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Mint velvet knitwear quality

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RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 16:33:54

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whatiswrongwithyou Tue 30-Dec-14 16:39:00

Definitely not worth it - I bought a Mint Velvet jumper for £70 back in August. Only ever washed it on a delicate wool wash, low spin, but it's gone thin, baggy and generally looks tatty now.

mowglik Tue 30-Dec-14 16:42:59

Is it the light pinkish one with the cowl neck? I have that one, it's fine not the best quality but keeps its shape and worth £60 I'd say. I pay more for better quality though so it's a trade off

BikeRunSki Tue 30-Dec-14 16:46:52

I bought a MV cashmere jumper in the sale last year. Reduced from £180 to £100, very dissappointed, very thin, baggy and has piled. I've had much better quality for less from m&s, although the MV one is more stylish.

PenelopePitstops Tue 30-Dec-14 16:52:57

Glad I didn't buy a coat from them. Almost got sucked in by the sale but thought it felt a bit 'new look' material.

MaryShelley Tue 30-Dec-14 16:53:50

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RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 17:18:54

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burnishedsilver Tue 30-Dec-14 17:23:32

The quality is inconsistent. Some of my favourite things are from mv but I've had some real disappointments too.

Marylou2 Tue 30-Dec-14 17:46:50

I have a grey one with a big star on the back from this year that's washed quite well.Uniqlo are definitely best for well priced merino as they last/wash really well.

ShyGirlie Tue 30-Dec-14 19:49:15

not knitwear sorry, but a bought a leather bag costing £150. only lasted about 2 months of everyday use til it was falling apart and generally looking very shabby sad

RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 20:10:47

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LeoandBoosmum Tue 30-Dec-14 20:20:00

RichardParkerTheTiger:
I think this Hobbs polo neck is merino, on sale in the pink shade, av in all sizes:

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-9146-2962K00&productvarid=0214-9146-2962K00-WINTER%20FUCHSIA-XL&refpage=search/results

Or, half price at The White Co and you can often find a code somewhere to get free shipping:
www.thewhitecompany.com/sale/clothing/merino-pointelle-swing-jumper--silver-grey-marl/

Jigsaw (sale):
www.jigsaw-online.com/products/loopback-merino-jumper-9454

www.jigsaw-online.com/products/merino-chiffon-detail-jumper-9564

RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 20:45:07

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LeoandBoosmum Tue 30-Dec-14 21:15:58

YW smile
I do too....it would have to be the dearest, wouldn't it!?
There is a gorgeous Jigsaw one - I love but, alas, funds will not allow - but as you were considering splashing out sixty quid on MV I thought I'd point it out to you (it's £98). It's cashmere and beautiful!! It is my birthday soon and I am eagerly watching for a further reduction!

www.jigsaw-online.com/products/cashmere-slim-rib-jumper-9524

Not sure of your size but if it doesn't absolutely have to be merino Hobbs has some nice reduce knitwear and cashmere... Egs here:

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productid=0214-9082-9044K00&productvarid=0214-9082-9044K00-NATURAL-XL

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-9135-1114K00&productvarid=0214-9135-1114K00-GISELLE%20BLUE-M&refpage=search/results

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-9114-1114K00&productvarid=0214-9114-1114K00-FOGGY%20GREY-S&refpage=search/results

www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-9034-1019K00&productvarid=0214-9034-1019K00-BARELY%20PINK-L&refpage=search/results

Another merino:
www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0214-9039-3395K00&productvarid=0214-9039-3395K00-WINTER%20FUCHSIA-XL&refpage=promotions/sale-knitwear

smile

RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 21:39:41

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LeoandBoosmum Tue 30-Dec-14 22:00:24

Ooh, they are actually very nice! Let us know if they are as nice IRL if you remember... And thanks for giving me something else to lust over! grin
Btw, which colours did you opt for?

RichardParkerTheTiger Tue 30-Dec-14 22:02:20

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