An unadorned, cream-colored cotton cardigan by Bottega Veneta is currently on offer for $2,200, and similarly pared-down, cashmere-silk look by Donna Karan is being sold for $1,995.
Embellished novelty designs are also ranking high in the sweater category. Mr Kane’s cropped cashmere design with sequin embroidery is priced at $1,510, while another floral piece, by American designer Jason Wu, can be found for $1,995.
If a ‘most expensive sweater’ superlative existed, however, this season’s winner would likely be a $4,490 hand-knitted style by The Row, which is made from an Italian cashmere-wool blend.
The cable knit sweater, which made its much-lauded debut on the label’s fall 2013 runway, costs more than two times the price many of Prada’s classic handbag styles, and nearly four times that of a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Read more >>