Storing (And Travelling With) Hermès Scarves

Today I want to show you how I store my scarves and what I use when I take them with me on trips.

I have talked about the fabulous MaiTai Collection several times already in connection with my Hermès scarf hobby and today some of her practical and beautiful items are in the spotlight. I think of MaiTai as an Hermès support shop. 🙂


The “pochettes” are linen or cotton pouches for silk scarves. Here you see the three pochettes that hold almost my entire collection.


Above is the Toile de Jouy scarf travel pochette. It can be used for travel or just to keep your scarves safe at home, it saves a lot of space too.


The inside with Phoenix Mythiques peeking out. There are six “pages” where scarves can be inserted, you can also put scarves in between, taking the capacity up to ten.


Fully loaded. 🙂

Next up is the carré pochette, seen here in taupe linen. It is designed for carrying in your handbag so you can safely store your silk scarf whenever you need to take it off, or for (very) short trips when you take only one or two scarves. (Yes, scarf people are just as crazy as perfume people!)


The bigger of the two is the shawl pochette, it does the same for your large sized H goodies, shawls or GM silks.

Inside is an additional zipper pocket for smaller scarves and small compartments to put in your scarf rings – genius!


The two filled with 45 and 70 silk scarves and my pareo, respectively.

I used to use them for travel only, but the other day, I felt compelled to visually clean up my scarf drawer and put them all into the pochettes, where they are nicely tidied away.


This is my H silk drawer with the pochettes in place. Shawls, GM silks and my red mousseline stay “unpacked”.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into Scarfland today.

How do you store your scarves?


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24 Responses to Storing (And Travelling With) Hermès Scarves

  1. Iuliana says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us (and for another Hermès post, I always enjoy them so). I thought about you (and your post on the limited edition 24 Faubourg bottles), as it is the first week of sales in France and it took about 30 seconds to the sales lady at Printemps to lure me into buying a 40% off special edition of Terre d’Hermès. Coming back to scarves, I am keeping my carrés (which are few and all 90) either in their boxes or in silk paper (for those bought at the ventes exceptionnelles). Happy to hear that MaiTai’s pochettes work so well – the travel pochette was aleady on my list. Have a great w-e!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Congratulations on your new Terre d’Hermès! A great deal!
      I kept my scarves in boxes for some time as well, but it takes some time to find the right one…
      Have a great weekend too!

  2. happyface313 says:

    🙂 I store my Hermès scarves in various boxes – those that are not my present favorites go into orange boxes and those I wear frequently are stored in a large sturdy vintage Louis Vuitton box, where I can just grab them when on the run.
    I’ve been thinking about these MaiTai scarf pouches for a long time…
    Have a very HAPPY Friday! 🙂

  3. Tara says:

    Who would have thought that storage solutions could be so stylish? Those Mai-Tai pochettes are gorgeous as well as practical.

    Very impressed that you have even stored away your scarves within your drawer. That Kondo book really worked – too bad I’m too scared to read it!

    • Olfactoria says:

      Ha, no the Kondo method only works on things I want to deal with, which sadly comprises only about 5% of the household stuff. The rest is silence… 😉

      • OMG! I just read the Kondo book too. Obviously she’s mental and I’m ignoring it completely.
        As to scarves. Seriously, I’m coming to your house and messing that whole lot up just to give you the joy of re-arranging it again.
        Portia xx

  4. poodle says:

    Most of my scarves are of the heavy winter variety so I’m not too savvy with the silk type. What about crease? Are creases from folding them okay or do you ever iron them?

    • Olfactoria says:

      The silk of Hermès scarves is so smooth, that creases from folding usually disappear within an hour of wearing, the same goes for creases from knots. After wearing I just let it lie flat for some time and they bounce back to their natural smoothness. I have hand-washed and ironed older ones though, and they look as good as new after that too.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Wow – the pochettes are things of beauty in their own right, as well as practical!

  6. rickyrebarco says:

    I love those pochettes. My scarves are just folded in a drawer. I need some of the pochettes for travel. Thanks so much for posting this!

  7. Sabine says:

    Those pochettes are lovely. I have a lot of silk left from various projects and might make my own….

  8. Farouche says:

    I have a similar pochette that I use for my Hermes scarves when traveling. At home I keep them in their boxes, with the name of the scarf on the side of the lid so it is always visible when the boxes are stacked. I use my label maker because my handwriting isn’t the best!

  9. Preska says:

    At home I store my carres and Gavroches in their boxes (sometimes up to three in a box!), but when travelling I use MaiTai’s fabulous pochettes.

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