Yesterday Samra left a comment that she is looking for a long black (warm) cardigan without a shawl collar for around $150. Who’d have thought that would be so hard!!! I’m thinking her original option of the Uniqlo cashmere long cardigan is a good one – it’s well under $150 and doesn’t have a shawl collar. I’m not sure about the quality/longevity of it, but it can’t hurt to try (and Renee chimed in with her own positive comment about Uniqlo…).
I also found a few other recommendations – some are slightly above $150 and some way under, some do have a shawl collar (it’s hard to find long black cardigans WITHOUT a shawl collar!), and some aren’t very long, but they’re an idea…
Zara cable knit open cardigan | $79 (I love this one – not sure how warm though!)
Uniqlo cashmere cardigan | $129
Gap cozy cardigan | $50
Free People slouchy sweater jacket | $198 (this is more like a coat/jacket than a sweater, which is perfect, I think. It does have lapels though)
Inhabit v-neck cardigan | $209
Another note – for me personally, cashmere is warmest, and I’ve had a lot of luck finding affordable cashmere at LastCall (the Neiman Marcus brand specifically), and via sample sale sites like Gilt or Rue La La; I have a long Autumn Cashmere cardigan that’s been a lounging staple of mine that I got from Gilt a while a go. Probably for under $150. Also, Inhabit NY makes THE BEST CASHMERE and has THE BEST SAMPLE SALES. But otherwise, I think when you find the “perfect style” for you, it’s also a good idea to stalk it until it goes on sale – especially if you’re looking for something very specific. I found quite a few long black cashmere cardigans without shawl collars, but they were much more than $150…Of course…isn’t that always the case?? They ALWAYS go on sale though, and now’s the best time!
Does anyone else have any recommendations??