Thursday, 12 November 2009

Cashmere Knitwear - Quirky, Colourful, Classic and Crazy Prices

If you, like me, love the feel of cashmere, then you should be happy at the fantabulous amount of choice there is online. Cashmere knitwear has never been so easy to find, and the range of prices is astonishing.


The only problem is that you have to ask yourself the question, do you get what you pay for? and yes, of course you do, to some extent, because when you compare the buying power of some of the retail giants, and therefore their ability to offer you products at great prices, it all becomes a bit confusing.


I'm talking about brands such as Uniqlo, which has a very good cashmere range, although not all of it is online (don't ask me why, I haven't a clue)and department stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser, who all have their own brands. Then there are the indepdent retailers where some or all of the collection is cashmere, including Boden, Brora, Pure Collection and Crumpet England.

You can shop until you drop from any and all of these, spend incredibly reasonable amounts or a small fortune. Cashmere is always a treat, and great cashmere will last for years.

Daily Update: Yesterday was a very, very strange day (for me, anyway), starting with having to sit on the floor on the train (because I was definitely not going to stand all the way in to London, although one female told me she thought I should get up, which I thought very funny - do you take up two spaces for standing people when sitting down? Well this was a non stop train so I wasn't worrying).


Then shlepping over to E1 from as far west as you can go on the tube to visit Habitat, which was very interesting (and more about that on Tuesday), a fun business'ish lunch and then back on the train, during which journey I managed to get myself invited to do a radio interview for the Beeb. That was definitely a new one, and seriously connection-risky. Managed, it, just, although the other people on the train fell into two camps, they either thought I was mad, or they wondered if I was someone they should know!

For lots more wonderful cashmere take a look at Cuddle in Cashmere at thesiteguide.com shop.