Best of Philly

Best Linens

2021 Best Linens


If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s the importance of comfort. So when we got our hands on a super-soft 100-percent-­cotton washcloth from this Ridley Park-based brand, we were sold. The products have a lived-in elegance and are made responsibly with all-natural fibers. They’re versatile — a towel becomes a baby blanket or hair wrap — and stylish­. And they do it all without breaking the bank. Read More »


2018 Best Bedding

Riverside Tool & Dye

We’ve noticed Riverside’s subtly dyed clothes popping up at local boutiques, but the bedding from this on-the-rise Fishtown brand – indigo shibori-dyed sheets, hand-dyed raw silk pillows, watercolor-dyed duvet covers, hand-painted African mud-cloth throws – is still what has our hearts. Read More »


2017 Best Secret Linen Stash


When you enter Old City’s Meadowsweet Mercantile, head straight to the back, just beyond the dressing rooms, to discover founder Shannon Retseck’s secret store-in-a-store: a trove of organic hand-loomed textiles in a rainbow of pastel hues alongside alpaca blankets made on a rural New Jersey farm. Read More »

47 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA | 609-203-9367 | Website

2013 Best Linens and Apothecary

Bons Reves

Step into this airy, sweet-smelling store and be instantly transported to Provence. Then buy the artisanal soaps, crisp linens, thick towels, and lavender by the sachet, to bring the feeling home. Way cheaper than a plane ticket. Read More »

18 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ | 609-460-4237 | Website

2012 Best Linens


If the name doesn't say it all (see what we did there?), the shelves of duvets, sheeting, pillows and throws from names like Dwell Studio, Pine Cone Hill and Area probably will: Linen is the place to make sure you-and your guests-snooze in style. Read More »

8133 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-248-3300 | Website

2011 Best Luxe Linens and Bed Stuff


They say we spend 13 years of our lives in bed, which totally justifies the four-jillion-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets in this petite Rittenhouse boutique and the gorgeous Ann Gish chiffon pillows, too. Right? Read More »

1721 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-0233 | Website