Which is THE mn scarf?

(57 Posts)
RollerCola Sat 21-Jan-12 13:15:04

I wanted to buy a grey one but there are loads on eBay now. I know the one everyone was discussing was about a tenner but there are some even cheaper there now. Will they be the same scarf?

(Can't believe I'm asking about quality of a 4.99 scarf versus an 8.99 one!)

Which one do I need??!

valiumredhead Sat 21-Jan-12 15:43:48

Neither - they are all horrible! I can't imagine anything being nice for that price tbh <scarf snob> grin

FollowTheVan Sat 21-Jan-12 15:51:59

I have three - grey, blue and classic leopard print and they are fab - light, warm and a good seize. I bought mine [http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celebrity-Hot-Large-Animal-Leopard-Print-Shawl-Scarf-/130495998779?pt=Women_s_Accessories_UK&var=&hash=item641f1c2add#ht_15635wt_957 here]

bollocks to cheap meanng shite, too

valiumredhead Sat 21-Jan-12 16:03:57

Cheap doesn't always mean shite BUT they look nylon and scratchy <runs very fast from the thread!> wink

Catsmamma Sat 21-Jan-12 16:08:19

no..i got one and it's very soft!

designer tatty on the edges and just the right leopard print. just the right side of Bet Lynch territory

i did look at others but they were smaller, this one is very fine and scrunches up very small, does not crease and drapes lovely! :D

valiumredhead Sat 21-Jan-12 16:11:12

Hmmmmm how long are they? <slowly changing mind!>

Catsmamma Sat 21-Jan-12 16:16:41

mine is veeeeeeeeeeeery long

all around neck, and do ridiculous over under crossover in front with adequate end length and not tight enough to choke.

this is mine

Not sure it's the same link as above (same picture though, and not sure it is really actual cashmere silk but i am pleased with it!

And as a random aside the cat made a nest and slept on it, and she is a terrible snob...only really likes to sleep on my good bed linen or best patchwork quilt!

valiumredhead Sat 21-Jan-12 16:46:18

Hmmmm I like the grey one - leopard skin looks too Bet Lynch imo. Ok, I might be eating my words here! grin

kerstina Sat 21-Jan-12 16:59:39

I have gone right off scarfs as every one is wearing them especially animal print. I got bought one for xmas (leopard print) and it looks chavy and makes me feel frumpy. Am really turning into a grumpy old woman grin

RollerCola Sat 21-Jan-12 17:00:32

Thankyou I've ordered the purple one smile

PeriPathetic Sat 21-Jan-12 17:07:24

Is there anyway to find these off EBay? I can't use EBay or PayPal sad

PeriPathetic Sat 21-Jan-12 17:10:17

Ah cancel that - I've found them on Amazon!

Deuce Sat 21-Jan-12 18:19:41

Primark have an identical one for £3

MrsMeow Sat 21-Jan-12 19:56:31

I've got the purple one and have worn it to death smile New Look have v similar ones, including red which is really nice.

NannyPlumIsMyMum Sat 21-Jan-12 21:27:09

My MNet scarf is sooo soft !
Not at all cheap looking . Have a look at the reviews on Amazon - it doesn't have a bad review.
I have the blue on black and I'm getting the pink one for spring .

NannyPlumIsMyMum Sat 21-Jan-12 21:30:45

Mrs Meow I very very nearly got the purple one , but didn't because its my DDs favourite colour and although she is only 6 I would definetly lose it to her . I can just imagine her marching into school with it on .. I was horrified to find my Stila lipgloss in her book bag.

Dreya Sat 21-Jan-12 21:50:57

NannyPlumIsMyMum that made me chuckle. I have the brown leopard print one and agree that it is very soft, very long and I have worn it to death. No other scarf has had a look in this winter. It washes well and is flattering. I can't fault it. I even wore it as a sarong! I am worried that I have worn it too much...It has become my uniform, leopard print scarf, same coat....I might need to get a pink one for Spring too ;)

anniewoo Sat 21-Jan-12 22:06:28

Please tell me -what is the Mnet scarf???

Eglu Sat 21-Jan-12 22:13:51

My Mum got me a black one for Christmas. It is fabby. I love it, can wear it in so many differetn ways. I do feel the need for a pink one for summer too though.

Cherrypie32 Sat 21-Jan-12 22:17:54

Have just ordered 'pink border' to feel spring like!

SleepyFergus Sat 21-Jan-12 22:21:42

I have the purple one and brown one and love them both. My mum has the blue one and several work mates have various other colours. They are great value for a tenner.

HOWEVER, I think I saw Cora (old bag mum of Tanya) in Eastenders wearing the blue one the other day.......Hmmmm!

PPPop Sat 21-Jan-12 22:22:16

I have the brown and just got the grey and the price has gone down since I got the first one. Truly bargainous for the quality. Soft and huge. Am toying with getting a purple one too.

SleepyFergus Sat 21-Jan-12 22:27:36

Purple one is gorge....my fave out of my two.

seasalt Sun 22-Jan-12 00:35:14
valiumredhead Sun 22-Jan-12 14:33:46

That is a reason NOT to get one! grin

MonaLotte Sun 22-Jan-12 15:35:40

I just got a purple one, will se what it's like and will maybe get the brown too, just hope I don't look like Fergie in it....

MeltedChocolate Sun 22-Jan-12 17:39:12

If everyone has got one I just can't figure out why you would want one!

<makes sheep noises under breathe>

SparkySparrow Sun 22-Jan-12 17:52:08

I bought the grey one last week, and I love it!

MonaLotte Sun 22-Jan-12 20:39:03

Miaow Melted!

jujubean Sun 22-Jan-12 21:21:52

I have had one for over 2 years now, it used to be very unusual, shame it's now the MN scarf. Good to know I'm a trendsetter tho, and it does go with loads of things. I love a bit of leopard print me.

I love mine, (black one that followthevan linked to) fortunately I live in the arse end of nowhere and haven't seen anyone else wearing one. Saw LOTS on a recent visit to the nearest big city though!

anniewoo Mon 23-Jan-12 22:01:36

What is the MN scarf?

PrivateBenjamin Mon 23-Jan-12 22:30:03

anniewoo It's a scarf that somebody posted about a few months ago, which turned into a 500 post thread where it seemed that everyone bought one (I have the leopard print and love it!). I believe people now give each other knowing 'mumsnet' nods when they see someone in real life wearing one.

anniewoo Tue 24-Jan-12 19:03:52

Thanks Private Benjamin.i hadn't a clue what the posts were on about

NannyPlumIsMyMum Tue 24-Jan-12 19:21:44

Because melted , it's nice .
Louis Vuitton must have thought so too.

MrsMeow Tue 24-Jan-12 20:20:26

I've had mine aaaaages and never seen another person wearing one.

<feels left out>

MrsMeow Tue 24-Jan-12 20:22:00

Melted must be one of those people who are fortunate enough to be able to afford bespoke, tailor-made clothes that no one else in the whole wide world has. Lucky thing!

MerryHippo Tue 24-Jan-12 21:09:29

I have had mine for months and I have only ever met two people with the MN scarf -a friend of a friend has got the classic leopard print one and a mum at DS's school has the grey one and uses it as a hijab-type scarf.

I live in London with 10million odd other people, so it cant be that common.

QueenRunningGeekMum Tue 24-Jan-12 21:24:32

So what do I search for on eBay to get one of these? MN scarf?

SparkySparrow Tue 24-Jan-12 21:30:03
SparkySparrow Tue 24-Jan-12 21:31:18

Yes I did buy it! grin
And yes it has gone down in price since angry .

CalamityKate Wed 25-Jan-12 01:07:17

Can I ask all you scarf officionados - what is the best way to wear one, if one has no neck to speak of? Or should they be avoided by the neckless? Thank you.

SaltireOShanter Wed 25-Jan-12 08:50:05

I hav ethe grey leopard print one and also a pink/black one with a floral design on it. I wear them all the time a lot. I live in the middle of nowhere though so haven't seen anyone else wearing one

kerstina Wed 25-Jan-12 09:32:52

Nothing to do with wanting designer or tailor made scarves and everything to do with the fact that everyone is following the fashion (sheep) of animal print scarves. There are so many pretty colourful scarves out there why would you all want to wear the same ones? hmm
Everyone will be wearing star ones next wink

SaltireOShanter Wed 25-Jan-12 11:38:28

I have a skull patterned scarf hmm which MIL got me hmm again. I have only seen one other person wearing one.

I think skulls will be next big thing wink

piratecat Wed 25-Jan-12 11:47:20

i got the purple one, to try and get some colour into my wardrobe (but honestly wish i'd got the grey).

MrsMeow Wed 25-Jan-12 16:13:24

Ooh I've been wearing skulls & stars for years - does this mean I'm finally fashionable?!

SaltireOShanter Wed 25-Jan-12 16:21:33

MrsMeow - really. This one MIL got me is quite nice usually she buys me right old womany stuff it is black with white nad grey skulls on it. it's not very long though

MonaLotte Wed 25-Jan-12 16:56:48

The scarf arrived today and I like it, so there! It is very good for the price. Don't care if I am a sheep! wink

MrsMeow Wed 25-Jan-12 18:28:31

Saltire, I have a strange different style when it comes to clothes & accessories wink

Your scarf sounds lovely! Alexander McQueen started the trend for skull scarves here and then they hit the high street. I bought a copy off eBay (because I couldn't justify £200+ on one!) but like yours, its a bit short. That's the main reason I love the MN one, it's really long!

MrsMeow Wed 25-Jan-12 18:32:44

MonaLotte, which one did you get?

Here's a pic of us MNers. Can I be the stripey one? grin

I like this one.

Anyway, I have now succumbed to temptation and ordered 2 MN scarves (grey and spray blue). One of the two is allegedly for my niece... They had better be good!

MonaLotte Wed 25-Jan-12 18:49:45

I got the purple one, it's really nice.

MrsMeow Wed 25-Jan-12 18:58:08

Ohhhh sheepy pigs!

I've got the purple, love it smile I want another but can't decide between red or blue.

MonaLotte Thu 26-Jan-12 09:35:34

grin at link Meow! The blu might be better going into summer. Although depends whether it would match stuff in you wardrobe... Maybe get both!

Saltire Thu 26-Jan-12 09:56:21

MrsMeow - that pic of the McQueen scarf you linked to is similar to mine,e xcept mine isn't square, it's long. No way would MIL spend that much on me grin.

I am wearing it today actually

MrsMeow Thu 26-Jan-12 14:55:48

Mona, you're norty! I'm going to tell DH that you made me buy both!

Saltire, your scarf sounds lovely! I don't suppose you know where it was from? I've been looking for a long skully one forever.

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