Cozy sweaters in NYC.
September 27, 2008 8:27 PM   Subscribe

Where can I buy a cozy warm/large/high quality/handmade old style wool/cotton sweater (not stylized or gender specific) in NYC?

I am looking for a nice colored (no patterns, I can't stand them) sweater (purple, brown, or maybe green). Is there a custom sweater shop somewhere I don't know about?
If you can name somewhere in lower manhattan you get a virtual hug. Hugs also for unoverpricedness (not to sacrifice quality though!).
posted by ooklala to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
they're cashmere, not wool, but uniqlo in soho has great sweaters in a multitude of beautiful colors—solid, no patterns, and no logos. they go on sale frequently and are usually somewhere between $59 to $99.
posted by lia at 9:14 PM on September 27, 2008

yea, I've looked at uniqlo, they don't have the huge handknit kind that I love.
posted by ooklala at 9:33 PM on September 27, 2008

You did specify that you'd like to make this purchase locally, but this is what etsy alchemy was made for! All of your specifics make for one super-easily knit sweater, so I bet you'll get some takers.
posted by boy detective at 10:41 PM on September 27, 2008

Adding to boy detective's answer, etsy allows one to find sellers locally, and I bet you could specify in alchemy that you're looking for someone who lives near you.
posted by bettafish at 12:21 AM on September 28, 2008

Thirding Etsy. There are a ton of ready-made or you can do a specific request via the alchemy.
posted by TauLepton at 8:24 AM on September 28, 2008

Irish and Scottish specialty shops are great for wonderful sweaters that you won't find in other clothing shops. Not familiar with specifics in NYC, but here's a directory listing of Scottish & Irish Goods.
posted by cocoagirl at 10:44 AM on September 28, 2008

I'm kinda daunted by the etsy alchemy, as I don't really know exactly what I want, and don't want to have the wrong result from an artist/crafter person. There is not much sweaterwise on etsy now either.
posted by ooklala at 12:26 PM on September 28, 2008

I would look in designer consignment and thrift stores; start with Ina on Prince St. and the Housing Works thrift store on 17th St.
posted by nicwolff at 3:56 PM on September 28, 2008

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