I have these sheets from Bed, Bath and Beyond and I love them. I've had a pair for five or six years that is still soft yet crisp when I make the bed. I did have to repair a torn corner after a few years, but it is still going strong.
I remember reading about Anichini twenty years ago and thought, "Nobody will pay those prices for sheets!" but evidently somebody does.
I do love my high thread count 100% cotton Ralph Lauren Sheets that I found in a sale bin for $12, but what i love even more is my winter pillowcase invention: an old Cashmere sweater made into a pillow case. I put my head on that soft, cuddly pillow and I'm out in about 2 seconds.
A bit of a hi-jack here:
Why are my new egyptian, high-thread-count, cotton sheets "pilling" after a couple of washings? It's like sleeping on sand.
I was about to ask the same question. I also "fell" for the high thread count, Egyptian sheet talk and bought a set. They pilled and crumpled and just felt slimey. Every morning I was reaching down to the foot of the be to even find the sheets. They were the opposite of crisp. What did I do wrong?
LH-lovey is right. The 1600 count on Amazon have a lot of reviews, and most are very bad. Apparently the manufacturer says what the thread count is, and they slipped an extra zero in there somewhere, because there is no way real 1600 thread count will pill the way these do.
I recently bought sheets made of 100% bamboo. They were not terribly expensive so I thought I would give it a go. I love them! they have the texture of silk but not the price and they are not nasty like "sateen". They are thin but they seem durable and feel wonderful.
I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.