Cashmere Accessories: The Ultimate Winter Warmers


“I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere” Fran Lebowitz, author and cultural commentator, once famously said; there are many who’d agree with her. Here’s how to embrace a little softness during these colder months.

Brora cashmere zebra scarf £149

Brora cashmere zebra scarf



Scottish cashmere is some of the finest around. Brora balances on-trend pieces, such as this navy and peach zebra print scarf, with timeless classics (£149, and at 8 Symons Street). Johnstons of Elgin is another Scottish favourite, with a kaleidoscope of cashmere gloves from £29-49, including fingerless and quilted styles ( and at 77 Bond Street).


N.Peal specialises in Mongolian cashmere; its flagship store was established in Burlington Arcade in 1936 ( Aside from ready-to-wear pieces, such as beanie hats (£69-99), N.Peal offers bespoke hand-knitted cashmere sweaters in over 30 colours.


For longevity beyond winter, try a silk and cashmere blend. Fellow Burlington Arcade residents Berk have some brilliantly muted colours for subtle scarf wearers, including dark denim and ‘Army’ khaki (£179.95, To cheer you up on dark days, look to Lily Gardner for this colourful silk and cashmere Ovett scarf, by Wallace Sewell (£150, and at Chelsea Farmers’ Market, 125 Sydney Street).

Karl Donoghue Cashmere Mittens

Karl Donoghue Cashmere Mittens



Karl Donoghue’s cashmere lambskin earmuffs, available in three colours, are a fun alternative to hats (£125, and can be combined with matching mittens (£170, Lastly, once you’ve come in from the cold, unwind with Chinti and Parker’s cashmere eye mask (£45-55,

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