These are a few of my favourite things! For those who don't already know, vintage hats are practically my favourite vintage thing. I love all styles, colours and eras, from flapper cloches to 70s floppy-brimmed sunhats.
Essentially, I think hats epitomise the glamour, beauty and style of eras past, the fact that they are not worn in modern times makes them all the more appealing. The right hat can say so many things about its wearer; cute, fun, daring, femme fatale, demure...or just plain showy!
Here are a few pictures of the latest hats in store.
Or-not quite! I took these pics 5 days ago and have hardly had time to blog. Since then half of them have sold and been replaced. Our customers are now learning that it's a bit of s/he-who-hesitates-is-lost when it comes to vintage hats.
But all is not lost! Far from it, in fact, as I have such a big stockpile at home that we can restock whenever we like.
60s pillbox with a double crown, very unusual
I think I'd have to decorate this one if I was buying it, that satin ribbon is just screaming for something sparkly if you ask me.
These wide-brimmed 40s hats are proving very popular, I tossed up whether to keep this one but I already have one similar, see the shape below, I'm sure you can understand why I was tempted!
Cute little 20s bandeau, the lining is all lace which I don't think I've seen before.
Unfortunately I can't show many of the hats in the position that they should be worn- they just slide off mannequin heads, so if any hats look to be at odd angles, that's why!
Fabric close-up, classic 50s gold thread.
Fluffy and fresh for winter, 70s Kangol
My apologies for the lack of comments this week, it's been a busy one for us and I'll be catching up with you all very soon.