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timtrueman's avatar

Where should I look if I want to buy a blanket?

Asked by timtrueman (5751points) September 16th, 2010

I’ve had one for so long I never have bought one before…and it’s falling apart. I’m slightly sad about it… Sniffle

I’m looking for something I can love and use for another decade and is hopefully cheaper than a Ferrari 458 Italia. Where should I look, online or offline (in San Francisco)?

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janedelila's avatar

Walmart has the most awesome microfiber fleece things. I got a king size for under 20, I wrap up in it naked and thats all I need. I’m coldhearted so that’s sayin a lot

FutureMemory's avatar

Ross is where I buy mine. Usually I can get a king size for $15–20, sometimes $25. Worth every penny.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

What kind of blankets do you like, Tim? Heavy, light, wool, down, fleece?

timtrueman's avatar

@tragiclikebowie Well I had a fleece that got lost so I was planning on getting a light fleece blanket but the main blanket I have now is pretty light and I liked that. I don’t think I’d want it to be fleece but I know nothing about the other types. Something that’s easy to wash—I don’t like complicated washing requirements.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Costco has some really nice ones right now. They’re micromink reversing to microsherpa. It’s seriously insanely comfy. It’s like being wrapped with the purrs of a thousand kittens.

Fleece is also nice, and unless you take it camping or a pet destroys it, you really shouldn’t need to go outside of Target/WalMart for one that will last awhile (although my parents wouldn’t be caught dead going anywhere besides Lands End).

tragiclikebowie's avatar

@timtrueman You could get a light cotton blanket for when it’s not too cold – I like mine, I got it from JCP home store, it’s Egyptian cotton. Another thing you could get is a down comforter – I’m sure what it would require to wash, though.

john65pennington's avatar

I only have one problem with WalMart. 85% of their merchandise comes from either China or another foreign country. go to a decent store like Sears, Macys or Kohls and look for your blanket there. quality is the name of the game for long-lasting endurance. i think you already know this.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@john65pennington Doesn’t stuff from those stores come from China, too? I thought it was kind of insanely impossible to find something that wasn’t made in China.

zenvelo's avatar

LL Bean. Bed Bath and Beyond. Lands End. and of course The Company Store. All have a wide selection of affordable blankets.

free_fallin's avatar

One of my favorite blankets came from Target. It’s actually one specifically for flights. It’s lightweight and perfect for traveling. I use it when not traveling, too. You’ll likely see it next month.

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