After falling deeply in love with a Marc Jacobs bikini at Henri Bendel, I noticed a basket of cloth pouches that looked like sarongs. After opening them, I realized the sarongs doubled as towels; one side was lavender cotton with a plaid border, and the other side was purple terry cloth. Though it would match my bikini well, the terry side was too thin to dry me off properly. 712 Fifth Ave., nr. 56th St.; 212-247-1100.
The Find: Beach Towels
This summer, colorful beach towels rule. Here's where to get them.
Published on May 30, 2007 as a web exclusive.