Yesterday I snatched up some turtlenecks that I really, really needed from Banana Republic. They were 40% off all sweaters in the store, and then an additional 25% with a coupon I have. I don't even think you need the coupon if you use your Banana card. It's 20% for BR cardmembers and 25% for Luxe members. Yes, we spend a lot there and are Luxe members.
Anyway, at first I balked at these sweaters because they are a blend and I hate blends. I would not have paid full price. Then I looked at a sweater I got there last year which is the same blend and it's wearing ok. There is a little bit of pilling, but nothing major.
I think all the stores are having their sales before Christmas this year because of the terrible economy. Usually I would want to wait until after and hope for the really good prices, but people the really good prices are here! If you want something, I think you better get it now because your size may not be available later.
Here is the BR turtlenecks I got in grey, brown, black and purple and camel. I may take a couple colors back but I wanted to try them on at home first. Each one ended up being $26. The fabric is 55% silk, 15% viscose, 15% cotton, 10% extrafine merino wool, 5% cashmere.
Banana Republic has free shipping on any item right now (Promo Code: JOY) if you don't have a store near you. Always look at Retailmenot for any coupon codes that you can use. Team that up with ebates and you'll get a percentage back in cash. (Say that I referred firstname.lastname@example.org) BR was 8% the last time I checked, which basically pays for the tax here.
I also checked out J.Crew turtlenecks in the store. They are not a blend, but they are a bit thinner than I like. These are also a great option though and on sale too. If you go to the store, they might have all the colors. Speaking of these colors, they are really juicy and tropical looking. I bet they will brighten up a winter day and outfit.
I am wearing my chocolate brown sweater right now and it is so comfy and warm. I tend to go for a simple look and these make it so easy to have a pared down but still chic look. Just add a couple necklaces like in the J.Crew photo to add some personality.