Help me find Pendleton blanket pretenders. I'd like to give one as a gift.. or a real one, if anyone has secret sale sources. I don't have time to shop!
November 8, 2012 6:53 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives?

Calling all online shopping addicts..
Help me, MeFites, I don't have time to shop for something this specific before the holidays. I'd like to buy my buddy a beautiful Pendleton, but my budget is more like $150 than $300+. My friend is more into the design and idea than he is the actual label, so a pretender might be ok if the prints are good. Are there viable alternatives? Does anyone have any secret sale sources?

I know do know they're a commonly thrifted item, but again, I don't have time to go picking at individual thrift stores/vintage stores/etc. I need to be able to buy something off the rack or order from a catalogue or webstore.

Thanks for your help! Bonus points if you find me something "traditionally woodsman-y" with lots of red and brown!
posted by ElectricGoat to Shopping (9 answers total)
Ebay. Tons of real and pretender options.
posted by wrok at 7:02 AM on November 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by caek at 7:07 AM on November 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Actually Pendleton's own web site has a handful of blankets in your price range.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:25 AM on November 8, 2012

Man it may be too late but a week or two ago I was in an REI and it was having a pretty big clearance sale with some Pendleton blankets that looked nice and inexpensive.
posted by bitdamaged at 8:07 AM on November 8, 2012

Looks like REI does still have something.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:14 AM on November 8, 2012

Best Made Co has designy cool blankets.
posted by Swisstine at 9:15 AM on November 8, 2012

Are any of the Pendleton outlet stores near you?
posted by vespabelle at 11:13 AM on November 8, 2012

I found a few on Ebay (idly pricing them, not actually looking to buy) a couple months ago that were far cheaper than Etsy, FWIW.
posted by tapir-whorf at 12:06 PM on November 8, 2012

You might look at sheep farms in your area. Many of them have the wool from their sheep woven into wool blankets, sometimes with the stripe design, which they sell at local festivals etc. These can run from $80-$150 (or more I guess) depending where you are.
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:52 PM on November 8, 2012

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