Like everything else, prices are on the rise. But the new season Tootal scarves are still worth checking out.
Harder to find vintage these days, perhaps because that original generation has long since cleared out the wardrobes. So buying new is sometimes necessary if you can’t find the vintage one you want.
Saying that it’s not the only option. I have compiled a list of Tootal alternatives, including some available for a fraction of the price of a Tootal. So it pays to shop around if you like the idea of a vintage silk or silk-like scarf around your neck this time of the year.
But do have a look at the new designs here too. Although ‘new’ might be pushing it a bit. Many of these are archive prints. But I suspect not quite all. I don’t believe Tootal was producing a scarf with the ‘target’ pattern back in the 1960s. Although I am happy to be corrected if they were.
Whether they were or not, they are now part of a range of 12 newly-realised designs, some of which are pictured here. You can see the rest on the Tootal website.
The ones I have picked out are the target one I mentioned (top of page) and working down the page, a classic yellow paisley, the much-seen cream paisley and a gold polka dot/patterned design. For the rest, check out the website.
The range is a mix of silk and rayon scarves, with tasselled edges and the Tootal tag at the end. Just like the 1960s ones.
Price? Depending on the one you go for, either £40 or £50.