8.02.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Patterson J. Kincaid Melinda Striped Cropped Sweater for Less

Lovers, in the left corner you will find Patterson J. Kincaid’s sailor-inspired marvel known as the Melinda Striped Cropped Sweater; in the right corner take a peek at the sassy Stripe Sweater by Textile via Alloy.

Though the Patterson pretty is constructed entirely out of ribbed cotton, whereas the tantalizing Textile piece is made out of acrylic; for a mere $34.90, as opposed to the $158.00 needed to take Melinda home, it is a perfect way for the budget babe to take home a bit of nautical style – at a price that won’t break the bank!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bergdorf Goodman and Alloy for the pictures.


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50 comments

A Fine Balance said...

I LOVVVVEEEE your new layout hun!

mazzy may said...

So love this. Great cheaper version.

Lee Oliveira said...

What a great design... I do have to forward this page to my bestie.. she is crazy for stripe sweaters
Lee x

lucy and sarah said...

What a great find!

ivy's closet said...

So cool to find this version. Love it!

Ashley said...

I love the quality of JPK so I'd splurge on this one!

ellie said...

Such an amazing find! Love the thrifty version.

Dancing Branflake said...

I could never get tired of stripes. Definitely thrifty.

molly said...

Sweet cheaper version, indeed!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

The cheaper one for me!

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute; definitely going for the cheaper one too!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous find!
I will be thrifty on this one!

xoxox,
CC

Sarah said...

Call me crazy but I'm trying not to shop a lot right now! I'm trying to 1. Pay off my credit card, and 2. Pay off my student loan. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to NYC in the fall so I want to have money for that!

Crazy huh? It's so hard....

Maddy said...

I've learned that quality is always better when it comes to knits. You can tell after you put it in the wash. A cheap sweater never looks the same again after the first wash. So I would splurge for this purchase :)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

wow, you redesigned! It looks lovely!

as for the sweater, save, for sure!! They look almost identical.

Outfit of the Day said...

Such a great find!

Arm Candy For You said...

you are so rocking in this thrifty goodie;)

About Last Weekend said...

That's so funny, I just tried on this sweater, the pricey one, but thought I couldn't spend that much. Great match on your part - well done!

AH said...

they're identical! i'd go for textile, not a doubt in my mind!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

pretty much identical, but i totally love the Textile version better!

Marcia B. said...

omg so identical, i love this sweater!

Tights Lover said...

I'm going tightwad. $34.90 is an amazing price!

Sherin said...

I love stripes, and I love cropped sweaters. THese 2 are so identical, so I'm defintiely going for the thrifty option.

Style Eyes said...

They look so similar but I am not a fan of acrylic so would probably go for the cotton

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I think since it's more of a trend sweater than a classic, I would absolutely go for the acrylic one as long as it fit okay. It's amazing that you found such an amazing copy!

xoxo Mary Jo

Josie said...

What a great match! I love the Textile one.
xo Josie
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Fashion Tales.... said...

Now this is definitely pretty much the same, so I'll take the inexpensive version. Nice work! -xo

Grace said...

Wow, great match! I might have to snap that Textile one up!

Plums and Pearls said...

I'll be the thrifty fashionista in this choosing. I can't belief it's $40. what a steal!!!

xoxo, Plums and Pearls

StyleIDnet said...

What a cute sweater ... this time I am going with the 'Textile' one. They are identical and beautiful both.
Love Alloy, got catalog today :)

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blacksandbrights said...

i was in love with that sweater when it came out i saw it all over shopbops lookbook - that textile one is incredible great find xx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I see no visible difference and I would love to have that Textile sweater be part of my fall wardrobe. Sigh.

Clare said...

Great top. I like the texture and how it is slightly cropped.

She is Sara said...

Oh I love this sweater! It makes me think of fall already, ugh, can't wait!

lapetal said...

I like the Patterson one~!
They look more or less look exactly the same, I just prefer what the Patterson one is made from!

xox

Mimi said...

i honestly cannot tell the difference!!! it's awesome! :D

<3, Mimi
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Diana said...

What a fun sweater! Love both...but 34 compared to 158! I think you know which one I would take! LOL! Hope you are having a great week!

Diana said...

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Gracey said...

I love stripes! And sweaters haha. This is too perfect

Saretta said...

I didn't realise cropped sweaters were back in style!

Vasu said...

totally love it, so pretty




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caitlin and megan said...

A great sweater to have!

very married said...

I LOVE THIS! Stripes are totally my thing. and actually, i like the way the textile one fits the model better. i'd save on this one!

FashionJazz said...

I see know difference : ) but quality is always important when it comes to knits. Hope u are having a lovely Wednesday xx

The Blonde Duck said...

I want it to stay summer forever!!!!! No sweaters!

The Blonde Duck said...

I want it to stay summer forever!!!!! No sweaters!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Besides being cheaper, the Textile also seems to be figure flattering better! Of course it wood bee better to be made from natural cotton rather than artificial acrylics.

Jessica said...

I like them both since they look almost the same, but you know me, pricepoint is everything! The less expensive one will always win out in the end!

Jessica.

http://www.JessicaWearsPearls.com

katie lofblad said...

I have been searching for a striped shirt like that FOREVER. Those are perfect!!

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Paislea Elyse said...

oh my gosh! i love love love this!! it's soooo perfect!!

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