Quince Review: My favorite pieces

Today we’re talking all about my favorite pieces from Quince. I’m sharing sizing and quality details on the 10 pieces I’ve ordered over the last year (and which ones are worth buying). This honest Quince review is not sponsored but may contain affiliate links.

I finally tried Quince for the first time last year when I ordered cashmere sweaters as gifts for family members. After stealing Ben’s multiple times (I think I wear it more than he does), it was time to get my own.

Quince is known for great styles made out of high-end fabrics (think silk and cashmere) at moderate prices. They list the traditional retail right next to their lower price which makes the bargain hunter in me so happy. If you’re someone who only likes to buy things on sale, Quince manages to give you that feeling even when it is full price.

I have been very happy with what I’ve ordered from Quince right out of the box but the real question is, how do the Quince pieces hold up? Do they last? Are they great staples or is this just fast fashion disguised as eco-friendly closet staples?

I’ll go through all the things I’ve ordered from Quince over the last year.

My Favorite Quince Pieces

The very best thing from Quince is the cashmere cardigan. It is right up there with Dime Perfume as my most worn thing these days. Wondering what the other best products to buy from Quince are? Here is what I ordered and my thoughts on the sizing, quality, and fit of each one.

Favorite Item: Quince Cashmere Cardigan ($140)

I am obsessed with this cardigan.

It cool, easy, and so incredibly soft. Truly, you will never want to take it off. It has a slouchy oversized fit. I ordered my regular size, XS, and it is perfect. I would trade all my other sweaters to have this in every color.

A note on quality: I’ve had this sweater for months and worn it regularly. I have washed it a time or two but mostly have just worn it and put it back on the hanger. A couple of months in and it has begun to pill. I’m going to try my sweater shaver with it because it is still my favorite sweater to wear. $140 for a sweater that is going to only last a few months seems a bit steep (albeit a few months of VERY regular wear – some weeks I wear it 3 times).

It is supposedly a great dupe for the Jenni Kayne boyfriend cashmere cardigan (which I haven’t tried but have put on my wishlist).

Shop the cashmere boyfriend cardigan

Men’s Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater ($60)

I ordered this for my husband for Christmas last year and have stolen it a few times. It has a bit more weight to it than the woman’s $50 cashmere (but maybe just because it is a men’s medium). I love the slouchy fit on me. I wish I would have sized up more in my cashmere sweaters from Quince!

This makes a fantastic Christmas gift at a great price point (that seems more expensive than it is).

Shop the men’s Mongolian crewneck

Women’s $50 Cashmere V-neck

I’m wearing a small. I thought I sized up for a slightly oversized fit but I find these sweaters are fitted. Size up one for a similar fit to mine in this picture and size up two for more of an oversized fit. I love throwing this over my shoulders in our fake California fall.

A note on quality: I’ve only worn this one 3-4 times and have noticed it is starting to pill. I’ll put a closeup below. You can add a cashmere comb to your order for $10 (which I’ll do next time and see how brushing helps remove the pilling) 

Kids Fisherman Cashmere

Is there anything sweeter than a snuggly toddler in the softest sweater? This is the most classic, elevated kid’s piece that is perfect for the holidays or family photos. The sweater is a medium to lightweight and very cozy.

Note: If I were buying this again, I would get the gorgeous oatmeal color just so it is a bit more kid-friendly.

shop kid’s fisherman cashmere

Baby Cashmere Jogger Set:

What a gorgeous baby set! This set is warm, soft, and so cozy. Our baby girl has only worn it a handful of times for pictures because she’s crawling everywhere and destroying the knees on everything. This is definitely better in the pre-crawling or post-crawling stage (as are all baby clothes that cover the knees).

This would make a fantastic baby gift (especially when baby or parents already seem to have everything).

Shop baby cashmere set

Washable Silk Tee

This is one of my favorite pieces from Quince. I’ve heard so many good things about Quince silk pieces (they tend to be people’s favorite items from their orders) and I get the hype. This silk tee elevates any look and can be worn so many different ways. Plus, it is washable!

Size note: Order your regular size for a closer fit and size up one for a little bit of a looser fit (I wish I would have gone up one size).

shop the silk tees

Basic Cotton Modal Tee ($15)

This is a good basic. I love it layered under sweaters or on its own with jeans. It is a little bit sheer. I would order it again in a non-white color if wearing it regularly on its own. It is my favorite tee for layering during the winter because it is thin and soft but still holds its shape.

A note on sizing: This is a fitted tee. I like my tees a bit looser. I am wearing a small here and will order a medium next time. I usually wear an XS/S.

shop the cotton modal tee

Cotton Fisherman Sweater ($50)

This was a top recommendation and it is a fantastic sweater. It is on par with any chunky sweater like this I’ve owned from Madewell but is only $50. It isn’t as soft as the cashmere but I’m also hoping that means it doesn’t pill as quickly. I wear this one a lot less because it is white (and, you know, I have four kids) but it comes in a million colors.

I sized up to a small in this and it is oversized and long. There is a lot of material because the sweater is thick. It runs true to size so if you want a roomier cozier fit, size up. This one gets an A+ from me.

shop the cotton fisherman sweater

Italian Leather Quilted Crossbody Bag

This is a great bag to get the look of the YSL crossbody without the price tag or statement logo. I love this as an everyday purse and the taupe color is beautiful.

I have only carried this one a handful of times, though, so I will report back on how it holds up to more regular use. It is a thinner/softer leather than my Mansur Gavriel bag but it does seem comparable to something you’d purchase for $200.

If you’re on the hunt for a new bag, my favorite place to shop for them is secondhand on The Real Real. I shared my shopping process, review, and tips for The Real Real last week.

shop the quilted leather crossbody

The one thing I don’t recommend:

I ordered my husband two pairs of these men’s chinos for work and within a month of regular wear, they were showing it. Skip the 24/7 smart chinos.

A few more things on my Quince wish list:

Quince has expanded its product ranges A LOT in the last year or two. Here are a few things on my wish list (and you can bet at least one of these will end up on my Christmas list this year).

  • Washable Silk Tee in another color: I love my washable black silk tee but wish I would have sized up. I’m eying the blue and the red.
  • Cashmere belted jacket (a cool $500 but so gorgeous)
  • Cashmere fisherman crew: Everything I love about the cotton fisherman with everything I love about Quince’s cashmere.
  • Leather pouch crossbody clutch: This gives strong designer vibes (I’ve been eying the Mansur Gavriel cloud clutch for a minute and this one looks very similar for a fraction of the price)
  • Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater: The neck on this is giving strong Vince funnel neck cashmere vibes without the price point and with some great texture. The silver birch color is stunning and so chic.
  • Oversized Striped Linen Shirt: I have heard great things about Quince’s linen line. I love a breezy button-down for some added sun coverage on all our beach + pool days.

Conclusion: Will I order from Quince again?


Quince Clothing FAQ:

Is Quince clothing true to size?

Yes, I find their clothing runs true to size. Many of their pieces are fitted so you might want to consider sizing up for a looser fit.

For example, I find the cotton modal tee shirt from Quince runs 1-2 sizes small in comparison to drapey, looser fitting tees from other brands. If you want a fitted tee, order your regular size. If you want a slightly oversized fit, which has become the norm for a lot of tee shirts, go 1-2 sizes up.

Is Quince sustainable? Is Quince fast fashion?

Most of the clothing sold by Quince is made from sustainable materials.

Quince focuses on timeless and classic styles. They’ll lean into trends that will stick around in your closet. So this season you’ll see a lot more of the slip skirt (a big trend this season but something you can always wear). You won’t find anything with peplum, tweed, or polka dots (more trends that won’t age as well as the slip skirt).

I would categorize Quince as a medium-fashion. It isn’t a Shein but it isn’t setting the bar for quality pieces that are going to last you 10 years.

Are Quince products ethically made?

The majority of clothing sold by Quince is made using sustainable materials and produced by manufacturers dedicated to providing a high-quality work environment.

What is the Quince return policy?

Quince has a generous 365 day return policy. There are a few exceptions and most things must be in unworn or unwashed condition.

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