Shabby chic or just plain shabby? Camilla and Marc Watch and Wait boucle-wool cardigan

Hmmm… Is it just us, or does this cardigan look like the moths have had a field day feasting on it?

There’s nothing more annoying at this time of year than pulling your favourite winter-weight sweaters out of storage only to find them looking bobbly, crushed, moth-eaten, and generally a little limp. But hey, if Camilla and Marc can label up bobbly, crushed, moth-eaten and limp with a £400 price tag, perhaps we won’t be quite so hasty to bin last year’s favourite winter warmers! We’re actually grateful to Camilla and Marc for providing us with a valid excuse to hold on to old faithful!

Camilla and Marc Watch and Wait bouclé-wool cardigan, £400 from Net-a-Porter.

3 Comments

  • October 14, 2010

    ScientistLizzy

    Wow, looks like it came out of my Gran’s attic… But even if it had, and was a vintage piece from the dawn of fashion time, I would still struggle to spend that much money on it. Is the third button actually missing?? I hope they provide a spare!

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  • October 14, 2010

    Karen

    I actually kind of like it. With a pair of skinny jeans and the right hat, it would be pretty cute. Nowhere near cute enough to spend that much, though!

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  • October 14, 2010

    Amber

    This is such a perfect example of all of the things I hate about the fashion world: this idea that you can create the kind of motheaten old cardigan you’d find in the back of a million different wardrobes, and charge £400 for it because it’s “designer” is just ridiculous. If somewhere like Primark, or any other cheap retailer, tried to sell something like this, they’d be laughed out of town, but when a designer does it it’s suddenly OMG edgy!

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