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360 MAG

Something's Gotta Give

By 360 Mag

In these challenging economic times, we decided to focus on finding a product that would not break the bank. We wanted to try to inspire those seeking a thoughtful gift for this transitional period. So we made up a complete menu that is sure to leave an impression.

HARD ROCK HOME From the textile manufacturers over at Sobel Westex, comes an eclectic seven piece bed set inspired by the Hard Rock marquee – a guitar. With designs which embody the essence of the greats such as Johnny Cash and Elvis, these sheets will have you leaping on a bed, strumming your stomach while lip syncing BB King.

Fun yet affordable option for a guest room, dorm and/or sleeper. It’s offered in a rustic bandana blue pattern which mimics a pair of prewash. For the cost of a night stay at a modest hotel, it includes: 1 comforter, 2 Shams, 2 euro shams, and 2 decorative pillows. It’s a great purchase for that special someone in need of a slight push to began adultery. And, it makes almost any room feel harmonious. Machine wash, tumble dry, no iron. Shop NOW.

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NEW YORK POST

Best Labor Day sales 2022: 100 deals from West Elm to Keurig

By Ruth Mcauliffe

Ahh Labor Day.It’s a time to kickback and relax, welcome the end of summer and say goodbye to our white jeans and dresses.But perhaps the most notable attribute of Labor Day is the impeccable sales the holiday brings.

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Bring home the luxury of your favorite vacation, as Sobel Westex textiles are featured in over 8,500 hotels and 2 million hotel beds. Save 25% on select pillows, sheets and fashion bedding. No code needed.

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MEN'S HEALTH

The 11 Best Pillows for Sleeping Peacefully

By Christian Gollayan

Sleeping seems like a simple enough thing—after all, we all do it. Sleeping well, though, requires a little bit more work, from getting the right room temperature, the perfect sheets, and yes, the best pillow.

It’s not as simple as just finding the best pillow brand or searching “what type of pillow is the best for sleep?” Because the answer depends on what kind of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side? Back? Stomach? Do you want a firm pillow with lots of support, or one you can sink right into?

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SPY.COM

We Found 40 Star Wars Day and Christmas Gifts for the Jedis in Your Life

By Amber Dowling

There are thousands of options when searching for the best Star Wars gifts. That’s because there are few franchises as universally loved as Star Wars. After all, how many pop culture phenomena have their own holiday?May the Fourth may have started as an unofficial fan holiday, but it’s become an opportunity to celebrate all things Star Wars. And let’s be clear: there is a lot to celebrate.

Thanks to Disney+ series like The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the upcoming Rogue One prequel Andor, this franchise continues to create new fans. So whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday gift, a May the 4th present or the best Christmas gift for that Star Wars fan in your life, there’s a large selection to choose from.

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DOMINO

The Best Labor Day Bedding Deals for Hot Sleepers and Brand Enthusiasts

By Morgan Bullman

We love to gush with designers about cozy, relaxing bedrooms, whether that entails soothing paint shades, supersoft rugs, or even a headboard hack to elevate a basic frame. But to truly achieve a sound night of sleep without too much tossing and turning, it’s all about what’s on your bed, not around it.

If your sheets are pilling or your pillows are lumpy, Labor Day weekend holds a bevy of relevant bedding deals—like Casper mattresses for up to $600 off, 20 percent off Coyuchi basics, and 11 more noteworthy sales from our favorite brands, all listed below. 

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PEOPLE.COM

Shoppers Bought This Luxurious Pillow After Discovering It at Disney World Hotels

By Annie Burdick

While hotel pillows can be totally hit or miss, if you've ever stayed at an upscale hotel or resort and slept so well you wished you never had to leave, you might be able to bring that comfort to your own home.

So if you'd rather go on your next trip and miss the luxurious pillow you have at home — rather than the other way around — it's time for an upgrade, and this option is a safe bet.

Constructed as a medium-firm pillow, this particular style is designed with side sleepers in mind. If you sleep on your side and can't find a pillow that's supportive enough to keep you from waking up with a sore neck, it might just be that you haven't found the right combination of thickness and firmness yet. And for many side sleepers, this pillow is the solution.

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HELLO MAGAZINE

Best 10 beach towels for sand, surf and fun in the sun

By Margarita Hirapetian

Best 10 beach towels for sand, surf and fun in the sunYou can’t hit the beach without the perfect beach towel, so check out the ones we love…

It’s not summer without a trip to the beach and it’s not a trip to the beach without the perfect towel. From super soft, highly absorbent options to organic cotton styles that are wonderfully plush and cozy, you won’t be disappointed with this round-up of the best beach towels.

Of course, texture and density are just two of the important factors when choosing a beach towel, but we’ve also found the best beach towels for repelling sand so you can return to your home without getting sand everywhere. 

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DAILY MAIL

Eyes wide shut: These pillows will have you sleeping like a baby

By Jamie Ballard

Ed Sheeran may be trying to break his bad habits, but these lush pillows can help you break the habit of not sleeping enough

In Ed Sheeran’s song “Bad Habits,” he laments (among other things) that his “bad habits lead to wide eyes staring at space.” But perhaps the lovelorn Sheeran just needs a good night’s sleep., When you don’t get enough sleep, according to Cleveland Clinic, it causes relationship stress, negatively impacts your quality of life, and also hinders your ability to think, remember, and process information.

Sobel Westex provides luxury hotel linens to hotels, resorts, and cruise lines, and the Hotel Sobella Supremo pillow lets you recreate that experience at home.

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STYLECASTER

Hotel Pillows Are Taking Over TikTok

By Brittany Leitner

When you go on a luxe vacation, one of the best parts about staying in a hotel is absolutely burying yourself in the lush and fluffy comforters, pillows and sheets on the bed. That being said, one of the worst parts of returning home used to be adjusting back to your subpar bedspread. But nowadays, hotel bedding is all over the internet to purchase and use at home.

That must be why TikTok is so obsessed with hotel finds on for the home. If you can grab a great deal on a high-quality pillow that they stock in resorts around the world, why wouldn’t you. If you’ve been waiting to spruce up your home, now is the perfect time. 

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SQUEAKY DEALS

Get A Luxury Night’s Sleep For Less With Sobel Westex Pillows

By Haley Gunn

It seems the solution for many problems start with getting a good night’s rest — and that in itself begins with your choice of pillows.

With the many day-to-day factors that stand in your way of getting those precious recommended eight hours each night, the last thing you need is poor quality bedding. In fact, uncomfortable pillows can not only cause unnecessary (and annoying) tossing and turning, but could potentially lead to physical issues as well if you’re not being supported properly. Luckily, we were sent Sobel Westex pillows to test for ourselves and have been more than pleased with the results. 

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WOMEN'S DAY

The Best LGBTQ Pride Gift Ideas That Give Back to the Community

By Jamie Ballard

Show your support with fun Pride gifts from charitable brands and LGBTQ-owned businesses.

June is Pride Month, which is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and learn more about their history. There are many ways you can respectfully celebrate Pride Month. Some people attend local Pride parades and other celebrations, while others take this time to educate themselves by reading more about the history of Pride. You might seek out some LGBTQ+ movies or books by LGBTQ+ authors. Or maybe, you'd like to celebrate by giving LGBTQ+ Pride gifts to your family and friends in the community. Luckily, there are plenty of great options for LGBTQ+ Pride gift ideas, from rainbow mugs and clothing to pronoun pins and gorgeous jewelry.

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DAILY MOM

26 Father’s Day Presents For His Home And Office 

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so what do you get for your hardworking Dad? Dads are practical and will really appreciate Father’s Day presents that can be used at the office or around the house.

This guide has the best and most practical presents he will ever receive, including super comfy loafers, a beautiful oil painting of the whole family, earphones, and office chairs. So let’s make this day extra special for Dad with some great Father’s Day presents for the home and the office.

Dads are practical and will really appreciate Father’s Day presents that can be used at the office or around the house. This guide has the best and most practical presents he will ever receive, including super comfy loafers, a beautiful oil painting of the whole family, earphones, and office chairs. So let’s make this day extra special for Dad with some great Father’s Day presents for the home and the office.

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BUSTLE

23 Fashion Collections That Are *Actually* Donating For Pride Month

By Avery Matera

June is Pride Month, a time set aside to honor the LGBTQ+ community (though you can and should do it daily).

Initially instituted as a way to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City in 1969, it has grown to become a month of support, celebration, and education.As a nod to the LGBTQ+ community, many fashion brands debut Pride 2022 collections, including Pride tees, Pride shoes, and more — but how many actually support the community beyond their rainbow storefront?

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HGTV

Shop With Pride: 30+ Rainbow Buys That Give Back

By Deanne Revel

Support companies doing good and making a difference this June by buying products that benefit LGBTQ+ causes and non-profits.

I've been making an effort to shop smarter by supporting women-owned, Black-owned, AAPI-owned and other minority-owned businesses, and for Pride month, I recently highlighted all of my favorite LGBTQ-owned home brands to support all year long. Beyond spending money directly with LGBTQ businesses, June is a great time to shop with companies that have committed to giving back to LGBTQ organizations.

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THE LAUGHING PLACE

Review: Star Wars Classic Sheets by Sobel Westex are Perfect for Every Species

By R.D. Burbank

You might not be familiar with the name Sobel Westex, but if you’ve stayed at a Disney hotel (or other major chains) you’ve probably used their sheets and towels. In fact, the brand has announced a Disney Resort Home Collection inspired by Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Animal Kingdom Lodge resorts is set to launch this year.

Aside from their Disney series, the company currently has a Star Wars Home series with four distinct Collections: Dark Side, Jedi, Astromech, and Tatooine. They also have Star Wars inspired sheets, towels, pillows and a throw blanket that evoke the essence of the galaxy far, far away.

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READERS DIGEST

100 Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who’s Impossible to Shop For

By Bryce Gruber

Instead of giving Dad yet another tie this year, get him something he’ll really love. These Father's Day gift ideas will show you really took the time to think about him.

This cuddly Star Wars–inspired throw comes in a variety of neutral colors and is just what Dad needs to power through an intense movie marathon with the kids. It offers a trendy chunky knit and can easily be machine-washed, making it one of the best Star Wars gifts for out-of-this-world dads.

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ESQUIRE MEXICO ONLINE

Todo lo que debes saber del Star Wars Day 2022

La empresa de artículos de lujo para el hogar Sobel Westex lanzó una nueva colección de Star Wars llena de ropa de cama y otros artículos.

Hay cuatro colecciones principales: Jedi, Tatooine, Astromech y Dark Side. Cada una incluye juegos de cama y sábanas, almohadas, colchas y mantas inspiradas en Star Wars. Sobel Westex hará un descuento de 25% con el código MAY4SW25 del 4 al 31 de mayo.

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MENS HEALTH ONLINE

The 52 Best Star Wars Themed Gifts for the Super Fans in Your Life

By Milan Polk

May the 4th be with you! It may not be a national holiday (yet), but Star Wars day is the perfect time to get you, or the Star Wars fan in your life, something to celebrate the occasion.

And with notable gift ideas for just about every film or television within the Star Wars universe to deck out a fan's home, pet, or personal wardrobe, there's bound to be something for everyone—including the person who thinks they have the best Star Wars jokes in their back pocket.

Spruce up your home with these tasteful accent pillows that subtly hint at your Star Wars fandom. Sobel has various collections dedicated to the franchise including ones for R2-D2, the Dark Side, and Tatooine.

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REFINERY29

May The 4th Be With You — & These 10 New Star Wars Collections

By Ray Lowe

If you're looking for something more subtle, the Sobel Westex x Star Wars Home collection is for you, with themed motifs that can fly under the radar and won’t play Jedi mind tricks on your decor.

Choose your path — The Dark Side, The Astromech, Jedi, and Tatooine — and add to cart.

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HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

This Chic 'Star Wars' Home Collection Is Majorly on Sale

By Kelly Allen

It includes bedding, towels, and more—all of which come in collectible packaging!

The line is also broken into four smaller collections based on the popular franchise: The Dark Side, The Astromech, Jedi, and Tatooine. Each set of items resembles one another, but the main difference is the colorways and patterns.

Naturally, the Dark Side is full of black, charcoal, and gray pieces whereas the Tatooine collection boasts pink bedding and a sandy-colored throw. But across it all, the nods to the franchise are subtle—making them ideal for adults and children who can eventually grow into the home goods.

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DIGITPATROX

The Sobel Westex Star Wars Home Collection Is Surprisingly Beautiful

If it is droids you are searching for, you will not discover any on the brand new Sobel Westex Star Wars Residence Assortment. The sheets, pillows, and blankets are an understated homage to the franchise.

They’re excellent for the Star Wars fan who lives with somebody who is maybe much less smitten by adorning with Starfighter sheets and Chewbacca-shaped pillows.

There are 4 totally different units to select from, obtainable in full/queen and king sizes: the Darkish Facet Assortment, the Tatooine Assortment, the Jedi Assortment, and the Astromech Assortment. 

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YAHOO

May the 4th Be With You: The Best Merch, Toys and Collectibles for ‘Star Wars’ Fans

By Tim Chan and Sage Anderson

From here in the U.S. to galaxies far far away, May the 4 is now known universally as “Star Wars Day,” thanks to a pun on that famous Star Wars quote, “May the force be with you.

According to StarWars.com, the first notable occurrence with the May 4 pun took place on that date in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher took office as the new British Prime Minister. Thatcher’s Conservative party took out an ad in The London Evening News to congratulate her, saying “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

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ROLLING STONE

From a Galaxy Far Far Away and Into Your Own Home

By Tim Chan & Sage Anderson

Sobel Westex has teamed up with LucasFilms to create a Star Wars design collection for home goods.

Whether you’re part of the Rebel Legion, a serious collector, or just a casual fan, here are ten pieces of Star Wars merch to pick up for May the Fourth 2022. Shop quickly: the demand — and force — is strong with many of the items on our list, and you’ll want to sang them before they’re sold-out.

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DORK SIDE OF THE FORCE

A guide to all the May the 4th: Star Wars Day merch, toys, deals and more

By Mike Andronico

It’s every Star Wars fan’s favorite day of the year: May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day.And because the Star Wars fandom is one of the biggest out there, with fans clamoring for any way to show off their love of the galaxy far, far away, May the 4th is also a day full of announcements, reveals, and releases of new toys and merchandise.

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E ONLINE

The Best Star Wars Day Deals for May the 4th

By Emily Spain

Sobel Westex, the worldwide luxury textile leader, has transformed the most iconic saga in pop culture into an elevated home bedding and bath line with the new Star Wars Home Collection.

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READERS DIGEST

50 Gifts for Grandpa He Will Absolutely Adore (And Actually Use)

By Lois Alter Mark

Grandpas are an extra-special kind of dad. Not only did they teach their own kids everything they know, but they taught their kids’ kids too. And even though they also passed down dozens of corny dad jokes you’ll never hear the end of, they deserve to be celebrated in a big way on Father’s Day, on their birthdays, and on any day of the year.

So we’ve compiled a list of the top gifts for Grandpa to show him you’ve been listening to his stories and know what he likes. Whether he’s a homebody or an outdoorsman, a style icon or a sports fan, we’ve got the perfect gift just for him.

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INSIDE THE MAGIC

Bring Home the ‘Star Wars’ Collections From the Makers of Disney Resort Bedding

By Lindsey Paris

“Be the first in the galaxy to own the NEW Star Wars™ Home Collection! Sobel Westex is proud to partner with the Lucas team to bring you the most iconic saga in pop culture.” The makers of the coveted Disney Resort hotel sheet collections have created many tribute sets, this one rising high above others in honor of Star Wars.

Choose plush, absorbent towels for your luxurious shower, or dream of destroying the Death Star while snuggled into a Jedi-themed sheet set. There’s even a huge sale this month exclusively for Star Wars bedding collection items.

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CNN

May the 4th be with you: The best ‘Star Wars’ Day 2022 deals you can get now

By Mike Andronico

Another great pick for “Star Wars”-obsessed adults, Sobel Westex just launched a series of bed and bath collections that are subtle enough to fit in any home but unmistakably “Star Wars” for those in the know.

With a variety of options that include Dark Side and Tatooine bed collections, towels sporting ancient Jedi text and a Galaxy Chunky Knit Throw perfect for the couch, Sobel Westex’s “Star Wars” gear blends the signature colors of the series’ iconic characters and worlds with high-end designs that even your non-nerdy friends will appreciate.

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GEEK INSIDER

May the 4th Be With You, Always

By Geek Insider 

It’s Star Wars day and fans everywhere are marking the occasion in various ways. Whether that’s via binge watching the movies, dressing up as their favorite character for some cosplay pics, or simply picking up some great Star Wars merch.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for the perfect Star Wars swag to add to or even start your collection, I’ve found a few items that you may want to consider.

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SWEETY HIGH

Sobel Westex's New Star Wars Home Collection Is Subtly Nerdy in the BEST Way

By Amanda McArthur

The decor and bedding line features items across four collections—The Dark Side Collection, Astromech Collection, Jedi Collection and Tatooine Collection—to add a gorgeous, yet subtly nerdy, touch to your spaces, and we seriously can't get enough. According to Sobel Westex executive vice president Michael Trampas, "Using a wealth of imagination to create bedding and bath products that mimic a Star Wars time, place and lifestyle, we created Star Wars Home to be authentic to the narrative, elevated, practical and luxurious." 

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CNET

65 Best Star Wars Gifts for 2022: All the Top Gifts for the Fan in Your Life

By Sean Keane

We've researched the finest Star Wars merch so you won't have to hire bounty hunters to get gift ideas from a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars fans are having a great time right now, between the recent release of the latest High Republic book, the amazing Visions anime on Disney Plus, the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series soon to drop every week and the recent opening of pricey-but-cool Galactic Starcruiser hotel in Orlando, Florida. It's a great time to be a fan of this universe, and as that popularity rises that means there's no shortage of things you can give to the Star Wars fan(s) in your life.

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HUNKER

May the 4th Be With You: 30 Star Wars-Themed Products to Help You Celebrate

By Morgan Goldberg

Over the past decade, May 4th — aka Star Wars Day — has become the unofficially official holiday for Star Wars fans everywhere to celebrate their favorite franchise and galaxy. While we're all for bonus holidays, a true fan knows that every day can be Star Wars Day if you have enough Jedi paraphernalia around your house.

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MENTAL FLOSS

Smuggler’s Delight: The Best Star Wars Day Splurges for Han Solo Fans

By Carrie Bell

From here in the U.S. to galaxies far far away, May the 4 is now known universally as “Star Wars Day,” thanks to a pun on that famous Star Wars quote, “May the force be with you.

”According to StarWars.com, the first notable occurrence with the May 4 pun took place on that date in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher took office as the new British Prime Minister. Thatcher’s Conservative party took out an ad in The London Evening News to congratulate her, saying “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie.

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THE POP INSIDER

Star Wars Deals: May the Fourth (and Savings) Be With You on Games, Decor and More

By Khue Nyguyen

May the force be with you your bedroom!In honor of this year’s Star Wars Day (May 4), home decor textile company Sobel Westex has partnered with Lucasfilm to release an exclusive Star Wars Home Collection. The design of these home, bedding, and bath products take inspiration from the original trilogy’s iconic characters and locations.

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CNET

Star Wars Deals: May the Fourth (and Savings) Be With You on Games, Decor and More

By Adrian Marlow

Jedi or Sith, use the Force to grab something special for the fan in your life. Yes, even if it's you.

Star Wars decor isn't just for kids anymore. With the new Star Wars Home Collection from Sobel Westex, you'll find comforters, sheets, pillows, towels and more in subtle patterns and colors that call to your favorite fandom in a sleek, modern aesthetic. Bring balance to your bedroom with this impressive collection.

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HOME TEXTILES TODAY

New collection offers
Star Wars chic – minus the dweeb factor

By Jennifer Marks

Las Vegas – A just-launched exclusive collection of Star Wars-themed bedding and bath brings a more sophisticated, design-oriented look to the classic saga’s iconography.

The Star Wars Home Collection was created by Sobel Westex – which supplies home textiles to hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and retail – in partnership with Lucasfilm.

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LAUGHING PLACE

Star Wars Home Collection Essentials from Sobel Westex

By Laughing Place Disney Newsdesk

No matter what side of the Force you support, you can live your best galactic life with the Star Wars Home Collection by Sobel Westex.

Throughout the month of May, Sobel Westex is offering guests 25% off the cosmic series of bedding, towels and decor in honor of Star Wars Day.

Sobel Westex is your destination for themed bedding, towels and home decor that is distinctly Star Wars, but in a way that appeals to adults. You can geek out about the galaxy far far away with patterns and colors that embrace the essence of your favorite characters and locales with a sleek and savvy aesthetic.

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ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

27 Best 'Star Wars' Gifts to Celebrate May the 4th

By Charlotte Lewis‍

Whether you're a Rebel, a member of the Resistance or on the Dark Side, you deserve to treat yourself to an intergalactic gift (or two) this Star Wars Day. Just in time for May the 4th, we've rounded up some of the best Star Wars gifts for yourself and your fellow force-sensitive friends.

So, it doesn't matter if you're an original movie purist, a Kylo Ren defender or you're just super into The Mandalorian (which has a new season on the way), there's Star Wars merch for every type of fan out there. And to help you find the best way to celebrate this May the 4th, we've rounded up our favorite collectibles, gadgets, clothing and accessories so you can give the gift of The Force.

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BRAND VISION

Bring Your Favorite Hotel Room Home – Disney Resorts Home Collection by Sobel Westex Releasing in 2022

By Shannen Michaelsen

Sobel Westex will be releasing new home collections inspired by various Disney Resorts in 2022. Read what Sobel Westex has to say about each collection below.

When designing a new home collection, creativity is important. But for our projects to be truly successful, our creations must go beyond the expected and deliver a newer level of story telling, inspiration and experience.

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POPSUGAR

Honestly, We're Shocked These Stylish Bedding Sets Are Star Wars Themed!

By Lauren Harano

There comes a time when you feel the need to outgrow your childhood fandoms and take the memorabilia of your favorite movie characters down from your bedroom walls, but luckily, now is not that time. Sobel Westex, a high-end home brand, just dropped a new line of Star Wars-themed bedding and textiles, and the tastefulness is out of this galaxy. 

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HOME TEXTILES TODAY

Sobel Westex and Hard Rock collaborate on a new collection

Hollywood, Fla – Hard Rock International and Sobel Westex, a hospitality and retail home textiles company, have partnered for a music-inspired home collection.

Dubbed Rock at Home, the collection encompasses fashion and utility top of bed, sheet sets, bath textiles, beach towels, window treatments, throws and dec pillows – all of which will take design cues from Hard Rock’s musical legacy.

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LAUGHING PLACE

“Barely Necessities: The Disney Merchandise Show” Round Up for October 26th

By R.D. Burbank

First up we head to shopDisney to check out the Walt’s Lodge Dooney & Bourke followed by two new interactive "Ron’s Gone Wrong B*Bots." Sobel Westex has previewed their 2022 Disney Resorts Home Collection that’s inspired by WDW hotels and Entertainment Earth has some new Gargoyles figures.

We’ll chat about the upcoming Morphe and ColourPop Disney makeup collaborations and the Marvel and Star Wars reveals from Hasbro Pulse Con. Finally, we’ll check in on Week 3 of Bring Home the Bounty and beautiful new Star Wars designs from lifestyle brand Erin Condren.

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER

How to Bring Your Favorite Hotel Bed Home

By Juliana Shallcross

Virgin Hotels now sells its cozy new beds online—but it's not the only way to bring that luxurious, deep-sleep experience from a hotel home.

When Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels company opened its first property in Chicago last year, there was a lot of fuss over the mod-style bed inside "the chambers" (Virgin-speak for guest rooms). With its flaxen frame and reclined, padded headboard—ideal for leaning back with a laptop or tablet without having to stack a mountain of pillows—it was a seductive place to sleep and work.

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SEATTLE TIMES

All night long? Lionel Richie has some bedding to sell you

On a recent, sticky August afternoon, Lionel Richie stepped onto the second-floor landing of the rotunda in J.C. Penney’s corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas, and surveyed its employees gathered above and below him. Microphone in hand, he bellowed: “My people!”Richie is a four-time Grammy winner, with over 100 million records sold, so he counts a lot of people as “his” people.

Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers danced with him during his “Brick House” days with the Commodores, then swayed to his “Endless Love” serenades when he went solo. Younger fans may know him as a judge on “American Idol,” or as father to Nicole, Miles and Sofia.Now, he has the undivided attention of a new fan: J.C. Penney, the struggling department store where Richie is introducing his new home goods collection.

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