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Old 05-01-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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So I had a cashmere sweater from Nordstrom. Returned it about 6 months ago. Wearing the new one which is pilling like crazy. Never been washed or dry cleaned. Today I found a hole in the elbow. Sigh. Is there a better place to buy cashmere sweaters that last more than a few months? I am pretty sure Nordstrom would let me return this sweater (again) but I don't think they have a replacement in stock at the moment. (I have looked at their website.)
This is why I've given up on cashmere and my light sweaters are all merino wool. No matter how gently I treated my cashmere sweaters the past few years they always looked ragged by the end of the season so I decided I was tired of wasting my money. If you can find older (like 80s-90s) cashmere pieces secondhand they tend to be more durable because they're made better.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:34 PM
 
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I've seen NM's cashmere online. They have their own line of cashmere items. I read the reviews, and there are always complaints about pilling. I think for their own line of cashmere, they get the cheap stuff. Maybe their designers brand cashmere is of a different quality; I would hope so. I've always balked at buying NM's in-house brand of cashmere, because some of it looks cheap, and the reviews are very mixed. It can be enticing, because when it goes on sale, it can drop to tempting prices, but I've avoided it so far.
Pilling isn't necessarily a sign of lower quality. It's just a fact of life when owning cashmere. Shaving the garment is part of proper care and maintenance.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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Looked at cedar blocks on Amazon. But these are not small holes from moths, just one big hole in one sleeve???

If the hole looks like it was cut with a knife or sharp scissors, that is moth damage. Sometimes you donít see the moths but they are there and their larva do damage.

I agree with those who say that cashmere quality has diminished. I was given a 2-piece set from Nordstrom over 20 years ago. I wear it a lot and itís still perfect. I donít even take it to the dry cleaners anymore as I donít like the chemicals. I wash the pieces in Woolite, no problem. Iíve looked at current cashmere clothing and itís pretty thin and crappy...sign of the times re quality.

I have an antique cedar chest that I store my sweaters in, but I needed to store my business suits, so I put them in a garment bag and added about 6 balls of cedar (ping pong ball size) that I found at Target. It works, but they need to be replaced every few years.

I bought my de-pilling device at Joannís (a fabric/crafts chain). It works on everything, even my sofa.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:00 PM
 
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I have an antique cedar chest that I store my sweaters in, but I needed to store my business suits, so I put them in a garment bag and added about 6 balls of cedar (ping pong ball size) that I found at Target. It works, but they need to be replaced every few years.
Or you can resurface them with sandpaper. I prefer the blocks because they're easier to sand.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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Or you can resurface them with sandpaper. I prefer the blocks because they're easier to sand.
Good grief, I never thought of that! Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: AZ
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I've seen NM's cashmere online. They have their own line of cashmere items. I read the reviews, and there are always complaints about pilling. I think for their own line of cashmere, they get the cheap stuff. Maybe their designers brand cashmere is of a different quality; I would hope so. I've always balked at buying NM's in-house brand of cashmere, because some of it looks cheap, and the reviews are very mixed. It can be enticing, because when it goes on sale, it can drop to tempting prices, but I've avoided it so far.
I'm not sure about those; the ones I got aren't NM brand.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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So I had a cashmere sweater from Nordstrom. Returned it about 6 months ago. Wearing the new one which is pilling like crazy. Never been washed or dry cleaned. Today I found a hole in the elbow. Sigh. Is there a better place to buy cashmere sweaters that last more than a few months? I am pretty sure Nordstrom would let me return this sweater (again) but I don't think they have a replacement in stock at the moment. (I have looked at their website.)

France.
And why are you wearing cashmere in May?
A light sweater from chicos or something would make more sense.

I have a few cashmere sweaters. They don't have any holes.
They are not new either.
Maybe you have moths or something.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I used a depillar on a sweater once. It caused holes. Cheap depiller? Cheap sweater? I've never tried one since.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Usage - working at a desk?
I work in an office, if that is what you are asking.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:16 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I used a depillar on a sweater once. It caused holes. Cheap depiller? Cheap sweater? I've never tried one since.
I thought I had corrected the spelling. Maybe it was only on the second instance. *sigh*
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