When we find great quality at low prices, we’re not going to keep that info to ourselves. Quince is one of those rare finds: A brand that partners with the same factories that produce items for leading luxury brands, but ships each item directly from the factory to you, eliminating both the carbon footprint and price hikes that middlemen like warehouses and retailers tack onto their production costs. That means you can buy a cashmere sweater for just $50, performance leggings for $40, a pair of Turkish bath towels for $50, or a 14k gold ring for $130. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s 100 percent real and, on top of everything, these items are ethically made. It’s slow fashion with all the benefits and none of the drawbacks.
Why we love them
For those of us trying to stay away from unsustainable fast fashion while also trying to watch our budgets, Quince is a dream come true. It offers the long-lasting wardrobe basics you rely on but skips the upcharging, asks for you to become a member or subscriber, or requests that you pay for shipping and returns. And to really drive home how much you’re saving, each product page breaks down the price and material differences between Quince and leading brands in whatever category you’re shopping. And we can attest to the quality, too: KCM’s Ciara says her Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance Biker Shorts are essentially like her other go-to bike shorts — only for 50 percent less.