Designer scarves are among the most luxurious fashion accessories available on the market, often because of the high-end brand associated with the scarf. As you may already know, the more popular the designer, the more money a certain scarf potentially commands. Is it worth the money? The short answer is YES.
Why Designer Scarves Are Worth It
Below is a list of reasons why you should ABSOLUTELY and DEFINITELY invest in branded scarves.
Designer scarves are versatile.
There are many super stylish ways to tie a scarf, instantly transforming your outfit from drab to fab. From tying a French knot to simply allowing the fabric to drape down your shoulders, designer scarves are one of the easiest pieces to style. Plus, you can stay calm and carry on even during times of a fashion emergency. For instance, if you are grocery shopping in your jeans and fear being pulled over by the fashion police (the world is your runway), the designer scarf you are using as an accessory acts as a way for you to get out of a ticket.
Designer scarves improve your fashion choices.
Owning designer scarves can inspire you to learn more about how socialites, heiresses, and celebrities wear and style them. From there, you will begin to improve your fashion sense by patterning your luxury wardrobe from style icons, until you become a master at putting pieces together, adding your own unique fashion twists, and influencing others to look up to your chic choices. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Designer scarves spark conversations.
Branded scarves from Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and other luxe fashion brands give you something to talk about when initiating conversations. For example, when you’re at a party with a group of fashionistas, you can share insights about your personal style choices, with an emphasis on the stunning scarf you’re wearing. And truthfully, you won’t need to make the first move since your designer scarf will attract attention and do much of the talking for you. This is especially true when onlookers spot you wearing a rare, vintage Hermès silk scarf.
Designer scarves can help establish your signature style.
Like how Ariana Grande is well-known for her high ponytail, or how Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is almost never seen without her iconic sunglasses — wearing designer scarves can become your fashion trademark. If you use scarves all the time, the people around you would begin noticing your style and distinguish you with that impression. Though not everyone likes being pigeonholed, being known as “The Girl in the Designer Scarf” can be a positive thing, especially when you make it a priority to look classy at all times.
Designer scarves boost your confidence.
Fashion, according to Psychology Today, “is self-knowledge and self-confidence expressed through what you choose to wear, a life-affirming expression of your character and spirit.” In simpler terms, your fashion sense is a reflection of your confidence and character. So, if you happen to rely on your designer wraps to look chic and glamorous, as well as to help elevate your confidence, then don’t let anyone tell you that they are not worth the money.
What to Look for When Buying a Designer Scarf
If you are interested in expanding your scarf collection, or if you are looking to buy your first-ever designer scarf, here are some key tips for making the right choice.
1. Always choose high-quality fabrics.
When shopping for an investment scarf, never settle for anything less than top-quality fabric. Cashmere and silk are standouts, both of which are the materials of choice by leading luxury brands because of their softness, breathability, and unmatched durability. And, of course, they feel incredible against the skin.
2. Consider your color palette.
Whether spring, fall, or winter is coming, designer cashmere scarves in an array of neutral colors never go out of style. Consider Burberry’s trans-seasonal collection of lightweight scarves in oatmeal, charcoal, stone, and navy checks. As for silk scarves, welcome bright colors intertwined with kaleidoscopic prints and patterns. The designs of luxury silk scarves are often commemorative, ranging from soft styles around nature, botanicals, and mythology, to classic motifs such as equestrian, nautical, and military. For a bolder edge, opt for animal prints, abstract designs, or a striking monochrome.
3. Know about the final touches.
If you love classic square silk scarves, invest in pieces that have been silk-screened by hand, and are hand-stitched. A true measure of a silk scarf’s authenticity is a hand-rolled edge, which some of the world’s best artisans beautifully finish. Perhaps, the most popular among all silk scarves are the ones from Hermès, which take about six months to produce. All made in France, the level of craftsmanship in their masterpieces are reflected in the price and quality.
4. Keep an eye on limited edition or waitlisted scarves.
When a luxury fashion house collaborates with an artist or designer, they may release a specific design only once. These editions are high in demand and are very collectible, often attracting a cult-like status. For limited edition scarves, the signature of the collaborating public figure is usually shown on the scarf itself, which is an excellent way to check for authenticity.
Remember, when items are part of a limited edition, there are less on the market. As a result, they will retain their value better into the future. Some people prize their designer scarves so much that they frame them to hang in their home. Luxury fashion collides with contemporary art!
5. Keep your packaging.
Hold on to that orange box! Everything that was part of your investment scarf purchase — including the receipt — you should keep. These can attract a higher resale value, as well as help to prove the legitimacy and authenticity of your item.
If you are looking to sell some of your designer scarves to make room for newer pieces, Biltmore Loan and Jewelry in Phoenix, AZ, would be happy to appraise and buy them from you. To get started, visit or call our location in Scottsdale (480-991-5626) or Chandler (480-705-5626).
Designer scarves are timeless accessories stitched with a strong sense of history and extravagance. Truly, they are beautiful items to include to your collection and are worthwhile to spend money on.