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DH and I have been slaving away on our bathroom expansion and remodel since late July and we are FINALLY the home stretch! Our bathroom colors are cream, soft greens and some soft blues. Think of a relaxing spa retreat! The only thing we are missing are fluffy, luxurious, absorbent TOWELS!
Our towels are absolute junk. Think of the towels you stole from your parents when you went away to college and never gave back…that would be our current towel situation.
Within the next week or two we’ll be ready to purchase our towels! So tell me ladies, what brand of towels do you like? What do you like about them? We are looking for soft, fluffy and absorbent towels that will last at least three to five years. It’s just DH and we are pretty easy on our linens. I’d like to keep it below $25 per towel.
Post # 3
@Cummins59: I don’t have a brand recommendation but I do have a word of advice. Research review on brands and colors. I got new towels a few years back. They were moderately priced. No walmart specials but not high end either. After a couple of washes, both my brown and blue towels began to show mysterious “bleach sppots” even though I never use bleach. I never could figure out what caused them so I am guessing it was an issue with the dye lot of the particular brand. I highly recommend that you stick with cream on the color choice if you are unsure. Good luck!
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Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Cummins59: I love big luxurious towels!!!
If you can afford them buy the Turkish Towels from BB&B (I prefer the ribbed ones.)
A cheaper alternative is the Threshold Textured bath sheet from Target.
Post # 6
My sister registered for Bed Bath and Beyond towels 7 years ago and didn’t like them. She’s since then purchased Williams-Sonoma Home towels and loved them. They’re pretty pricey though.
Post # 7
I went and petted every towel a BBB and end up chosing these for our registry.
The labels say “Bianca Exclusive”. We both really like them, soft, very absorbant and dry very quickly.
Post # 8
We have the bamboo towels from CB2 (crate and barrel’s more modern sibling store). We’ve had them over 4 years and they are huge and soft and amazing! Don’t buy the Target Threshold ribbed towels – they are waaaaaay small, and not luxurious. I bought a couple since they are also ribbed like my CB2 towels and come in different colors, but I only use them as a face towel because they aren’t nice and big like my others (and they aren’t as soft!)
Post # 9
@Cummins59: Have you ever used the big white towels that Costco sells? They’re amazingly absorbant and nice and big and they are white, which i love because you can bleach them and they never look dingy. They’re cheap enough too that when they loose their plush, you can replace. However, I’ve found that in 2 years they are still plush enough for me.
MY SIL got some crazy expensive, super nice plushy towels for her wedding like 5 years ago. They were soft, but not absobant. And SOOOO expensive.
To me, absorbancy is more important that being UBER plush.
Moral of the sotry, I love Costco towels and would reccomend them to anyone.
Post # 10
@MrsM914: i get the same thing w my towels and sometimes other clothes, especially i notice it with green and blue.. mysterious ‘bleach’ spots even though i never use bleach or anything similar! what the hell is that???
to the PP i bought new towels then saw really nice towels at jcpenny on the cheap (of course right! haha). i hadn’t thought to look there
Post # 11
it’s probably a skincare product that contains benzoyl peroxide
Post # 12
Ours are from Walmart and they are quite good. The right amount of softness and absorbency! I hate those super fluffy microfiber whatever type towels that don’t do jack when it comes to drying me off.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@Cummins59: Ralph Lauren Towels! I’ve had these gorgeous burgandy and red ones for over 5 years now and they still look brand new. They are thick and hold up great. Also really absorbant and the perfect size.
Here’s the link!
Post # 14
At that price point, I wouldn’t expect something luxurious and long-lasting.
Post # 15
@bebero: you’re totally right that stuff stains your clothes weird! it can’t be that though bc i don’t have enough in the house to equal the splotches i’m talking about. and it seems to be that every thing i own that’s olivey green eventually gets an orangey spot on it, and it’s stuff that would be totally separate from any kind of skin product. i noticed the same staining on an olivey green bag i looked at from a craft vendor this summer too. how weird it is that, and another friend thought my olivey green hoodie was hers due to the same orangey marks! it is crazy. i only use benz. sporadically. i would have to be hosing my stuff down in it. the mystery continues….
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@Cummins59: my husband has had some Nautica towels since before we met, and they still look amazing. we use them every day. as far as I know, they’re more than 8 years old.
(I laughed at him for having preppy, expensive towels, but they are really worth it.)