Thursday, June 25, 2015

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely Bath Mats from Burlington


Ever since I discovered that Burlington sells Orla Kiely, I've been slightly obsessed with checking out their store every chance I get. Even during a recent out-of-town trip, I managed to stop by a Burlington store and found a few of these Orla Kiely bath mats...for only $6.99 each!


I actually already had a pair of the Mushroom colorway that I got from Overstock last year for $40 each and I thought that was a steal considering these retail for $65 each. But wow, at only $6.99 each, I ended up getting a backup pair of the Mushroom color, as well as a pair of the Slate (shown here) and Duck Egg colorways. I have spotted the Cream, White, and Clementine colors in stores as well, but they don't go with the motif of my bathrooms so I decided to leave those behind. 


So when I originally started searching Burlington for Orla Kiely, it was because I was tipped off by one of my readers who found towels and even pillows at her location. I did score a few Sculpted Stem hand towels last month, and I wasn't expecting to find these bath mats. But one day while perusing the aisles, I found a couple on a bottom shelf. Now these bath mats are pretty plain, but they were folded with the tag sticking out, so that's how I spotted them. After that, I began searching all the shelves and found several, but they were all squished between other bath mats, very inconspicuously placed, so you really have to search for them. 

These Slate bath mats are really grey in color, although in some lighting, such as the photos below, they can appear to be bluish-grey. 

Here's the underside of the bath mats. As you can see, they are unlined, so you would have to get a rug stay for them. Personally, I think for bath mats that retail for so much, they should have some kind of cushioning underneath or at least be lined, so I'm glad I got these all for such a great price. 

These bath mats are from the Sculpted Stem collection, which is aptly named. Over time, however, the mats become so matted down from being stepped on that they lose their texture so the Stem becomes less visible. I mean, it doesn't completely disappear, but you have to wash and dry them quite often if you want to keep them looking fluffy and new.

They are 100% cotton and machine washable. The ones I bought last year have held up quite well and look new whenever I wash them. 



6 comments:

  1. Yes! I have recently found multiple bath mats and the other day I found washcloths, a tea pot, two large salad bowls ($3.99 each!!), and two porcelain stem containers! I couldn't believe it so definitely scour!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, that is awesome! I did also look through the entire home department at all the Burlington stores I've been to, but haven't been able to find all the awesome things you did. Looks like I'll have to go check again :)

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  2. I also have found some great Orla items at Burlington within the past few weeks as well. Although I didn't purchase all of it, I have seen the following: Sculpted Stem towels in Duck Egg, Mushroom, as well as the orange/red color and yellowish green color, Large Sixties Stem towels in Apple and orange/red color, Liner Stem Chocolate pillows and Abacus pillows in chocolate and Duck Egg, and my best find (which I found this evening!) was the Multi Stem Bread Bin for $12.99. The bread bin is huge and is of such great quality.

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    1. Thank you SOOOOO much for the tip! I'm not sure if you've seen my recent post on my latest Orla Kiely haul, but my husband scored big this weekend scouring about 7 Burlington stores, and he found some AWESOME deals!

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  3. Thanks Burlington for all the wonderful great deals: raised stem teapot, poppy teapot, bread jar, yellow linear pasta jar, bath mats in slate, white, cream, tangerine, mushroom, raised stem jars in slate, orange, yellow, linear jar in blue, raised butter dish in slate and poppy, poppy jar, abacus jar in orange/red, orange and linear stem blue sugar jar, fruit/salad raised stem bowl in slate, orange, and yellow, linear stem yellow salad bowl and multi stem salad bowl, multi stem pitcher, covered slate casserole, cake plate, raised stem orange utensil holder, multi stem utensil holder, linear stem gratin dish in blue and gray, multistem flower pot, compost bin, various sculpted stem towels in duck egg, slate, tomato, mushroom, mimosa. Apple stem towels, elephant gray stem towels, clementine stem towels, multi flower stripe towels... not to mention various plates and egg cups. Not that I bought everything on the above list... well, I did buy ALMOST everything on that list... haha

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    1. Wow, such an AWESOME haul!!! There are some things on your list that I haven't even seen yet! I'm still hunting down the covered casserole dish, cake plate, and cake dome. Once I find those, I'll feel like my collection is complete haha.

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