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There’s design history — 8 AM lectures in drafty classrooms, slide shows about 19th century textile production, panic attack-inducing midterms — and then there’s Design History: the emerging clothing label noted for its chic, luxurious knits for women and girls. One will require you to fill your head with esoteric factoids about the evolution of fashion ("did you know that cable knit sweaters were first popularized by Irish fishermen?"), while the other will inspire you to fill your (or your little one's) wardrobe with soft cashmere and merino wool cardigan sweaters, jackets, textured pullovers, luxe sweater dresses, and soft jersey maxi-dresses and tops. One of the best things about Design History's duds: You can layer them for dozens of looks — from office-casual to special occasion. Some people study their design history. Others wear it.

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Sale Ended March 11, 2014

Super-Soft Cashmere for Spring

Luxe layering pieces, from draped cardigans to lightweight pullovers.

Sale Ended January 19, 2014

Contemporary Apparel: Up to 90% Off

Stock your wardrobe with silk button-downs, casual-cool knits, and more chic steals from a list of our favorite labels.

Sale Ended January 21, 2014

Further Reduced: Apparel Up to 90% Off

Silk tops, tailored blazers, and more in-demand styles you won't want to miss.

Sale Ended December 29, 2013

The Cashmere Shop: Pullovers

Your best bet for staying seriously cozy in chilly temps? Cashmere — and lots of it. We’ve gathered our most luxurious pieces, in a range of perfect silhouettes for endless wear this season. You’ll find everyday indulgences from striped varsity pullover and colorblocked V-necks to ruched sweater dresses and draped cardigans, plus chic accents to brave the outdoors, from fringe-trimmed scarves to cable-knit beanies.

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