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Is $36 a good deal for this sweater?

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
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I don't know. So many people are wearing them, I wonder how I might look in one. It was $360, which I do not even understand! But don't consider the original price. Is the price good for the sweater or can I find a nice one cheaper?
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    What brand, quality? Express has a lot like that around the same price. I imagine they could go on sale for 20 or less. If that was actually 360 which I can't imagine then um yea 36 is a good deal! I usually have to try them on - some don't cling or fit as nice to my body so I look frumpy and fatter in them.
  • TaphycurlTaphycurl Posts: 13Registered Users
    It depends on the material and how well it's constructed.
  • TaphycurlTaphycurl Posts: 13Registered Users
    I'll use this as an example. I worked for five years as a pawnbroker, so I have extensive jewelry training. When I would go shopping, I would see a lot of places mark up worthless jewelry (gold plated or gold filled) for crazy prices and then mark them down 75% or more. It wasn't even worth the discounted price, but people bought it because they thought they were getting a deal. If you are wasting your hard earned money on crap, that's not a deal.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Knowing the company as I do, it's probably very well made of a comfortable material that will hold up well. But to Taphy's point, I think the company does some serious marking up.

    I figured they'd all kind of fit the same, but I guess not. I think I'll skip this. And if I still want one later I'll look for deals on the ground.
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  • macluanmacluan Posts: 326Registered Users
    I have a couple of these types but none of mine are so sheer that you can see your clothing through them. Eileen Fisher has some beautiful ones that you can pick-up on Ebay at good deals if you don't mind being the second owner.
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    36 or 360?

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    It was $360.
    It is $36 now.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I can make and ship one to you for much less than $36. That is if you'd like me to.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »
    I can make and ship one to you for much less than $36. That is if you'd like me to.
    Huh wha wha? You can? You can? Really? :)
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is the new Pantone Color of the Year: emerald/kelly/beryl. So you can't go wrong ;)

    I don't think $36 is a lot of money for an article of clothing I like, so if i liked it, i would get it.

    I have had sweaters like this before and I always belt them or wrap & tuck/pin them. If you do likewise, the fit won't matter as much.

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Speckla wrote: »
    I can make and ship one to you for much less than $36. That is if you'd like me to.

    It looks about 3 yds. And I'm pretty sure it's not cotton/spandex. Where are you shopping for fabric?:tongue10:

  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    If it's good quality, that seems like a great deal. Express has some that are not even that long and they range from 40-60. And I forgot, if that's the new color of the year, then even better.
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    I think its lovely! I would spend more than $36 for it.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    It seems like a good deal.

    And thanks to this thread I ordered a sweater today (though not like the one in the picture at all) because it got me started looking at them online. :evil: :lol:
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    To me, $3.60 is too much because I HATE that kind of sweater with a passion.

    If you like it though, it seems like a deal.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Can you link the site for that sweater, please? I love it. It's hard to find waterfall sweaters long enough.

    ETA: Nevermind...figured it out that it's Misook. Damn, their stuff is expensive.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Speckla wrote: »
    I can make and ship one to you for much less than $36. That is if you'd like me to.

    It looks about 3 yds. And I'm pretty sure it's not cotton/spandex. Where are you shopping for fabric?:tongue10:


    Why, good ol' Wally World. lol
  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'd totally buy that. Love that color and style.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If its good quality, I would get it.

    I really like the white one, I think it would be sharp in the summer!
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just for some inspiration in case you were still considering it

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Hmmm
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  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.
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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    webjockey wrote: »
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.

    For that price I assumed it would be. Cashmere is worth every penny. Soft, warm and breathable Mmmmm
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  • fatiimahhfatiimahh Posts: 17Registered Users
    I think it is
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    webjockey wrote: »
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.

    I agree, but I'm not sure that the style of that particular sweater is going to hold up over time so there doesn't seem to be much of a need for it to be durable - I am quite sure that those sweaters are going to look like really dated trends in a couple of years.
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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    webjockey wrote: »
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.

    I agree, but I'm not sure that the style of that particular sweater is going to hold up over time so there doesn't seem to be much of a need for it to be durable - I am quite sure that those sweaters are going to look like really dated trends in a couple of years.

    They already kind of do. I have a few in my closet I don't wear so much anymore. I have one cashmere one I take on trips with me to cuddle up in though.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I have a similar one in oatmeal right now. I say go for it (although I only paid $12 for mine)
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    webjockey wrote: »
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.

    I agree, but I'm not sure that the style of that particular sweater is going to hold up over time so there doesn't seem to be much of a need for it to be durable - I am quite sure that those sweaters are going to look like really dated trends in a couple of years.

    So what? For $36, i dont need it to last me for 20 years.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Amneris wrote: »
    webjockey wrote: »
    The material is polyester and acrylic. I'd be concerned about it holding up over time. Now if it was made of cashmere or some other natural material I think it would be a good deal.

    I agree, but I'm not sure that the style of that particular sweater is going to hold up over time so there doesn't seem to be much of a need for it to be durable - I am quite sure that those sweaters are going to look like really dated trends in a couple of years.

    So what? For $36, i dont need it to last me for 20 years.


    Agreed - was just responding to the comment about durability. I see this as a trend that if you like it for now or are curious about trying it out, $36 is not a bad price.
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