(Closed) Finally buying NICE towels, HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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!

Post # 5
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.)

Turkish Ribbed Bath Towels, 100% Cotton

A cheaper alternative is the Threshold Textured bath sheet from Target.

Threshold™ Textured Towels



Post # 6
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@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
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013




it’s probably a skincare product that contains benzoyl peroxide

Post # 12
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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 # 14
708 posts
Busy bee

At that price point, I wouldn’t expect something luxurious and long-lasting.

Post # 15
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@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
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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.)

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