Hoping to add some polished knitwear to her wardrobe, Denise Anker spent several hundred dollars last fall on two Vince brand sweaters.
One, made entirely of cashmere, has held up well and Ms. Anker wears it regularly. The other, a wool-cashmere blend charcoal-gray cardigan—and at $395 the more expensive of the two—has shown troubling signs of a vexing winter wardrobe problem: pilling.
“After two wearings, it became a…
Brunello Cucinelli’s cashmere collection goes well beyond the clothes made by his label. The fashion designer has a closet filled with cashmere blazers, sweaters and scarves, including pieces picked up from his travels to the Kashmir region of south Asia.
Mr. Cucinelli takes good care of his cashmere collection, believing the pieces can be handed down for generations. He has pieces that are more than 30 years old. “A cashmere knit is like a book,” he says. “It is something to save and go back to time after…