The Sleep Shirt was founded in 2012 by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg, a Central Saint Martins alumni who started the brand with a single nightshirt. Its design was based on a classic 19th century men’s chemise, the most comfortable and stylish thing she had ever slept in. 

Ten years later, that ethos – stylish, comfortable sleepwear and loungewear – still rings true in every collection, including The Archive Collection, a limited-edition capsule to mark our 10th anniversary. 

The Archive Collection features five shapes, each inspired by a vintage piece found in France and given a traditional French girl’s name. All five pieces come in a range of beautiful fabrics, including eggshell flannel, natural linen, soft cotton, and, of course, the brand’s signature blue Oxford stripe. Details include gorgeous pintucks, Victorian-style buttons, blouson sleeves, ruffled hems and delicate lace inserts.

Like the brand’s best selling Long and Short Sleep Shirt, the Martine Night Shirt is a versatile piece, with a subtle blouson sleeve and delicate gathers at the back of the neck.

The Clementine Nightie has a gathered neckline and slightly exaggerated sleeves with an embroidered guipure lace band that’s made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and using a process that takes 50 times longer than traditional lace weaving.



The Alexandrine Nightie has a sweet ruffle detail at the neck and sleeves and three delicate pintucks on the back, while the Severine Dress and the Delphine, a full-length version of the Severine, both feature gorgeous tulle embroidery made from the only GOTS-certified embroidered tulle or mesh in the world.

”For Archive, I wanted to create nightshirts that really paid tribute to vintage pieces, but updating them in a way that makes them wearable and versatile for the modern age. We paid a lot of attention to the details, choosing the most beautiful lace possible and ensuring everything feels both modern and timeless.”

Alexandra Suhner Isenberg, founder and designer

As always, every item is ethically made in Canada, and the collection comes in One Size (which fits up to size XL) and PLUS (for sizes XL to XXXL, or 3X).

Archive by The Sleep Shirt reflects what The Sleep Shirt represents: well-made garments that stand the test of time.

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