Fur vs. faux fur: Giving throw pillows the hug test
Fur, real and faux, is the hot holiday seller this year, with Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn reporting that furry pillows and blankets are selling out in some stores. For those shoppers looking for a last-minute gift that feels luxurious and indulgent and yet useful, we went in search of the softest, plushest, most huggable pillow and convened a blindfolded panel to conduct a touch test. The reviews were surprising.
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Faux Sheepskin from Pottery Barn( Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2012 )
The Faux Sheepskin pillow is shown on top. "I like the size and the give," a judge said. "I like that both sides are the same."
18 inches square; $19.50 plus $14 for feather-down or synthetic insert, Pottery Barn