Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vintage Scarves are Luxurious...

Vintage Scarves are Luxurious...

There are a couple of definitions for the word luxurious that really hit home when considering vintage scarves.  One definition is that the word means elegant, enjoyable, extremely comfortable, another definition is deluxe: rich and superior in quality, but the one from Merriam Webster online really seems to nail the meaning (at least to me):  marked by or given to self-indulgence (luxurious tastes; luxurious feelings); of, relating to, or marked by luxury.

OLA has a number of sellers this month offering luxury at an affordable price.  What am I talking about?  Vintage scarves, of course.  A scarf is an inexpensive way to change your entire fashion look.  They can be worn on the head or any part of the body; they can be folded, twisted, knotted, tied, and draped about one's body to add a bit of color.

Vintage scarves are often made of silks, cashmere, alpaca, mohair and other luxurious natural fibers.  Vintage scarves are often made by hand (the edges are hand-rolled; fringe hand-tied).  Thus, most every scarf is unique.

In the 1970s, I was a buyer of scarves and fashion accessories for a large, local and fine department store.  It was then that my love affair with scarves (and all fashion accessories) began.  I am pleased to offer OLA shoppers a few from my collection.
29" Square, this scarf is a beauty, one of my samples that I got to keep, so I know this one has never been worn.

Trimmed in Bright Green and Featuring what appears to me to be Bright Red Birds at each corner; this has always been a favorite scarf.
Look at the pictures to see this fabulous Vintage scarf.  It has been in my collection for years.
Note this scarf is not square--but RECTANGLE   30" by 34"

Want to know something else about scarves?  Even the most expensive can be folded into an envelope.  Vintage scarves make fabulous gifts!  Easy to mail, non-breakable.  Lasts for a lifetime, too.

Why waste your time and energy fighting the shopping malls to find just the perfect gifts this season?  Shop OLA instead.  Use the search function to find exactly what you are looking for, or just browse though our many shops.  You never know what you will find on!

Until next time, happy shopping,