Designer Beach Towels

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  1. TheSoCalledPrep

    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    I've been planning to post this all summer, but I just never got around to it. I've been seeing "logo" and "designer" beach towels everywhere... several were in an early summer Elle, including a Celine towel and a brown LV monogram one.

    What do you guys think of this idea? Although the concept isn't entirely new, as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and other midlevel designers have made beach towels for a while, the idea of a piece of terrycloth in the $500 range sickens me. Many people, when confronted with accusations of the absurdity of high end fashion, argue that it is better quality. And of course, it is.

    While I agree that towels can be cheap and thin and coarse, I believe that once they get to a certain level of softness and finery that you're just paying for the logo.

    Above that, towels coated in LV monogram are the epitome of tackiness. Some of the towels are cute, like those from Pucci, but I don't think many people are buying the towel for "cute" factor. When they dry off, instead of thinking "I feel so great with my colorful towel!" they're thinking "Wonder who notices how much this cost?"
     
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    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Beach Towel $1,250.00

    Lovers of the bright and playful Monogram Multicolore pattern will swoon over this luxuriant Louis Vuitton beach towel. The original towel holder further reflects the leather goods line with signature yellow topstitching, smooth natural cowhide and classic buckles.

    100% cotton, with velvety finish

    Natural cowhide towel holder with signature yellow topstitching and "Louis Vuitton Paris" hot stamping

    36" x 60
     
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    oanadobre New Member

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    Oh, puhhleaaase! :sick:
     
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    Juicy Couture.
     
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    I have seen loads of monogrammed towels, the only one that i would personally buy, would be the Pucci ones, i love the colour and the bright patterns, and the fact that it hasnt got a name or some monogram plastered over it. I love mystery, and enjoy it when people are trying to figure out what designer made whatever i am wearing/carrying. Its no fun, when one can tell a mile of who made what :wink:
     
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    The LV and Chanel towels make my stomach turn. And Vuitton wonders why no one carries their bags anymore. It's because of cheesy schlock like this! And the price tag?! :wacko: I will say though, Hermes towels are something else and totally worth every penny. And the Pucci one posted here looks nice, too.
     
  9. oceanharlot

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    i love the pucci one. I think some people want to have a piece of LV with them everywhere. Not many would bring their theda to the beach, but a towel works I guess.

    freakin nuts.
     
  10. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I like the Chanel one... but what a waste it would be for me to spend that kind of $$$ on a stupid beach towel...
     
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    I personally can't imagine spending that much on a beach towel. How long can or should a beach towel last? SoCalledPrep brings up a great question, where is the line drawn and you are spending the money for quality or label. I am interesting in hearing what others have to say. On other notes, those Pucci towels are very becoming indeed
     
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    Absolutely disgusting.
     
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    Why is this?
     
  14. metal-on-metal

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    I don't have one. But I have fondled them on many occasions. They are so incredibly soft and well-made and come in amazing prints just like the scarves. However, I think they cost around $600! More than I'd probably ever spend on a towel.
     
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    Fondled! Fondled!! For some reason that word associated with a towel is just cracking me up for some odd, immature reason... :roll:

    Another Pucci I forgot to post:
     
  16. nycgirl84

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    The Pucci ones are nice, but laughably expensive. Shockingly, Jennifer Lopez, that classy gal, carries her brown LV towel to the beach with her often.
     
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    i want an hermes beach towel so bad. i saw this one of a hippo in bright green and purple but it was like $350 and well personally i can think of better things to buy with that.

    i'll try and find a picture. well this is different but you can still see that they're nice
     
  18. Incroyable

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    There's a man in Japan who carries his Hermes briefcase in an Hermes towel for fear of ruining the leather.

    I rather like Versace's towels.
     
  19. orlem

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    This opens up so many questions in my mind!
     
  20. Incroyable

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    His whole life aside from his job revolves around Hermes apparently. He lives in a two room apt. with no bath, and elevator.

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