Wardrobe planning #15: Hermès scarves – The Purse Forum

Update 01/06/20: This has been one of the most visited posts on my blog since it was first posted back in 2017. Having read through it, I decided that it needed an update. I hope that this makes the post even more useful to Hermès scarf lovers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you see any errors or know of any other ways that it could be improved.

I thought that I would write a couple of posts with all of the bits and pieces I have gathered together about Hermès scarves along the way. Also, when I find something new, I will continue to add things to these and maybe flag that up in a quick post.

Scarf knots showing off contrast hems

Hermès scarves: Scarf knots showing off contrast hems

The series begins with the massive amount of information available on The Purse Forum.

The Purse Forum

tPF is a great source of information about Hermès scarves, and designer clothing and accessories in general. The members are incredibly knowledgeable and also very helpful. The best threads for Hermès scarves are the following, in my opinion. Please bear in mind that when each thread becomes very long, the moderators start a new one, so my links may become out of date in a while. If you find a broken link, please feel free to tell me in a comment and I will do my best to sort things out.

Note: all of the active and more recent threads about H scarves are now flagged up, so it is much easier to find them! The word “Scarves” is placed at the front of the thread title, like this:

Main Hermès scarf threads

  • Scarf of the Day
    This thread asks “Which Hermès scarf are you wearing today?” Members contribute modelling pictures of their scarves in a range of ties, and also flat. There are themes for each week, but there is no pressure to keep to the theme. The scarves shown cover the whole range of formats and vary from well-loved vintage beauties to recent purchases. The thread is also very friendly, humorous and supportive to new members. So don’t worry if you only own one scarf! The breadth of knowledge is also superb. As it moves so quickly and is so popular, a new thread is started at the beginning of each year. Well worth reading.
  • Hermès Clubhouse
    This is a sub-section of the main Hermès Forum and has lots of information about individual scarves, such as Parures de Samourais, and different scarf sizes, 70cm, twillies etc., also mousselines and the cashmere/silk mix shawls. Explore the Clubhouse to find out more!
  • Hermès Reference Library
    Lots of information here about H products in general. This thread could be useful for scarf lovers: Hermès Scarf Identification. There are also threads such as the Reference Guide to Hermès Scarves, The How-To Guide for Hermès Scarves and Hermès Scarf Colors.

When purchasing “pre-loved” scarves, be very careful to avoid fakes! They can be very difficult to spot. The Authentication section of the Hermès forum has a thread for scarves: Authenticate this Hermès Scarf. Check the rules of this thread in the first post before asking for authentication or your post will not be answered. There is another helpful thread about fakes listed on eBay called Hall of Shame – sometimes scarves are flagged up here.

New season Hermès scarves

  • Each year, new scarves become available in two “seasons”: Spring/Summer and Autumn (Fall)/Winter. Well before each season’s scarves start to appear in the boutiques and on the web shop, tPF members start a new thread with speculation, hopes and dreams about the new designs. The thread then continues for several months until everyone has speculated, hoped, dreamed and purchased their fill. The next season’s thread will usually start before the previous one ends, and so on!
  • Older seasons’ threads are archived in the Hermès Reference Library section of tPF. We are now coming to the end of the Spring/Summer 2020 scarf designs and a new thread has been started for Autumn/Winter 2020.
  • Please bear in mind that the current crisis may have an effect on how quickly Hermès brings the new designs into boutiques and online shops.

Other Hermès scarf threads on tPF

Lots of other threads about scarves appear in the main section of the Hermes Forum. I won’t even try to list them all, but I have found the following interesting, entertaining and useful. Be aware that new threads are added frequently.

Look out for the orange “Scarves” logo… …then you won’t miss anything!

There are lots of other threads linking scarves and shawls with handbags and clothing, but I tend not to read those as these items are way beyond my reach both financially and psychologically! It just shows that there is so much to explore.

Have fun!

Love and best wishes,



Updated 01/06/20: links checked and new ones added. Some general updating and reorganisation.

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5 Responses to Wardrobe planning #15: Hermès scarves – The Purse Forum

  1. Blighty says:

    What a fantastic post! This is so useful, pulls everything together. Lots of corners of TPF I did not know about, will now go explore. Your collage is dynamite, what an exquisite collection you have.xx


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