Towel Envy: Soak Up Our Picks For Luxe Summer Beach Towels

We admit it: We like inciting a little pool/beach-side envy in the summer. Since we’re not exactly the type to try and illicit stares while wearing, say, a metallic thong or lizard-print monokini, we employ other stealthier methods. And this summer’s surefire method of turning those perfect brown tans green with envy is to whip out your…large…er…beach towel. But not just any beach towel. Non, non, non! We’re talking about an ultra luxe, drool-worthy terry superstar.

Second only to your bikini, a beautiful beach towel is the one item that will get people peering over their sunglasses when you’re stretching out and soaking up the sun. OK, so maybe the guys are staring at your other accessories, but most of the ladies will be lusting after the towel! So we’ve picked out some of our faves to tote around, whether you’re hopping from Capri to Cabo or simply draping it on a chaise at Chez Toi this summer.


Henri Bendel Disturbed Stripe Beach Towel

Henri Bendel Disturbed Stripe Beach Towel ($78)We have always loved Bendel’s beloved iconic chocolate-and-white stripes. But we may just love them even more when they’re swirled, zigged and zagged on their gorgeous beach towels. The pattern is an eye-catching way to show that you’re both fashion savvy and serious about sunning. And, trust us: The towels are some of the plushest around!

Ralph Lauren Home Cabana Stripe Beach Towel ($66.50)

For a more traditional stripe, Ralph Lauren’s nautical towel will look at home no matter your locale. From Monaco to Montauk and St. Barth’s to Summerland, there’s nothing more classic than a thick nautical stripe. (We can picture Oprah’s beach bag with this towel peeking out.)

Hermes Printed Beach Towel ($530)

Hermes Printed Beach Towel

Hermes has their manicured finger on the pulse of luxe, from handbags to horse saddles and home furnishings. And their take on resort living is equally as inspiring. The brand's bright, vibrant towels inevitably become collector’s items, but don’t treat them that way. Use them and you’ll be the chicest beach goer around.

Conde Nast Gourmet Popsicles Beach Towel ($40)

Looking for a tasty collector’s item that’s a little easier on the wallet? Conde Nast’s release of vintage-inspired towels includes this fun popsicle print. They also have selections from the New Yorker and House & Garden. Yummy.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Stars Beach Towel ($555)

Louis Vuitton Monogram Stars Beach T

Blending all-American iconography and their signature monogram, Louis Vuitton’s red, white and blue summer stunner is a chic way to show some patriotic spirit. Take this one for a spin on the Fourth of July and leave the festive knit sweater with flashing lights to grandma.

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