Nicknamed “the Queen of Seventh Avenue,” New York City-based fashion designer Donna Karan launched her label in 1985 with Essentials — an accurately titled collection of monochromatic, cashmere and jersey women’s separates designed for sophisticated working women. Karan’s creations achieved instant success, and her signature style moves — all-black ensembles, curve-hugging bodysuits, straightforward shapes — have been inspiring designers and chic city ladies ever since. These days the name Essentials refers to Karan’s designer bath and bedding collection — part of the Donna Karan Home label, launched in 2001. Cashmere, silk charmeuse, and high thread-count Egyptian cotton transform ordinary pillow shams and decorative pillows, throw blankets, sheets, and duvet covers into luxurious affairs, while distinctive graphics add extra panache to soap dispensers and wastebaskets. From the classic City Stripe bedding set to the calming simplicity of the delicately ruffled, all-white Pure Romance Collection, these Essentials will turn your bed and bath into relaxing oases.
Feather your nest at a fraction of the retail cost, thanks to our deep holiday discounts. Transform your bedroom into an oasis with luxurious linens and throws from Anichini and Kelly Wearstler (look for high thread counts and lovely embroidered details); and turn your bathroom into a spa with plush bathrobes from Molteni Home and modern accessories from the Donna Karan Home Collection.
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There’s no better time than summer to refresh your bedroom: Here’s everything you need to transform your sleeping chamber into an oasis, at deeper discounts than ever. Find sheets, duvets, throws, and accent pillows—boasting luxuries from high-thread-count cotton to intricate embroidery details—from brands including Area Bedding, Somma, Molteni Home, and Couleur Nature. And don't leave out your powder room: Update it with everything from Donna Karan's plush towels to Gail DeLoach's leather- and snakeskin-covered accessories.
With their sophisticated colors and luxurious details, these essentials are as thoughtfully designed—and eye-catching—as this iconic American designer’s clothes. Case in point: the Rose Gold collection of sheets, shams, and decorative pillows, whose subtle sheen will glam up any bedroom. Take a gander at the nature-inspired pureDKNY lines, too. Their laid-back aesthetic and subtle textures are rendered in soft, organic cotton.