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

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

Sarah Coffey
Oct 4, 2010

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.

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