Buying cashmere is not an easy job as you rarely get the quality that you pay for and most of the times you feel cheated after using the product.
A majority of renowned designers use cheap-quality yarns, as they know that the tag 'cashmere' is enough to pursue the customers to pay any amount. Initially when you buy the cheaper ranges sold at a lot of high-street stores at comparatively low prices, the garment definitely gives you a feel of luxury, which turns into disgust in the long run.
With a wide variety available at variable prices, it is difficult for the common man to judge the quality.
Though the quality of cashmere shows after it is worn a few times, one can look for the following indicators before splurging on those ultra expensive pieces.
Don't get swayed away by the softness of the garment, instead hunt for pure cashmere rather than mixes. Expensive cashmere that is genuine returns back to its original shape easily if scrunched up. While shopping at the high street, where all the cashmere garments appear lighter, one should look for tightly woven yarns with dense texture.
However, if you are looking for cheap chic, Gap, Marks & Spencer and Primark can be great shopping destinations.