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Retro bath towels – 5 pretty jacquards, Espalma Chantelle

retro towels jacquard pastels

Okay, my last towel story… for a while haha. I run in streaks. No, I don’t streak. In which case towels would help. In my never-ending quest for vintage style towels approaching perfection, I hunted down these Espalma Chantelle towels. The jacquard and pastel styling reads very mid mod retro to me. Those have a similar look to the yellow towels at Anthropologie.

Where to buy: The only place that I could find these Espalma Chantelle bath towels online was at KatBurki.com. They come in five colors — Flax, Leek, Chamomile, Water and Peony. Or, as Mrs. Blanding’s housepainters would say: Tan, Green, Yellow, Blue and Pink. Yes: Lovely midcentury appropriate pastels.

I may have to order one set of these to assess for quality — because they really do have the look of oh-so-desirable and perfect vintage towels. I am encouraged by what Nanne said about her Espalmas in my recent story about best bath towels for the money — I used her tip to hunt these Espalma Chantelles down. She said:

Hello, all! By far, the best towel I’ve ever used (and I’ve bought too many others at all price points to count over the years) are Espalma Seven Hundred 100% Cotton/Algodon. Mine say Made in Brazil on the tag. I bought the regular size, as I can’t stand unnecessarily huge towels that take forever to dry. I still have the original set purchased at steep discount over eight years ago and they remain beautiful, dry quickly and fluff right up with their relatively short pile. They also have a great mid-century minimal banding design. In fact, I’m still grieving the loss of the one towel that my mother in law mistakenly filched while visiting us in their motorhome a couple of years ago, leaving behind a similar color towel that was hers. That’s how much I love my Espalma!

A Splurge Within Reach, methinks. See all my retro towel research in Bathrooms / Accessories.

  1. nina462 says:

    lovely- & I love the Mr. Blandings comment! As mentioned on an earlier thread I have blue/olive set from Milliken (Callaway – the label of luxury). I’d love a new set of towels – may have to save for some 🙂

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