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Blue Leopard . . . Purrr

 

Splurge

The sale signage caught my attention and when I looked in the window and saw the blue leopard print from Frette, well, I knew I was back to blogging. Charming sales rep Hema explained that this is a new pattern for Frette, makers of some of the world’s finest bedding. The shop, Palais Royale House & Home (87 Avenue Road), also carries Yves Delorme (20 per cent off until January 27), Sferra and the divine Pratesi.

Palaise Royale is in Toronto’s Hazleton Lanes so a bit of sticker shock is a given, but we’re talking quality here, people, the creme de la creme. The leopard duvet cover is printed on linen and lined on the underside with a heavenly smooth cotton, now $598 after 40 per cent discount. Shams (standard and Euro) are $214 each, fitted and flat sheets are $385 each in matching solids.

Bedding is one area I encourage splurge. I would rather have one fantastic set that gets washed and put right back on the bed than a linen closet full of poor quality sheets. Good bedding will last at least twice as long and provide twice the comfort so why shouldn’t it cost twice the price?

 

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Friday, January 11, 2013 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. gayle Says:

    Hello Chris welcome home friend. I love the print and I so agree with you about quality…Gayle of learned the hard way

  2. shelly Says:

    I’m sorry but it’s ugly. there. I said ugly. I would much rather get a good quality set of italian (umbrian if possible) sheets and a nice coverlet for a fraction of the price. I’m all for paying for quality but this is a “sham” (lol could not resist).

  3. Chris Says:

    Thanks for sharing Shelly. I suspect that the lack of comments on this post means that more than a few readers agree with you.

  4. shescomeundone Says:

    I love good quality linens too. Two sets of sheets per bed make my world go round but I agree with Chris if you can only swing one you’re still better off than a musty linen closet full. And what’s with the linen closet thing anyway? I hang the spare set neatly folded over a suit hanger with my clothes. Even when I had a walk in sized linen closet everything smelled a little less than sweet and it encourages random storage.
    To date I have managed to pick up the likes of Frette, Anichini and Missoni at the Leaside Home Sense.

  5. gayle Says:

    shecomeundone, I just got back from there. A friend took me, fabby, I almost bought a Frette bath robe…Gayle of LOVING good quality

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