looking to buy some *naice* new posh fluffy bath towels....where should i look?

(27 Posts)
chimchar Thu 09-May-13 12:34:26

have had ours since we got married 15 years ago...blush

they are old and scruffy. am painting the bathroom this weekend..

where sell naice quality bath towels? don't mind spending a bit more to get thick fluffy ones that will last.

thanks.

HousewifeFromHeaven Thu 09-May-13 12:43:07

John Lewis.

But.

To keep the nice fluffy feeling you have to use conditioner IMO.

To keep absorbency you don't, however then they're not as fluffy.

It's a minefield, it really is grin

chimchar Thu 09-May-13 12:49:13

it is!!

I like a nice stiff crispy towel straight from the line....

kids are begging for fluffiness!

thanks for the john lewis recommendation...is it their own brand you mean?

Areyoumadorisitme Thu 09-May-13 12:49:49

Dunelm do nice towels. We have a set in the guest room which are nice, with large bath sheets too.

Unless anyone suggests better, I am off to buy a load this weekend to replace our 15yo wedding present towels too!!

Areyoumadorisitme Thu 09-May-13 12:50:49

I can't stand crispy towels, I tumble dry them all year to get them nice and fluffy! blush

givemeaclue Thu 09-May-13 12:53:17

John Lewisand tumble dry every time

HousewifeFromHeaven Thu 09-May-13 14:01:45

Yes the Egyptian cotton ones. Don't get the matching flannels though as they are very heavy and bulky. Which is a strange thing to say about a flannel!

I like a nice light cloth for my bits grin

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 09-May-13 14:04:50

Gorgeous quality towels which really last. With excellent customer service and very reasonable prices. (No, I don't work for them! grin)

landofsoapandglory Thu 09-May-13 14:07:25

Ours are from Dunelm. I like theirs because they do lovely colours which means we can all have our own colour, so no-one ends up using each other's towel. Plus the fact that they wash and last really, really well.

Grammaticus Thu 09-May-13 14:22:41

Most of mine are John Lewis heaviest weight, but the nicest ones I have come from the white company

Pancakeflipper Thu 09-May-13 14:29:10

I find tumble drying them keeps them super soft.

Do ensure you buy them at a time when you have plenty of spare time, I bought gorgeous towels 2 months ago and the fluff it created in the bathroom involved a good clean every other day. It was everywhere. Though thankfully my towels were in a delicate light duck egg blue where my dear friend had a bathroom full of black fluff for a month.

TK Maxx for v fancy ones at half the price.

boardingschoolbaby Thu 09-May-13 14:35:01

I also recommend John Lewis. The Pima ones (Egyptian cotton) seem to be the nicest at the moment; they keep changing the names which doesn't help....

chimchar Thu 09-May-13 14:49:52

Oh god. Decisions decisions.

Have yet to choose a colour! It's a minefield eh?

Who knew?!

Got to go to a shitty work meeting now. Will enjoy perusing this evening!

Thanks everyone btw!

ThenWeTakeBerlin Thu 09-May-13 18:20:40

I second TK Maxx. You might have to have a root around but really good prices.

White company without a doubt best towels around by miles.

LimeLeaffLizard Fri 10-May-13 23:40:44

Another vote for White company. Wait until they are on sale / you have a 30% off code.

I prefer crisp off the line but tumble dry also good!

chimchar Sat 11-May-13 07:40:01

Tried tkmaxx yesterday. Not much choice really. Nothing that I really liked.

When do white company have their sales? Amy idea roughly?

Thanks again for all of your replies.

Areyoumadorisitme Sat 11-May-13 09:50:24

I am off today to see if John Lewis Egyptian cotton is that much nicer than Dunelm Egyptian cotton to merit £25 per bath sheet instead of Dunelm's £15 each.

Haha, we could spend hours and hours deciding and in reality all are probably fine!

BikeRunSki Sat 11-May-13 09:55:16

We have nice BHS ones, still going strong after 13 years of marriage.

Primark always come out well in Which/WI/Good Housekeeping type reviews!

Ours are from m&s,jl and tkmax but had fab towels in holiday apartment from dunelm so def will look there next time I'm buying some

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Sat 11-May-13 19:07:47

I have lovely fluffy set of John Lewis Egyptian cotton ones (pure white, natch) but was in Dunelm the other day and their Egyptian ones seemed just as 'naice'! I'll probably go for Dunelm for when I need some more.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 12-May-13 14:32:33

Got to be careful with the white company, I've stopped shopping there now.

Our towels are 7 years old, posh Christie ones I got water damaged in the sale.

Aunts lovely towels are Primark.

Why be careful with white company????

Am shaking thinking they are going into administration or something!

Someone please tell me????

Areyoumadorisitme Sun 12-May-13 20:02:02

I compared John Lewis and dunelm Egyptian cotton towels and decided dunelm were just as good so bought a full set there yesterday.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 12-May-13 20:03:54

Crap quality.

5 dressing gowns, all shrunk terribly.
1 bathmat, one side skewed.
One duvet, wrongly labelled. Bought the wrong sheets as a result and they refused to refund me at first.
One mattress protecter, can't be washed at 60 to kill mites and hasn't kept the mattress clean.
Two fitted sheets, went to holes after 18 months of use. No refund, as according to them anything over 6 months is fair wear and tear.

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