As much as your Hermès scarves are made to last and retain their value long after purchase, there's a lot one can do to ensure they endure in the finest form possible. We asked both collectors and the dry cleaners they swear by and compiled this list of essential tips for getting maximum life from your silk treasures:

  1. For maximum sustainability, choose to only have your scarves professionally dry cleaned by a reputable cleaner.

  2. Limit the use of scarf rings, scarf clips and brooches.

  3. Avoid perfume or hair spray after putting your scarf on, as the alcohol may discolor your scarf. 

  4. Try to avoid contact with moisture (especially if the scarf is of an older vintage as the dyes are a lot more likely to run). If your scarf has gotten caught in the rain, spread it out flat and let it air dry as soon as possible. 

  5. After use, unfold your scarf and allow it to “breathe”, preferably overnight.

  6. Keep your scarf folded in a drawer or on a hanger in your closet, away from direct sunlight. 

With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your scarves remain in fine form for generations to come.