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July 6, 2009 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Who sells French Toast (or similar) school uniform shirts in the summer in New York City?

Looking for the perfect white school uniform long sleeve shirt to complete a costume. Something close to this. Girls wear boys' shirts in the movies, and I'm small, about a boy's size 14. It cannot have a button-down collar. Is there a children's clothing store or even a uniform store in New York City that sells such a shirt during the summer? French Toast makes a nice one, but three places on their store locator have been closed / not in stock. Would rather get it in person at this point, just so I can try it on before.

Thanks in advance.
posted by miniminimarket to Shopping (12 answers total)
If it's for a costume, why not just get a plain button-down white shirt rather than specifically looking for a uniform-standard one? Stores ALWAYS sell plain button-down white shirts, for all genders and for all ages.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:45 PM on July 6, 2009

Much as I hate to admit it, I found a perfect white, schoolboy-style shirt in the boys' section of Walmart -- I don't know if you'll have access to one of those in NYC. Maybe try J.C. Penney or Sears. I think many parents buy school clothes at these kinds of department stores.
posted by mhum at 12:52 PM on July 6, 2009

Yeah, just came in here to suggest Walmart.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:57 PM on July 6, 2009

Seconding Sears, which is the perfect mix of cheap and totally not-cool.
posted by rokusan at 1:03 PM on July 6, 2009

Best answer: Cookie's in Brooklyn is the official uniform headquarters, or so their ads keep telling me.
posted by alice ayres at 1:21 PM on July 6, 2009

There is no Wal-Mart in NYC
posted by kathrineg at 1:22 PM on July 6, 2009

There is no Wal-Mart in NYC

K-mart, then.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:29 PM on July 6, 2009

posted by Sys Rq at 1:39 PM on July 6, 2009

My local Target seems to have just gotten in a giant shipment of school uniforms - IIRC you have one in NYC?
posted by chez shoes at 2:05 PM on July 6, 2009

When I had to wear short-sleeve Oxford shirts for work, I got French Toast-brand ones in JC Penney's kids dept. Funny enough, I wore it again for a costume as Hermione. I, however, wasn't as picky as you about the type of shirt!
posted by radioamy at 3:29 PM on July 6, 2009

Response by poster: Checked the GAP and K-Mart, both didn't have what I was looking for (I think K-Mart just stocks uniform shirts seasonally, the Gap only had button-collars, which is the one deal breaker for me.

I'll check JC Penny's or Sears. Haven't seen any in NYC so I forgot about them. Cookies looks really promising too.
posted by miniminimarket at 5:57 PM on July 6, 2009

Response by poster: Cookies had EVERYTHING, including the shirts I needed. I referred two friends to Cookies, and they were also able to get their uniforms together quickly.
posted by miniminimarket at 12:11 PM on August 6, 2009

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