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    Default Where to buy cheap sweaters for the barn?

    I'm a little reluctant to continue wearing my nice J. Crew cashmere blends to the barn, as nice as they may be, but I can't seem to find anywhere that sells decent knits that aren't $100... Any favorite suppliers for good winter barn basics (that are NOT outrageously expensive)?

    I have a great puffy jacket I love, but it's what to wear underneath that's got me stumped!



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    Goodwill?


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    I feel a little nauseous writing this recommendation, but I actually like:

    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=262425062

    which are on sale in the stores right now for just $10 a pop, in many colors. (For example, they only have the v-neck in two neutrals on the website...tons of pretty colors in store.) I hate Old Navy in general, except for PJ bottoms, which is why I had wandered in last week. I couldn't resist the rainbow wall of sweaters, and limited myself to JUST ONE (as with their giant deals I tend to stock up and then feel disappointed in the money I wasted..) to take home and wash.

    I have washed (and dried! Everything I own goes in the dryer!) it three times now and it's still in perfect condition. (I find their stuff usually falls apart after one wash.) I bought a size up in case of shrinkage, and it shrank just a bit, but less than normal Old Navy stuff. They're toasty!! I wore it to the barn, and had to take my coat off. It's long enough that it doesn't ride up...maybe it goes to the middle of my jean pockets, and I have a longer torso? Arm length is good too.


    So I went back and bought six more. I had a $15 off $50 coupon and couldn't resist! Now I have them in lots of pretty colors.


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    I'd shop a consignment store.


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    Amvets, Goodwill, etc. I always find name brand sweaters that someone shrunk.


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    GoForAGallop, those are PERFECT. Thanks!

    (BTW, if you need a warm base layer underneath, I've been wearing these under sweaters: http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/goods/073630)

    The only problem with Goodwill and consignment shops here is that so many of them focus on luxury stuff (cast-offs from wealthy Upper East Side women), so they're not actually that cheap.



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    I live in my LLBean Polartec long underwear tops in the winter: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/66002

    I'm gross and cheap so I just have two that I switch out. They've been washed regularly for several years now and still look brand new. I like the 1/4 zip because I can zip it up when my neck gets cold. I wear one of those over a long sleeve shirt (this one from SmartPak is actually really warm when paired with the polartec: http://www.smartpakequine.com/smartp...irt-9486p.aspx) with my goose down jacket on top and I'm toasty warm even when it drops below 20*.
    "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"



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    Garnett Hill currently has a decent selection of cashmere sweaters on sale.



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    I go to ebay for old school wool sweaters. They are made well and last forever. Some of the ones I get have a few moth holes, but as they are for the barn it is not an issue.

    I usually take an XL/L, so I don't do this, but some recommend buying one size up & then washing & drying to get a felted effect.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippolyta View Post
    I go to ebay for old school wool sweaters. They are made well and last forever. Some of the ones I get have a few moth holes, but as they are for the barn it is not an issue.

    I usually take an XL/L, so I don't do this, but some recommend buying one size up & then washing & drying to get a felted effect.
    you felt it, one size might not be enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Ridge View Post
    GoForAGallop, those are PERFECT. Thanks!
    You are welcome. They also have polar fleece zip ups for $8, or did last week! I used to avoid polar fleece because my main squeeze was a fat fuzzy grey, but this year he's hanging out in a field for the winter and I have a sleek, lovely, clipped bay who does not get hair all over my fleece!



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    Old navy, Target, Eddie Bauer Outlet, REI outlet are just a few I've gotten stuff from.



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    Goodwill, honey!!!


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    Goodwill! Nothing like snagging a gorgeous Ralph Lauren sweater for 3.39.
    "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio


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    I like to wear cotton sweatshirts - hair & hay doesn't stick. I layer a turtleneck and/or thermal shirt underneath. Obviously I wear something nicer for clinics, but for everyday - who cares, you're in a barn!
    "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - The Little Prince



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    Buying clothes to wear to the barn?!?!? Really? I guess I am an old cheapie. Anything I have (sweaters, cotton turtlenecks, t-shirts in summer, etc.) that gets worn to the barn is something old (and possibly spotted) that has outlived its usefulness as a "good" item of clothing. Including jeans. The only "new" clothes I have ever gotten for the barn was a set of Under Armor that my husband got me for Xmas this year. Oh, and paddock and muck boots, too.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Buying clothes to wear to the barn?!?!? Really? I guess I am an old cheapie. Anything I have (sweaters, cotton turtlenecks, t-shirts in summer, etc.) that gets worn to the barn is something old (and possibly spotted) that has outlived its usefulness as a "good" item of clothing. Including jeans. The only "new" clothes I have ever gotten for the barn was a set of Under Armor that my husband got me for Xmas this year. Oh, and paddock and muck boots, too.
    But dahhling, you mean you DON'T wear your cashmere to the barn? I am aghasted. You simply MUST updrade .


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    Lands End. Turns out, I'm a sale shopper deluxe and every so often, they have a great sale on the turtleneck tops for something like $4.99 and free shipping. The colors might be a little strange, but, think of it this way, when you're out in a white snow-filled field and you need help, you can be spotted without the binocs.

    Other than that, Goodwill all the way!! Oh, and check Kohl's on their sale page.
    GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


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    TJ Maxx & Marshalls..



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