Published on October 12, 2016 — Leave a comment

SPLURGE VS. STEAL: Sweaters Edition

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As many of us know, sweaters are great to buy secondhand. You can layer up in your favorite brands and styles without going over your seasonal budget. But when do you go all-out and splurge, and when do you hunt for a steal?

A good rule of thumb is to go big on classics made from high-quality fabrics, like wools and cashmere. Consider these investment pieces that you’ll wearing for many years. If you’re wanting to experiment with color, try out a new style, or find cheeky holiday sweaters, that’s your window to save. You can also find steals on everyday basics, which are low in price but high in wearability and essential when it comes to winter layering.

Here are a few brands to get you started on a great splurge/steal shopping habit!


J. Crew
Sweaters from J.Crew are definitely splurge-worthy items. Most styles are made from wool and cashmere blends and are built to last. You’ll find a full run of classic styles in primary colors as well as basics revamped with brilliant embellishments, bold hues, and striking patterns.

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Banana Republic
For classy, cozy investment essentials, Banana Republic is always a great place to start. While not overly trendy, the items you’ll find are sure to remain closet staples for years to come. These are versatile styles you can wear to work or layer with jeans when the weekend hits.


If traditional is your thing, then we found your steal. Gap is great for everyday essentials, like that lightweight V-neck sweater, sweatshirt, or striped pullover. And don’t forget: Gap Kids’ has amazing kids’ sweaters too!


Old Navy
Here’s how to find amazing deals on fall basics for the entire family. Old Navy is also a great way to try out something new without totally investing in a trend. Want to give stripes a shot? Score a striped pullover for $4.99 and see how it goes.

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Let us know in the comments section, what kind of sweater are you planning to get this season?