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It’s a classic tale. Girl meets scarf. Girl falls in love with scarf. Girl can’t justify price for scarf. Girl adds scarf to her wish list. Then finally, the two live happily ever after. Drama, intrigue & romance. You might have guessed that this is somewhat of an autobiographical tale because the girl in the tale is me, and the scarf in question is my Acne Studios Canada Scarf that had been on my wish list for what seemed like eons before I bit the bullet.
So now that I’ve had it for over a year, the million dollar question remains – is it worth it?
Left: Acne Studios scarf styled with Everlane blazer* (sz 0 – review here), Nobody Denim jeans*, Nicholas Kirkwood flats, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; Right: Acne Studios scarf styled with The Curated Coat* (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans*, Everlane flats* (review here), Gucci belt (review here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
When it comes to designer purchases, I’d categorise a scarf as the ultimate luxury buy. It’s indulgent but without the eye-wateringly expensive price tags of RTW coats or handbags. And if chosen well, it can be a smart addition to your wardrobe, particularly if it can be styled with the majority of your winter outfits, like a neutral toned scarf.
The Acne Studios Canada Scarf is a permanent piece from the brand’s collection, and while there are now variations of the Canada Scarf on offer, the original version, which I have, is a deliciously soft and oversized unisex scarf that’s comprised of 100% wool. Design-wise, it’s simple with fringing on both ends with a small logo tab above the textured fringe edges. It perfectly embodies the minimalism of Acne Studios while at the same time being the cosiest and most comforting piece. It’s offered in an array of neutral tones and I must admit to being a bit paralysed by choice when it came to picking a colour.
Left: Acne Studios scarf styled with The Curated coat* (sz XS), The Frankie Shop trousers (sz S – review here), Celine bag (review here), Atmos & Here sandals, Celine sunglasses; Right: Acne Studios scarf styled with The Curated coat* (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here, preloved here), Atmos & Here sandals, Ray Ban sunglasses
Before splurging on this scarf, I was using a variety of scarves bought on the high street. And while they all served me well, I haven’t looked back. I’ve only got the one scarf in my collection and given how much I’ve used it, I’m looking to add a second one in a lighter neutral tone, like a beige or a camel.
So do I think it’s worth the money? Absolutely. And while the answer to this question ultimately comes down to what you value, for a designer purchase, I couldn’t recommend a scarf enough.
Left: Acne Studios scarf styled with The Curated coat* (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans, Wittner boots, Ray Ban sunglasses, Celine bag (review here); Right: Acne Studios scarf styled with Zara coat (sold out), Nobody Denim jeans, Wittner boots, Ray Ban sunglasses, Celine bag (review here)
As always, thanks for stopping by!
P.S. The best (and worst!) luxury purchases of 2020 and the designer purchases that didn’t work for me.