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Aspire/Acquire: Rag & Bone's Darlington Cardigan for Less

It's basically our job to shop online, which is both fan-freaking-tastic and terrible (for our wallets) at the same time. So, when we see a gorgeous, expensive piece we just HAVE TO HAVE but then remember that, hi, we have to pay rent this month as well, we actually cheer: "I can get PAID to do an Aspire/Aquire on this and find it for cheaper!"

This relaxed Rag and Bone Darlington Cardigan ($320, #1) prompted just such a search. A long boyfriend cardigan is a fall & winter layering staple, and the stripes & contrast trim give it more panache than a standard solid-color cardi. But $320 is a lot more than we have on hand for just one item.

Solutions: A Eryn Brinie Black White Striped Wool Blend V-Neck Cardigan ($80 on sale, #2) has the same long silhouette, v-neck, fun stripes, and lightweight wool blend as the Rag and Bone sweater, but saves us a whopping $240. Better still? This BDG University Stripe Cardigan ($44, #3), which has the stripes, v-neck, and length of the other two but the added bennies of extra red stripes (fun!) and a cheaper-still price tag. We'll still wear it all fall and winter long, but now we'll have money for other clothes - oh, right, and rent & food, too.

And, as always, if you've got something you love that's out of your reach, email us and we'll find you some more budget-friendly lookalikes for a future Aspire/Acquire feature!

Comments


T

Posted on 08.17.11 at 2:22 PM

Hey ladies,
Do you have any good color block suggestions (dresses, skirts, or shirts)? I've been really liking the color blocking lately. Take for example this dress, although it is sold out: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446385396&afsrc=1&site_refer=GGLBASE001&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8034103407628

how cute is that? but when it goes wrong, it can go really wrong.

help guide us!

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