10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets
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As summer comes to a close, you may well be stowing sheets for the season or stocking up for fall. Here's a roundup of white sheets to see you through all seasons, from budget options to higher-end finds. NB: For more guidance, consult Shopping with Julian Tomchin ("the debunker of thread-count myths") in the NYT. Above: Italian Vintage-Washed Percale Sheet Set ; currently on sale for $199 (down from $319) from Restoration Hardware. Above: Matteo's Vintage Wash Linen Sheets claim to be the softest linen in the market. Available in seven colors, including five earth tones, white, and off white (shown above). Prices range from $106.25 to $463.25, depending on size. Above: Coyuchi's organic percale 100 percent cotton sheets are available in white or ivory. The 300 Percale Sheets run from $86 to $140, depending on size. Above: West Elm's Organic Cotton Frayed Edge Sheets are made of 230-thread-count organic cotton and are sold in a set consisting of one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillow cases; $79 to $119, depending on size. Above: PB Organic 400-Thread-Count Sheets ; made from 100 percent organic US cotton; prices range from $159 to $239 from Pottery Barn. Above: For the budget conscious, we recommend the Wamsutta Pinpoint Egyptian Cotton 360-Thread Sheets ; prices range from $14.99 to $39.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Above: Design Within Reach's Percale Sheet Set is made in Italy; prices range from $225 to $325. Above: The Company Store offers reasonably priced Comfort Wash Linen Sheets ; currently on sale for $46.99 to $70.99, depending on size. Above: Frette has long been supplying posh hotels with linens (think the Savoy in London and the Ritz in Paris). The Hotel Charme Collection costs from $374 to $395, depending on size. Above: The UK's White Company offers Italian 400 count cotton percale sheets. The Savoy Bed Linen Collection runs from £60 to £105. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 13, 2011.