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Affordable cashmere: shockingly, it's not just a myth. Click through to shop our six favorite sources for luxe knits at under $200.
Not a day goes by in the Lucky offices without someone singing this online-only label's praises. The quality of Everlane's cashmere is top-notch—little surprise, since the company partners with the same factories used by luxury labels—and at $120 to $140 a pop, it's far more accessible than a sweater from a European design house.
While the majority of Gap's sweater offerings are either made from cotton, wool or a cashmere blend, there are plenty of 100 percent cashmere pieces to be had here. Pro tip: Try raiding the menswear department! Gap's cashmere pullovers and cardigans for guys are perfectly oversized, insanely cozy and come in just as many fun colors as the women's styles.
Joe Fresh
Though the Canadian high street retailer offers beautifully-priced, super-soft cashmere in a mouthwatering range of hues, e-commerce is sadly only available for our neighbors to the north for the time being. In the meantime, those of us in New York can shop the brand at any one of the seven brick-and-mortar Joe Fresh outposts nearby.
After adding cashmere offerings to its inventory of soft tees and jersey dresses in late 2011, the affordable basics brand continues to release under-$100 sweaters and winter accessories in the high-end fabric from time to time. You have to act fast, though, because StyleMint's cashmere items tend to sell out fast and not many are produced to begin with.
Lucky favorite J.Crew's cashmere might cost a bit more than that offered by the other brands on this list—but these luxe knits frequently come in at under $200, especially during J.Crew's (frequent, fantastic) sales.
Who isn't dazzled upon setting foot in Uniqlo and gazing at those rows upon rows of perfectly stacked cashmere sweaters?! Despite being the lowest-priced purveyor of cashmere goods on our list, Uniqlo arguably offers the widest range of colors and cuts out there—especially when you take the men's offerings (which, again, work just as well for us ladies) into account. In short, Uniqlo just might be our cashmere happy place.