So, for all of you who have been positively dying to find out what that mysterious item is that I got at Goodwill the other day, I will now relieve you of your suspense.
I got my very first Pringle of Scotland, 100% cashmere sweater!!!
And to add to the value of that statement, it is from the 1960’s (according to this label resource)
“But what on earth is a Pringle of Scotland?” You ask. WHAT!? You don’t know?!? (well, to confess I didn’t even know what they were until I read about it in a fashion encyclopedia)
Pringle of Scotland is a Scottish (obviously) yarn spinning and undergarment company, founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle. They ventured into outerwear in the 1900’s, and, I believe, were the first to come out with the twinset. They have been manufacturing luxury cashmere garments since the 1870’s, when they started out in the hosiery business. Today, they sell their cashmere sweaters starting at $198.00 (and that’s for a shell on sale).
So, over all, I would say I got a pretty good deal, paying only about $2.00 for a vintage Pringle of Scotland, wouldn’t you?
The Middle Sister and Singer