Building the #MSA01 Box – Simonetta Scarf
After the reveal post of the #MSA01 Box, I thought it would be great to do a post on each individual item in the box. I want to give you the background on working with the brand, how it came to be in the box, why I love it, etc. (If this ever gets to be TMI let me know, but I found this whole process to be so interesting, and want to share as much as I can with you!)
There are a lot of comments on the reveal post asking about where to get the Simonetta scarf, so I thought I’d do the first post about it!
As I mentioned in the reveal post, I knew going into the fall box that I had to have a scarf in the box – and I love infinity scarves so that was my preference going into it.
Each curator at Quarterly gets a partner to work with for their box, and I let my partner for this box, Devin, know what I was looking for.
He provided me with a ton of online catalogs (available for boutique shop buyers, etc. – yay for Quarterly connections!) and I spent hours going over them and picking out my favorites. I kept coming back to this one, and even sent pictures of it to some of my most-stylish friends to get their approval.
I let Devin know this was the scarf I wanted, and we found out that it was quickly selling out, so I had to make a decision immediately. I didn’t feel comfortable committing to an order of scarves without actually seeing/touching the scarves, so Devin got the samples overnighted to me.
I was thrilled to find out that they were super soft, and had the perfect length I look for in an infinity scarf, so I gave the green light!
We ended up getting a variety of four colors for the box for two reasons: These were my favorite colors and I couldn’t pick a favorite, and we bought out all their stock, so it wouldn’t have been possible to get only one color for all our subscribers anyway. Personally, I think it’s nice sending out variants of a products (as long as I think they are all equally awesome), since you still get a little surprise with your box even if you have seen spoilers, and you can always swap for a different variant if you like!
So that’s the story of the Simonetta scarf! To answer the questions about where to buy this scarf online, I’m not sure if it will ever be available online. The designer we purchased from sells to boutiques, and we bought out all of their remaining stock. There were also a few questions/comments about the value of this scarf ($25) seeming low. I agree. We only saw prices for wholesale, and I’m guessing in a boutique this scarf would retail for at least $40, but since I didn’t have the price, I wanted to underestimate instead of possibly overestimating. (If we could provide a great value of a box with an underestimated value of the scarf then I knew we were good!)
Let me know if you have any questions!