Still a little pricey, you say?! Try Old Navy's version for a mere $12.94. It is 100% acrylic but it's also hand washable versus dry clean only.
Old Navy Leopard Print Scarf
I picked mine up this weekend and they still had several in-store, but they were going fast. So, if you're interested in the Old Navy version, run, don't walk to your local Old Navy store.