Christmas is about luxury, not practicality. These robes in cashmere and silk combine both.
HOLIDAY 2011 | Rendered in terrycloth, a bathrobe smacks of the practical, a pedestrian cover-up for sleepy-eyed padding around the house. But produce it in cashmere or silk, and suddenly it becomes sumptuous. Cashmere and silk bathrobes are coveted Christmas gifts—terrycloth ones, not so much.
Restoration Hardware Cashmere Robe—One of the hottest (as in most sought after) and warmest (as in ability to keep you toasty) Christmas gifts this year is Restoration Hardware’s gorgeous robe made of pure—12-gauge, three-ply—cashmere (pictured above). Its classic shawl-collared two-pocket design is perfect for both women and men. Priced at $299, the robe comes in five luscious colours: ivory, oatmeal, chocolate, grey, charcoal, silver sage and garnet.
In Vancouver, Restoration Hardware is located at 101-2555 Granville Street, 604-731-391; visit www.restortionhardware.com
Manito Silk Robe—Warm in winter and cool in summer, silk is a self-adjusting fabric that is luxurious but also strong and durable. Manito Silk’s 100-percent mulberry silk charmeuse robes are modern and tailored with self-collar and silk-tie closure. Priced between $149 and $169, they come in a short or long version in five contemporary colours: champagne, chocolate, milky white, soft blue or soft green. —Olivia Pittman
In Vancouver, Manito Silk is located at 1822 West 1st Ave, 604-732-7455; visit www.manitosilk.com