Hand Muffs: The New (Old) Way to Keep Warm this Season

In a digital age where hands-free options are considered a necessity and not a novelty, modern muffs are the chicest form of convenience. This fall, mitts and gloves take a backseat to the return of muffs — the cylindrical hand-warmer dating back to as early as the 16th Century with roots in imperial Russia. Muffs that recalled bygone eras appeared at Tory Burch in floral and gilded tapestry, were fashioned onto coats at Balenciaga, looked luxuriously plush at BCBGMaxAzria and doubled as a purse at Diane von Furstenberg, thanks to a cleverly attached strap. 

If you can’t wait to get your hands on (or in) this sumptuous cold-weather accessory, we’ve scoured the market to cull the chicest new ways to keep your hands warm this winter.