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The enduring appeal of scarves and gloves

Christmas gifts that will keep out the chill

The enduring appeal of scarves and gloves

December 01 2010
Lucia van der Post

One brilliant scarf or the right pair of gloves can do a lot to fizz up an outfit, and many would make terrific presents. Take scarves. Last winter it was a design by Louis Vuitton that was to be seen keeping the chill off the most fashionable necks; this winter it’s the Yves Saint Laurent cashmere leopard-print scarf (£650). Choose from purple and black, black and brown, and grey and black. Or if you want to be a little more subversive, go for Alexander McQueen’s leopard and skull scarf in silk and chiffon (£285).

Then there are gloves, so in tune with today’s more formal, ladylike mood. Most elegant are Lanvin’s beautifully soft calf-skin elbow-length version in pale cream, black or chestnut (£655). For some Italian brio, Sermoneta houses a huge glove collection – all handmade and in masses of colours. Plain ones that end at the wrist are £34.95, but they also come silk- or cashmere-lined (pictured, from £49.95). Most glamorous, though, are the fur elbow-length ones at £198.95. And finally, Bamford has some delicious knitted elbow-length fingerless gloves in a knitted moss-stitch, for £150.

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