Throw In the Towel

Designer beach towels for her

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Whether you’re wrapping yourself up in it after a chilly swim, or you’re spreading it out for a beach nap, you spend a lot of time with your summer towel.  Don’t settle for the musty towel that’s been in the back of your closet—splurge for one of the designer versions that have been popping up everywhere. After all, there’s no reason your linen closet shouldn’t also be luxe!

Circle Up
Don’t be a square—opt for a new shape of beach blanket. The Beach People’s Majorelle Towel is a circle, which makes the cool blue, black, and white geometric print in the center that much more fun. Fringed edges add even more flair to the design, which is actually perfect for keeping both you and your belongings sand-free on the beach. ($110,


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Functional Fashion
Long known for its iconic wool blankets, Pendleton’s pushing into the summer season with beach towels. Go for a signature striped print, or check out the brand’s collaboration with famed bathing suit designer Mara Hoffman for a bolder print. All are sheered on one side for a soft feel against your skin, and looped on the other for maximum water absorption. Now that’s fashion and function! ($78,

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Runway Ready
Make a splash with a brightly colored Pucci towel that looks like it came right off the runway to the side of your pool. The extra-wide towels feature statement Pucci prints around the edges with a solid center, for a cool framing effect. Made in Italy, these towels redefine waterside luxury. ($580,

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Beachy Blanket
Roberta Roller Rabbit’s Kera Layer beach towel feels almost as indulgent as their bedding, and the cotton and terry towel is nearly as generously sized. The ultimate in beach comfort, the towels are also hand-printed in India, so no two are exactly alike. ($150, or at their East Hampton location)

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