Back to basics: Where to find a plain white tee in Vancouver

No matter how fashion forward your wardrobe may be, there is always room for a white tee. Even if it’s just for throwing under a blazer or getting you through laundry day. Here’s where you can find the greatest plain white tees in Vancouver, along with simple basics like tank tops, hoodies and jeans.


G028-609 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1H2

What started as a single shop in Sweden has grown into a global empire, and for good reason. H&M is well stocked with the hottest trends and the best in basic wardrobe staples, all at unbelievable prices with plenty of options for women, men and kids. They truly live up to their mandate of “fashion for all.”

Tenth & Proper

4483 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R 2H8

Tenth & Proper is the place to go if you’re looking for well-made classics for women. All their lines feature great design and luxurious fabrics, for a contemporary look that doesn’t chase trends. Everything in this Point Grey shop is handpicked and intended to compliment all types of bodies and figures.

American Apparel

872 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

Although the brand has changed over the years, American Apparel is still the go-to place for sweatshop-free, nicely made basics. You can’t go wrong with this institution of urban fashion when you’re on the hunt for classic tees, tanks and leggings. They carry every colour of the rainbow, making their apparel perfect for mixing, matching and layering.

Brandy Melville

872 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

Turn to this American brand when you’re on the hunt for simple and casual tops and bottoms that look trendy without trying too hard. Brandy Melville has an assortment of graphic tees and fun dresses too. Mix and match the basics, and inject a little individuality into your wardrobe with their jewellery, scarves and hats.

Army & Navy Department Store Ltd

27 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G5

This downtown institution has been around since 1919, which has given them plenty of time to perfect the art of huge discounts. Wander up and down the aisles and seek out the deals on basic wardrobe staples — you might even discover some designer and brand name treasures while you’re at it.

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