In 2003 Atlantan Whitney O’Brien went looking for affordable, quality cashmere sweaters, but all she could find were uber-expensive knits from top brands like Polo and pill-prone cheapies from fast-fashion outposts. So she launched Two Bees Cashmere, a line of solid and striped cashmere tops (starting at $260) adorned with lobsters, anchors, and other nautical decorations that pay homage to her childhood summers spent along the New England coast. This season O’Brien will introduce a collection inspired by a hunting weekend in the South. The kicker? Everything from Two Bees is machine washable.
This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.