The new year is a great time to shop for bedding, as all the new stock from the holiday season goes on clearance. Whether you're looking for high-end Italian sheets or places to search for cheap deals, here's our guide to the best bedding stores.
Best High-End Bedding Stores
Trained as a painter, John Robshaw has an eye for color and texture. His love of traditional Indian and Southeast Asian textiles translates into a collection of rich, vibrant bedding that's crafted using traditional printing, dying and weaving techniques.
Mary Mulcahy founded Les Indiennes after discovering the ancient Southeast Asian art of Kalamkari. Hand-blocked patterns decorate textiles made from organic, sun-bleached cotton. All of the dyes used are Aryuvedic, made from plants, roots, earth, and rock.
Designed by Jill Sanford Burrows, this collection is embroidered with modern decorative patterns. Sheets, duvets, and shams are made in Italy with 100 percent combed Egyptian cotton woven with single-ply yarns in a 210-thread-count.
Available through Wallter, Fold is a collection of modern wool bedspreads with overlock stitching that creates a "folded" surface pattern. It comes in over 20 colorways and drapes over your bed — no tucking needed.
Their bedding collections are like their clothes — bright, colorful, and available in the classic Missoni zig zag. The Home Collection is a collaboration between the world-renowned fashion house and Italian company T&J Vestor, a leading home fabrics and furnishings company.
Founded by Matthew Lenoci in 1996, Matteo is a Los Angeles-based store that sells simple bedding made from ultra-high-quality fabrics. Made in Italy and sewn in the LA workshop, Matteo is sold through ABC Carpet & Home, Design Public, and other retailers.
Designed by Goga Bouquet, Jiti bedding is made in the USA from 100 percent dupioni silk. The colors are super-saturated, and styles are inspired by Goga's travels to India and Costa Rica, two centers of bright and colorful textile design.
This luxury bedding company is based in New York City and has been around since 1929. They specialize in high-quality textiles, like 600 thread count Egyptian cotton woven in Italy, and there are a few collections: classic, traditional, and casual/contemporary.
Best Mid-Range Bedding Stores
Area is a New York company that makes really nice bedding and home accessories. Swedish founder, Anki Spets, started the company in 1990 to continue the Scandinavian tradition of good design for everyday.
Available through Marimekko concept shops, webshops, and Crate and Barrel, this Finnish bedding is a colorful classic. Comforters, sheets, and pillowcases come in long-lived patterns including Unikko florals, Ginkgo/Biloba botanicals, Kaivo mod patterns, and Tuuli branches.
Husband and wife team Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer were trained in Finland. When they returned to the US, they began producing their own modern, bright bedding, and they've since broadened their line to include other home textiles and furnishings.
Available in a bunch of different bright, 60s-style patterns, Jonathan Adler's bedding collection is available again through his store, after being pulled from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. The new collection is 100 percent cotton percale with 400 thread count.
By far our favorite bedding collection at Garnet Hill, Eileen Fisher's line is a simple, modern mix of cotton, cashmere, and silk bedding. The color palette is limited to a few tones each season — this year, it's rich ivories, blues, and golds.
Wenlan Chia, the woman behind Twinkle designs, started out in fashion and moved into home furnishings. Her company sells a mix of bedding, rugs, jewels, and ready-to-wear clothing collections. The bedding collection is full of playful patterns.
Calvin Klein Home
Calvin Klein has a number of spare, modern bedding collections, ranging from the CK Home line available through his store to less expensive lines for Macy's. Like the clothing, the bedding is subtle and complements a wide range of styles.
A leader in modern textile design, they're a consistent high-quality source for bedding (and if you're on a budget, they have a less expensive line at Target). Every year, they introduce a few new collections and update old lines in new colors.
Best Budget Bedding Stores
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Photo: Fulton White Duvet from Unison