DARLINGTON COLUMN: Still time to get in on a January “white sale”

I tend to be very picky about my linens, so when I pulled my favorite set of sheets from the dryer last weekend and found my fitted sheet ripped nearly in half, it was an emotional moment to say the least.

Luckily, buying a new set won’t cost me as much this month. Stores have been having linen or “white” sales in January since 1878, according to the AARP. As retailers make room for spring collections, you’ll find great deals on bedding and bath items from past seasons.

Be careful, though. Inexpensive linens may mean poor quality, which can have you in a crisis similar to mine in a matter of months. Here are some good deals on quality items that will outlast the dryer or your spouse’s ferocious sleeping habits.

Linens ‘N’ Things’ white sale features discounts on sheets, bedding sets and blankets. If you shop online at lnt.com, shipping is free and you can use the coupon code “Jan20” for an extra 20 percent off your purchase.

One of the best items I saw on the website was the Space Living wrinkle-resistant sheet set, priced at $21.60-$64.80. A 300-thread count may not seem great, but since it’s 100 percent Egyptian cotton, this set will likely be as soft and durable as many high-priced sets with 1,000 or more thread counts.

Macys.com has some impressive deals on designer bedding sets. Martha Stewart collections can be found for $17-$88, a markdown from $95-$470. Jenni Bedding collections are also on clearance, with throw pillows priced at $12 and comforter sets for $12-$40.

Belk has one of the most expansive white sales I’ve seen, with 25 percent to 50 percent off of mattress pads, pillows, sheets, towels and more. Online shoppers can claim $10 off of a $30 purchase with this coupon code: 94168204.

The 300-thread count sheet set by Home Accents are 100 percent natural cotton and are priced at $30-$60, which is about a 40 percent discount.

I also was impressed by the Hollander Featherbed, which is 100 percent cotton and has a white feather fill. Most authentic featherbeds cost at least $150, but this one has been marked down to $70-$90. This featherbed will add about two inches to your mattress height, so make sure your sheets have deep pockets.

Other chains such as Bed, Bath and Beyond and Pottery Barn are having sales on linens. Though they aren’t offering the best deals on bath and bedding items, their white sales are worth checking out. You could save 20 percent to 30 percent on designer collections that can’t be found anywhere else.

Email Abigail Darlington at charlestonsavvyshopper@postandcourier.com. Find more ways to save by visiting the blog at www.charlestonsavvyshopper.com.

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