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swl

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Hi all!

My friend is turning 21 this month, I want to give her something really nice. My budget is around 350-400. Since 21 marks the beginning of her adulthood, I want to get her something classic and especially precious. I can't decide between an Hermès silk scarf or a traditional Burberry check scarf.

I need your opinion! Thanks!
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:19:48 AM
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Hi all!

My friend is turning 21 this month, I want to give her something really nice. My budget is around 350-400. Since 21 marks the beginning of her adulthood, I want to get her something classic and especially precious. I can''t decide between an Hermès silk scarf or a traditional Burberry check scarf.

I need your opinion! Thanks!
No contest, Hermes scarf.
 

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Hermes. Like Lorelei said, no question. Hermes just strikes me as an exceptionally high quality classic scarf (so is Burberry of course) and I think a silk scarf signifies more of that "adult, classy" kind of feeling than a Burberry check scarf.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 5:40:49 AM
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Hermes. Like Lorelei said, no question. Hermes just strikes me as an exceptionally high quality classic scarf (so is Burberry of course) and I think a silk scarf signifies more of that 'adult, classy' kind of feeling than a Burberry check scarf.
Hermes scarves are unbeatable ( I have several
) and they are just so lovely to wear and something to cherish.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 5:42:23 AM
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Date: 2/20/2009 5:40:49 AM

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Hermes. Like Lorelei said, no question. Hermes just strikes me as an exceptionally high quality classic scarf (so is Burberry of course) and I think a silk scarf signifies more of that 'adult, classy' kind of feeling than a Burberry check scarf.
Hermes scarves are unbeatable ( I have several
) and they are just so lovely to wear and something to cherish.
I'd love to see pics of your scarves sometime! I have one - my gift to myself in the Tokyo airport, lol. It's actually a pocket square but I love it (and cherish it more than my more serviceable winter scarves!).
 

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I agree with the above posters that, as a symbol of passage into adulthood, a Hermes scarf wins. You can''t really go classier than a Hermes scarf. However, my vote went immediately for the Burberry because I was thinking how as a 21-year-old, my opportunities to wear a Hermes scarf were extremely limited. IMO you''d have to have an unusually strong sense of style to pull it off with the casual clothes a 21 year old typically wears, and I know I would not have worn it very often. I would have worn the BB all the time and I think your young friend will probably over the moon to own something that has such a luxurious cashmere feel but is very wearable.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 6:06:40 AM
Author: Brown.Eyed.Girl

Date: 2/20/2009 5:42:23 AM
Author: Lorelei

Date: 2/20/2009 5:40:49 AM

Author: Brown.Eyed.Girl

Hermes. Like Lorelei said, no question. Hermes just strikes me as an exceptionally high quality classic scarf (so is Burberry of course) and I think a silk scarf signifies more of that ''adult, classy'' kind of feeling than a Burberry check scarf.
Hermes scarves are unbeatable ( I have several
) and they are just so lovely to wear and something to cherish.
I''d love to see pics of your scarves sometime! I have one - my gift to myself in the Tokyo airport, lol. It''s actually a pocket square but I love it (and cherish it more than my more serviceable winter scarves!).
I collect the equestrian ones mainly. The pocket squares are lovely too!

swl, if you didn''t want to get her a scarf, Hermes have other cute accessories you could choose, have a look around the store.
 

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Hello SWL,

I have not seen you before.


This is a very sweet though and out of the two - Hermes all the way

But if you are thinking of spending such an amount of money I would look into what I would consider to be more permanent. I would look at small leather goods at LV or a band from Tiffany. Just a suggestion.

Again, very sweet thought.
 

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Hi

While I would LOVE anything from Hermes, I kind of agree with the above posters who said maybe, especially for your budget, go with something she could use more. This is coming from a 23 year old- I can''t actually think of ways I would wear a Hermes scard right now other than tie it on a bag. Could you look into something like this, which IMO is very classic and can be used all the time: http://www.burberryusaonline.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3102859&cp=2119866.1914960&parentPage=family
 

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Hmmm....I would SO go for the Hermes, but I''m 31 and would use it way more than a 21 yr. old would...
 

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I've been seeing Hermes scarves being worn by younger gals as HALTER tops ... with white jeans or white linen trousers ... black menswear pants. Quite chic. You have to have a very thin frame to tie it right though



ETA: This blog has instructions & pictures.
 

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If it''s only a choice between those two, then Hermes - Burberry kills foxes
 

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Definitely the Hermes scarf - I agree its more adult and classic, and I also like that the designs aren''t generic - they are all beautiful, but each one is different and she is unlikely to see 10 people wearing the same thing - to me, that represents the individuality that comes with growing up.

Also, FWIW, I have a Hermes scarf that was my grandmothers, and I still wear it when I dress up and get compliments on it (I''m 26).
 

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thank you all for your advise! If I get something more practical do you think she will appreciate it more? then she will be able to wear it all the time... ummm... earrings might be a good choice? any cute earrings around? If I am really getting her a pair of earrings, then I would limit my budget to under $100 so I can use the rest of the money to arrange a nice birthday dinner.

any other suggestions?
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 11:42:57 AM
Author: swl
thank you all for your advise! If I get something more practical do you think she will appreciate it more? then she will be able to wear it all the time... ummm... earrings might be a good choice? any cute earrings around? If I am really getting her a pair of earrings, then I would limit my budget to under $100 so I can use the rest of the money to arrange a nice birthday dinner.

any other suggestions?
For a 21st birthday I wouldn''t think practical so much, more unique keepsake that she can cherish, something that marks her 21st in a memorable way. Earrings could work certainly, but do bear in mind with the Hermes scarves that they are a classic and properly cared for can last a lifetime. Also young ladies can wear them in all sorts of trendy ways these days as Deco shows.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 5:31:25 AM
Author: Lorelei
Date: 2/20/2009 2:19:48 AM

Author:swl

Hi all!


My friend is turning 21 this month, I want to give her something really nice. My budget is around 350-400. Since 21 marks the beginning of her adulthood, I want to get her something classic and especially precious. I can''t decide between an Hermès silk scarf or a traditional Burberry check scarf.


I need your opinion! Thanks!
No contest, Hermes scarf.
totally agree.
 

pixley

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Hermes, definitely! It will be a life-long treasure and you can choose one that reflects her favorite color and her personal interests. What a sweet thing to do for your friend.
 

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Definitely Hermes.
 

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Hermes without a doubt.

Burberry is seen as uber-tacky in the UK for the last few years - especially anything with their check pattern and most people won't be seen dead wearing it. It's a long story as to why - but google the word 'chav' and all will be explained...

I interviewed with them a few years ago and we spent most of the interview discussing the situation and what they were doing to try to get away from the stigma as it has had a major impact on their sales.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:31:11 PM
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Hermes without a doubt.

Burberry is seen as uber-tacky in the UK for the last few years - especially anything with their check pattern and most people won''t be seen dead wearing it. It''s a long story as to why - but google the word ''chav'' and all will be explained...

I interviewed with them a few years ago and we spent most of the interview discussing the situation and what they were doing to try to get away from the situation as it has had a major impact on their sales.
Yep Pandora is right, Burberry has taken a hit here with all the chavs wearing it.

I say buy the Hermes. You can''t go wrong there!
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:35:13 PM
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Date: 2/20/2009 2:31:11 PM
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Hermes without a doubt.

Burberry is seen as uber-tacky in the UK for the last few years - especially anything with their check pattern and most people won''t be seen dead wearing it. It''s a long story as to why - but google the word ''chav'' and all will be explained...

I interviewed with them a few years ago and we spent most of the interview discussing the situation and what they were doing to try to get away from the situation as it has had a major impact on their sales.
Yep Pandora is right, Burberry has taken a hit here with all the chavs wearing it.

I say buy the Hermes. You can''t go wrong there!
LOL!!! It has indeed!
 

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Well, I have a few friends around that age range and I wouldn''t see them really appreciate the art of Hermes (and they were Art majors) nor see them wear a scarf(except maybe in their hair). It doesn''t need to be practical, something Burberry, Louis Vuitton or Gucci perhaps. One of their little goods, like a coin purse for going out on the town.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:36:34 PM
Author: Lorelei
Date: 2/20/2009 2:35:13 PM

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:31:11 PM

Author: Pandora II

Hermes without a doubt.


Burberry is seen as uber-tacky in the UK for the last few years - especially anything with their check pattern and most people won''t be seen dead wearing it. It''s a long story as to why - but google the word ''chav'' and all will be explained...


I interviewed with them a few years ago and we spent most of the interview discussing the situation and what they were doing to try to get away from the situation as it has had a major impact on their sales.
Yep Pandora is right, Burberry has taken a hit here with all the chavs wearing it.


I say buy the Hermes. You can''t go wrong there!
LOL!!! It has indeed!
Has it come to the U.S yet? I''m aware of the stigma overseas but I don''t think it has come here.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 2:35:13 PM
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Date: 2/20/2009 2:31:11 PM
Author: Pandora II
Hermes without a doubt.

Burberry is seen as uber-tacky in the UK for the last few years - especially anything with their check pattern and most people won''t be seen dead wearing it. It''s a long story as to why - but google the word ''chav'' and all will be explained...

I interviewed with them a few years ago and we spent most of the interview discussing the situation and what they were doing to try to get away from the situation as it has had a major impact on their sales.
Yep Pandora is right, Burberry has taken a hit here with all the chavs wearing it.

I say buy the Hermes. You can''t go wrong there!
I was not going to say it. But even my dog bought a knock off...
(Sorry, not trying to be mean)

- The point I would make with Hermes is that unless you really ''know'' the brand you might not understand the extent of the gift. I still vote for Tiffany or LV!

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