Please Help! I need high-quality WHITE non-stripy women's collared button-down shirts

Feb 12, 2010
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Hi everyone,

This is a terribly boring request, but I'm getting pretty desperate. I live in New Zealand and I have spent the past two MONTHS trying to find white button down shirts for work. I need women's shirts. Normal shirts. White shirts. Without:

- ruffles
- coloured or unusual fabric (such as silk)
- bibs
- distractingly-fancy designs
- cut-outs or holes
- too-thin see-through fabric
- colourful or metal buttons
- lace
- giant puffy sleeves that wont fit under a jacket
- coloured stripes (or spots)
- odd little collars

This, to me, sounds like a staple item that should be readily available. However, there is virtually nothing out there in white fabric without one of the aforementioned little fashion mishaps which would be cute in a business casual atmosphere, but totally out of place where I work. So far my only score has been an exquisite Versace shirt from an op shop, but one shirt does not a work wardrobe make...

Aside from country road (who are possessed by those awkward little collars at the moment) does anyone know where I can buy very nice, large-collared simple white button down shirts? International shipping is strongly preferred but not an absolute must as I have family in the States.

As the exchange rates are pretty bad, a great sale would go a long way as well.

Thanks so much for any help!

Danielle
 

guccipig

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I always buy my basic, white button down shirts from Club Monaco. They don't have online shopping though... Another alternative is Banana Republic.
 

Omaha_2072

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Also, if yore just looking for something basic & not designer I know that I bought plain white dress shirts @ Old Navy a couple years back. This may sound silly but have you tried a uniform store @ all?
 

stephc005

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there's a thread in the wardrobe section about the best white button downs. there are some great suggestions there.
 

randr21

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polo.com for ralph lauren or theory.com for their white shirts...which are also sold at saks, nordie, nm.com
 
Jan 22, 2008
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J.Crew has a nice work type blouse that comes in lots of color, including white. It is very plain with no bells and whistles.
 

indigo16

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Thomas Pink has many options in terms of fit, cuff, etc. They do have sales, but currently there isn't one.