Friday, 24 January 2014

High Street Cashmere


I've long read about the amazing prices of cashmere on the High Street but never picked up a jumper by John Lewis, or low and behold, Tesco. Until now.


An impromptu trip to Tesco last week involved a glance around the Home & Wear department (as you do) when I spotted the cashmere reduced to crazy silly prices and the pocket jumper above, down to just £18! It didn't take long before I decided the purchase of said jumper was a no brainer and boy am I glad I did because it is still £30 on the website, how does that work?


Before I put it on, I had to have a "touch test" to assess the quality compared to other cashmere knitwear I already own and have to say it doesn't feel any different or of a lesser quality.  In fact I would go as far to say that the Tesco jumper is actually softer than the Iris and Ink (The Outnets own brand clothing) pink one I got for my birthday.


The only downfall for me is that the sleeves are too long, but then I am only short so often encounter this problem! Other than that I am pleased with my cosy cash saver. I wasn't in the market for a new jumper at all but it was just too good a bargain to resist! I opted for mink and was sorely tempted by their Breton offering but that was still £30.

Have you ever bought cashmere from your local supermarket or bought something you didn't really need just because it was so cheap?

17 comments:

  1. Such a great versatile oatmeal color - lovely :o) Xx

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  2. Whoa. Super impressed to hear that it compares in softness to one you got from the Outnet. That's what I'm always wary of - that the quality will be quite crap. I've seen cheap cashmere on the high street before but I've never thought it felt very soft.

    This one looks really great. Love the classic colour. Awesome find!

    xx

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  3. Gorgeous jumper Sharron. I have in the past been tempted but generally hubby has been with me insisting I didn't need it....since when has that been relevant!!! Jane xx
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  4. Wow great price. Might have to go and check the cashmere out myself. Love the colour on you too x

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  5. In answer to your questions - nope and yep a thousand times over (bad isn't it!). Love this jumper - style, colour, price, everything! I was in Tesco earlier in the week but avoided the clothing area - may have to go back and hunt this down! You wouldn't mind if I got one would you Sharron? x

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    1. Of course not Jen! I buy loads of things I wouldn't have dreamt of until I see it on another blogger! I'm sure it offends some but it doesn't offend me one bit, go get one girl x

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  6. It looks super cool ( love the raised line down the front!) and is a stunning price! Nice one !

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  7. Love how there are more pics of you on the blog! Greetings from down under doll. xx

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  8. I need more cashmere in my life, must remember to check out tesco cashmere next time I'm there. I'm very impressed with the H&M jumper I have. I can see me becoming addicted!!

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  9. I've never dabbled in cashmere at all really but keep thinking it is something I should be investing in! This would be perfect for a cashmere newbie like me to try it! Love the shape and colour of the sweater Sharron, it looks really lovely on you x

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  10. My daughter has a couple of cashmere sweaters from John Lewis and they are great quality.

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  11. I love cashmere! What a bargain ;)

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  12. Hi there! Lovely buy and it looks great on, well done on getting it at the reduced price too! xx

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  13. You were wise to get that Sharron- will have to check out my local store - what a bargain! It looks lovely. I like the sound of the Breton version too. Xx

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  14. It is a great go with everything colour and a fabulous price!! Claire's accessories have little arm band things for keeping your long sleeves up. x

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  15. Well done Sharon! Huge lover of Tesco cashmere as you know. Their joggers were also reduced to £18 in a store I popped into today and some cardigans. Still can't find the hoodie though, I just left that to long :( x

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