Urban Outfitters Is Trying to Bring Back This Ugly Grandma Trend

Think back to the days when you visited grandma's house, and she had all her tissue boxes dolled up with beaded covers. Yikes. As much as we love Grandma, we have to admit — those were a little tacky. But, as it turns out, what was once gaudy is now trendy.

Case in point: Urban Outfitters has released a series of beaded tissue-box covers. Yep, you read that right. Those generic floral patterns on drugstore tissue boxes aren't necessarily the prettiest, so it does make sense to cover them up with something. But is that something an old-fashioned beaded cover? We're not so sure, but UO certainly is. Check out some of the beaded options below, plus some of the other tissue-box covers that we actually think are a cute.


Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.