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Hermes New Orleans Scarf: Love It or Hate It?


In theory, I love the idea of this Hermes New Orleans Scarf, which the luxury brand recently reissued around the time of the one-year Hurricane Katrina anniversary. Not only does the scarf benefit post-storm rebuilding, but it also captures the Crescent City's spirit with its colorful jazz imagery and renderings of New Orleans landmarks.

What I don't like, however, is that just 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the New Orleans Carousel Gardens Restoration Project. Given that the scarf costs $320, that seems like a wimpy amount to me. On the other hand, it could still make a great gift with some money going to a good cause. What do you think: love it or hate it? You can buy it in navy blue (shown), black, and orange here.

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