Make Every Day a Spa Day With These 8 Designer-Selected Bath Towels

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WORDS BY Kelsey Clark

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Published on March 7, 2022

Whether it’s air fryers or jeans, scouring the internet in search of the best of the best is a full-time job. So we’re lending our product sourcing and design expertise to a practical shopping conundrum: the best bath towels. 

Because the textile industry has changed so rapidly over the last few years (linen, organic cotton, bamboo, and more have all boomed in popularity), there’s more to sift through than ever before. But as Havenly designer Vivian Torres points out, towels should always have a mix of softness, weight, and absorbency,” she explains. “That comes down to one thing: GSM, or grams per square meter.” 

Before we lose you, this concept is simple: The higher the GSM, the higher the towel quality, weight, and probably the price. “High-quality towels are between 600 and 900 GSM, medium quality are 400 to 600, and rougher, lighter, and less absorbent towels are less than 400,” she adds. “So when purchasing towels for daily use, avoid anything with a GSM under 400.” 

And now, on to the fun part: our selects. Happy shopping!

The Best Bath Towels, According to Designers

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1. Parachute Turkish Cotton Bathroom Bundle

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Go all-in on this high-quality towel material with Parachute’s full bathroom set. You can choose from seven muted colors and the full package includes four bath towels, four hand towels, four washcloths, and one tub mat.

2. Anthropologie Organic Turkish Cotton Towel Collection

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In true Anthro style, this organic Turkish cotton towel bundle is classic, quality, and a touch bohemian. Each of the six towels features cute striped edging and subtle checkerboard weave.

3. The Citizenry Organic Plush Bath Towel Set

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What’s better than organic Turkish bath towels actually hand-loomed in Turkey off the coast of the Aegean Sea? This bundle from The Citizenry is as high-quality, plush, and absorbent as they come.

4. Pottery Barn Charcoal Hydrocotton Organic Towel Set

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Pottery Barn is serious about the term “hydrocotton” — each set undergoes an advanced weaving process that results in “thousands of fine, untwisted loops,” making them up to 10 times more absorbent than traditional cotton towels.

5. Anthropologie Peacock Alley Bamboo Bath Towel Collection

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Crafted from 60% bamboo-derived rayon and 40% cotton, this fluffy Antho set is just as quality as it is cute. We especially love the corded border and warm ivory hue.

6. West Elm Organic Plush Waffle Towel Set

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Whether it’s a throw, pillow, duvet, dish cloth, sweatshirt, or bath towel, we love a waffle weave. This pretty copper set from West Elm is crafted from 100% certified organic cotton.

7. CB2 Abbie Organic Cotton Black and White Towel Set

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Made in Turkey from 100% organic cotton, these ultra-modern CB2 towels are top of the line. In addition to the white detail stitching, each towel boasts a luxe jacquard geometric weave.

8. Anthropologie Harvest Garden Towel Set

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No roundup of the best bath towels is complete without a fun print. This romantic botanical set from Anthro features a mix of cotton and modal and boasts a pretty teal color (it also comes in natural and lilac).

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Words by Kelsey Clark