It mounts firmly on the wall thanks to 4 heavy-duty screws, withstands weight of 30-40 lbs. High quality: This pot rack is made of high quality materials: Thick hot-rolled steel will not bend, ideal for holding heavy weight utensils, advantage paint resist daily scrape, ensure a 100% rustproof, so only buy this if you want to save money in the long term.
Lindsey explained this new direction for the 48-year-old retailer, “We’re developing private label proprietary brands to offer a meaningfully differentiated assortment to bring our customer.” Lindsey describes the line as “an eclectic mix of rustic and modern styles,” but overall, most pieces fall under the farmhouse chic aesthetic made popular by HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines.
There are items for every room in the home from dining tables and chairs, to sofas, dressers and smaller decorative accents such as vintage-inspired rugs, art, pillows, and throws. In addition to that, cleaning products including a branded Lavender & Eucalyptus Surface Cleaner and scented candles are also part of the line.
There are also lots of different pillows available to accessorize with, from solids and stripes to statement styles, making it easy to create a complete look for the bedroom. This wood accent chair stands out for its modern shape, while the nail heads incorporate contemporary elements to create an eclectic look.
The perfect addition to a country (or city) kitchen, this decorative but useful accessory is designed to hold an old-fashioned cookbook or even a tablet. This coconut white ceramic dish set has every piece from plates to platters and cups for casual snacks to formal family meals.
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Wedbush also said that Beneath & Beyond is poised to generate at least $700 million of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in two to three years, yet its Proforma enterprise value is only twice that level. Clearly, many analysts do not believe in this potential transformation, arguing that comps are only positive because of an unsustainable coronavirus-related demand surge and that Beneath & Beyond is a beleaguered home goods chain.
Undoubtedly, sustaining comparable sales growth is critical to the outlook, and we see continued growth ahead as the company not only benefits from a shift in discretionary spending to home goods that should persist, but also gains traction with improved merchandising, value communication and inventory planning to drive sales under the leadership of new CEO Mark Triton and his highly qualified team; as a well-known national retailer, Baby has the opportunity too much better convert strong traffic to sales. While no retail transformation is linear, we expect this story to build with the company’s fiscal second quarter earnings report on October 1, followed by a mid-late October analyst meeting roadmapping the forthcoming transformation and then stronger holiday sales buoyed by strong demand and supported by key initial inventory, pricing and merchandising changes against easy comparisons.
With each wash it felt fuller and plusher, and after a year of use we’ve found that it held up better than any other towel we tested. Although it isn’t as soft as the Front gate, it is thinner and feels lighter to use, and it has a pleasant spring when you squish the terry between your fingers.
It travels smoothly over wet skin, and is less clingy than many other terry towels we dried off with. A set of four costs less than $30 at the time of this writing, depending on what color you buy (there are 12 to choose from).
This towel is made with a lattice weave (sometimes called waffle or honeycomb), which feels more drama and thinner than terry. Made of American-grown Sepia cotton, The Onset was the softest and smoothest lattice towel we used.
It’s relatively expensive, but costs a fraction of the price of similar towels imported from Japan. To learn more about towels, I spoke with Rick Ba singer, the director of manufacturing and innovation at 1888 Mills.
(Monsoon’s interview in no way informed our decision to recommend Onset towels.) This guide also builds on the work of Stephen Trafficker, who wrote the original version of this review.
He spoke with Martin Bide, PhD, a professor in the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island; Sean Cornier, assistant chair in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Textile Development and Marketing department; and Angela Massengill, a fabric evaluation technologist at Cotton Incorporated. He also spoke with Ben Mead, a customer relations and technical specialist at Holstein Institute, the US testing lab for the Oeko-Tex standard, an environmental safety certification you’ll see on some towels.
Some people like super plush, soft towels, while others prefer thinner, pleasantly scratchy ones. Determining the kind of texture you prefer is one of the easiest ways to find a towel you’ll love.
Durable: Over the long term, it shouldn’t fall apart, shred, or unravel. Ample coverage: A too-small or too-big towel is unpleasant, leaving you feeling cold and uncovered or drowning in weighty material.
Made of 100 percent cotton (preferably extra-long-staple): Although you’ll find some fans of alternative fibers like modal and bamboo rayon, the consensus from experts we’ve spoken to, for this guide and others, is that 100 percent cotton delivers the combination of absorbency, softness, and durability that most people want. We looked for towels with simple edge finishes and bands, and we avoided designs with too much ornamentation or pattern.
Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald find the towels we wanted to test, we sifted through hundreds of options online (the selection is dizzying and ever-changing) at Amazon, Macy’s, Beneath & Beyond, Lands’ End, Target, Walmart, and The Company Store, plus smaller brands and startups like Brook linen, Snow, Parachute, and Onset. I also visited Kohl’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Beneath & Beyond, and Target to look at the color and quality of many towels in person.
Rick Ba singer, director of manufacturing and innovation at 1888 Mills, suggested I use my nondominant hand to touch towels because it’s less rough and can pick up the softness and feel better. He warned that manufacturers often make new towels feel smoother by adding softeners, but those wash out after a few cycles (something we confirmed in our own tests).
And he noted that dark and bold colors are more representative of a towel’s long-term softness because their dye prevents them from absorbing those softeners. I washed and dried everything once, measured for shrinkage, and looked for noticeable fraying, lint, color fading, or roughness.
Photos: Kyle FitzgeraldThen I rated the towels for softness, springiness, and color, and noted any frayed hems or worn-thin sections and asked Wire cutter staffers to give their opinions on the feel and weight of the top contenders. It’s the densest and softest of our picks, it has a smoother feel but is just as absorbent as many other terry towels we tried, and it has one of the most extensive ranges of available colors we’ve ever seen.
It’s my favorite of our picks for luxuriously wrapping around my body, and I spent far too much time just squishing it with my fingers. The Front gate feels plush and extravagant to use, and it’s made from long-staple Turkish cotton, so it’s smooth and durable.
The Front gate’s tight pile was the thickest of the towels we’ve tested, making it very fluffy. Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald Front gate was very absorbent in our shower tests, soaking up water instead of pushing it around.
Video: Kyle Fitzgerald Front gate offers a whopping 28 rich, saturated colors to choose from, which should work with any bathroom’s decor. This towel has about 3,000 mostly positive owner reviews spanning many years, so it also has a good track record with purchasers.
It’s not as thick and decadent as the Front gate Resort towel, our top pick, but it costs less than half the price. Photo: Kyle Fitzgerald Field crest is more substantial, and less drama, than the Drift and Onset towels we recommend, and also takes up more room when folded on a shelf or hung from a hook.
It lost some softness in the wash, but after testing, it was still better than other terry towels from Target and more expensive startups like Parachute. Pricier terry towels we tested from Snow and Brook linen felt clingier and tended to stick.
Over the last year we’ve long-term tested this towel, it still looks relatively new, apart from just a couple of pulled terry loops. We think it would be a great choice if you have young kids and want to buy a stack of towels for them without spending a lot of money.
Some testers couldn’t stop touching the soft ridged texture of the Drift towel. Video: Kyle FitzgeraldThis is the kind of towel that you’ll either love or hate.
Although it wasn’t everyone’s favorite in our office, some of our staffers loved the texture, the lighter weight, the shorter length, and the thinner nap. Many of our testers found the buttery feel and ribbing so appealing that they reached out to feel and touch it repeatedly, and one of our staffers told us she preferred the efficiency and lightness of the Drift to larger, thicker terry cloth towels she’s tried.
Another staffer also loved the thinness because, practically speaking, the towel was easier to manage and hang, but still plenty absorbent. We think the Drift is nicely sized for kids or if you have limited storage in a small bathroom (it rolls up compactly).
The stripes of terry on the Drift towel are meant to help it dry more quickly, but we found that the difference was nominal. Photo: Kyle FitzgeraldDri-Soft claims its towels dry ultrafast, but we didn’t find this to be true.
In our tests, they dried a bit faster than most of our other terry towels, but that means 13 hours instead of 15, a nominal difference. Woven lattice towels (also sometimes called waffle or honeycomb) easily absorb water but are lighter, and dry in a fraction of the time of terry’s looped pile.
Less rigid, they have a luxurious loose drape that looks upscale but casual, and makes a stylish statement in the bathroom. The Onset costs almost 50 percent more than the Front gate, but significantly less than half the price of other lattice styles we tested.
Instead of chemical softening, Onset told us that it garment washes its towels with specific temperatures and multiple cycles to achieve softness. Each brand’s label may not include the same type of information, so comparison shopping can get tricky, but here are some terms you might see associated with towels.
Oeko-Tex: Oeko-Tex certification ensures that fabric is free from certain substances and processes that are potentially harmful to people and the environment. Manufacturers typically treat towels with a variety of finishes, such as fabric softener, to make them feel fluffy and soft in the store.
Similarly, using too much detergent can make your towels feel stiff and cause a buildup of residue. If both of those are unavailable, or you just prefer Garnet Hill’s color selection, it’s a great choice.
It comes in fewer colors than the Drift, and our testers liked the Drift’s small size and textured surface. In follow-up tests it didn’t absorb as well as other towels, and we thought it clung to the body too much out of the shower.
Target Threshold Performance Bath Towel : This comes in some fun colors, and it costs less than our top pick, but it lost a lot of its softness and loft after the first wash. We didn’t shower with it. We’ve opted not to test terry towels from Crate and Barrel, Overstock.com, and Walmart because they were (respectively) pricey for the quality, sold only in sets, and had almost no information online about the cotton used.
But our 6-year-old tester preferred this towel for its softness, the bigger size and light weight. It’s imported to the United States through a company called Morita, that sells it to several stores and also through its retail site Ritual.
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Jackie Reeve is a senior staff writer covering bedding, organization, and home goods at Wire cutter since 2015. She moderates Wire cutter’s staff book club and makes her bed every morning.