As of 1/2/2023
For new beginner purchasing Uniform(gi, hakama) and Armor, please use this post as your reference.
Please visit this shop below.(One of biggest factory direct shop in Japan)
For set of Armor: Kendo Bogu set/ Kendogu set (zennihonbudogu.com)
Pick one you like somewhere $350 and up, recommended pricing rage $600+
There might be discounts available through club, ask detail for head instructor.
For Uniform set: Kendo uniform set (zennihonbudogu.com)
Cotton top, and nylon bottom is recommended for new beginner.
You also need Shiai bag and Bogu bag.
There are some other shop in US and Canada based.
If you have any questions please ask head instructor.