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Best "cheap" cashmere?

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CaitAgusMadra Thu 01-Sep-16 21:12:42

I'm looking for a slouchy grey cashmere jumper and have seen (well online anyway) some in Uniqlo and H&M.

Would love some feedback about how they wear (bobbling) and wash... Ideally I'd like to get a couple of winters out of the jumper so no point in buying if it's going to look like a shapeless rag after a month

DianaT1969 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:21:02

I have 2 from Uniglo since last winter. They wash well for me in the machine on a cool wool wash, low spin speed. Still look like new and I never get bored of them. Will buy morr colours this wnter. Mine were discounted too, so real bargain.
Haven't tried H&M so can't comment. Didn't realise they had cashmere.

sparechange Thu 01-Sep-16 21:22:39

Uniqlo, and M&S when they have offers on

PhoenixJasmine Thu 01-Sep-16 21:24:47

I love my Uniqlo ones too, have 3, oldest is 2yrs old and looks fine. I was on delicate cycle and dry flat on top of airer.

Justwanttoweeinpeace Thu 01-Sep-16 21:27:28

Uniqlo are great. Buy them for me and DH every year, never any problems.

carrie74 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:52:41

I've found that it changes every year. I had a Gap jumper that was so good I bought another the following year. Not as good (but not bad).

I think the best for me has been JL. Uniqlo was ok, not brilliant (but cheaper).

LanaorAna1 Thu 01-Sep-16 21:59:42

Uniqlo miles better than HM, and M&S I say too.

Liiinoo Thu 01-Sep-16 22:17:07

I find M&S tends to shrink so I buy a size up.

maggiethemagpie Thu 01-Sep-16 22:40:35

I've bought a few cashmere cardis off ebay that are M and S brand new with tags, seem to go for about £30-£40. Or lightly worn for a little less. I have about five in different colours now, live in them in winter. I have found the sizing small, so size up, but they are comfy and good quality and last.

CaitAgusMadra Fri 02-Sep-16 11:16:24

Ok so uniqlo seems to be the one to try. Any advice on sizing?

I'm normally a size 10/12 and have a few bits in M from Uniqlo. I'd like the jumper to have a bit of slouch but would L be too big?

I'm in Ireland so trying on in store is not an option

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 02-Sep-16 12:12:00

Thanks for the tips - I'd love a nice cashmere jumper for winter (wanted white but actually grey looks good) and the Uniqlo ones are brilliant prices.

SesameSparkle Fri 02-Sep-16 14:05:48

I've got cashmere from uniqlo and john lewis. Both were a similar price and wear well. When I was a size 14, I bought size M in uniqlo knitwear, to get a neat fit and they still fit ok now I'm size 12. I wouldn't go bigger than that if you are normally 10-12.

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