A Review Of Quince Cashmere

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Have you guys heard of Quince? It’s a new clothing brand that cuts out the middleman and offers affordable basics sourced directly from the factory. If you immediately thought Everlane…yeah — Quince is similar. Both brands are committed to transparent manufacturing and pricing models, and both are trying to take on sustainable practices while keeping costs low — a complicated endeavor (with mixed results).

Like Everlane, Quince uses a mix of sustainable fabrics and not-so-sustainable fabrics, and both companies have additional sustainability goals they are hoping to achieve in the next few years. True transparency? Well…that’s a little more complicated, but I applaud the efforts.

Quince: Seriously Good Cashmere Sweaters Under $100

While I’d like to see Quince do something more concrete in the sustainability realm, there’s no doubt that the one area where Quince is absolutely killing it is cashmere.

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

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Quince’s cashmere, depending on the sweater, runs from about $50 – $64 per piece, which, comparatively, is an insanely affordable price. Frankly, I had assumed that Quince cashmere must be low-quality, terrible stuff (it had to be??!!??)…but then was baffled by the hundreds of 5-star reviews.

So. I ordered some.

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

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How Does Quince Compare To More Expensive Cashmere Sweaters?

It’s, um….GOOD. Shockingly, I’d even describe it as really good — especially for the price.

The fabric itself — the actual quality of the cashmere itself — is great. The cashmere is on the thinner side, but soft and warm and drapey. But the other reason I’m so impressed with Quince is because this brand has been getting all of the little details right. For example, the sleeves on their cashmere sweaters are longer than comparable cashmere sweaters, and there tends to be more room in the body — so one can get a slouchy fit by sizing up. Quince has not been skimping on design elements.

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

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Quince cashmere is not, however, thick and luxurious cashmere. These (insanely) affordable cashmere sweaters don’t compete with the uber-thick sweaters carried by Naadam, Jenni Kayne or Naked cashmere. But neither does it come with their $300 price tags. Quince cashmere easily competes with J.Crew cashmere, Halogen cashmere or Everlane cashmere. It even competes with my favorite cashmere under $100, Naadam’s $75 cashmere sweater.

NOTE: For each of those links above, I linked to my current favorite sweaters from their collections…so you can see exactly which sweaters I’m using as a point of comparison.

Furthermore, Quince’s colors are beautiful, and the sweaters wash well (cold, in a mesh bag, delicate cycle, lay flat to dry).

Quince Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

Quince’s Mongolian Cashmere Crew (wearing a size small) is one of my favorite pieces ordered. It’s the perfect light neutral and the fit, as I mentioned above, is just slouchy enough. It’s also thin enough to tuck, if I ever want to do that.

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

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Quince Shrunken Cashmere Sweatshirt

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

Now THIS, Quince’s Mongolian Shrunken Cashmere Sweatshirt, is a fun piece. The fit is intended to be a shrunken fit, but still retain some of the boyishness of a sweatshirt. I think Quince nails it. Comes in a ton of colors, too.

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

sweater (s) | jeans (27)


Quince Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more

Quince’s Mongolian Cashmere Turtleneck is a standard black turtleneck that I was trying to find (unsuccessfully) at Naadam. It’s a classic cut, a little longer in the body, and, again, has sleeves that fit (without feeling like they’ve skimped on fabric).

Quince cashmere sweaters are insanely affordable (under $100). We review 3 to see if they're worth it & how they compare to Naadam, Everlane, J.Crew & more.

sweater (s) | | jeans (27)

On our team call the other day, both Lex and Gwen looked gorgeous in (accidentally) matching red turtlenecks…so now that’s all I can think about.


Bottom line? Quince cashmere is definitely worth the price. These pieces are shockingly well-made, the cashmere is thin, but high-quality, and they only gets softer with each wash. Personally, I’m hoping that Quince starts making kids’ clothes…both of my boys have recently discovered my cashmere sweaters (so cozy! so soft!) and, at $64, it’s worth picking up another for Raines.

Also, if you find yourself wondering about Quince’s 100% washable silk pieces…they’re also really good. I covered those in-depth, here.

And, Quince has free shipping and 365-day returns…so if I convinced you yet…

xo,

S

7 COMMENTS

  1. Always happy to have another affordable black cashmere turtleneck to try! I truly don’t think you can ever have enough. And I’m cracking up about your boys. My boys discovered a love of cashmere last year and got sweaters for Christmas. My 15 year old is currently sitting next to me in Ugg slippers, Adidas track pants and an ivory cashmere turtleneck. I love that kids style!

  2. I love my Quince cashmere v-neck and their silk camis! Seriously considering their stretch silk t-dress for summer and I love the shrunken sweatshirt.

  3. I’m so glad you did a review as I was sorely tempted to send you an email to give these a test run!

    Quince was stalking my Insta feed for months and I finally caved in about 2 weeks ago. I bought their $50 crewneck (in black) in a size L (I’m normally a S/M but wanted to make sure the sleeves were long enough). I was pleasantly surprised by it’s softness, weight and overall quality and agree it rivals JCrew/Halogen, etc It was an excellent purchase, so a week later I ordered another (in the camel). I will likely get a turtleneck as well. I see no reason to spend $300 on a sweater, so this is a very smart buy. Be sure and add the HONEY plugin. It will give you $5 off the sweater too!

  4. Love their sustainability efforts but I asked them about their animal welfare standards and they really don’t have any. For me, the animal welfare standards for companies that use animal products is number one, that’s why I’m sticking w Naadam.

  5. I loved their sweaters too so I did a big buy for everyone in the family for Christmas. Unfortunately our of a $131.48 return, they subtracted $65.74 for Shopify payments. I don’t know what that is but it makes buying difficult when you can’t return.

    • GAH!! We’re running into this with a bunch of smaller retailers (all of whom use Shopify). I wonder what the heck is going on? Let me reach out – this is seriously annoying.

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