These Are the Bath Towels of Your Dreams
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As an editor who writes about home design, one of the most common questions I get is: "Which bath towels should I buy?" It's not surprising this purchase is a word-of-mouth kind of thing for lots of people because, honestly, when you're browsing stacks of folded towels in a store or clicking around online, the classic cotton ones all seem the same. A few years ago another editor turned me on to the Lands' Endtowels ($24, landsend.com), and for a while I thought those were the answer. Fluffy, great colors, good value, long-lasting. But then Parachute, an artisanal bedding company, launched a line of luxury bath towels at a reasonable price ($29 each), and I was instantly hooked.
The Parachute towels are exceptionally thick and soft—like the ones you would find at a high-end spa—and they've stayed that way the entire time I've been using them. They hold up well, because they're made from long-staple Turkish cotton using a special spinning process that makes them extra-absorbent and quick to dry (so they never get icky or musty). They also come in calming neutrals that look beautiful in a bathroom: white, gray, tan, and a light grayish green. They're so spa-like, actually, that I made the mistake of loaning them to my two daughters one day when they were playing "spa" and then, naturally, they wouldn't give them up.
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Now I'm just waiting for Parachute to come out with their classic bathrobe in kids' sizes, so I can check ‘birthday gifts' off my list.
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