Friday, March 26, 2010

Better Quality BEDDING and SHEETS in Costa Rica (where to find)

Based on MY taste/observation/experience, Costa Rica is REALLY lacking in good higher QUALITY bedding/sheets for sheet snobs like myself (my bed [a complete memory foam bed with NO coils as coils in a bed are REALLY BAD for anyone with High Blood Pressure, Pain and/or Arthritis!!!!]) is my SANCTUARY and I use soft/sensuous sheets of 600+ thread counts and have the MOST LUSCIOUS blanket I've EVER found (from Orotex)!! I sleep so little so when I do, I want it to be a MAGICAL experience!!!!

Typically the sheets I've found in many stores doesn't even have a thread count listed on it so Goddess only knows what it is and it often is quite rough and scratchy and often the elastic on the bottom sheet doesn't last long.

Finding special/COOL sheets - hahahahhahaha!!!

Below is a list of some places where I've found bedding of at least 200 count (again - finding thread count listed on sheets in CR is RARE so we start with what we have to!!).

QUALITY•HIGH END
MY #1 FAV!!!
KATE FINE LINENS (formerly Tropical Bed and Bath) - NEW LOCATION and StoreFront in Escazu AND - NEW NAME - KATE
(2-282-8653 / 2-282-8712 / TropicalBedAndBath.com / info@TropicalBed.com)
They have all types of thread counts (their website indicates 200-650 count!!), and for extra deep and extra-extra deep mattresses.
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 to 7pm and Sun. 10am-5pm
OWNER: Brenda and son Karl
Check out details at  LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2012/11/tropical-bed-and-bath.html
 

PRICESMART
I hear PriceSmart have some sheets that are at LEAST 400 thread count & they're quite cheap!!! Low as that number is for us Sheet Snobs - 400tc is quite good/rare in CR though we're SLOWLY getting better quality things but you're gonna pay for it!!!


SILVER THREADS Fine Linen and Towels
(http://SilverThreads-Linens.com / 2-215-3967 / toni@silverthreadscr.com)
High end/high quality European sheets (hence HIGH $$$).
OWNER: Toni Pickett
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm.
LOCATION: Guachipelin - Constru Plaza


HOME and DRESS CLUB
(2-290-8631 / 2-291-8633) / HomeAndDressClub@gmail.com)
They are an outlet for Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Calvin Kline, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Hotel Collection+ and often have sales of 20-60% Off!!!
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-7pm.
LOCATION: Pavas - 100 East of La Artistica, carretera a Pavas, contiguo a Fiesta Centro.


LINO’S Y BLANCOS - NEW LOCATION!!!
Decent quality bedding at pretty good prices.
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-6:30pm
OWNER: Michelle Giustiniani Reyes
LOCATION: Guachipelin - Diagonal a la BMW de Escazu - NEW LOCATION!!!


BEDS, BATH and MORE
(2-223-9553 / http://BedsBathAndMore.com / info@BedsBathAndMore.com)
Wally and Todd with Hotel Bula Bula in Plaza Grande SWEAR by this store!! I went and didn’t find anything I wanted to buy but you know Costa Rica, things change constantly. They do have some sheets up to 400tc but we also noticed some from KMart.
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
LOCATION: San Jose - Paseo Colon in the plaza where Quiznos is, diagonal a Toyota Purdy Motors.



YAMUNI
East of Universal/Sabana Park has
YAMUNI (http://Yamuni.com / 2-258-3337)
Pretty decent smallish department store with bed and bath things (sheets on average around 200tc but sometimes they have some up to 400tc), housewares, rugs, upholstery / fabric material. The often have some more unique things and prices can be pretty good.
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9am-7pm & Sun. 10am-6pm
LOCATIONS: SAN JOSE – Sabana Park – Avenida 10 about 200 mts East of Sabana Park.
SAN PEDRO: near McDonalds of Curridabat.



ROYAL PALM INTERIORS
(2-786-5407 / RoyalPalmInteriors@gmail.com)
Import BAMBOO SHEETS. They are incredibly soft and have an extra deep fitted sheet to accommodate mattresses up to 15” deep. Everyone who has purchased LOVES them!!! They also are now carrying things like fans & lighting. They're also now working with a FABULOUS Mold Control called ConCroBium (cures mold you already have & prevents it from coming back & it's ALL natural/non-toxic). http://NaturalSolutionsCR.com
CONTACT: Shelagh & Bruce Duncan
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-3pm (in the rainy season [Oct.-Nov.] they close around 3pm so best to call ahead)
LOCATION: Playa Ballena (25km south of Dominical - near Ballena National Marine Park - midway between Ojochal & Uvita at Kilometer Marker 169, opposite Cristal Ballena Hotel)


ZalPick
(2-772-2525 / 2-772-1849 / zalpick@hotmail.com)
Sheets, comforters, blankets, table cloths, glasses, plates, bowls, mirrors, furniture, silverware - Fine Decorations
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 8am-6:30pm
LOCATION: Perez Zeledon - 50 mts West of Cultural Complex



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Another option is to buy things online/on the internet/web & have friends/family bring them to you. You can have them shipped to you & though the item could be cheap, they often are in oversized boxes hence there will often be a fee for such oversized boxes.

The BEST QUALITY in bedding for the BEST PRICE I get online at: http://OverStock.com/Home-Garden/Sheets/1/subcat.html & have people bring them to me! Shipping of your WHOLE order within the U.S. is just $1!! They also have AMAZING prices for Memory Foam Toppers which are shipped quite tightly and I’ve had people bring me king size ones in their suitcase! I just ordered some 330 Thread Count Solid Sateen Sheet Set for just $30!!


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Make sure to tell them ALL you found them on Vicki's (aka - the Sarong Goddess!!)
http://LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com

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