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Would you pay $4.8 million for a luxury scarf?

A scarf is a perennial and adaptable accessory that's been around for aeons. People of all generations and ethnicities wear them to add panache to their outfits. Men can wear them around their neck, like a cravat or as a pocket square. Women can use scarves (based on their size) for protection from the elements, as a fashion statement or for religious reasons.

Designer Zandra Rhodes
USC Satin Silk Scarf (designed by Dame Zandra Rhodes)

Scarves make an awesome gift item because you don't have to worry about offending someone with the wrong size. They can be used to show support for a cause, a sports team or an alumni group. During Covid or in polluted areas, you can use a scarf to protect your mouth and nose or in a pinch wipe your face in humid weather.

At SwanLAgo, we love scarves. We have been fortunate to be able to create custom scarves for designers, alumni groups, museums and non-profits. These accessories allow them to promote a message, to generate revenue or as a unique gift for their high net worth sponsors.

Designers such as Hermes, Dior, Gucci, Versace, etc...have been designing and selling scarves for years. Some of these scarves are collectibles and worth thousands of dollars. One of the most expensive scarves was manufactured in the 1940s, it's called Oceanie and it was sold at a Christie's auction a few years ago for a whopping $4.8 million! It was designed by the artist, Matisse and there were only 30 scarves manufactured.

Many museums, art galleries and artists create a series of scarves each year to commemorate an event or an exhibition. Some of the scarves we've created at SwanLAgo have designs which are never repeated hence creating a limited supply which results in creating the collectible market.

Our Tiffany Blue Haired Lady was created for our Beverly Hills based client and was inspired by a Robinson's May catalog from the 1960s. It's in a luxurious satin silk and it is elegantly designed with Tiffany Blue accents. It may be worth a lot in the future but it's currently on sale!

We give free estimates on projects. Feel free to reach out with your ideas or designs via email and we'll setup an appointment to work together.


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