style from Cherokee Scrubs

Cherokee 100% Cotton Float Away V-neck Scrub Top
The Cherokee 100% Cotton Float Away V-Neck Scrub Top is so pretty and flattering! The butterfly prints and colors are fresh and modern and side elastic pulls in the waist giving it a really nice fit. Plus, since it's by Cherokee you know you can count on quality!

Here's a review from our customer Carla in Missoula, MT:

Five StarsLove IT!

I love it! Fits very well, comfortable, Goes with several other colors of pants but looks best with the red.

Is there anyone else out there who owns this medical uniform? If you do, make sure to leave a comment or product review and share your opinion with us!

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Staying Warm While it's Cooling Down

New Balance Stat Scrub JacketWe are fast approaching the fall season and the weather is starting to cool down, so today I thought I would take a minute to share with you a couple of our most popular jackets to keep warm with. 

The New Balance Stat Jacket (shown left) is a great option for customers who are looking for a fashionable jacket with a great feel. It features a zipper front, ribbed collar and cuffs as well as being Peaches Med Couture Fleece Jacketavailable in sizes up to 3XL.   

Med Couture by Peaches offers up a warmer fleece jacket with a nice contrasting color scheme. This fleece jacket also has a zipper front and is available in sizes up to 2XL. Try this jacket out and discover why our customers have made Med Couture one of our most popular scrub lines.

I shared two of our most popular jackets with you but we do have more to offer, don't forget to keep an eye on our website and catalog as we release our seasonal items and help you stay warm and fashionable in the coming cooler months.
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Say Hello to Hello Kitty Scrubs!

Cherokee 100% Cotton Green Hello Kitty Square Neck Scrub Top
When it comes to cute Hello Kitty cannot be beat. And this cartoon kitten is everywhere, from school supplies to musical instruments and, best of all, on your character scrubs!

The Cherokee 100% Cotton Green Hello Kitty Square Neck Scrub Top, shown to the left, features a "Go Green!" message and a fashionable square neck style. It looks awesome with almost any color scrub pants, so it's an easy addition to your uniform wardrobe. Click here to shop this look. Or if you're gearing up for Halloween, we also have a Hello Kitty Halloween Contrast Mock Wrap Scrub Top available now that's the perfect mix of scary and cute!

So what do you think of Hello Kitty cartoon scrubs? Do you love wearing fun prints like this to work or do you like to stick to more traditional styles or solid scrubs?
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All time customer fav!

Cherokee Authentic Workwear
Cherokee describes their brand: Cherokee has been well-known for comfort and fashion since 1972. Recent nationwide surveys rank Cherokee in the top ten strongest brands for women’s apparel. We are dedicated to bringing the fashion, comfort and quality of the ready-to-wear market to the functional apparel worn by healthcare professionals.

The Cherokee Authentic Workwear Flare Leg Scrub Pant has been an all time top customer pick! This pant features two side pockets, one back pocket, drawstring front/elastic back, flare leg with side slits at the bottom and is made with 65% polyester/35% cotton. The regular inseam is 30 1/2", petite is 28 1/2", and the tall is 33 1/2".

Here's a review from Paramedic Student in Fremont, IN:

5 StarsWonderful Pants!Cherokee Authentic Workwear Flare Leg Scrub Pant

I ordered these pants in Aloe because I was required to have green scrubs for my paramedic school clinical work. They fit perfectly and the color was exactly what I needed! I will be ordering more in other colors for my job! Also, they shipped super fast! Ordered on Wednesday, and had them today (Friday!)


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A style that is slimming and flattering!

Peaches Med Couture Knit Inset Scrub Top

Med Couture by PeachesMed Couture by Peaches features a Poly/Cotton E-Z Flex stretch twill that contains 3% spandex for added comfort and flexibility. With a touch of stretch, the styles are slimming and flattering.

One Med Couture top with rave reviews is item 8411MC, the Peaches Med Couture Knit Inset Scrub Top. This top features subtle stitching for added fashion detail, pen pockets, Velcro accents and invisible pockets inside of large pockets for additional functionality. Fashion, function and comfort all in one! The Peaches Med Couture Knit Inset Scrub Top is 25 1/2" long and is made with 55% cotton/42% polyester/3% spandex.

Here’s a review from our customer Ashley in OR:

5 starsBest Scrubs I have ever ordered!

I love love love this top! The sides are very comfortable and lets plenty of air through. They look very professional but still look feminine. I also ordered the long sleeve shirts that match perfectly! Best order I have ever made!

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The Queen of Cute Presents...

Mary Engelbreit ScrubsMedical Uniforms by Mary Engelbreit!

If you're already a Mary Engelbreit fan you know just how cute her designs are. She's famous for her colorful illustrations which are, all at once, whimsical, imaginative, detailed and inspiring. If you're unfamiliar with Mary Engelbreit, I think this new line of stylish medical uniforms will instantly make you a fan!

Available from this collection are print and solid scrub tops and pants. They come in rich colors and each piece features interesting details that make them one of a kind!

Below are a couple of the looks, just to give you an idea about what this line is all about! But make sure to visit our site to shop everything that's available now.
       Mary Englebreit Fashionably Late Blue Contrast Mock Wrap Scrub Top          Mary Engelbreit Chair of Bowlies V-Neck Scrub Top
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Returns/Exchanges, Our Policy is Your Comfort

Hello everyone, today I thought I would review our return policy and clarify a couple of questions that we have received in regards to exchanges and returns.

Remember that we accept returns or exchanges within 30 days as long as those items have not been washed, embroidered, or altered. Also, all sales on clearance merchandise are final. Medical shoes can also be returned within this time frame as long as they do not show any signs of wear - so please be sure you try them on a carpeted surface.
Shop with confidence, Lydia's offers FREE returns and exchanges. Free return postage is available when using our prepaid return label.
To send back your items simply detach and complete the return/exchange form on the back of the packing list included with your order.

Package the return/exchange form along with your items and send your package using our prepaid label to:

Lydia's Uniforms
Attn: Returns
2547 3 Mile Rd Ste F Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Print a Prepaid Smart Label for FREE Returns in 3 easy steps:

1.Print your label here
2.Affix the label to the return package covering the original label.
3.Drop your package anywhere in the U.S. Mail – home, work, or Post Office. 
If you choose to exchange your item(s) we will send the new order to you with free standard shipping.
That’s it! If you’ve provided your email address, we’ll let you know when we receive your package.  Otherwise, please allow 10-15 business days to process your exchange, credit or refund.
*Exchanges will ship with no additional shipping charge.  Original shipping costs are non-refundable. All sales are final for clearance items.

To finish up, I'll cover some things to keep in mind that will help you avoid unnecessary returns.

  • When ordering medical scrubs it is important to remember that different companies will have different dye lots. To make sure your items match always order uniforms that are the same brand.
  • Many companies have different lines of scrubs (For example, Cherokee has the Workwear line and the Flex-i-bles line), which usually have different materials, so again it is recommended to only order items from the same line to make sure they match properly.
  • Most of our value scrubs have limited quantities available, so when placing an exchange for some different value scrubs it's best to call ahead to make sure that we have your items available.


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Scrub Style: Butterfly Prints for Everyone!

Cherokee 100% Cotton Butterfly Safari Scoop Neck Scrub Top Cherokee 100% Cotton Float Away V-neck Scrub TopThis weekend our local zoo is holding a butterfly release and families and children will be able to take part in the launch of over 300 butterflies.

When I heard about this event it reminded me of all the stylish butterfly prints tops that are available from Lydia's. Butterflies, with their endless combinations of colors and patterns on their wings are so stunning- what better inspiration for a pretty top?

The tops shown to the left are both by Cherokee and they're two of my favorites because of their fashion-forward styling and colors. But, make sure to check out all of the butterfly print tops that we have available and find your favorite!
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Hardwearing and affordable, this is Wink

Wink ScrubsWink describes their Origins medical uniform line as "Hardwearing, affordable & utilitarian chic basics with subtle design elements that add value to your investment. Let your imagination play with patterns, colors and styles to suit your every mood."

The Wink Origins Romeo Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant has become a nursing uniform favorite.

This pant has a classic rise, is slim through the hips and thighs, and is fitted just at the knee before flaring at the leg. Very lengthening and body slimming. It also features a drawstring front and elastic back waist with a convertible drawstring that can be tucked inside pant or displayed outside of it, two side pockets, one cargo pocket with three compartments, a hidden inside mesh pocket and an ID bungee loop. The regular inseam is 31", petite is 28", and tall is 33". Made with 65% polyester/35% cotton.

Wink Origins Romeo Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant

Here’s a review from our customer Elia-belle
in Puerto Rico:

5 starsExcellent

Excellent scrubs best ever!! Vivid colors, perfect fit...Fabric is my favorite..not too light, not too heavy!

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Get It While It's Hot!

If you're constantly on the move at work then the Urbane Scrubs Sport Mesh Inset Scrub Top was made for you! The athletic inspired style has all the functionality that a girl on the go could ask for.
  • Roomy pockets-check!
  • Vented mesh panels to keep you cool-check!
  • Stretch fabric for comfort and movement-check!
  • Great price-check!

The best news of all is that this top was recently added to our clearance section, so the price is marked waaay down! Get this look today in Carnation, Ceil Blue or Royal for only $15.99. Sizes and quantities are limited so hurry up and get it while it's hot! Click here to shop now.
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Still looking for that perfect pant? Look no further....

White Cross ScrubsWhite Cross Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant
A well-fitting uniform shows that you are professional and also helps you to keep your mind on the job, and not on adjusting your nursing scrubs while trying to remain modest. Your job can have you on-the-move and bending every which way. Which is why a stay-put, well-fitting uniform pant is a medical uniform staple.

The White Cross Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant is a pant that will flatter your form, help you look professional with it's fit, but also keep you on-the-go with 6 pockets!

The White Cross Six Pocket Flare Leg Scrub Pant features a cute front pocket with button tab closure, gathered detailing and a stylish selection of colors to choose from. This pant is made with a flare leg style, two deep front pockets, one cargo pocket, one small front lower pocket with a button tab closure, two back pockets, front pockets have a fashion gathered detail, and a front drawstring/back elastic waistband with a yoke. The inseam is 31 3/4 for the regular length, 29 1/2" for the petite and 34 1/4" for the tall length. They are made with 65% polyester/35% cotton.

Here’s a review from our customer Charlotte in Blaine, WA:

5 starsBest Ever!

I bought one pair of these in a uniform store and just loved them, I bought 4 more pair from Lydia's, of course the price was better than the store. But these are the best fitting pants! I'm always looking for scrub pants because I could never find any that fit well. These fit just perfect. They do run on the big side though, I usually wear a small but take an extra small in these. Perfect pant for me!!!!!!

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Special Consideration for Special Orders

Hello to all our readers, today I'll be covering special orders, a topic that isn't too well known to most of our customers.

We all have our favorite medical scrubs and uniforms, and sometimes these items become discontinued either because we replace them with another item, or because we don't sell enough of them. Don't worry though! If you have a favorite item that's been discontinued you can ask a representative about a special order, we might still be able to get them for you!

If you would like to check on whether or not your item is available to special order, you can live chat with a representative or call us at (800) 293-7721.

Some things to keep in mind when you would like to special order an item:
  • Special order items are items that we do not carry in our warehouse, so while we do our best to get them to you quickly they can take up to 15-30 business days to arrive.
  • Special order items have a minimum order amount of 6 pieces per item that you are special ordering (it has to be the same item #, although color and size can be different).
  • We can still embroider special order items, just allow the standard 2-4 business days extra for us to get the embroidery done.
As always, please let us know how we're doing and what we can do to better serve you by leaving feedback for us online or calling (800) 942-3378 and speaking with a representative.
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