As much as I love scarves and appreciate many things Alexander McQueen, I can honestly say this isn’t my lust have but that of 13coco at 1st on Trend. She and I both have the Chanel Handbag on our Lust-Have lists and 13coco loves the skull scarf by Alexander McQueen but can’t quite convince her parents it’s worth $500!
A couple of years ago I treated myself to my own scarf obsession, a navy and cream chain print scarf by Chanel. It was an absolute insane price but I had some recent exciting news and as I marched into the Chanel boutique I promised I was buying the scarf and not going to ask the price. I still love that scarf and how it feels to wear, which is usually in the warmer months as a head-scarf while driving with the top down on the car.
Anyway, as someone who understands what it means to have a scarf on your lust-have list, I have done some investigating for 13coco in hopes that she too can have her obsession quenched.
The chiffon scarf above is available from a number of sources and in a number of colour combinations for a wide variety of prices some as high as $700. However I found this specific model available at Harrods.com for about $250. So we have already saved $250!
The exact same scarf is also available at Net-a-Porter for about $200. So another $50 saved.
This slightly different version with fringed edges is available at Farfetched.com for about $322. Personally, I’d go with the other version and used the $100 savings to buy some great accessories!
This version is from ASOS and cost about $20. But I have to say, it kind of looks like it cost $20 and wouldn’t be my choice even at that price.
As you can tell from the photo this version comes from Scarfarts.etsy.com. And at $50 including shipping it’s probably a pretty good contender!
I also stumbled across this pink version at TopShop.com, and if I were going to get a scarf with skulls on it, this would be the one that I would want. I love the juxtaposition of the pale pink girlie colour and the skull print. There is a quirky sense of humour about it that I like. With a price of about $35, it really tickles my funny bone!
I hope this helps my friend at 1st on Trend finally to be able to get the Alexander McQueen scarf she has been lusting after. Or at least something that is close enough to keep both her and her parents happy!
- Alexander McQueen “SARABANDE II” Scarf Video (hypebeast.com)
- Wish List Loving: Alexander McQueen Skull Print Scarf (thesuburbandiary.com)
- First Look: Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2012 Campaign Goes Futuristic Fab (pinkisthenewblog.com)