10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Bath Towels by

Issue 8 · Wabi-Sabi Week · February 22, 2012

10 Easy Pieces: Basic White Bath Towels

Issue 8 · Wabi-Sabi Week · February 22, 2012

Winter is a good time to stockpile essentials; here are our picks for basic (and not-so-basic) white bath towels.

N.B.: Prices listed are for standard-size bath towels, unless otherwise noted.

Turkish Bath Towel

Above: Lydia's go-to towel is the durable Turkish Bath Towel ("They maintain their integrity through endless washings"); $28 from Restoration Hardware.

Riviera Bath Towel

Above: Janet's splurge: The oversized (31-by-63-inch) Riviera Bath Towel features a convenient hanging loop and is made of Turkish cotton; $75 at Matteo Home.

Anatolian Striped Bath Towel

Above: Christine's favorite is the Anatolian Striped Bath Towel, £49 at Toast: "I am always looking for white towels with trim, so I can assign them to individual members of the family (or guests)." Another option is the Ticking Trim Bath Towel; also £49 at Toast.

Round Bath Towel

Above: Until Cosmic Wonder created it, we hadn't seen it (but now we want it): a round bath towel. The organic cotton Round Bath Towel is currently on sale for $166 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Lexus Three Piece Bath Towel Set

Above: Sarah favors the Lexus Three-Piece Bath Towel Set ($70 for three, each 28-by-55 inches in size) from the Turkish Towel Company. Weighing 1.29 pounds each, these towels are exceptionally absorbent and soft.

Waterworks Greenway Towels

Above: On Alexa's wish list: the Waterworks Greenway Towels, available in three natural shades: white, muslin, and oatmeal; $70 each at Waterworks.

Organic Cotton Towels

Above: Julie's staple towels are Organic Cotton Towels from Coyuchi, based in Point Reyes, California; $36 through Amazon.

Signature Towels Signature Towels

Above: Janet's linen closet basics include the white Signature Towels in Egyptian cotton; $24 each at Garnet Hill.

Pottery Barn Classic 820-Gram Weight Bath Towels

Above: Francesca stocks Pottery Barn Classic 820-Gram Weight Bath Towels made of Turkish cotton in her linen closets. "We go through a lot of towels between three kids, guests, and an in-law apartment. These towels are always in stock and arrive within a day or two of ordering." The towels are available in 12 colors, including white, from Pottery Barn; $24.

Frajen White Bath Towel from Ikea | Remodelista

Above: A good budget choice is the Frajen Bath Towel in waffle-weave cotton, which comes with a convenient hanging twill tab; $5.99 each at Ikea.

N.B. This post is an update, the original post ran on May 18, 2011.

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