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With the spring weather finally getting warmer in New York and summer just around the corner, I’m ready to lighten things up. Besides swapping my bulky parka for a utility jacket, I’m also switching out my usual cotton sheets for my favorite linen set. I never thought I’d actually have a “favorite linen set” because, well, I’m cheap, and linen can be expensive. But last year, I got to try Quince’s European Linen Sheet Set, which is luxuriously soft, super breathable, and at $160 for a Queen set, relatively budget friendly. I was smitten — and apparently I’m not alone, because these sheets are constantly selling out. The good news is that they’re currently back in stock in nine gorgeous colors, including the latest, limited-edition addition, Desert Sunset, a dusky pink hue that’s perfect for summer. Since Quince’s linen sheets tend to sell out quickly, here’s why you might want to add them to your cart pronto.
Up until last year, I had only slept on cotton percale sheets. When I tried the European Linen Sheet Set, which includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases, I was pleased to find that the material was more substantial and a little heftier than my usual bedding. While the linen sheets initially felt slightly rough right out of the package, they only got softer and better with each wash. And today, 12 months later, they snow no signs of wear. I’d only ever slept on linen sheets the very few times I’ve stayed at fancy hotels on business trips (not on my dime — remember, I’m cheap!), and Quince’s sheets make me feel equally pampered as I settle into bed. I swear, I even sleep better.
The best part about these beautiful sheets is that I can use them all year round! They’ve kept me warm during the final days of winter, and because they’re so breathable, they’re ideal for the warmer days ahead. My only minor complaint? The fitted sheet is quite large and not exactly fitted. In fact, I sometimes can’t tell which corners are meant for the width of the bed vs. the length of it. (Turns out the extra room is intentional: The sheet is meant to fit mattresses up to 16 inches deep.)
At $160 for a Queen set (Twin, Full, King, and Cal King sizes are also available), Quince’s linen sheets are a bit of a splurge, but they’re more affordable than similar sheets from competitors. In fact, they earned the Best Value title on our Best Linen Sheets List! Whether you opt for dreamy Desert Sunset or traditional White, trust me, you won’t be disappointed. The only regret you may have is waiting too long to make a purchase and finding that your favorite color is all sold out.