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Where do you buy your cardigans?

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 28-Aug-12 14:18:22

Ever since the whole “boyfriend cardigan” nonsense started, it seems impossible to buy a decent cardigan. I live in dresses, so anything long and unfitted completely ruins the silhouette. I want one that sits on the waist, is fitted, V neck, and has full sleeves. I know such a thing exists, because I own one. ONE. It is from Topshop, bought back in the good old days before everything was anti-fit.

Anyone else?

Everything seems to be either hip-length but unfitted like my mum wears (looking at you, Gap), or long and flappy/drapey. I’ve tried the likes of Karen Millen and Whistles, but even they seem to only do fitted little numbers with ¾ length sleeves. I suppose that’s a compromise I’m willing to make, but for those sorts of prices I want it to be perfect. And it is, y’know, a cardigan, and supposed to keep you warm... confused


Pastabee Tue 28-Aug-12 17:13:56

John Lewis own are nice and come in lots of colours.

mignonette Tue 28-Aug-12 17:14:56

And Velvet. They can look like those old Voyage ones from the 90's.

TheCountessOlenska Tue 28-Aug-12 17:16:38

Agree with everyone who said Zara! And sometimes H&M

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Tue 28-Aug-12 17:16:55

Oooh, I've found some nice ones on Mango! What do you think?

mig I have had a saved search for months - it came up ONCE and I FUCKING missed it angry

Will check Laura Ashley!

Itsgottabebags Tue 28-Aug-12 18:48:20

Dotty P's. I did buy some cardigans from M and S a few years back (the type with satiny buttons and trim I think) and they washed really badly!

BikeRunSki Tue 28-Aug-12 19:28:54

Woolovers -like a poor person's Brora. Quality not so wonderful, but prices more realistic.



wildfig Tue 28-Aug-12 20:56:37

Banana Republic has turned up a few really good cardigans for me. I always forget about it, then find the perfect fine silk knit/cashmere one. And they often have discount codes.

ComradeJing Tue 28-Aug-12 23:43:50

CAnt believe no one has mentioned brora yet!

cerealqueen Wed 29-Aug-12 00:03:18

Another one for woolovers!

seeker Wed 29-Aug-12 00:09:42

My cardigan loving dd buys hers from the men's section of charity shops. She has some fantastic ones- including cashmere- none of which cost more than £7.50!

almapudden Wed 29-Aug-12 00:15:00


almapudden Wed 29-Aug-12 00:16:30

Actually, does anyone know whee to find longer-length fitted cardigans? I am 5'11" and the H&M fitted ones are way too short.

mirai Wed 29-Aug-12 04:16:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaTrucha Wed 29-Aug-12 07:29:43

Woolovers looks great!

ImpossiblyGlossy Wed 29-Aug-12 07:31:21

For work? Boden. Look more £

FamiliesShareGerms Wed 29-Aug-12 07:35:43

Another vote for Uniqlo

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Wed 29-Aug-12 09:59:25

Hmm! I logged on pissed as a fart a little tired and emotional last night, and followed the Woolovers advice (after falling in love with Brora and then nearly fainting when I spotted the prices) and um accidentally bought two cardigans for £20 each. SOMEBODY here owes me forty quid... <glares around>

<pretty sure that's how S&B works>


DizzyBeeisSchoolShoeShopping Wed 29-Aug-12 10:04:45

New Look - but buy a smaller size! They are big.

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