I am really happy with this purchase! I bought the duvet cover in the Grey color, and it's exactly as pictured. It has a nice subtle sheen. The fabric has a nice weight, but isn't too heavy - just as expected for 400 TC. It was as soft and smooth after washing as when I took it out of the package, and it retained its color without any fading (I followed the washing directions exactly). It's the perfect size for my oversized king down comforter. I love climbing into bed and covering up with this. Wish I could've bought the matching sheets, but unfortunately they don't come in the color I wanted. The only drawback I've found is that I washed it twice to get the smell of the manufacturing chemicals out (in our brand-new HE washer), and I could still smell them.
This duvet cover is very soft; I haven't washed it yet, but I'm sure it will only get softer. It feels heavy and luxurious-- totally worth the price. My only complaint is that it isn't true to the size posted in the description. The full/queen is actually 90x92, which isn't a huge deal, but certainly something to be aware of!
I had been looking for a duvet to replace the one we have as it's silk but now our dogs sleep on our bed. Cotton was preferred for ease of washing when needed. I looked for quite a while before I found this one, the price was great and it looked nice online. When I received it I was surprised at the quality, nicer than I thought it would be. I'm thrilled to have a nice duvet again, even better that I can wash it if necessary!
I purchased the navy blue king duvet. It fits perfectly on my oversized king down comforter. The color is a very dark navy. I wasn't sure what to expect from the sateen finish, but once it was washed I couldn't tell it was there. It is not shiny or slippery. The duvet is very good quality. My only complaint is the chemical smell. I washed it twice before using it, and the smell was still strong enough to bother my asthma while I slept. I've had it on my bed for several weeks now, and the odor is still lingering.
I don't know why others have complained about this duvet. I think it's just great. It's really soft, a lovely color (I got the taupe, which is more of a milk chocolate brown) and you seriously can't beat the price. I searched all over the web and this was the best price I found anywhere. I honestly was expecting something much rougher and lower quality for this price, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was so soft and pretty. It has a very slight sheen to it, nothing too shiny. I would definitely buy this again.
I purchased the burgundy in queen size for a puffy oversize down comforter and the fit was great. I received the duvet cover in the middle of a summer heat wave so I waited until the Southern California fog came back before trying it because it seemed so heavy. The Egyptian cotton cover is made in India and this is a plus as I've had good experiences with Indian textiles. The duvet cover has a dense weave, smooth glossy finish, a nice hand feel and it's done a very good job of keeping stray feathers inside. I haven't washed it yet so no news on wrinkling after drying or color fastness. The heavy weight makes it a little awkward to get the comforter inside but stays where you want it.
It is not actually Egyptian Cotton. At least not the soft, silky, Teflon like substance I was used to until recently. It again is more of a brushed cotton which makes everything stick to it. so if you are looking for a duvet that does not collect pet hair, or down feathers, move along.
Most often my preference is for the highest count bedsheet/duvet covers I can buy.. 1200 is the norm..I needed a spare cover and thought that I would buy one of a lesser count, since it would not be used on a regular basis. MISTAKE... For anyone who normally purchases Eygyptian high count bed sheets, the feel is substantial. This duvet cover is flimsy; no body to the fabric at all..If you hold it up to the light, it is almost transparent.. I expect if it were in regular use, it would not last very long.. Remember , we get what we pay for.. and I didn't even get that...
The good news is that Overstock is going to replace it. I like the duvet cover's softness and the wrinkles don't bother me because it's all white. The bad news is that when I washed it and put it on the duvet, I found a small hole due to a flaw in the fabric. I'm hoping the replacement is flawless. Overstock couldn't have been more helpful. They are sending me a free return label and are shipping a new duvet cover without additional charges to my credit card. All I have to do is drop the return off at UPS and it goes back for free. Thank you Overstock for making the purchase risk free--even after a wash!