|I've been buying
sweaters at Best of Scotland for so long now that every visit feels like a
homecoming. Charles and Tania are like old friends I'm always glad to see,
and it's the most comfortable shopping experience imaginable.
The shop is a treasure chest of beautiful
things. Many years ago, while living for awhile in London, I became
unaffordably addicted to cashmere sweaters. Those from Best of Scotland, the
most elegant and durable I've ever owned, are an unbeatable value. And the
penthouse view over Fifth Avenue is a wonderful bonus.
I have indulged myself and my wife in too
many of their sweaters, and our only regret is that we don't have more of
Roy Schecter, Woodstock, N.Y.
Great Value, Great Service. Perfect!
After looking for one of my favorite pieces
of cashmere for three years (I lost a black turtle-neck sleeveless sweater)
I spotted a similar one in the virtual tour of your studio. I ended up
getting a black one and one in every other color for a great price.
Excellent fit and quality. I am very happy all the way around.
Joni B. Atlanta, GA
Every year I purchase sweaters from Charles and
the quality always shines vs other sweaters in my closet, and Charles and
Tania are wonderful folks to shop with-always a great experience !
Jim N, Atlanta, GA
I'm a longtime customer of Best of Scotland. This season I purchased 3 of
the heavy weight mens crew neck sweaters. Their quality rivals that of any
of the Madison Ave brands-and surpasses many. I wear them every day.
I received my first Best of Scotland sweater as a gift around 1991and
just retired it last year!! Check out their quality-you will be very happy
PS-my background is in textiles
Tom Doyle, NYC
My husband and I have purchases at least 10 Scottish cashmere sweaters
and we absolutely love them...especially the four ply which are yummy!
We go by every time we visit New York. Thanks for the continued great
Sheridan Morris, Fort Worth, TX
I was delighted to come upon Best of Scotland last summer. They have an
extensive collection of beautiful cashmere sweaters and accessories. The
cashmere is of the finest quality and extremely soft.
I purchased two shells (sleeveless sweaters) last summer and they are
fantastic. I live in Florida and wear them down here in both summer and
The family-owned purveyors are very friendly and helpful. It is worth a trip
just to see the beautiful accessories and is a must see for those in the NYC
environs! I guarantee that you will be most pleased with the quality and
beauty of these fine garments.
Linda, Naples, Florida
You have the best selection, highest quality, best value cashmere NYC.
and you are a pleasure to visit.
I love the 5 sweaters I bought from you. Hope you succeed.
Miranda McClintic, Ware Neck, VA
I have been a customer of Best of Scotland for several years now and I
can truly say that there is no better place to buy the highest quality
cashmere products like Best Of Scotland. Dealing with Tania and Charles is a
pleasure, and the consistency of quality, combined with varying styles and
colors is unmatched.
My wife and I travel quite a bit have never found another source for
cashmere products like Best of Scotland. A sure bet every time!!
Edward Gibstein, NYC, USA
GREAT QUALITY PRODUCTS, GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, COMPETITIVE PRICES AND
THEY'RE LOCATED IN MY CITY. I COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE.
Joan H. NYC
I was walking Fifth Avenue three years ago and saw a sign for Scottish
Cashmere. As I had no idea what to get my husband for Christmas, I went up
to the sixth floor where I saw the most beautiful sweaters. I bought him one
and he loved it!
I have been back each Christmas since and several times in between. I cannot
recommend this store enough. The sweaters are perfect and so is the staff,
they keep a record of your size which is so helpful,
and they have great sales. If you live in New York or nearby, go to the
store. However, if you live too far away, do not hesitate to order from them
because you will not be disappointed. All I can say, you will never buy
Chinese cashmere again once you feel and wear real Scottish cashmere.
Best of Scotland is one of those “hidden gems” New York City is renowned
for. This is top-quality Scottish cashmere that looks and feels like the
very best of the best, yet a sweater here costs no more than the cheap junk
sold in department stores.
My husband and I have an entire collection of them and they’ve lasted for
years because they’re easy to wear and take care of. Customer care is done
the European way –personally—and they get to know you and your tastes after
a while. Shopping in their pretty little atelier is a pleasure, too, but
since we moved to Boston we’ve found it more practical to do business by
phone. Best of all, when they have a sale they really have a sale, with deep
discounts on all their goods. If you think of your clothing as entirely
disposable and merely seasonal, this isn’t your place. But if you’d rather
have a few beautiful things that you enjoy wearing again and again, Best of
Scotland is a wonderful secret to know.
Boston University College of Communication
I have only just become a customer of Best of Scotland, and I am
wondering what took me so long. They have beautiful sweaters that are very
reasonably priced for the quality, and the colors are gorgeous. I will be
visiting them as often as I can in the future. I encourage others to do so
to experience a wonderful shopping experience. Even if you don't buy
anything, the people are great.
David Quinlan, Princeton, NJ
I am a sweater junkie and for years have been on the alert to find a good
source of quality cashmere sweaters. I am happy to announce that I have
found it at The Best Of Scotland cashmere shop.
I am not talking about the tissue thin cashmere sweaters found in most large
stores. The sweaters at Best Of Scotland are thick and soft just the way
they used to be. You will not be disappointed.
Bill Field, Wilmington, NC
Best of Scotland is a remarkable find and a must do N.Y.C. destination. I
am a longtime customer and have bought my entire ladies cashmere collection
exclusively from them.
The quality is superb as is the service and the location can't be beat. If
you are a New Yorker or visiting the city, you must stop off at Best of
Scotland and treat yourself to a fine piece that will be in style forever.
Susan Bernard, NYC
I only got to know Best of Scotland last December and I loved it.
The cashmeres I had were from a long time ago, when I was a little girl and
the only cashmeres to buy were the Scottish ones. So, although they were
old, they were the real thing!
Now I wanted to buy real things too and I was very happy to find that in
Best of Scotland. Thick, smooth and so soft.
I will certainly return there if I have a chance to go to NYC again.
Rossana, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Best of Scotland, conveniently located at 47th/5th, offers a wonderful
selection of high quality cashmere sweaters for both men & women.
I have purchased from Best of Scotland for more than 20yrs. Owners Charles &
Tanya are fabulous to deal with and offer an enjoyable shopping experience.
Best, Peter, NYC
Dear friends at Best of Scotland,
The only trouble with your beautiful 4-ply cable knit cashmere sweaters is
that on three occasion my friends have admired them so enthusiastically that
I felt inclined to make them gifts of the same. Fortunately your prices are
All the best, Burt, Los Angeles, CA
No one has a better product and the prices are competitive.
I've been a customer for over ten years and the customer service could not
be better, whether you are in the store or phone in a request for delivery.
Every time someone I know mentions cashmere I suggest Best of Scotland, they
really are the Best.
Bill Rogers, Atlanta, GA
We have been buying sleeveless cashmere sweaters here for over twenty
years. My husbands trademark is his different colored sleeveless cashmere
sweaters he wears everyday in the winter. Excellent source and quality. Just
call them and they will set you up.
Diane Robertson, Jacksonville, FL
Your sweaters are wonderful and very worth the price
Susan Landis, NYC
Although I live in Ohio and shop by phone and mail and email, I have
always been more than satisfied through the years with the color and style
and sizing of my many cashmere sweaters from Best of Scotland - but most fun
is stopping by to visit Charles when I'm in the city and pick up one more
sweater or wrap, and see the fabulous view of Manhattan from his wonderful
Jeanne Reed, Columbus, OH
We stumbled in to Best of Scotland on a hot Summer weekend in NYC. The
last thing I wanted was to try on sweaters! But—I love cashmere and so we
went it. What a delight! I purchased several sweaters and have been back
many times over the years to buy more. They are the best – color, styles,
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the best cashmere shop in NYC. You will
Marlene, Rockville, MD
This is the real deal. The quality is wonderful. In today's world, few
understand how a quality sweater is made, or bother to stock them. If you
know and seek a superior sweater, this is the place to go. My most treasured
sweaters come from Best of Scotland.
Tom Shoemaker, NYC
Last winter I bought a terrific navy blue vee neck men’s cashmere
sweater...I'm now stay warm thru this cold winter! I'm gonna be in to buy
another sweater at the great fit and look.
Beautiful quality cashmere sweaters and capes. These are not the skimpy
Chinese made variety. This is a superior cashmere. The capes are more ample
than the $300 versions available at the large department stores. They are
thicker and better quality. If you are looking for classic quality cashmere,
this is the best source. They do not have the high fashion embellishments
common in the less expensive variety but they are classic styles that will
Lauren, Houston, TX
My wife and I have been trading with Charles and crew for about 5 years.
Found them by accident while walking Fifth Ave one summer day. Great
sweaters, great prices and first rate service.. And Charles might even give
you a shot of good single malt if you are good. A real gem of a store in the
heart of Manhattan.
They have our endorsement.
Herb and Kathy Friedman, Lincoln, NE
I couldn't have asked for better service or more attention when I visited
the showroom. I was astonished by the large selection of colors and styles.
And the sweater I bought fit beautifully. I realized then that looking good
in a sweater has everything to do with the sweater, not the body.
C. Krouse, NYC
Good Cashmere find
by Kcallahan at Citysearch
My girlfriend and I were in NYC over the holiday and on a mission to find
good quality cashmere sweaters. We found them here. Not only was the quality
and price outstanding for cashmere, the color selection was fabulous and the
owners, Charles and Tania, were engaging, helpful and entertaining. We very
much enjoyed our shopping experience with them and wouldn't hesitate to
return the next time we are in NYC!!
Best place for cashmere
by curiousreader2 at Citysearch
I have been a client of Tanya and Charles' for over 15 years. They have
always given me the best, friendliest and most honest service. The cashmere
quality of everything I have bought is absolutely outstanding. Every once in
a while I will stray and buy a cashmere sweater somewhere else (usually on
when on vacation and not thinking straight), but even if is a recognized
brand name, the quality does not stand up to the quality of Best of
Scotland, and I end up giving the item away after only a few uses. Yes, Best
of Scotland is not the cheapest cashmere you have ever bought, but it
certainly is the best. I have had sweaters for over 15 years! Also, it is
much fun to visit the display room. There are so many colors and styles, for
both men and women. You are sure to find something you like. Best of
Scotland is a treat and a find!
Pros: great display, service, choice, best quality
Best of Scotland, New York City
by Kolod at Citysearch
Best of Scotland is the only place I go in New York City to buy Scottish
cashmere. They have great prices, a wonderful selection and excellent
Pros: Great selection, prices and service
Best in Scotland is the bestest!
by twin19 at Citysearch
The cashmere sweaters at Best of Scotland are a treasure!The quality exceeds
my expectation...they are soft and luxurious...and not to be matched
anywhere. I have been purchasing sweaters here for many years.Tanya takes
one look at me and knows exactly my fit. My collection is still in perfect
condition.(I hand wash my sweaters in baby shampoo). It is a treat to shop
at Best of Scotland in their elegant showroom with its quiet ambiance and
personal attention.Their variety of colors and styles are suitable for all
walks of life. Pricey? Yes,but worth it!
Eye Candy for Cashmere Lovers!!!
by LernerP at Citysearch
I live in Los Angeles and ONLY buy cashmere apparel at Best of Scotland!
They offer the finest quality, color and style selection for both men and
women that I have ever seen and that does include cashmere from many high
fashion designers. My husband has purchased their cashmere shirts and
sweaters for years and has them in every color. He loves comfort and wears
them daily. My collection of cashmere is growing rapidly. I thoroughly enjoy
wearing their vests and turtlenecks. I also have a stunning gray cape which
is the envy of my girlfriends. The owners are so accomodating, warm and
friendly. My only negative is that I live 3000 miles away. But shopping
trips to New York aren't such a bad thing, right? If you really love
cashmere, a visit to Best of Scotland is a must!!!
THE BEST OF SCOTLAND REALLY IS THE VERY BEST--FOR CASHMERE!!
by Barbara175 at Citysearch
i first purchased sweaters here because I noticed it just around the corner
from my husband's office where I worked part time. Until last week, I had
not been there for quite a numberr of years. Charles asked my why so long?
My response, "I have a bunch of your sweaters and they just don't wear out."
The place is fabulous--great customer service. They know what size you would
be without your trying on even one sweater but you are encouraged to try on
as many as you'd like. They are great at recommending colors if you are not
sure and they're willing to exchange for size, color or style just because
you want to do that. The merchandise is on the expensive side but IT'S THE
REAL DEAL!! Most other cashmere's you see in the stores today are made in
China or elswhere in the Far East and are so thin you can see right through
them. These are fabulous and will be with you and wearable for as long as
you wish to own them.
Pros: AMBIENCE, SELECTION & COURTESY
Cons: PRICE A BIT ON THE HIGH SIDE
Wonderful Cashmere - the real deal!
by ldsrap1026 at Citysearch
Stumbled upon this gem on my way back from the dentist the other day. What a
great find if you are in the market for REAL cashmere from Scotland. It is
somewhat pricey but once you see the quality it is easily justified. Service
is wonderful and attentive, selection seems endless. I will be back over and
Pros: selection, quality, service
Cons: none once you get over the fact these products are expensive but worth
Best quality Scottish cashmere
by AnneBaldinucci at Citysearch
I have been a customer at Best of Scotland for the past ten years. I
stumbled on this treasure quite by accident as I walked past their Fifth
Avenue location. The sign "100% pure Scottish cashmere" intrigued me because
it was, and still is, virtually impossible to find cashmere of this quality,
not to mention the selection, size options and the beautiful array of
colors. I ventured up to the 6th floor penthouse and as the elevator opened,
I felt like I was in cashmere heaven. The showroom is beautiful and the view
overlooking Fifth Avenue is amazing. The owners, Tania and Charles, are just
delightful. You're greated, showed around the showroom and invited to try on
sweaters to determine your proper size. Incidentally, the sizing of these
sweaters is by inches around the chest rather than by the standard small,
medium, large, etc., so you definitely are assured of a proper fit. Prior to
shopping at Best of Scotland, I shopped at some of the major stores in New
York but was only able to buy cashmere made in China. I am happy to say that
I now have a source for beautiful Scottish cashmere and continue to return
to Best of Scotland for all my cashmere needs.
High quality cashmere at a great value
by LWTiger at Citysearch
In a day and age where most cashmere in European designer sweaters does not
come from Europe, Best of Scotland bucks the trend by stocking high quality
Scottish cashmere. Don't let people tell you that there isn't a difference
in quality and wear! The employees at Best of Scotland are really
knowledgeable about how cashmere is made and can educate you on the
differences in quality. The staff is very personable and there are a ton of
styles and colors. Since making my first purchase at the store a couple of
years ago, I have stopped buying cheaper cashmere at other stores. The many
sweaters I have bought there wear incredibly well and do not pill like
lesser quality (but not always lower priced) sweaters. Additionally, you can
wash the sweaters in your washing machine, so you save money on dry
cleaning. Scottish cashmere from Best of Scotland is a worthwhile investment
that will pay off in the long run.
Pros: Great selection of high quality European cashmere
Cons: Not open on Saturdays
Great collection of Scottish Cashmere Sweaters
by KarinaNY at Citysearch
This place-located in a Penthouse showroom on fifth Avenue has the best
collection of real Scottish Cashmere Sweaters this side of London. And in my
opinion the scots do two things better than anyone else in the world -
cashmere and whisky.
If you're looking for top quality cashmere, this is the place. The variety
of colors and styles is amazing. I find it an excellente source to do one
stop shopping for the important people in my Christmas list.
Pros: quality, selection, price
Cons: store credit only, no cash refunds