Echo Designs Spring 2012 Collection

In response to one of the most popular questions we receive, “How do I add zest to my travel wardrobe?”, here’s our answer:

You can add Spring flare to your travel, business travel, and leisure wardrobe with great scarves.  A great scarf will last for years to come, does not wrinkle easily, and is comfortable, stylish, and packs well.

One of the most innovative yet classic brands we have found.  Here are a few recommendations.  When we tested them, we found them especially suitable in the area of durability, comfort, style, and packing well.

Echo Designs Spring 2012 Collection recommendations:

Top Picks:

Vintage Baroque Scarf

Vintage Baroque Status Scarf

This scarf is truly gorgeous.  It instantly transforms a plain travel garment into formal elegance.  The baroque print is quite unique, classic, and museum-quality.

Vintage Paisley Neckerchief

This neckerchief is bright for Spring  and yet a fancier paisley than most.  The paisley is ornate.  The scarf is made of silk.  It takes paisley to a whole new level.

Spring Paisley Scarf

Spring Paisley Scarf

This scarf is also a work of art.  The paisley design does not overpower one’s natural features, but rather complements.  The green, yellow,and aqua color scheme reminded us of the soft green of Spring, that moment when the new leaves bud on the trees just after Winter has passed and everything glows green.

We also recommend:

Floral Bamboo Wrap

 Floral Bamboo Wrap

This bold and cheery wrap boasts an array of bright-colored flowers.  It is crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and surprisingly soft.  This scarf is a sure head-turner.  It makes an eye-catching hair-fashion accent, too.

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Rating: 5 stars!  Best!




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Best Cozy Travel Apparel

Clagstone Quarter-Zip Sweater

If you are looking for his and hers travel gifts, we have recommendations for you!

The Clagstone Quarter-Zip Sweater provides a magnificent combination of lightweight knit and thick-sweater warmth.  It combines several fibers to achieve maximum insulation while taking up minimal space in your bag. Wool, acrylic, cotton, and polyester combine to make a cozy, sturdy sweater.

Made by Royal Robbins and carried by Magellans, this sweater is a must-have for the men in your life!  Dads, husbands, sons, and boyfriends will all love this unique sweater.

The Plush Cardigan by Magellans is great for the female traveler who has it all.  No other travelwear matches the Plush Cardigan in plush comfort.  This cardigan feels like you are wearing a luxurious robe styled as a cardigan!  It is amazing.  You have to try it to believe it.

Find this great travel apparel and more at

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very good!

We have tested both.  They are truly two gifts worth giving!

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Vera Bradley

Best Rated

If you are a woman on the go, one of the best ways to make your heart smile while traveling is to carry bags with pizazz.  We have a recommendation for you!

Vera Bradley makes quality handbags, totes, attaches, and other fashion accessories which will give you a spring in your step because they cause you to  feel more beautiful, more vivacious, and more stylish!

Here are a few of our recommendations from Vera Bradley:

Go Round Tote in Rhythm & Blues

The Go Round Tote in Rhythm and Blues makes a great carry-all bag.  It’s versatile enough that you can use it for a small overnight bag, a business tote, or shopping and errands.

The Go Round Tote in Rhythm and Blues is colorful and snappy.  It contains several interior pockets to keep your things well-organized.  During testing, we also liked that it is comfortable to carry.

Attache in Suzani

The Vera Bradley Attache in Suzani transforms an attache into a bright yet sophisticated medley of ornamental wonder on a classy design. The colors in Suzani go well with black or tan attire.

We highly recommend them.  Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

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Best Scarves: Echo Design

Paisley Oblong Scarf

Nothing adds magic to an outfit like the perfect scarf.  If you are looking to find a scarf that adds magic to your wardrobe, we have a recommendation for you.

Echo Design makes a collection of scarves for any climate and any occasion.  We sampled a few.  Here are our recommendations:

Paisley Oblong Scarf —  This beautiful scarf adds classic elegance with a touch of pizazz to any wardrobe.  It is made of silk.  Best of all, Echo Designs provides a link on how to tie scarves here.

Peacock Feather Scarf — This silk twill scarf adds a touch of royal beauty.  Its colors are great for Fall or Winter.

Multi Marled Muffler — Brightly colored and warm, this muffler brings cheer to drab Winter days.  This scarf combines acrylic and wool to bring warmth without the itch.

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Rating: 4 Stars!  Very Good!

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Best Holiday Scarf: National Geographic

Jamavar Wool Scarf

If you are looking for the perfect scarf for the holidays, we have a recommendation for you.  The Jamavar Wool Scarf by National Geographic is truly a wear-anywhere scarf.

The Jamvar Wool Scarf is light-weight, warm, and versatile.  Whether you are dressing for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Years, this scarf’s coloring and design goes with all occasions.

The Jamavar scarf was once the mark of royalty and nobility in South Asia.  It will be a true asset to your apparel for years to come.  National Geographic carries useful yet unique products in its online store.  You can find this great scarf and more at

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very Good!

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