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I've bought M&S cashmere before and it has been ok. Not amazing, but ok, especially if you buy with a 20% off discount. The best cashmere I've bought is in the Pure sale. But I haven't bought from Brora to be able to compare.
I had a few from the men's section a few years ago and they were fantastic quality and washed well. Sadly they have been eaten by moths this summer so I'm hoping the quality is still the same as I have to replace them.
I have a cashmere M&S jumper which is gorgeous - washes well and still very soft. It does bobble though, and it has shrunk a little but that was my fault, I think. I'd buy from them again but nothing this year is right. All too short or too 'M&S funky' which is horrible.
Best cashmere by miles were the Jaeger ones - so soft and last really well, no pilling. But they don't seem to do 100% cashmere any more.
I've never fancied the uniqlo cashmere. It feels a bit scratchy and everything looks a bit skimpy.
Really helpful comments on where to buy. Sounds like Brora is worth splashing out on. I've got a lovely cashmere jumper from Boden that I got a few years ago. A bit oversized in a gorgeous colour but I've never seen them repeat the style. Recently I washed it on the wrong cycle and it's shrank ever so slightly. with myself!
I find M&S ok - I have about 4 jumpers from about 5 years ok that are still going strong, though I've been less keen on style/colour in recent years. I've also had no problems with Boden, although again my stuff is from a couple of years ago. Pure is lovely - I have a boyfriend cardi that's 8 years old and I still wear it. I like a cotton/cashmere mix if I can find it - very durable.