“A” is for A.BARCLAY and Autumn

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By Elizabeth Quinn Brown

I’m not a person who wears white, or a person who adheres to rules about wearing white, so Labor Day is whatever for me. But, the beginning of fall? Well, that’s something I can get jazzed about. (Today, before I checked my email, I checked Is It Iced Coffee Weather.)

Adding to my excitement about the season is A.BARCLAY, a collection of scarves from designer Anna Barclay Sibley. Crafted by artisans in Italy from a selection of fabrics—cashmere, cotton, linen, and silk—the pieces are sizable (3.5 feet by 6.5 feet) and are certain to wrap your body (and soul) in warmth.

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The scarves are available in a range of styles, from designs with elephants and zebras to patterns like chevron and herringbone—each with the logo, a zebra, embroidered elegantly in the corner. Oh, and the uses for the scarves are as varied as the collection; the pieces may be worn as a sarong in East Hampton or as a shawl at a party on the Upper East Side.

Me? I’ll be wearing A.BARCLAY—in its preppy, but not too preppy, wonderfulness—everywhere from the tents at Fashion Week to the Hunt in Far Hills, New Jersey.

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For more information on A.BARCLAY, visit www.abarclaydesigns.com. Products are sold in stores in Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Greenwich, Connecticut; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Seaside, Florida as well as at www.halsbrook.comwww.taignan.com, and www.tuckernuck.com.