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Anyone else find Whistles jumpers very disappointing in quality? A couple I've had looked like something I've owned for ages after just one wash (Annie Sparkle and a lilac one, bought in the sale, which I handwashed once and already looks bobbly). But I've t-shirts and tops that last very well and still look great.
I got an Annie sparkle last year (I am very careful with clothing) and it looked like a rag after 2 or 3 washes (on a gentle cycle with delicates laundry liquid). The cuffs especially went very baggy and loose. It's a pretty top when new (gift from mum) but I wouldn't buy again. At those prices, I'd opt for Brora mohair, Jigsaw, Hobbs during sale, and would want something with natural fibres that is going to last a long time. At the same time as the Annie sparkle top my mum got me a cashmere dress from there (during the 25% off) and that has fared much better. It is rarely worn and does need combing after wear but it's very soft and has kept its shape. A couple of years ago I got some trousers in the sale (john Lewis) and the inner (concealed) button came off...it was glued on, no stitching at all. JL did a repair free of charge as they'd been worn once; I don't know what would have happened had I bought direct from Whistles. I don't think their quality is as good as some other retailers in the same price bracket. I also think some of their fashion is now a bit too 'out there' and not too flattering.
I have a cashmere jumper from last winter and it has worn so badly, terrible quality. I have a lot of cashmere and I take good care of it, but the Whistles is, hands down, the worst quality cashmere I have bought. I will never buy their knitwear again