2.10.2011

Thrifty Thursday: Helmut Lang Turtleneck Sweater for a Steal

Lovers, to the left you will find le haute Turtleneck Sweater from Helmut Lang; on the right you will the classy Cowlneck Pullover Sweater from MaxStudio.

Though the Lang lovely features a collar that is slightly more slouchy than the MaxStudio marvel, and is constructed out of a wool/nylon/mohair blend as opposed to the soft wool/nylon/acrylic mix of the MaxStudio; for a mere $58.00, in comparison to the $345.00 needed to take the heather gray Helmut home, it is the ideal way to add a luscious touch of winter to your wardrobe – on a cozy budget!

Now the question remains…will you be thrifty, or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Ssense and MaxStudio for the pictures.


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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

MaxStudio actually looks more cozy.

Twenty.Something said...

Ohh looks so comfy! I love big turtlenecks in the winter... it's freezing these days!

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ellie said...

I think Max might have the cozy down on this one.

Joanne said...

Oh please, sign me up for at least 3 of the Max. I have such a hard time finding sweaters in a long length. These look perfect.

briannelee said...

I think I like the Helmut Lang one better. I have definitely been trying to buy quality instead of quantity lately.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Well winter is almost over so I'd go with the cheaper one! It looks so warm!! =)

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Lara Kasabian said...

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Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE finding copy cats for cheap!! ;) thanks so much for doing the work for us!! thanks for your sweet comment on my awkward and awesome post!!

caitlin and megan said...

So cozy. So nice to have. I like the cheaper one.

Leia said...

I want a comfy warm dress like that!

Leia

Megan said...

fab pieces! looks so warm right now as im sitting in 0 degree weather in ohio!!!

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StyleID said...

I am a thrift addict but this is a classic and I would definitely save the money for the Helmut lang. The neck has a beautiful 'fall'.
I know in 10 years I will be pulling this one out of my closet.

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Hazel said...

if only we have winter here, i would buy the left one in a hearbeat!

Hazel said...

if only we have winter here i would buy the left one in a hearbeat!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Both are so similiar I would go with the Maxstudio one. I love how your able to find such great deals each week.
I am hoping that soon a great pair of wide legged jeans will pop up in your comparisons. hint hint.

Maddy said...

I usually tend to go for the "cheaper" version of things with clothes. Sometimes the differences are very subtle unlike shoes and handbags :)

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooooh fabulous find, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Jamie said...

Oh Thrifty all the way!! I love Max Studio and honestly, $345 for a sweater is kind of a crime!!

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Rachel said...

I think the slightly less quality fabric is more than made up for by the massive price difference!

TT's Attic said...

Love it - the sweater looks so comfy! :)

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Kira Lilly said...

Helmut Lang is so much nicer, the collar is more slouchy

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AH said...

i'll be trifty today, the maxstudio sweater looks so comfy!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love them both! I've been wanting something like this :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So cute and amazingly similar! I haven't jumped on the sweater dress bandwagon yet but if I do I will check out MaxStudio!

xo Mary Jo

Natasha said...

I like how the Max Studio sweater is a little looser than the Helmut Lang one, and I don't like to spend $300 for a sweater. Hope you have a great day, E.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i remember this helmut lang turtleneck-sweater dress. i think it fits much better than the less expensive version.

Haute World said...

I like the shape of the Lang, but the Max one looks cozier. Then again, considering the H. Lang dress isn't pure wool, I don't see paying the high price tag!

Laura said...

Both look luxuriously cozy! I like the neck of the Lang better, but I'd go with the Max Studio for the price tag.

Kate said...

Not exactly cheap but much cheaper!! Looks so cosy!
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janettaylor said...

Gorgeous! I have a similar one from Ted Baker!

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Joanne Faith said...

The helmut is just SO much more beautiful. I'd rather have none if I couldn't afford it!

Tea For Two said...

I buy all of my sweaters stupidly oversized in foul ludicrous colours from charity shops :) They're just so much more playful and I can always wear them as winter dresses with boots. I really appreciate price comparison posts, but personally both of these sweaters are staggeringly dull to me.

Josie said...

This is gorgeous and looks SUPER cozy! I love.
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Dancing Branflake said...

You have no idea how much I want to be wrapped up in that cozy sweater dress right now. It would be heaven!

naomemandeflores said...

I can't even look at those sweaters! Today is 40ºC here in Rio de Janeiro!

:)

Camila F.

My Heart Blogged said...

Definitely the Max Studio. I love big comfy sweaters like this with otk the knee boots, and leggings. It's so chic, and easy to wear.
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Tights Lover said...

That's a great price for the Max Studio...I love it!

Kavery said...

Have to say I like the looser cut of the Max Studio one better. The other looks like it might ride up when I sit down. Not good!

Shop N' Chomp said...

The Max Studio one looks kinda bulky so I'd go with the Helmut Lang!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I actually like the Max Studio one better b/c it looks more cozy!! :)

Emily said...

honestly, I'm leaning more towards the Max Studio sweater :)

xoxo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I think Helmut Lang would be the winner here! I believe in expensive sweaters (not to say I wouldn't love the Helmut Lang one on sale...)

Clare said...

I have a sweater similar to this and it is so so cozy. I highly recommend getting one!

karen said...

this is right up my alley--long and comfortable--and the MaxStudio price totally speaks to me.

ivy's closet said...

So love the thrifty one.

Lily Johnson said...

The Max studio sweater is hawt! I like!

Audrey said...

I love the warm dress. and max xollection is awesome .

jamie-lee said...

amazed again, you find such similar items!

2 button fitted suits said...

The sweater is so great! I just hope I have one like that which I could show my friends and relatives :)

Krystal said...

I will go with the Helmut one because i looks like it has better shape!

Sherin said...

Sweater dresses are perfect for this kind of weather. I definitely love the Helmut Lang one. I prefer the neck on it.

D. Marie said...

Who doesnt love to put on a nice, big cozy sweater! Love the grey color. Happy Weekend and Valentine's Day!

Yvonne said...

It reminds me of the grey sweater I wore yesterday! But mine has 3/4 length sleeves. I think I will forgo either of them for that reason. But again, Erika - you have a knack for finding fashion on the cheap!!
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michelle_ said...

i wish my weather would allow me to wear this sort of turtleneck !

Rachel said...

I think I might just have to splurge on the Helmut Lang this time!!

J. said...

I like both actually, and they look really similar, so I would not mind either.

Angelica Ng said...

Lang for sure! The collar is so much nicer, and the fit looks much better too. Can't skimp on quality! :)

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Anaiz said...

Ooh I like it, the MaxStudio version looks cozier :):)

Mimi said...

i love them both! :D

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Karina said...

I love the Max Studio turtleneck :)

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