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Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips. Want to get ahead? Get a headscarf

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Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963)

Everyone used to wear them – now they’re making a comeback

Whatever happened to the classic silk headscarf? Ubiquitous for decades, headscarves have lately been lying dormant. Now we are poised for a comeback of sorts. Investors, priced out of the iconic handbag market (the Birkin, the Fendi Baguette etcetera), are stocking up. Sotheby’s online Handbags and Accessories emporium and Xupes – the vintage store popularised by Channel 4’s documentary Second Hand for Fifty Grand – report brisk business. Cash in the attic for Oldie-readers? As long as you have been organised enough to have stored them correctly – neatly folded between sheets of tissue to prevent any colour transfer, only ever professionally cleaned and most valuable if they have been kept in their original boxes. The Xupes collection of ‘pre-loved’ scarves ranges in price from £199 to £799. You can view these in the Xupes online store. Xupes has also facilitated sales in the thousands for rare designs and materials...

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