White Cashmere for a BABY? J.Crew Says YesMichelle Horton
J.Crew recently introduced a brand new line of baby clothes in a much-antipated move, and the clothes are as pin-worthy as you’d expect.
From super-soft cotton basics to style splurges, they’ve accumulated an impressive collection of clothes, shoes, and accessories for the littlest fashion icons. And the design collaborations are incredible! Nature Baby, Oeuf, Petit Bateau, and Rikshaw Design are just a few of the designer collaborations for J.Crew, making it a one-stop shop for the best in not only style, but quality.
Yet there’s one collection of J.Crew baby clothes that stands apart: the cashmere collection.
Cashmere is certainly an interesting material choice for infants — specifically the “finest Italian cashmere in the world.” If you’re anything like me, the initial attraction of warmth and softness is quickly replaced with practicality concerns, like the fact that baby clothes are washed again and again (and again) throughout their short shelf life, and they’re more prone to stains and diaper blow-outs than any other group of clothing.
So is pricey cashmere a smart buy? Especially white cashmere?
According to J.Crew, the answer is yes.
J.Crew Cashmere Collection for Babies 1 of 8
The new cashmere collection for babies is for the littlest "crewcuts," ages 0 - 24 months. Although it's an age group that's known to outgrow clothes in a matter of weeks, all of the itty-bitty cashmere clothes cost between $100 and $200. Take a look...
J.Crew Cardigans 2 of 8
In the sweetest mini-mom style, J.Crew has a variety of cashmere cardigans to layer over non-cashmere basics.
J.Crew, $118 - $145
J.Crew Cashmere Sweaters 3 of 8
At first glance, you might expect these cashmere sweaters to be for adults or even teens — but nope. Infants!
J.Crew, $125 - $145
White Cashmere? Why not? 4 of 8
Surprisingly, they've designed quite a handful of white and light-colored cashmere for a demographic that's known for being spoon-to-mouth challenged, and that has a tendency for bodily fluid explosions.
There comes a time when all of the typical excuses for buying a baby cashmere — the warmth! the softness! — just don't hold up to the laws of physics and the realities of money.
J.Crew, $125 - $145
Cashmere Baby Hoodies 5 of 8
They might look sporty and casual, but there's nothing casual about those prices.
J.Crew, $135 - $155
Leggings and One-Pieces 6 of 8
Buyer beware: Babies have a hard time keeping diaper contents inside of their diapers.
J.Crew, $98 $178
Cashmere Blankets 7 of 8
While the impracticality of white cashmere sweaters and diaper-explosion-prone cashmere pants might negate the benefits of this luxe material, I can see why a cashmere baby blanket might be an extravagant yet appreciated baby gift. Because when you imagine wrapping up your newborn in something cozy and soft, nothing beats cashmere.
But still — is $200 on a baby blanket simply too much?
J.Crew, $178 - $198
Would You Ever? 8 of 8
A cashmere-clad baby is — without a doubt — cute and cuddly, with unmatched warmth and style. But does anything warrant those price tags? Would you ever buy cashmere for your baby?
See the entire Cashmere Collection for babies.
And shop the entire line of NEW J.Crew baby clothes, from affordable basics to luxe splurges.