Gap Cashmere Sweater, on sale for $54.99 (down from $110)
After repeated frustrations with J.Crew cashmere sweaters (the quick pilling after one season of wear finally got to me), I decided to turn elsewhere for my cashmere sweater fix. A co-worker surprised me by praising Gap sweaters for their ability to withstand seasons of wear and tear. (So far, Vince sweaters have never failed me, but then again, they're double the price of J.Crew sweaters.) I purchased a gray version of the above sweater at $89, but after seeing the price reduction, I called Gap and asked for the difference, which they graciously approved (most companies have a 14 day price reduction limit). You can't beat $55 for a decently-made cashmere sweater, and the fit was perfect (being smaller on top, I purchased the "petite" version). The sweater is also available in off-white, pink, camel, gray, and black.