Carrie Bradshaw might be known for her show-stopping outfits and designer taste — and we love shopping vicariously through her. But in the most recent season of And Just Like That..., it was a more understated item that caught our eye. There's a scene in which Sarah Jessica Parker — er, Carrie — is bringing some bedding into her new apartment, including a pair of Parachute Down Pillows. While it's not exactly a budget brand, we love Parachute for their high-quality linens and cozy home goods (I own their cloud-like slipper booties and wear them as house shoes 24/7). And compared to Carrie's other faves (we're lookin' at you, Manolos!), these plush pillows are the perfect example of everyday, attainable luxury.
We're all about affordability, but when it comes to bedding, sometimes the splurge is worth it. After all, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping on average, and if a good pillow can make all the difference when it comes to the quality of our slumber, we're here for it.
Speaking of quality, the Parachute Down Pillow is filled with premium European white down that's been Responsible Down Standard-certified. Because it's actual down and not a down alternative, it'll feel nice and plush, yet lightweight, and will keep you warm without overheating, thanks to its breathability. No night sweats to see here! Down also lasts longer than down alternative fillers, so while you might be paying more upfront, you won't have to replace this pillow as quickly.
The airy, 100% cotton sateen shell feels nice and cool, and you'll be able to let out your inner Goldilocks by choosing from soft, medium and firm densities. Soft is ideal for stomach sleepers, medium for back sleepers wanting some head support and firm for back sleepers requiring extra support. (Side sleepers, check out this one designed just for you!) The pillow also comes in both standard and king sizes.
With over 1,200 perfect ratings, Carrie's not the only fan of the Parachute Down Pillow:
"In 80+ years, I’ve slept with pillows of many sizes and varieties," shared one satisfied octogenarian. "Many were deliberately pushed onto the floor. I have never used a more comfortable and welcoming pillow. Thank you, Parachute."
"So comfortable!" exclaimed another happy shopper. "I loved the soft, standard-size down pillow I purchased so much that I had to buy a second one! My head feels like it is sinking into a cloud when I go to sleep! I absolutely love these!"
"These are the best pillows that we have rested our heads on — EVER!" wrote a (now) relieved reviewer. "I have a bad neck and this is the only pillow I will use. As a testament to its perfection, we bought a second set for our vacation place. The best around!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.