An Honest Review: Quince Cashmere & Alpaca Sweaters

Quince Sweaters Review

At this point, I feel like Quince’s $50 cashmere crew is synonymous with the brand itself. After seeing positive reviews from Elaine, subsequently followed by some very relevant Tiktok ads, I decided to finally give their sweaters a try.

Cashmere Crew Sweater & Short Sleeve Sweater

I was excited to try these, after reading great reviews online. At $50 ($45 for the short sleeve version), this price cannot be beat. The closest contender on price is Naadam’s $75 crew sweater (reviewed here), which is still 50% more expensive.


I ordered both of these in an XS, for reference, I am 5’4” and fluctuate between 115-120lb. Quince’s different items have varied sizing, so I would definitely recommend reading reviews and their size guide. For example, while I fit a size Small in the leather jacket (reviewed here), the X-Small was a more appropriate size for their sweaters.

The short-sleeve version is slightly more fitted than the long-sleeve variation; the latter had a comfortable amount of room in the sleeves and body. If you’re looking for a closer fit, you may want to size down an additional size.


The cashmere material is very soft, and almost smooth / silky to the touch. Darker colors like black are fairly opaque, provided you aren’t wearing neon colors underneath. 

However, I noticed that these shed more than my other cashmere sweaters. When I handwashed the short-sleeve sweater, there were clumps of black fibers coming off on my hands each time I squeezed water out. Initially, I thought this might be normal and more visible due to the dark colors – but my burgundy Naadam and chestnut Everlane sweaters did not shed like this.


While these sweaters are priced attractively, I’m a bit concerned about their longevity given the shedding. I ended up keeping only the short sleeved sweater, which still looks fine despite the excessive shedding. I’ll continue updating this review over the seasons. 

Baby Alpaca Cropped Cardigan

I’d been on the hunt for a v-neck wool cardigan, and was excited to see this one in Quince’s line-up. It’s very reasonably priced at $60, and looked like the perfect balance of drapey and cropped-but-not-too-short.


I sized up to a Small, to get a slouchier fit. The v-neck runs a little deep for me, so I’ll be wearing this with a tank or similar layer underneath, which I don’t mind. It’s slightly cropped, and hits me right above the hip. I tend to wear it tucked in, just to give it a more cropped look. The sleeves are perfect, slightly ballooned but sleek enough to easily layer a coat on top.


Really soft and airy cashmere – this sweater has a looser weave, so it drapes really wonderfully. This does mean it’s more of a lightweight sweater, more appropriate for fall / spring unless you’re wearing it with a long sleeve layer. 

I will note that the ivory is a bit sheer – so if I want a seamless look, I have to be careful about the colors I layer underneath. I also find that this one sheds more than usual, but am not sure if it’s due to the material (baby alpaca). 


This is my favorite of the three Quince sweaters! However, similar to the classic crews, I’m a little worried about the shedding. But at the same time, I’m less concerned (compared to the cashmere crew) given that it’s a lightweight sweater to begin with. I’ll be sure to update this review as time goes on.

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Im Kristy, a marketer based in sometimes-sunny San Francisco ⛅ This is my personal blog, where you will find my random musings, in-depth reviews, and latest sewing endeavors.




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