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Designer Scarves & Shawls

Sep 22, 2016 3:00:01 PM

Scarves complete me.  I feel naked without them.  If I could only buy a couple of pieces a season to add to my wardrobe, I would buy scarves.  They update, refresh, pull together, complete any outfit.  Scarves are my favorite category to buy, to sell, and to wear.

In choosing scarves, I start with the fabrication.  I think this is the most important thing.  To have something wrapped around your neck, the way it feels is everything.  Soft, luxurious fabrics are the only ones that interest me.  I focus on cashmere, cashmere and silk blends and cotton.  I stay away from linen and only do a wool bl...

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Posted in Designers By Nancy Gibbons

I think a handbag is such a statement of who you are. A handbag has to fit your lifestyle, your aesthetic. I typically like to choose bags that can be used almost all year round. Handbags in exotic skins such as python, crocodile and stingray are the most beautiful and timeless as well as durable. Just like us, they wear more beautifully with age.  

My favorite designers that work with exotic skins are Jane August and Paige Gamble. They are both native New Yorkers and are very talented artisans with selective distribution. They don’t mass produce their bags or put labels on them. They both use ...

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