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.