This Macy’s Sale Has Some of the Lowest Prices We’ve Seen on Plush Towels and Bath Essentials

This Macy’s Sale Has Some of the Lowest Prices We’ve Seen on Plush Towels and Bath Essentials

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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season on the horizon, carving out little moments of relaxation is about to become a lot more necessary. And when it comes to sneaking in self-care, small upgrades around our homes can make a big difference.

Take, for instance, your bathroom. Sure, your old mismatched towels and threadbare robe from your college dorm days get the job done — but they’re not exactly an indulgence. Luckily for you (and anyone else looking to upgrade their nightly routine), Macy’s is here to help. Right now, Macy’s is running their annual Friends & Family sale, where shoppers can score up to 30 percent off their purchase by using the code FRIEND at checkout. This sweet discount applies across the versatile retailer’s many (many) categories, but we’ve definitely got our eye on a few bath essentials that could use upgrading. 

From quick-drying towels and plush robes to a genius salt soak meant to help you sneak in those zzz’s, Macy’s has discounts on tons of items that will turn your bathroom into your very own spa-like sanctuary. Check out a few of our favorite picks below, and shop quick — these deals won’t last for long.

This Ultra-Luxe Towel Is as Comfy as a Weighted Blanket, and I Wish I Discovered It Sooner

This Ultra-Luxe Towel Is as Comfy as a Weighted Blanket, and I Wish I Discovered It Sooner

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I’ve never been too picky when it comes to bath towels. As long as they’re soft, wash well, and are long enough to fully wrap yourself in post shower, my needs are met. But then I tested Parachute’s Classic Turkish Cotton Towels for our Best List, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. It was the most luxe towel I’ve ever used, hands-down. They weren’t just the best overall towels on the list for obvious reasons, with Parachute being a much-loved editor-favorite DTC brand and all. It took one try to realize that it was just like a weighted blanket — in towel form.

After a few uses and washes, it consistently held up to how it felt the first time I tried it: Flatter and heavier than your average bath towel, with a very plush, sleek feel. The weight envelops you in the most soothing, comfortable way, and it gave me almost the same feeling as my favorite weighted blanket draped over me. It’s super plush and washes beautifully, keeping the high-quality feel. It’s also somehow quick-drying, using innovative Aerocotton Technology. With chillier months ahead, I’ll be reaching for this towel at every turn to keep me warm right out of the shower.

They’re made of 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and come in six pretty, muted hues (free of synthetic dyes) that would blend well with any bathroom style. I loved the Coal hue I tried: It was clean and modern, and along with its weight and chic factor, immediately struck me as the kind of towel that belongs in the bathroom of a $10 million home in Malibu. The kind with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and cutting-edge smart appliances. No, I’m not kidding — that was my exact thought! Maybe I watch too many HBO shows, but you get the gist.

At $29 dollars per bath towel, these are definitely a splurge, but if you’re looking to upgrade, these won’t let you down — especially if you have guests visiting. Don’t be surprised when they ask you where you got them!

Deal Alert: This Editor-Approved Bath Towel Is 50% Off Right Now

Deal Alert: This Editor-Approved Bath Towel Is 50% Off Right Now

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Truth: There’s never been a better time to experiment with your bath linens. Traditional terry cotton towels have been joined by lightweight Turkish towels, absorbent waffle weave towels, and overly plush towels, so you have plenty of options when it comes to finding your perfect match. And yet—what’s wrong with that classic, simple, mid-weight terry cotton towel? Nothing, that’s what. While I certainly love a fast-drying lightweight towel and can appreciate the cozy vibes of bath linens that feel more like throw blankets, there’s something wonderful about how uncomplicated a plain old traditional bath towel is.

If you agree, I have good news: My very favorite classic bath towel is currently on sale right now for a whopping 50 percent off. It’s the Lauren Ralph Lauren Sanders Towel, and it’s a dream. Well, maybe not a dream exactly, but that’s the point. It’s absorbent and soft and not too heavy. It’s… reliable. And in 2021, that’s really all I ask for. Usually priced at $32, it’s now on sale for $16.80 with the code VIP at checkout, which isn’t exactly cheap but it is less expensive than similar luxury towels. Because it’s available at Macy’s, it’s frequently marked down — but this deal is especially good.

I first discovered this towel when I was researching bath towels for the Best List, through a friend who sang its praises. According to them, this towel still held up after three years of daily use, without so much as a snagged hem. If you’re anything like me, you appreciate a little texture to your bath towel (overly soft towels just don’t dry you as well), and this one is the perfect amount of just-soft-enough. And again, it’s just a good, honest bath towel. There aren’t any bells and whistles here; just a ribbed cotton dobby and a turned hem that’ll look very nice hanging up in your bathroom.

What else? It’s available in 17 (!) colors, so you’re pretty much set no matter what your style is. Really embracing simplicity? There’s tan, white, cream, gray, and charcoal. Ready to add more personality to your boring apartment bathroom? Check out Maritime Blue, Rose Red, and Mint Green. And of course, you can also buy matching hand towels to complete the look. Or don’t! The beauty of these towels is that they will go with anything. They may not be very exciting, but they will always be in style. If you’re interested in the snagging this deal, take note that it’ll be live throughout the holiday season. Go ahead and embrace gifting season, and grab a few for yourself, your mom, your best friend, and anyone else on your list.

Nicole Lund

Commerce Editor

Nicole writes about shopping and products for Apartment Therapy, but her specialities are candles, bedding, bath, and pretty much anything homebody-friendly. She has been writing for AT for three years.

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The Macy’s VIP Sale Is Full of Cool Home Upgrades Perfect for Fall

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