Fall Poncho (+ Burberry Heritage Giant Check Cashmere Scarf Review)October 18, 2015
The question I get most is: is the $475 price tag justified? (Burberry price increases are quickly approaching untenable; I bought mine for less than $400.) And the short answer is: it depends on whom you ask. Most of the retail price is in the luxury markup--a comparable scarf from Bloomingdale's (similar design and material composition) retails for $128 and a "CashTouch" one from Land's End retails for $29--so if you are someone with little concern for brands or the Burberry heritage check, then this scarf probably isn't for you.
|Forever 21 Turtleneck Poncho Sweater | Zipia Lace Top | H&M Faux Leather | Burberry Heritage Giant Check Cashmere Scarf (also here and here) | Michael Kors Runway Watch | Forever 21 Bracelet | Chanel Medallion Tote in Lambskin (also here with silver hardware) | H&M Imitation Leather Pants | c/o Seychelles Well Known Flat in Leopard (also here)|
Price aside, this 100% cashmere scarf is light, warm, and soft. It has neither pilled nor shed in the few years that I've owned it. As such, I have no complaints about its workmanship.
The rectangular shape and size--66"L x 12"W with a 3"fringe--are arguably not the most versatile but allow it to be better marketed as a unisex item. If you need inspiration, the Zappos blog shows five ways to wear an oblong scarf.
Have a great weekend, all!