I personally think that cheaper is better for scarves -- great cashmere is great because it won't pill and because it drapes a little better than inexpensive cashmere (and is a bit softer, but even the cheapest cashmere is super-soft). But for a scarf, it's going to take a beating and will pill. And drape is irrelevant. I picked up a cashmere scarf in a cool pattern on Ebay for $20 the other day (NWT). The seller didn't know what store it came from, but it was made in England. She had about 15 more for the same Buy it Now price. I'll let you know how it is once I receive it. FWIW, the best cashmere scarf I ever saw was a Brioni/Loro Piana one. It was huge, and the fabric was substantial. But it was still $350 at discount, which makes it a terrible investment IMO.