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By Susan Romero

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Wouldn’t you love to wrap yourself in the warmth of a soft cashmere sweater or give the gift of cashmere for the holidays? If you look hard enough you can find some bargains on cashmere throughout the city that will warm your heart, and the rest of you too. Here are the best ones we found in stores, at sample sales and online.

Saks Fifth Avenue 611 Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000

On a recent trip to the store I encountered a monster sale on cashmere everything. Sweaters were flying from their perfectly folded places on shelves and tables and a slue of sales people, had their work cut out for them refolding the mess. Anyway, the sale is tremendous at 40-50% off of already reduced cashmere sweaters, gloves, shawls and scarves by Portolano, Magaschoni and the Saks brand.

If you have the stamina after checking out the first floor sale, head up to five where cashmere by Theory and Vince are 40% off.

Autumn Cashmere Sample Sale 231 West 39th Street, 212-398-2244

December 8-12 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Check out this sample sale with cashmere for men and women at up to 75% off of retail prices.

TSE Cashmere Sample Sale 317 West 33rd Street, 917-606-6795

December 13-17 from 9:00 am- 7:00 pm

TSE is the cream of the cashmere crop. Now you can find women’s cashmere sweaters for $140, originally, $395. Men’s sweaters are also a steal at $125 from $495.

Yarnz & The Breed 213 West 35th Street, 212-868-5883

December 4-19, M-F 10:00 am-5:30 pm

Cashmere sweaters are $30-$80 off of the original prices of $175-$350. There are also hats, gloves, scarves and shawls at similar discounts.


If you’d rather not venture out into the cold go online at for some really great deals on cashmere sweaters and shawls. They have some of the best prices we’ve found yet, with cashmere at 60-80% below retail.

This website is offering an extra 20% off of already reduced cashmere. Brands include, Portolano, Hayden and Design History.

Originally published December 2008

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