Buying Scarves in Como, Italy. Another Peek Behind the Scenes.

Whew. I’m exhausted. We just returned from a whirlwind trip to Holland to visit family and friends (gotta love Ryan Air!) returning via Como so that I could select the new scarf collection. Hans, being the good sport that he is accompanied me, it was so much nicer than being alone!

I found so [...]

New Mens Scarves in the Boutique

I’m expanding my line of mens scarves for the boutique www.elizabetta.net. Why? Because I keep falling in love with the fabrics I’m finding in Como for men. Mind you, women can wear many of these scarves too.

I love luxury fabrics. Period. For example, look at this one:

The Ostia. Merino Wool Men’s Scarf

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Buying Scarves along Lake Como

These last couple of weeks I’ve been buried, and I mean buried in photographing the new scarves I just bought in Como. I’m not the smartest kid on the block when it comes to photography, and I so want the scarves to look like they really are…so you can only imagine my angst trying to [...]

What are the Differences Between a Scarf, Shawl, Wrap and Stole?

When people ask me about my online scarf boutique, www.elizabetta.net, they often ask me what are the differences between a scarf, shawl, wrap and stole.

A rectangular or oblong can usually be worn as a shawl or a long scarf

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about these terms and [...]

Scarf Collection Spring, 2012: a Peek Behind the Scenes: part #1

I recently returned from a scarf purchasing trip in Como for the spring collection. The trip is long, about 6 hours by car if there is no traffic.

Every time I take this route I reflect on the fact that I’m traveling along ancient roman roads. Starting from home I take the last section [...]

Scarves and Textiles: Why an Online Shop?

People often ask why I started the boutique. The answer is simply: because my good friend Jhon in Madison (who owns an online shop, http://argonautpress.com/) told me he thought I could and I should. This was in fall, 2005.

At the time I barely knew how to send e-mails, much less understand the internet and [...]

Silk Reversible Men’s Scarves

Classic reversible silk scarves lined with wool are very popular. They dress up any mens wear, whether a traditional suit or jeans and a sweater/blazer.

There is a small manufacturer in Como who makes the finest men’s scarves that are exclusive to my shop.

It’s great going there. I’m presented with the newest fabric prints [...]