I've always loved the look of framed scarves. The vivid colors, beautiful silk, and vibrant patterns really can function as art in a room.
So as I was out hunting this weekend, this caught my eye.
It was large, about 40-inches square in the frame. It looked like Hermes, but at first glance I didn't see any identifying words on it. I looked more closely, and I could see the very top of the tag on the back and read "Fabrique in France." A good sign indeed! So I kept hunting for the Hermes word on it. I finally found it towards the bottom, somewhat hidden in the elaborate pattern (keep in mind that I have to do this searching in a nonchalant manner because if I look too excited or interested, the price suddenly goes way up....) So then I started hunting online to see if I could find the same scarf and know that it is real. Sure enough, a quick google of "black hermes les tuileries scarf" confirmed it was the real deal!
I went to ask about it, and the man in charge said that it was already sold (hence the lot numbers on the tag- those aren't prices). My heart sank. Then he said, "But I bought it and will sell it to you. It is a nice silk scarf."
I asked him his price, and when he said it I knew that he was pricing it only as a "nice silk scarf," nothing more. I faked a pause of hesitation before saying I would take it. So home it came with me! It's at the framer now- the glass was broken, so I'm having the frame repaired and a new glass put in (which probably makes up for my bargain on the scarf, because a 40-inch square is not inexpensive to frame). I can't wait to pick it up next week!
Did you have any good weekend finds?