11.14.2010

Sunday Steals: J. Crew Merino Wool-Blend Cardigan on the Cheap

Kitty cats, to the left allow your eyes to take in the loveliness that is J. Crew's Merino Wool-Blend Cardigan; to the right take a gander at Forever 21’s Shawl Sweater Cardigan.

Though the fabulous Forever 21 piece lacks the exposed front zipper slantpockets of their haute couture cousin; for a mere $29.90, in comparison to the $135.00 price tag of the ambrosial J. Crew, it provides the same level of chic, cozy comfort at a price that is tailored for the frugalista’s budget!

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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48 comments

London's-beauty said...

Love the forever 21 one +)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I am strangely drawn to this sweater! I'd get the F21 version. Very cozy looking!

Sarah said...

I have to go with the Forever 21 jacket,only because they are so simaler!

Dancing Branflake said...

Love the f21 one! You have such a good eye!

Shop N' Chomp said...

F21 FTW!!

Joanne said...

Love cardigans in the winter months. I'll save, and take a few please :)

Natasha said...

I think I may have to go for the F21 version because it looks more casual.

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

I am actually going to Forever 21 today so I am hoping I am going to find this or something similar because I love these kind of cardigans so much!

Sootjeelina said...

Wow! I admire how you find these cheaper alternatives, I wouldn't be able.
Btw, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sootjeelina said...

Wow! I admire how you find these cheaper alternatives, I wouldn't be able.
Btw, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

ellie said...

I'd go for Forever 21. Tis the season to have a variety of sweaters for all sorts of occasions and situations.

meg said...

So HAPPY F21 has this!

Rocio said...

Forever 21, because it has a longer fit=)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome sweater <3

Ruby Mines said...

Great find! I even prefer how the forever 21 model is wearing hers! Happy Sunday!

Mary said...

Love the f21! Very affordable!


I would also appreciate if you could vote for a good cause?

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Mary said...

Love the f21! Very affordable!


I would also appreciate if you could vote for a good cause?

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FASHION SNAG said...

F21 one looks fab!

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Megan said...

I like the J. Crew sweater. However, they both look great!!

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Krystal said...

F21 - and I love it with that dress..

Clare said...

Oh I love the forever 21 one! It is long and makes a great statement!

Couture Carrie said...

I am a total J. Crew addict ... am going to have to splurge on this one!

xoxox,
CC

Josie said...

Oh, I'm going to have to splurge on this one... You know my passion for J.Crew, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Claire Kiefer said...

Honestly? Can't tell the diff. Amazing, Erika!

Hope Adela said...

what a great deal! i'd definatley get the forever21 version! =)

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la petite fashionista said...

love the look of this! i think i'd go for j.crew just because im a sucker for merino wool!

ediot said...

oh. easy. forever 21. because it's longer and a lot cheaper.
hope you're having a good weekend
take care

xx

AH said...

i'd save and get the f21 one, it looks so cozy!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

great finds - but im in love with the F21 one!!

Grace said...

Gorgeous sweater. I like a steal, but unfortunately I cannot pass up a great J. Crew sweater.

Angelica Ng said...

Both of these are nice, but maybe just because of the way it's styled, I prefer the look of the Forever 21. Wow, never thought I'd prefer Forever 21 over something else!

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briannelee said...

I like the J Crew one better so I think I would wait for it to go on sale ;)

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

Forever 21 really has such great items....nice find again!! Have a great week!!

better days said...

Thank Goodness for Forever 21!

Simone said...

Both are totally cute! But in all honesty, I would actually consider shelling out for the J Crew one because I love the ribbing along the bottom. I think it gives a more defined shape than the Forever 21 sweater. Great find, though!!

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LifestyleBohemia said...

Amazing find! It's so similar to the J. Crew version, you can hardly tell the difference!
xx

Rachel said...

I love both of them. They look so cozy! I'm definitely gonna save and go with the Forever 21 version though! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great F21 find - it's a chic style at the always lovely F21 price!

K said...

Oh gosh. I'm so glad that neither option has a little tie belt. The dusters of the late 90s and early 2000s need to stay dead.

Sherin said...

Love these! They look so comfortable. The Forever21 one is so pretty.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Erika I saw the sweater at Target that you were talking about the other day, so cute! I actually bought a gray pullover one from the same collection and think they are great to knock about in. I will say that J Crew cashmere is wonderful and if you can get it on sale it is worth the price!

xo Mary Jo

Soho500 said...

Sometimes cheap is cheap! I would have to feel the difference before I thought about buying the cheaper one!

FashionJazz said...

Forever 21 hun, luv it! Hope you had a lovely wknd xx

janettaylor said...

I love them both. So stylish!

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fashioncuti05 said...

Have to say I do like the Forever 21 one...however...lol I already own the J Crew one and I love it! oopps

Melanie's Randomness said...

Cheers to Forever 21 all the way!!!

Melanie's Randomness

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh I love both of these! I think I would go for the F21 item, since they look so similar.

Meream said...

Aaack I am so full of WANT. Sadly, the only F21 store in my country is an hour's plane ride away :(

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