Cashmere is one of those items where spending more really pays off. The difference between cheap and expensive cashmere, much like silk, is the length of the wool fibers used to make the yarn. Longer fibers are stronger and less likely to break, pill or engage in other bad sweater behavior. Longer fibers being more rare means the higher the quality, the higher the price. January is clearance month, so now's the time to stock up on pricy staples like cashmere. All the items listed below are at least 30% off.
sheath dress with leather trim, Adam $138 (originally $345)
ruffle cardigan, Victoria's Secret $39.99 ($79.50)
orange chunky knit cardigan, Neiman Marcus $212 ($425)
bright color block dress, Kate Spade at Neiman Marcus $195 ($325)
Bottom: white wrap cardigan, Victoria's Secret $39.99 ($69.50)
embellished shoulders mini dress, French Connection at Lord & Taylor $44.39 ($148)
camel cowl neck sweater, J. Crew $139.95 ($265)