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  • 100% cotton
  • Classic pattern
  • Available in a variety of styles.

Our Breton Stripes Pillow Collection are 100% cotton and come in a variety of dimensions, different sized stripe options, and in both blue and white and red and white. We found the history of the Breton stripe as interesting as it is timeless. Originally a sailor's uniform, the striped shirt was useful because it helped to distinguish the sailors from the water when they were thrown overboard. At the time, the French navy hailed from Brittany, so the shirt was dubbed the "Breton," displaying twenty-one stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories against the British. In 1917, on a trip to the French coast, iconic designer Coco Chanel was inspired by the sailors' clothing and used the idea for her nautical line. Chanel intended the Breton top for ladies to be worn with flared trousers, a revolutionary break from woman's conventional style of the time—corsets and layers of clothing—and one which presaged the major changes in women's fashion of the 1920s. Vive la France!

Dimensions: 20"sq.

Zipper length: 20" Zipper is hidden

For standard orders, our goal is to ship within 48 hours. Credit cards will be billed at the time of shipment. For shipments to Hawaii and Alaska, call our customer service center (800-320-9757 option 1). At this time we cannot ship to foreign countries or U.S. territories.

This item is available for expedited shipping. Expedited orders placed after 12:00 P.M. CT will not ship until the following business day. Expedited orders placed Friday after 12:00 P.M. CT or on the weekend will be processed on Monday.

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