I purchased this towel in "go wild" and the colors and print are pretty and the feel of the towel is moderately substantial . However it is NOT printed on both sides, a big minus for me. The opposite side is white. Other reviews commented on the towel being printed on both sides, so I guess this is part of the newer design . Not a good move Vera.
August 12, 2013
I should have listened to the other reviews!
The quality of your beach towels has gone waaaayyyy downhill. Nothing like my previous one. Glad I did not pay full price or they would be going back for sure. Definitely won't buy again or recommend until I hear more positive reviews.
August 8, 2013
Bright and Cheery Beach Towel
These beach towels are bright, soft and large. My daughter and I just love them and had to purchase another so we could each use one! We took Plum Crazy on vacation and it made me so happy each time I looked over and saw it draped across the beach chair.
July 23, 2013
Great towel for summer
I just recently got this towel! I absolutely love it! I got it in Lilli Bell and its so bright and vibrant! It's great quality!!! Instead of getting some small cheap towel buy this! I have not washed it yet I usually just let it air dry outside, I reccomend that also
July 22, 2013
So I can see why others who purchased this product from previous years might be a little miffed about this years beach towels. I purchased one of these last spring in Island Blooms. I loved that one so much that I was very excited to purchase this again this year (one in Marina Paisley and one in Tutti Frutti.) After reading the reviews I immediately compared the one from last year with the two new ones from this season. There's an obvious difference in the thickness of the towels. I will say that once I washed & dried the new ones they did seem to fluff up and feel more plush but still not as thick as the older one. Hence my 4 star rating for the new ones. With all that said these are still super nice beach towels. As with my older towel the color on the new ones have not faded yet despite being washed several times and being used on several beach trips. The thickness of the towel is not the most important thing to me. As long as they remain soft and the colors remain vibrant after multiple uses and washes are more important to me and these new ones have lived up to that. So all in all I would still recommend these. Aside from Vera's beach towels, I have yet to find any other brand of beach towel that remain super bright and soft after they get such a workout in the summer. These may be of a little lesser quality than the old but the color never fades and they still feel really soft. So purchase one for yourself and you be the judge.
July 9, 2013
Adorable and easy to carry
I just got my Tutti Frutti towel in the mail and it's now the cutest towel I own. I love the double-sided colors, pattern on one side, pink on the other! Also, the patterned side feels very soft, and it's a really good-sized beach towel. I'm looking forward to using it everywhere there's water!
I don't understand the other reviews about the towel being too thin. First off, this is not the thinnest towel I've ever seen; it's really not that bad. Secondly, I like having beach towels that are thinner than my home towels because they fold flatter and are easier to travel with. Flatter towels also dry faster, which is what I want at the pool. I've not washed it yet, so I don't know whether or not it will fade. But so far, I'm super happy with my towel and wish I had bought more.
July 7, 2013
Honestly reading the other reviews are hard to see for me. So I decided to write the way my beach towel experience is. I got my Lemon Parfait beach towel 2 years ago. And YES after washing it, it starts to fade like everything else you wear and wash. But for the price it really is not bad quality. So why not get your towel and write your review, because it really is a good towel and will hold up if you take care of it!
July 3, 2013
I have bought towels in almost every color this year and they still look great after several washings! The colors remain vibrant and I am very happy with them!
June 29, 2013
Poor Quality "Beach Towel"
I agree with a lot of reviews that have been written about the Beach Towels. Poor Quality! I have the very first beach towel Vera Bradley came out with and have purchased one every year since but I feel the quality has gone down especially the last fews years and this year was horrible. In this case I felt I was paying for the name "only". I can go to a nice Department Store and purchase one of this quality and pay a lot less money.
June 27, 2013
SADLY, THROWING IN THE TOWEL
Like most of the other reviewers, I have purchased Vera's beach towels every year...until now. When I felt them at the store, they were much less substantial then in the past. Granted, the price of cotton has risen dramatically over the last few years and that means one of two things: the price has to rise to keep the quality the same or the price stays the same and the quality suffers. I, for one, wouldn't mind paying a few more dollars for the amazing towel we all know and miss. Lets just hope the powers that be take our reviews to heart. Until then, I will be buying my towels elsewhere.
June 23, 2013