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Best place for cheap, but good towels

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Suddengeekgirl Mon 06-Oct-14 07:13:10

I have ikea towels that are 15 and 12 years old. And john lewis ones that are 8+ and primark ones that must be 6+.

I think it's time we bought new ones. But they have to be on a budget.

So where is best for cheap but good quality towels?

Thanks! smile

Bunbaker Mon 06-Oct-14 07:15:30

TK Maxx.

SquidgyMummy Mon 06-Oct-14 07:16:03

ASDA Home ones are good

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 06-Oct-14 07:18:22

Yy to Asda.

Tbh I like Primarks, but agree, they have a 5/6 yr lifespan.

Im about to replace my Primark ones with all Asda ones.

I got a set of John Lewis egyptian cotton ones when we got married 3.5yrs ago and am not impressed with them at all.

BauerTime Mon 06-Oct-14 09:03:12

I bought some from BHS (you will have to wait for the sale though if you want as cheap as Primark) about 4 years ago and they still look brand new. Not much more expensive than Primark but my Primark towels fell apart and went all out of shape.

digger123 Mon 06-Oct-14 09:04:54

Wilkinsons do good ones - the normal ones,not the more expensive ones

Chopchopbusybusy Mon 06-Oct-14 09:06:21

TKMaxx is definitely worth a look. I also have towels from tesco which have lasted for years and still look good. Lasted longer than either John Lewis or M & S.

boobyooby Mon 06-Oct-14 09:08:42

I was very surprised at the quality of Asda towels ...we are now 2 years in and still look as new (I didn't go for white, which probably helps)

alemci Mon 06-Oct-14 09:12:56

i have a BHS towel that is 23 years' old and old M&S ones.

i think John Lewis sale at Christmas if you could hang on or M&S.

I think buying too cheap is a false economy.

Finbar Mon 06-Oct-14 09:14:47

the Ultimate range from BHS are a Good Housekeeping Institute recommended buy. Lots of colours too!

digger123 Mon 06-Oct-14 09:56:12

BHS are doing a good sale on the ultimate range atm

victoryinthekitchen Mon 06-Oct-14 12:02:11

Matalan ones have lasted for ages in our house!

nevergettime Mon 06-Oct-14 15:52:55

If you're after bath sheets, wilkinson's luxury are great for £12. Good size, thick and absorbant. My boys love them and they wash/tumble dry well.

Rattitude Mon 06-Oct-14 15:59:51

I like Soak & Sleep for their bedding because the quality and price are great.

I assume it is the same for their towels.

I think it has been recommended before that suppliers of bedding and towels to hotels are typically excellent value for money too.

It might be worth doing a search but this supplier seems to have some good stuff at a reasonable price

NanTheWiser Mon 06-Oct-14 18:11:24

Another recommendation for BHS Ultimate towels - thick and soft, good quality, especially if discounted!

Rattitude Tue 07-Oct-14 18:33:13

OP, this Sunday, Aldi will have Egyptian cotton towels as part of its Special Buys.
It might be worth checking them out.

Here they are.

couldbeanyone Tue 07-Oct-14 18:41:36

I have some BHS ones bought for me by my mum when I left home - 12 or 13 years ago - still the nicest towels I own, thick, soft and not showing any sign of age!

DayLillie Tue 07-Oct-14 18:49:57

Dunelm have a huge colour range. You can get a matching dressing gown too. hmm

HappydaysArehere Tue 07-Oct-14 19:00:57

Always look for towels in TKMaxx. Good makes at really good discounts.

Spanglypinkpants Tue 07-Oct-14 19:02:51

Tkmaxx do Christy towels, just bought four massive ones for around £40. My nan used to have Christy towels and she was v particular!

Tidypidy Tue 07-Oct-14 19:04:40

Ikea best for us. Asda close second. I like the hanging loop/label on the ikea ones.

MrsPresley Tue 07-Oct-14 19:04:58

I like Next towels, wash and keep their colour well. My MIL loves Primark for towels and bedding and the ones I've saw in her house are lovely.

ishouldcocoa Tue 07-Oct-14 19:06:59

I bought some discounted Christy towels recently. They're washing and wearing v well. Better than my J Lewis ones.

velocity1 Tue 07-Oct-14 19:13:49

We have Matalan towels that we bought to take on holiday 14 years ago, they still look and feel good, and wash well..should probably replace them soon

EarSlaps Thu 09-Oct-14 20:48:59

I have some old ones of my dad's we still use for swimming- they were bought from marks & spencer about 45 years ago. I bet they don't make them like that anymore! They are fantastic.

I don't think our John Lewis Egyptian cotton towels have worn as well as I'd like- the edges have come unstitched on one and they have pulled- but they are nice and soft. Our expensive Sheridan ones get really crunchy quite easily.

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