When I was contacted to review two Guillaume Luxe Faux Fur throws, available through The Shopping Channel, I greedily accepted. Cozy and machine washable? That is my new criteria.
While the special price of $49.98 seems reasonable, the regular price of $79.98 seemed a bit steep. As a wool-devotee I had no idea what a reasonable price is for a throw like this so I moseyed over to HomeSense and found faux fur throws that feel much skimpier selling for $49.99. Certainly avoiding the incredibly insane holiday shoppers who all but shoved me is worth something. Plus, after some chewing (Szuka!!!!), I can attest to the durability of these throws.
Unsurprisingly, I found Szuka on top of one yesterday morning. The edges were damp and the tag chewed to pieces. The first thing she does with every forbidden item she gets her paws on is to remove the tag. Not eat it, just remove it. I tossed the throw in the machine (cold wash) and tumble dried low. The quality is there: there was no pilling or shedding plus it fluffed up perfectly and dried really quickly. It's kept me so toasty in the evenings that I've gotten too warm. Such a delicious problem to have. I normally eschew polyester, but this feels soft and plush. Frankly, I've surprised myself by enjoying these throws so much.
Aesthetically,the faux leopard print just isn't "me" after all, but I love the beige (faux snow lynx) because it's muted and chic. It suits our cream leather sofa and doesn't look as faux to me.
Plus the beige will look lovely when I swap out the mellow assortment of sofa cushions for something bolder in the lakehouse (see below for what I'm loving right now). The grey is also a favorite of mine but if I had the cash I'd splurge on the faux mink throw with velvet trim. The "blonde" would look so retro on my teal, mid-century velvet chair. Wow, online shopping - even browsing - is a dangerous rabbit hole to fall down.
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