Buttercream Clothing, based in the Okanagan and Calgary, sells vintage-inspired clothing and accessories. Its scarves have cute, whimsical designs – think woodland creatures and fun shapes. Right now at Sister’s Home, you’ll find infinity scarves that are largely pastel in colour and made from soft organic cotton. Stock changes frequently so check back to see if Buttercream’s blanket scarves appear later in the season. The infinity scarves cost $45.
You’ll need to make it to New Craft Coalition on October 16 or 17 to get your hands on one of these scarves. Each Dear Pony scarf is one-of-a-kind and hand painted by artist Tracy Fillion. Made from light cotton gauze, this scarf is ideal for those warm fall days or for accessorizing an outfit. Each scarf costs $53.
It’s easy to find your new favourite fall scarf at Espy: there’s a trunk full of them at the till, visible as soon as you enter the store, and baskets further in the store as well. The store’s most popular scarves are the Desigual wraparound scarves. They’re brightly coloured, the fabric is a mix of acrylic and polyester and the small woven section provides an interesting visual extra. These scarves cost $69.
Where to find it: Espy Experience
1009 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-3779, espyexperience.com
Joydrop understands the blanket scarf trend. This accessory store’s most popular scarf this season is the tartan blanket scarf by Fraas. There are four other styles of this blanket scarf also available. Made in Germany using soft wool, these scarves range from $59 to $69.
Where to find it: Joydrop
230 Stewart Green S.W., 587-353-3767 and one other location, joydrop.ca
Right now, Purr has three varieties of scarf by Look: a thicker, wool and acrylic scarf ($52) a thicker wool and acrylic wraparound scarf ($42) and a thinner infinity scarf made from 80-per cent cotton and 20-per cent silk ($25). They’re all ideal for layering and adding to a fall outfit, especially the plaid tartan designs made up of reds and yellows.
Where to find it: Purr
Purr, 1220 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-3585 and two other locations, purrclothing.ca
Stop by Ginger Laurier’s Calgary store for this warm winter scarf. Made from 80-per cent wool and 20-per cent nylon, this scarf is soft and warm. And it’ll keep things bright during the dark winter months if you choose the multi-colour option. You can also buy matching wrist warmers. The scarf costs $175; the wrist warmers cost $90.
Where to find it: Ginger Laurier
812 49 Ave. S.W., 403-474-6141 and one other location in Okotoks, gingerlaurier.com
These handmade, chunky crocheted scarves by Winter Woolies – once Calgary-based and now based out of Victoria, BC – are stylish essentials for cooler weather. Based on an original design and made from non-itchy wool that’s durable and hypoallergenic, this scarf is unlike anything you’d find in a chain store. The cowl scarves come in a range of colours – purple is one of the newest additions – and a genuine leather strap for the scarf can also be purchased so it can be worn in different ways. (The leather strap can also be worn as a bracelet.) The scarf costs $65.