Our Fall’22 Handkerchief Collection is finally here!

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I’m giddy with excitement to finally reveal all the handkerchiefs in our Fall Collection!

Are you ready? No need to wait any longer, I’m introducing you to each and every one of them stat.

The Bruno Handkerchief

Bruno’s Story

Our Bruno handkerchief was inspired by the protagonist of Mark Herman’s tragic film “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” released in 2008. Bruno, an eight-year-old German boy finds himself in occupied Poland with his family during the war and develops a friendship with another child who is inside a concentration camp nearby. His new Jewish friend wears a striped uniform, which Bruno innocently believes to be pajamas.

blue linen handkerchief with white stripes

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: 100% organic blue linen with white stripes
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Standard (28 × 28 cm)
  • Absorption: Good
  • Thickness: Thin

The Ettore Handkerchief

Ettore’s Story

This handkerchief was named Ettore, after Ettore Sottsass, who initiated the Memphis Movement in the eighties—a group of designers who were renowned to give a new life to terrazzo/granito—which this print subtly refers to with its unequal and colourful spots!

elegant granito terrazzo handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Soft, fluid viscose with graphic print, lined with navy organic cotton poplin
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm), Standard (28 × 28 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The John Handkerchief

John’s Story

The John hanky was inspired by the American John E. Brooks who, during a trip to England, attended a polo match and noticed the players’ unusual shirts, on which the collars were fastened with buttons to avoid any flapping during the match. Intrigued, John brought one back to America to get it replicated and that is what inspired the “polo collar” shirt that was released on the American market in 1896! Long story short, this polo shirt is what inspired the button-down shirt and later, the oxford cloth, which is what this lovely fabric reminds us of!

white handkerchief with stripes

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Eco-friendly BCI cotton (Better Cotton Initiative), incredibly soft and supple
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Good
  • Thickness: Thin

The Dave Handkerchief

Dave’s Story

Our Dave handkerchief gives a nod to the Stranglers’ song GOLDEN BROWN, written by keyboardist Dave Greenfield. This single, very unusual for a punk band, was a big hit and distinguished itself thanks to the harpsichord sounds reminiscent of baroque music (and that speaks to me, having grown up in a family of musicians!)

brown and gold flannel handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Organic cotton flannel in a warm brown, with golden rolled hem
  • Size: Standard (28 × 28 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Alber Handkerchief

Alber’s Story

The elegant Alber handkerchief is a nod to the bow ties that Alber Elbaz always wore, like the ones adorning this lovely handkerchief. At the head of Lanvin (Paris), Alber wore the most flamboyant and imposing bow ties. Impossible to dissociate him from this emblematic accessory!

white handkerchief with embroidered bowties

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Ultra-light organic cotton muslin lined with thin organic cotton sateen (white but unbleached)
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Lambda Handkerchief

Lambda’s Story

Featuring pretty red and blue chevrons, this beautiful handkerchief was named Lambda, after the Greek capital letter Lambda! This is actually the symbol we use lying down to represent chevrons in writing today.

small thick handkerchief with chevrons

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Organic cotton handwoven in India with the IKAT technique, lined with ultra-soft, thick Tencel twill (anti-bacterial, anti-static and wrinkle resistant)
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Excellent
  • Thickness: Thick

The Helios Handkerchief

Helios’s Story

Our Helios handkerchief features tiny little black suns on white fabric, earning it the name of the sun god! In Greek mythology, Helios is the personified sun god—a young man of great beauty that can be seen in the sky on his solar chariot!

black and white handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Cotton poplin with black and white suns (oeko-tex), lined with black organic cotton sateen
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Andrée Handkerchief

Andrée’s Story

The Andrée handkerchief reminded us of the small classic black and white tiles that were so popular in the Victorian era. In the 1980s, French architect Andrée Putman gave a new look to this classic flooring, revolutionizing the Morgan Hotel’s deco in NYC. Since that time, we find a lot of black and white tiling in typical American restaurants.

black and white cotton handkerchief

Her unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: ultra-lightweight cotton, handprinted with the Bloc Technique in Jaipur. Unique, irregular pattern (artisanal and showing traces of ink)
  • Size: Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Low
  • Thickness: Ultra thin

The Augustus Handkerchief

Augustus’s Story

Our black and white handkerchief named Augustus pays tribute to the scientist who invented the electrocardiogram in the 18th century. Yes, the pretty pattern that adorns this timelessly coloured handkerchief reminds us of this cardiological examination that has become essential today! 

black and white handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Extra light cotton batiste (almost translucent) with smooth and soft finish, adorned with a hand-printed design, lined with thin unbleached white organic cotton sateen.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Stefan Handkerchief

Stefan’s Story

This cheerful handkerchief in indigo hues reminds us of optical illusions. It looks as if the white spots want to come out of the fabric! That’s why it’s called Stefan, in honour of Stefan Pabst. This German-born artist has acquired quite a reputation for creating very realistic drawings, including anamorphoses—surprising and intriguing trompe-l’oeil that seem to come to life when you look at them!

organic blue spotted handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Indigo organic cotton, hand printed with traditional techniques
  • Size: Standard (28 × 28 cm)
  • Absorbency: Standard
  • Thickness: Thin

The Tom Handkerchief

Tom’s Story

This vintage looking handkerchief features a lovely floral pattern in warm shades, which reminded us of wildflowers. And if you’re familiar with Tom Petty’s popular song, you’ll figure out pretty quickly why it holds the name “Tom”!

floral handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Two plies of BCI cotton voile with floral print, airy and breathable. Incredibly soft and silky.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Good
  • Thickness: thin

The Jean Alexandre Handkerchief

Jean Alexandre’s Story

Do you remember the graph paper you used in math or science class? That crisp checkered pattern takes us back to the school benches, pencils in hand. I was fortunate to attend a French private school and they made us write on paper with squares of 0.8 cm, cut horizontally into four spaces of 0.2 cm each. Well, we owe this famous paper that has become an essential part of French school stationery to Jean-Alexandre Seyès, a paper merchant from Pontoise (France).

blue checkered handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Deep indigo cotton, checkered in white (hand woven and featuring small, charming irregularities), lined with organic navy cotton sateen.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Alan Handkerchief

Alan’s Story

Alan is a handkerchief full of finesse, with light and airy patterns, named after Alan Menken, famous composer of “Colors of the wind,” the theme song of Pocahontas. This elegant handkerchief will soften the cold autumn wind, and will fit perfectly in your pockets when you travel. After all, it’s not only Pocahontas who has the right to taste “the thousand colours of the wind”! 

elegant viscose and cotton handkerchief

His unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Viscose with CE certified inks (lightweight, supple and silky), lined with natural organic cotton sateen.
  • Size: Standard (28 × 28 cm) and Extra Large (40 × 40 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Thick

The Banchet Handkerchief

Banchet’s Story

This rich, gorgeous handkerchief with an autumn feel was named Banchet, after the renowned florist based in New York City. Banchet Jaigla is the founder of Banchet flowers and has been celebrated across the world for her contribution to the floral industry, thanks to the uniqueness of her style.

blue and orange floral handkerchief

Her unique characteristics…

  • Fabric: Viscose twill (certified durable), lined with thick Tencel twill (anti-bacterial and winkle resistant)
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Excellent
  • Thickness: Thick

The Vixen Handkerchief

We owe this adorable handkerchief with a red fox pattern in the heart of a blue forest to the talented Lou from Bleu Tango. Cute as can be and full of magic, this pattern created in watercolour by the Parisian artist transported us to the wonderful world of music, to hear the Czech opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” by composer Janáček, whose main character is Vixen.

blue handkerchief with red foxes

Her Unique Characteristics

  • Fabric: Organic poplin printed in France, a unique creation with cute little foxes by Lou (Bleu Tango). This gorgeous fabric is lined with navy organic fabric.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Faith Handkerchief

Faith’s Story

Soft, incredibly light, this striped fabric reminds us of sleepwear… Because you just feel like curling up in a ball underneath a blanket and get in cocooning mode! Speaking of cocooning, did you know that the term was coined by marketer Faith Popcorn, in 1987? Needless to say, we thought the name Faith was a great match for this comforting handkerchief.

white and gray striped handkerchief

Her unique characteristics

  • Fabric: Ultra lightweight cotton (almost translucent) with blue-grey stripes on off-white (handwoven by artisans in India and featuring small irregularities that make it unique and charming!)
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm), Standard (28 × 28 cm), Large (34 × 34 cm) and Extra-Large (40 × 40 cm)
  • Absorbency: Low
  • Thickness: Ultra thin

The Eugene Handkerchief

You already know Eugene’s story, because this lovely blue hanky has been with us for several years now… But we had the pleasure of revisiting the Eugene handkerchief with high quality certified organic cotton lawn—an incredibly soft and silky find which I think you’ll adore!

blue organic handkerchief

His unique characteristics

  • Fabric: Ultra-light, supple and silky organic cotton lawn
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: low
  • Thickness: Very thin

The Jules Handkerchief

Jules’s Story

We owe to Jules Ferry the obligation for children from 6 to 13 years old to be schooled in France, thanks to the law on compulsory education in primary school, voted in 1882. But what is the link with this poetic handkerchief? The school uniform of the time, often made of light canvas with white embroidery on the left shoulder, which reminds us of the delicate pattern found on our Jules handkerchief!

Thanks, Clotilde, for this lovely story!

His unique characteristics

grey handkerchief with white embroidery
  • Fabric: Lightweight slate grey cotton with delicate white embroidery (artisan-woven in India and featuring charming irregularities), lined with white organic cotton sateen
  • Size: Small: 20 × 20 cm, Standard (28 × 28 cm) and Extra Large (40 × 40 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium

The Louis Alexandre Handkerchief

Louis Alexandre’s Story

The rich and brilliant colour of this beautiful handkerchief reminds us of Grand Marnier, a bitter orange liqueur with hints of Cognac, which we owe to the Marnier Lapostolle family. Created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, Grand Marnier has become a must in the art of mixology!

louis alexandre caramel hanky with gold

His unique characteristics

  • Fabric: caramel checkered viscose twill with copper Lurex (fluid and soft), lined with navy organic cotton poplin
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm), Standard (28 × 28 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Thick

The Belinda Handkerchief

Belinda’s Story

Belinda is a very absorbent and incredibly soft handkerchief. Inspired by the beautiful blue eyes of Belinda, the famous song by French artist Claude François, this pretty handkerchief promises years of comfort to its partner!

thick blue handkerchief

Her unique characteristics

  • Fabric: Navy organic cotton poplin, lined with thick Tencel twill (anti-bacterial, wrinkle resistant and incredibly soft)
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm), Standard (28 × 28 cm) and Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Excellent
  • Thickness: Thick

The Sybil Handkerchief

You already know Sybil, but here she is revisited in a fine and supple linen handkerchief, of unprecedented elegance!

grey linen handkerchief

Her unique characteristics

  • Fabric: Thin and supple grey Italian Linen
  • Size: Large (34 × 34 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Thin

Need a little help figuring out the best fit for you?

This season, I played around with a wide range of new materials… I know it might be a little overwhelming, so I’m available to answer all your questions and even to guide you in the choice of a new handkerchief that will perfectly fit your needs. Don’t hesitate to send me a message, I answer all of them, promised!

In the meantime, here are a few pointers that might be helpful as you discover our new collection.

The softest handkerchiefs

  • louis alexandre caramel hanky with gold
    LOUIS ALEXANDRE – caramel hanky with gold detail (two-ply)
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  • blue and orange floral handkerchief
    BANCHET – blue and orange floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • elegant viscose and cotton handkerchief
    ALAN – elegant viscose & cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • floral handkerchief
    TOM – soft, lightweight floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • black and white cotton handkerchief
    ANDRÉE – thin black & white cotton hanky
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  • brown and gold flannel handkerchief
    DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
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  • white handkerchief with stripes
    JOHN – white cotton handkerchief with stripes
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  • blue organic handkerchief
    EUGENE – Fine Blue Hankie
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The most elegant handkerchiefs

  • elegant granito terrazzo handkerchief
    ETTORE – elegant hanky with terrazzo print (two-ply)
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  • blue and orange floral handkerchief
    BANCHET – blue and orange floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • elegant viscose and cotton handkerchief
    ALAN – elegant viscose & cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • white handkerchief with embroidered bowties
    ALBER – white hanky with embroidered bowties (two-ply)
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The thinnest handkerchiefs

  • white and gray striped handkerchief
    FAITH – super light striped handkerchief
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  • floral handkerchief
    TOM – soft, lightweight floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • black and white cotton handkerchief
    ANDRÉE – thin black & white cotton hanky
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The most absorbent tissues

  • thick blue handkerchief
    BELINDA – thick blue handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • blue and orange floral handkerchief
    BANCHET – blue and orange floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • small thick handkerchief with chevrons
    LAMBDA – small thick handkerchief with chevrons (two-ply)
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  • brown and gold flannel handkerchief
    DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
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Our 100% organic hankies

  • blue handkerchief with red foxes
    VIXEN – blue handkerchief with red foxes (two-ply)
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  • organic blue spotted handkerchief
    STEFAN – original blue spotted hanky
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  • white handkerchief with embroidered bowties
    ALBER – white hanky with embroidered bowties (two-ply)
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  • brown and gold flannel handkerchief
    DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
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  • blue linen handkerchief with white stripes
    BRUNO – blue linen handkerchief with stripes
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  • blue organic handkerchief
    EUGENE – Fine Blue Hankie
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Pure linen handkerchiefs

  • grey linen handkerchief
    Sybil – grey linen handkerchief
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  • blue linen handkerchief with white stripes
    BRUNO – blue linen handkerchief with stripes
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Small hankies

  • elegant granito terrazzo handkerchief
    ETTORE – elegant hanky with terrazzo print (two-ply)
    20,00$24,00$
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  • thick blue handkerchief
    BELINDA – thick blue handkerchief (two-ply)
    25,00$29,00$
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  • louis alexandre caramel hanky with gold
    LOUIS ALEXANDRE – caramel hanky with gold detail (two-ply)
    20,00$24,00$
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  • grey handkerchief with white embroidery
    JULES – grey hanky with white embroidery (two-ply)
    24,00$32,00$
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  • white and gray striped handkerchief
    FAITH – super light striped handkerchief
    22,00$28,00$
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  • blue handkerchief with red foxes
    VIXEN – blue handkerchief with red foxes (two-ply)
    26,00$30,00$
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  • blue and orange floral handkerchief
    BANCHET – blue and orange floral hanky (two-ply)
    30,00$
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  • blue checkered handkerchief
    JEAN ALEXANDRE – blue checkered handkerchief (two-ply)
    21,00$
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  • floral handkerchief
    TOM – soft, lightweight floral hanky (two-ply)
    24,00$28,00$
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  • black and white handkerchief
    AUGUSTUS – black and white cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
    21,00$23,00$
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  • black and white handkerchief
    HELIOS – black and white hanky with suns (two-ply)
    24,00$28,00$
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  • small thick handkerchief with chevrons
    LAMBDA – small thick handkerchief with chevrons (two-ply)
    21,00$
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  • white handkerchief with embroidered bowties
    ALBER – white hanky with embroidered bowties (two-ply)
    21,00$
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  • white handkerchief with stripes
    JOHN – white cotton handkerchief with stripes
    17,00$23,00$
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  • blue linen handkerchief with white stripes
    BRUNO – blue linen handkerchief with stripes
    21,00$23,00$
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  • blue organic handkerchief
    EUGENE – Fine Blue Hankie
    17,00$
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Standard sized handkerchiefs

  • elegant granito terrazzo handkerchief
    ETTORE – elegant hanky with terrazzo print (two-ply)
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  • louis alexandre caramel hanky with gold
    LOUIS ALEXANDRE – caramel hanky with gold detail (two-ply)
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  • grey handkerchief with white embroidery
    JULES – grey hanky with white embroidery (two-ply)
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  • white and gray striped handkerchief
    FAITH – super light striped handkerchief
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  • elegant viscose and cotton handkerchief
    ALAN – elegant viscose & cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • organic blue spotted handkerchief
    STEFAN – original blue spotted hanky
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  • black and white handkerchief
    AUGUSTUS – black and white cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • brown and gold flannel handkerchief
    DAVE – brown flannel hanky with gold hem
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  • blue linen handkerchief with white stripes
    BRUNO – blue linen handkerchief with stripes
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Large handkerchiefs

  • elegant granito terrazzo handkerchief
    ETTORE – elegant hanky with terrazzo print (two-ply)
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  • grey linen handkerchief
    Sybil – grey linen handkerchief
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  • thick blue handkerchief
    BELINDA – thick blue handkerchief (two-ply)
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  • louis alexandre caramel hanky with gold
    LOUIS ALEXANDRE – caramel hanky with gold detail (two-ply)
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  • white and gray striped handkerchief
    FAITH – super light striped handkerchief
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  • blue handkerchief with red foxes
    VIXEN – blue handkerchief with red foxes (two-ply)
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  • floral handkerchief
    TOM – soft, lightweight floral hanky (two-ply)
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  • black and white cotton handkerchief
    ANDRÉE – thin black & white cotton hanky
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  • black and white handkerchief
    HELIOS – black and white hanky with suns (two-ply)
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Extra large handkerchiefs

  • grey handkerchief with white embroidery
    JULES – grey hanky with white embroidery (two-ply)
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  • white and gray striped handkerchief
    FAITH – super light striped handkerchief
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  • elegant viscose and cotton handkerchief
    ALAN – elegant viscose & cotton handkerchief (two-ply)
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Friendly warning >> Some designs are only available in very small quantities, so if you have a crush, don’t wait too long! 

I hope you enjoy discovering these new hankies!

Marion

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