|A vintage Cartier scarf.|
I have been getting so much wear out of my silk scarves this spring because of the cool-but-sunny weather that I started to think that it was time to add a new one to my collection. I wanted something vintage but didn’t want to spend too much money. I started my eBay search looking for a YSL scarf but ended up with a Cartier! I had almost forgotten they make them but at $400 new (ouch), they are as expensive as Hermès so it was nice to find vintage ones for a fraction of the cost. I loved this red scarf featuring clocks and watches and white and yellow diamonds and I got it for under $40.
|Love these white and yellow diamonds!|
The silk twill is on par with Hermès (the weight of the 90cms, not the 70cms, for all you die-hards who know the difference), the colors are saturated and intense, with the Cartier “C” woven throughout, and the hems are hand-rolled and stitched! Most Cartier scarves feature gems and jewelry (particularly jewelry made famous by the Duchess of Windsor), which I think only adds to their appeal. I would have to win the lottery to own any serious Cartier jewelry but it’s nice to have a luxurious silk scarf from them, strewn with pictures of their famous watches and gems, to tie around my neck!
|Great design details throughout.|
|Love this watch picture in particular!|
Let me know if you own any Cartier scarves. If there are other brands you like for silk scarves, please share what they are!