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Ask BB: Where to Get Cheap, Stylish Scarves

Is there a good place online or in stores to get nice big full scarves that won't totally use up my fashion budget? I love them, but I also love variety! —Courtney

Moments after reading your question, I got an email from a company called Happy Scarf ( - talk about timing! As a fashion blogger, I get a LOT of solicitations from brands, most of which are useless, but sometimes a friendly email from a relevant brand is an effective way for me to learn about lesser known or new boutiques and share the news with you guys. Anyways, I clicked on over to their site and was happily impressed.

From lightweight summer scarves, to 100% wool winter scarves, oversized styles and even some capes and wraps, Happy Scarf seems to have it all. Most scarves are priced between $20 and $30, and there's a great clearance section showcasing scarves for just $12. Be sure to look at the fabric content so you know what you're getting. FYI, I've never ordered from Happy Scarf myself, nor did they pay me to write this post or anything like that, but they look like a great new source for affordable scarves online. If you order from them, let me know how it goes.

Of course, there's a ton of other places to get scarves. If you happen to live in a big city like NYC or you'll be traveling to one, take advantage of the street vendors. Super cheap and lots of options.

I just picked up a fab scarf at H&M in Barcelona (everyone in that city wears a scarf, EVERYONE). H&M has a good selection right now - most styles are under $15 and come in the latest colors and prints. I also love the scarves at American Apparel, TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Sometimes you can get a pure cashmere scarf at one of these off-price retailers for less than $40. That's pretty much all I'll wear during the bitter winter months, nothing keeps you warmer so it's worth every penny.

I'll pay more for an oversized scarf in wool, cashmere or silk, but otherwise, there's no reason to spend a lot on a scarf. Some cheap scarves look expensive and vice versa. Go for colors and prints you love in fabrics that feel good against your skin. xoBB

Where have you found the best selection of affordable, stylish scarves this season?