Trust me on this one, cashmere is probably one of the easiest items to thrift.
How to find cashmere at the thrift store
It’s as simple as this: TOUCH!
Finding the perfect treasure at the thrift store utilizes many of the senses, especially touch. Feeling the material is a key indicator of the value and quality of an item. That’s exactly how I’ve found every cashmere sweater I’ve thrifted.
Cashmere is soft and delicate and will stand out immediately on a rack of sweaters. I instantly knew when I touched this gray sweater that it was cashmere, so don’t worry so much about having to read the tags when you’re hunting, just keep those hands moving!
Caring for cashmere
Your cashmere sweater will last forever if you care for it properly. Follow the instructions on the care label. Although the tag says to dry clean only, I’ve always either hand washed mine or washed it in a mesh laundry sack and laid it flat to dry and it’s still in perfect condition. If you insist on dry cleaning yours, consider it an investment on the bargain you got by scoring your cashmere sweater at the thrift store.