Fall Blanket Shopping: 10 Out-of-the-Ordinary Sources

Shopper's Guide

If you're looking to add another layer to your fall bed, you can always go to Macy's or Filene's and find some affordable, well-priced blankets — hey, it's what I usually do. Sometimes, though, you want something more distinctive. Here are 10 sources for everything from bright striped Bolivian frasadas to reproductions of Bauhaus-era blankets.

  1. Swans Island Blankets: Maxwell chose their blankets for a Daily Find and says, "Expensive, but incredibly unique, I've purchased these blankets for clients and love them — particularly the rare wool versions." The hand-dyed pink wool check ones are $1,025.
  2. Rajborri: Based out of Vancouver, this company makes quilts from renewable and biodegradable silk. These bright Coverlets are $575 - $705 at Modern Kariboo.
  3. Fjorn Scandinavian: This California store was founded by Norwegian-Americans Sigurd Hadland and Ann Artz to being the best of traditional Scandinavian design to America. This Klippan Houndtooth Wool Throw is a classic that sells for $299.
  4. Brahms Mount: Located in Maine, this shop creates 100% hand-woven blankets from cotton, linen, and blends. This beautiful Linen Blanket sells for $327.
  5. Neue Gallery Museum Shop: This New York museum shop focuses on reproductions of Bauhaus-era pieces, like this cashmere throw. Hand-woven in Nepal, the Peche Rainbow Throw is based on a 1919 design by Dagobert Peche and sells for $525.
  6. Twine: This online shop, based out of upstate New York, specializes in "simple things, honest materials, made well." These are their Bolivian hand-woven frasadas, $290.
  7. Donna Wilson: This UK designer creates unique and colorful textiles, from rugs to poufs to blankets. This is her Nos Da Throw, €173.
  8. Brook Farm General Store: Located under the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, this is a general store in the middle of a big city. They carry basic, simple designs, like these Woolen Blankets, $225 each.
  9. Pendleton Woolen Mills: Best known for their wool blankets in classic Native American patterns, this company also has a line of made-in-the-USA, Cradle-to-Cradle certified blankets, including this Eco-Wise Worthington Throw, $98.
  10. Diseño: This Boston store mixes modern textiles with vintage finds, like this $300 Vintage Rose Blanket.