Knitwear - Cashmere - Designer Knitwear
There are some very good places to find Knitwear online, whether it's from a dedicated knitwear e-boutique, department store, or fashion boutique and including cashmere sweaters and cardigans, designer knitwear and mens knitwear. Of course you can visit all the Designer Online Boutiques to find their handpicked collections, which will usually be at a range of prices (but mainly the top end) and they're great for finding investment pieces you'll treasure for quite a while.
For Cashmere, Merino and easy-wear, easy-care knitwear have a look at the specialist knitwear destinations such as Brora, John Smedley and Pure Collection, and the Department Stores Online, who usually offer really good selections at a wide range of prices.
The colours and the choices are endless, and with prices from top designer to premium high street you're going to need quite a while to browse.
Pure Collection offers a high quality collection of cashmere knitwear and accessories plus clothing for both men and women. Whatever the style of the season you'll find some great pieces here, from the perfect cashmere waterfall cardigan to a long fluid jersey maxi dress, high quality jeans and tops and essential accessories such as bags and belts. Ordering couldn't be simpler and you can expect excellent service and they'll ship to you wherever you are in the world.
Brora was established in 1992 with the aim of offering classic fine quality Scottish cashmere with a contemporary twist, with prices that offer real value for money. Although they are now definitely not the cheapest they offer some of the best quality available, and in designs and a selection of colours that you won't find anywhere else. The pictures are beautifully clear and you'll find them hard to resist and the collection extends to men, children and babies. They'll deliver to you anywhere in the World and for the UK you can select their Express Delivery option and receive your order the following day.
Me & Em offers beautiful, comfortable clothes to relax in made using luxury modal jersey and cashmere. The collection includes easy dresses, wraps and cardigans, lounge trousers you'll never want to take off, a collection of beautifully styled tops and MiH jeans and shirts.
Be warned. Once you start shopping here you'll never want to wear anything constricting and fitted again. Every piece is a must-have. I have to confess I want it all!.
The collection of designer knitwear at Net-a-Porter ranges from some reasonably priced pieces to true designer style (and designer price tags). It's well worth having a browse here as you'll find things unavailable elsewhere.
Designers include M Missoni, Michael Michael Kors, Rick Owens, Markus Lupfer, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Theory.
Modern luxury and glamour are what you should expect from the Liberty of London website, from fashion and accessories for men and women by designers such as See by Chloe, David Szeto, Comme Des Garcons and Theory to their own label range and on to a unique collection of beauty and grooming products, fragrance and gifts.
The White Company offers stylish knitwear for relaxing in and going out in in mainly neutral shades such as smokey navy, white, silver grey and petal. Everything here is flattering and easy to wear and you know you'll be getting very high quality, both in terms of what you choose and the service. Excellent packaging makes this a perfect place for gifts as well.
Banana Republic has always been one of my favourite US brands, for workwear, casualwear and accessories. As well as great basics there are always pretty embellished tops and knits, perfect layering t's and a chic collection of dresses and jackets.
Keep checking back as new pieces are added all the time. The shoes are not online yet but hopefully that will change. Note that the sizing right now is US - 0 - 14, rather than UK - 4 - 18. Hopefully that will change as well.
Award winning Belinda Dickson is a knitwear designer whose international reputation for quality, colour and modern eclectic style has earned her the affectionate title of “Queen of Cashmere'. On her website you'll find her two different labels, the White Label collection, offering affordable but beautifully designed cashmere and her signature 'Cashmere Couture' range of the finest cashmere made exclusively in Scotland and sparkling with Swarovski crystals and satin trims, all available in up to 120 colours.
David Berk opened his shop at 46, Burlington Arcade, off London’s Piccadilly, more than 50 years ago and even though initially the shop stocked Shetland knits and tartan kilts, scarves and rugs the focus has gradually shifted to cashmere - Now there are literally thousands of cashmere items in stock at any one time. Brands on offer include their own wide range of styles and colours, Balantyne cashmere and John Smedley plus cashmere and silk and camelhair.
This is a small range of (quite expensive) but very beautiful and modern cashmere, ranging from fine almost lingerie inspired pieces to chunky knits. Most pieces are available in a range of new season's colours and all are very beautifully photographed. There are plenty of places to find your everyday cashmere classics. Here you'll find something special and different so take a look.
If you're looking to invest in a new piece of cashmere but want something slightly different then here's the place to look, where the offer is uniquely detailed, high quality (and high end priced) cashmere sweaters, wraps and jackets in a very good range of colours. You need to download and fill in their order form or call them to order.
Hummshop offers beautiful alpaca clothing with luxurious garments handmade in Peru from soft, warm and lightweight alpaca fibre - with Alpaca known in Peru as 'El oro de los Andes', or 'The gold of the Andes'.
Founder Amanda Ruiz sources traditionally made knitwear and personally visits the factories in Peru where her garments are produced.Take a look at this range for colourful jackets and cardigans, hats, scarves and gloves and quirky waistcoats. The collection, which is mainly for women, also includes items for men, children and home.
John Smedley is a family owned business originally established in 1784 and specialises in the highest quality fine gauge knitwear. It's definitely expensive but unbeatable for quality and fit; and whether you want a simple shell to wear underneath a jacket, or a modern cut fine merino cableknit top with the perfect neckline and three quarter sleeves, it's better to buy just one piece from here than several cheaper versions. Buy two if you can. You really won't regret it.
No trip to the north of Scotland is complete without visiting Johnston's Woollen Mill in Elgin where you can buy gorgeous, high quality cashmere in modern and traditional styles and a great choice of colours. Finally they've made it online, on a clear and easy way to visit website so you can now buy into this excellent brand. There's cashmere for men and women plus a small range of jackets, coats and accessories.
As someone who used to buy from Burlington Arcade's N Peal (before I had kids etc etc) I'm really pleased to see that they're back online is a beautiful, if dark website. What you expect here is modern classics and really beautiful quality, now with the added bonus of fashion cutting edge creative directors Sara and Aimee Berman. Expect interesting styles and a contemporary colour palette. Call for next day delivery.
Perilla offers beautiful high quality alpaca walking socks and bed socks, furry alpaca hats, warm lined ballerina bow slippers (a sell-out last year so order yours right now) cashmere scarves and stoles, plus alpaca knitwear and much, much more.
Everything here is available in a hard to find range of colours (as they're commissioned by Perilla) and can be gift boxed and sent out with your personal message. Perilla is perfect for Christmas, birthdays, Mother's Day and all gift giving occasions when you want something special and just that little bit different.
Each season Peruvian Connection offers a richly photographed collection of ethnically styled and classic separates using Peruvian alpaca and jewel coloured pima cotton. This season the look is soft and elegant and mixes in lacy skirts and tops with their more traditional separates. They also always have a great collection of jewellery plus some scarves and bags. The quality is excellent although the prices are quite steep. Worldwide Delivery
Snuggle up in the hand-dyed and hand-loomed cashmere designs from Willow, available in a gorgeous and regularly updated range of unique colours which include Seamist Blue, Bubblegum and Amethyst alongside the usual black, ivory and pale pink. They also have well priced cashmere baby blankets.
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