The best bath towels

Nov 1, 2010 at 1:32 p.m. ET

When it's chilly outside, there is nothing better than stepping out of a warm shower and wrapping yourself in the luxury of a soft, fluffy bath towel. Not only are bath towels cozy and comforting, but they lend unique designs to help complete your bathroom. Stock your linen closet with plush cotton, terry, and bamboo fabrics to help turn your bathroom into a serene, spa-like oasis.

Brookstone Ringspun Microcotton Towels

RINGSPUN MICROCOTTON

For towels that absorb water 250 percent faster than regular cotton, try the ringspun microcotton towels from Brookstone. They dry quickly—less than half the time of Egyptian cotton towels—and are noticeably softer to the touch, more durable, and higher quality, even after repeat washings.

JACKSON STRIPE ORGANICJACKSON STRIPE ORGANIC

Made from premium organic cotton, these Pottery Barn towels have long-staple fibers that are pure, soft, and absorbent. With 100 percent organic fibers from Turkey's Aegean region, you'll wish you could wear these towels 24/7 and, its crisp, saturated color will add bold splashes to the design in your bathroom.

MONOGRAMMED ORGANIC COTTONMONOGRAMMED ORGANIC COTTON

If you're looking for a hostess gift, wedding present, or just treating yourself to special towels, West Elm® has simple bath towels made from organic cotton terry that has been certified using GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard). They are generously sized and West Elm® offers monogramming for an additional charge to add a personal touch to your towels.

Luxurious BambooLUXURIOUS BAMBOO

If you have an eco-conscious household, Green Earth offers organic bamboo towels that are known to be ultra soft and super absorbent. Available in 5 vibrant colors to match any bathroom, they come in various sizes to outfit bathrooms, powder rooms, and even an extra large size intended for those who have hot tubs or jacuzzis. Bamboo dries fast and is designed to be more absorbent than the average cotton towel.

Trousseau Leaf DesignTrousseau Leaf Design

If your bathroom style is timeless elegance, Martha Stewart for Macy's has fresh white cotton bath towels embroidered with delicate scrolling vines. The impeccable styling will match most bathroom décor and, if you prefer a cohesive look, the collection includes bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.

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