Luxury accessories are the foundation of every capsule closet. Whether a Gucci belt or your signature sneakers, accessories make some of the best splurge purchases. They have a lower cost per wear and typically sit at an entry-level price point for the luxury market.
Scarves are a luxury accessory that will never go out of style. From Hermes’ iconic silk scarves to Burberry’s heritage print shawls, these designer accessories are as recognizable as the brands whose logos they carry.
We’re rounding up 6 of the best luxury scarf brands to help you find the one for you. Our designer brand round-up includes the most famous scarf types and the price point you can expect to pay.
1. Hermes – Iconic silk scarves
While every designer handbag collector dreams of owning a Birkin or a Kelly, there’s another iconic Hermes item with a more accessible price tag – the silk scarves.
The original Hermes scarf was designed by Robert Dumas, who is part of the third generation of the Hermes family.
The silk scarf became an instant best-seller after its 1937 debut, with style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, and Jackie Kennedy giving them a cult following.
Hermes scarves can be worn as a normal scarf around the neck, a head wrap, or even a tube top (Credit: Hermes)
Hermes scarves range in price from $225 to over $3,000. Larger Hermes scarves can double as décor, while smaller sizes can act as bag scarves.
The scarves are famously made using the silk of 250 moth cocoons, making the price tag surprisingly attainable for the artisanship behind it.
Every Hermes scarf is made in France. What makes Hermes scarves different is that each one is a work of art. The fashion house releases new designs seasonally with popular motifs, including equestrian equipment, leopards, horses, and lions.
Smaller Hermes scarves can double as an accessory for the bag, a wristband, or a hair tie (Credit: Hermes)
Silk scarves can feel like mastering fine art. Never fear! Hermes has released a ‘Hermes Silk Knots’ app with step-by-step tutorials on perfecting the most popular knotting styles.
2. Fendi – Bold designs and vibrant colors
Buying your first piece from a new brand isn’t always easy. You might not want to splash out thousands of dollars on a bag as your first-time purchase, especially with brands that go in and out of style.
A Fendi scarf is perfect before diving into the deep end with a Fendi ‘Baguette’ bag. Fendi scarves are made in Italy, with the most popular styles incorporating the brand’s signature FF motif. Unlike Hermes, Fendi’s scarves are primarily made of a 95% wool/5% silk blend, alongside organic silk options.
Fendi scarves are made in Italy mostly from 95% wool and 5% silk blend, with the most popular style incorporating the signature FF design
You can expect to pay between $490 and $2,500 for a Fendi scarf, with the most expensive styles made using mink. The Fendi scarves and accessories range also includes matching ponchos, hats, and scarves.
Fendi is the brand that revived the ‘logomania’ trend with a Fendi scarf making sure everyone knows what brand you’re wearing.
3. Dior – Quality and attention to detail
Hermes isn’t the only luxury brand famous for its silk scarves. Dior’s silk scarves have been a staple of the fashion house since its early days. This versatile accessory incorporates Dior’s most iconic motifs and designs, including its ‘oblique’ pattern.
Every Dior silk square scarf has a matching ‘mitzah’ scarf that can be tied to your handbag or worn as a bracelet or hair tie for a coordinating look.
Dior silk scarves incorporate the fashion house’s most iconic motifs and designs, including the oblique pattern (Credit: Dior)
Although Dior’s silk scarves are works of art, the brand also has a range of casual everyday lambswool scarves. Dior silk scarves range from $250 for a mitzah scarf to $960 for a 140-square silk scarf. Every Dior silk scarf is made in Italy using 100% silk twill.
One of the best-selling Dior scarves is the Dior ‘Oblique’ scarf in cashmere with the brand’s signature jacquard bands. Dior is infamous for creating ‘The New Look’ with its silk scarves carrying through the feminine style for the modern woman.
Dior also offers cashmere scarves and most of which feature the oblique motif (Credit: Dior)
4. Burberry – Distinctive check pattern
Few brands have a heritage print as iconic as Burberry. It’s come to symbolize British fashion across the globe.
While Burberry bags have fallen in and out of fashion, one accessory has remained a best-seller – the Burberry cashmere scarf. Burberry scarves are made at the brand’s 200-year-old Scottish mill and can be personalized with your initials.
Burberry’s best-selling Classic Check Cashmere Scarf is available in 28 color options
The classic check cashmere scarf is available in 28 color options, from archival beige to alabaster and soft peach. This scarf is woven on traditional looms using 30 different steps, with the fabric washed in local spring water and brushed with teasels to create a super-soft finish.
You can expect to pay between $170 to $1,950 for a Burberry scarf, with the most popular options available at $620. Burberry is one of the few luxury brands that allow you to add a touch of your personality to a scarf to create an heirloom piece.
Aside from cashmere, Burberry also offers 100% silk scarves in iconic Burberry motifs
5. Louis Vuitton – Iconic monogram pattern
While Louis Vuitton is more famous for its hard-sided luggage and monogram bags, don’t overlook the brand’s scarves. Louis Vuitton’s scarf collection remains relatively consistent season-to-season, with new prints and patterns released throughout the year.
Louis Vuitton scarves are usually made in Italy. However, the brand is moving towards using more European factories. The most popular Louis Vuitton scarves feature the brand’s iconic LV monogram and are unisex styles.
Louis Vuitton scarves are made using 100% cashmere, silk, wool, and other noble materials, including mink (Credit: Louis Vuitton)
Louis Vuitton scarves are made using 100% cashmere, silk, wool, and other noble materials. You can choose between an array of subtle colorways and bold statement hues for a transitional accessory that will stay in your closet for years to come.
Most Louis Vuitton scarves range from $245 for a 45 x 45 silk scarf to $1,160 for the 100% cashmere ‘Reykjavik’ gradient scarf.
6. Gucci – Luxurious accessory and distinctive design
Created in 1966, the Flora is Gucci’s most popular scarf motif after it was gifted to Grace Kelly by Rodolfo Gucci when she visited the Gucci boutique in Milan
The Gucci ‘Flora’ scarf is the item that put the brand on the international stage – with the help of Princess Grace of Monaco.
It was designed for Princess Grace as a gift from Rodolfo Gucci, the son of Guccio Gucci. The ‘Flora’ scarf took inspiration from Italy’s artistic history and went on to define the brand’s image.
You can still buy the ‘Flora’ scarf today, alongside a range of lambswool and cashmere scarves. Gucci scarves continue to be made in Italy and retail between $415 and $1,250.
Gucci also offers scarves made from 100% lambswool and 100% cashmere
A designer scarf is an investment that will live in your closet for years to come. These classic accessories are heirloom pieces and make the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.