$ 18.00

1950s Black Straw Whimsy Veil Hat

This type of hat went by various names including ring hat, veil hat or whimsy. We call it pretty.

Approx. Hat Size:  Fits Most.  Outside Diameter: 7" (17.5 cm); Height of Crown 1" (2.5 cm)

Condition: Straw hat portion is in very good shape. Netting has several holes, see photo #2.

Mark/Label: Cap-ette 

 
Fun 50s black straw veil hat. Black dotted swiss netting. Netting may be worn up or down. This type of hat perches on top of the head so it fits most women. Some times these are incorrectly identified as fascinators. 

  

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$ 25.00

VIntage 1960s Open Top Pillbox, Black Straw With Veil

Beautiful crown-style pillbox hat

Approx. Hat Size: Fits most. Diameter: 7" (18 cm)

Condition: Straw hat is in very good condition. Netting has several holes per photos.

Mark/Label: None

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Beautiful vintage pillbox hat in black straw. Open top with black straw medallions and satin bows are arranged around the hat creates a crown effect.  Stiffened black netting is draped around the inside of the hat. Softer netting creates a veil around the head. Wear the netting out or tuck underneath. This hat sits on top of the head and fits most.

 

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$ 32.00

Black Velvet Close Hat, Lacquered Quill Feather

Mid Century Black Velvet Close Hat with Lacquered Quill Feather.
Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most. Outside Diameter: 8.5" (21.5 cm); Feather length: 11" (28 cm)
Condition: Hat is is very good shape. Netting does have holes.
Mark/Label: None
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Luxurious black velvet vintage hat or beret with long black feather across the top. Black ribbon bow and two faux pearls complete this mid century look. Wear netting down or under hat. Hat perches on top of the head so it fits most. Beautiful cocktail hat. 

   
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$ 35.00

Mid Century Cocktail Half Hat, Black Velvet, Fits Most

Beautiful vintage cocktail hat for evening.

Approx. Fits Most, Outside Diameter: 8"; Height of Crown 1,5"

Condition: Good

Mark/Label: None

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Luxurious black velvet half hat. Wire wrapped side decoration can be shaped several different ways. Perfect for an elegant evening out on the town. Half hats are perfect for almost every hairstyle or face shape. 

Half hats are a brimless shallow hat that usually sits flat on top of the crown - like an extra wide bandeau. The half hat was created by Lilly Dache, who won an American Designer award for it in 1941. Dior designed veiled half hats beginning in 1947. They remained popular during the 1950s and morphed into variations including openwork half-hats comprised of a wired piping frame with flowers, feathers or other trims.*

 

Check out Madge's article on half hats

 

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$ 42.00

Vintage 1950s Navy Straw Hat, Hat Size 21

Madge just loves the detail on this hat.  Check out the rhinestones.

Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 4” (10 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Union Label

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Classic mid century turban shaped vintage hat. Wide straw weave in a beautiful shade of dark navy blue. Wide navy blue silk chiffon hatband loops around at the back of the hat. A thinner line of tan velvet runs from the back of the band. A center row of rhinestones lies underneath the velvet bow. Perfect for both day or night wear.

 

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$ 45.00

1950s Brown Velvet Pillbox Hat, Hat Size 19.5

A lovely dark brown velvet pillbox hat with distinctive front bow

Approx. Hat Size: 19.5" (49.5 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" 9 20 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Good. No tears, stains or rips. Very minor wear on the velvet.

Mark/Label: None

 

Top of crown is slightly recessed. Wide brown ribbon bow on front. Orange satin lining. Perfect cocktail hat. 

This hat style is called a cushion pillbox. It is wider than the standard pillbox. Instead of fitting tightly around the forehead, a cushion pillbox has an inner crown that fits the head, suspending the outer crown out from the face.

  

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$ 45.00

1950s Dish Hat, Brown Felt with Rhinestone Buckle, Hat Size 22

The dish hat was an immediate sensation when introduced by Christian Dior in 1947. We dig the rhinestone buckle on this one

Approx. Hat Size: 22"  (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 23"  (58 cm); Height of Crown 1"  (2.5 cm); Width of Brim: 3"  (7.5 cm)

Condition: Hat is in good shape, small spots on ribbon edge. See second photo

Mark/Label: Label size 22

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Beautiful light brown dish or platter hat in wool felt. Matching grosgrain ribbon hatband with large rhinestone buckle. Fitted crown. 

 

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$ 45.00

1950s Sequined Cream Cocktail Hat by Marche

Would a perfect bridal hat for an evening wedding

Approx. Hat Size: 22"; Total Diameter: 12"; Height of Brim: 3"

Condition: Very good. No tears, rips or stains.

Mark/Label: Marche Exclusive; Empress Western German felt

This 1950s Marche cream felt and sequin cocktail hat is a dazzler.  Cream with gold and white sequin art deco design. This style hat with upturned brim is called a Breton. Has inside comb to keep hat on your head. 

Marche was a label active in the 1940s - 60s. Mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in 1940s.


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$ 45.00

1960s Beaded Pillbox Cocktail Hat

Beautiful bead work on this hat.  Perfect for a vintage wedding

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good. One small spot on front side per final photo.

Mark/Label: None

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Sophisticated cream pillbox studded on the top and sides with faux pearls and charcoal bugle beads and silver sequins. Perfect for your vintage wedding and spring and summer parties. Please see condition statement.

 

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$ 45.00

1960s Faux Fur Hat by Coralie, Amber Rhinestone Buckle, Hat Size 21

Love the large amber rhinestone buckle.

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 10" (34 cm); Height of Crown 4”  (10 cm)

Condition: Good, all rhinestones are intact.

Mark/Label: Styled by Coralie, Musketeer Felt, Austria

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Fun vintage winter hat by Coralie.  Dark mustard faux fur with upturned brim. Matching grosgrain ribbon hatband with large amber rhinestone buckle detail. 1960s mod style. 

 

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$ 45.00

Vintage 1950s Orange Hat in Shirred Velvet, Rhinestone Trim, Hat Size 21

Striking orange hat with unique shirred design

Approx. Size: Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 16" (40.5 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 2” (5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Orange velvet vintage hat shirred around the hatband. Large sparkling rhinestone on narrow orange ribbon hatband. Hat is structured for a secure fit. Tapered brim. 

 

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$ 48.00

Vintage Mauve Pink Silk Chiffon Cocktail Hat, Rhinestones, Hat Size 21

Hat Size: 21" (53 cm),  Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm)
Condition: Hat is in good shape. Original netting has been trimmed off the hat due to damage.
Mark/Label: Gerber Memphis

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Stunning vintage pillbox hat in light pink straw. Wrapped hatband of satin and silk chiffon in several tones of mauve. Large and medium size teardrop moonglow lucite beads cluster with three sparkling round rhinestones decorate the front of the hat. Beautiful cocktail hat for late summer and fall. Made on plastic net base. #CZ-Hat8


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$ 55.00

1950s Cocktail Hat, Black Straw with Pearls

Sensational and sexy mid-century black straw close hat 

Approx. Hat Size: Fits most. Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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This hat is really pretty and perfect for that next cocktail party. The style perches on top of the head so it fits most.  Faux pearl and straw detail on the side. 


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$ 55.00

1960s Beaded Pillbox Hat, Cream Netting, Vintage Wedding Hat

Lovely vintage pillbox absolutely covered in sequins and beading

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good. No noticeable bead or sequin loss. Netting is in good shape.

Mark/Label: Label size 22

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Aurora borealis white sequins radiate out from the top and onto the sides. Small silvery gray beads encircle the top of the crown and trail down the sides. Cream netting covers the hat and can come down the front or tucked in. Decorations are on a plastic net base. Perfect for your vintage wedding. Label size 22 


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$ 55.00

1950s Tan Pillbox Hat with Lacquered Quill Feather & Rhinestone Decoration

Stand out with this fab quill feather hat

Approx. Hat Size: Hat Size: 20" (51 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Glenover felt

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Very snazzy 50s tan vintage pillbox hat with gathered tan crinoline around the sides. Decorated with a large center rhinestone and long quill feather. Indented crown. 

 

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$ 55.00

1960s Red Ruffled Flower Pot Hat by Linda Farrell, Size 21.5

Beautiful confection of silk chiffon and ruffled straw

Approx. Hat Size: 21.5" (54.5 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 6" (15 cm) 

Condition: Very Good, like new.

Mark/Label: Created by Linda Farrell New York

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1060s straw hat hat in lipstick red by Linda Farrell. Large navette Rhinestone detail on crown. Bottom half of crown is ruffled straw with the top in silk chiffon. Lovely tucked pattern on top. Beautiful design and very well made. Perfect vintage hat for the 4th of July and all summer. #Hat146

 

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$ 55.00

1960s Black Faux Fur Hat, Rhinestone Detail, Hat Size 21

Fabulous black faux fur hat from the late & lamented Muses department store in Atlanta

Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 16" (40.5 cm); Height of Crown 3" (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good. All rhinestones are intact and sparkling

Mark/Label: Muses

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Wide brim and shallow crown give this vintage hat a very sleek look. Black faux fur hat with matching hatband that crosses one one side with rhinestone balls hanging from the ends. Absolutely smashing!   

 

Muse's Department Store was founded by George Muse in Atlanta, Georgia. We found this fun ad that shows the building.

 

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$ 55.00

1940s Cocktail Hat, Black Velour Felt, Feathers & Beading, Hat Size 20

Here's a 1940s feather cocktail hat with a dab of sophistication

Approx. Hat Size: 20.5" (52.07 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" x 7" (20 x 18 cm); Height of Crown 6” (15.24 cm)

Condition: Good, minor wear commensurate with age.

Mark/Label: Exclusively Parkridge; Merrimac Velour Regale on hat body

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Back felt vintage hat with a side pom of feathers. Black beaded detailing top where the feathers meet the hat body. Hat body has two tiers in the front. 

 

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$ 55.00

Vintage Bicorn Hat, Black & Cream with Rhinestones, Hat Size 21

Fascinating and spectacular are the only words Madge has for this amazing hat.

Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 2” (5 cm)

Condition: Very good.  Minute spots on the cream portion that are not noticeable when worn.

Mark/Label: Starr's Memphis

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

 

Modernist Bicorn style vintage hat in black and cream stiff silk.  A glittering rhinestone ball hangs from each corner.  You will be the talk of the party in this one.

 

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$ 55.00

Vintage Straw Cloche, Silk Floral Trim, Gerber Memphis

Very interesting take on a cloche with the asymmetrical floral trim.

Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" x 8" (23 x 20 cm)

Condition: Over all good shape.   Small spots on the top that are not noticeable when worn.

Mark/Label: Gerber Memphis, Label size 22.5

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Lovely straw vintage cloche with silk floral trim in shades of champagne and a bit of green. Asymmetrical placement of the silk flowers wraps around the front and juts out at an angle one side.  Very pretty hat for your wedding.

Gerber was a major department store in Memphis Tennessee and was started by John Gerber in 1880 and expanded over the years, eventually taking an entire downtown block. Gerber caused a sensation in 1949 with the first escalator in Memphis.   Other suburban Gerber outlets soon followed.  After a series of major fires in the 1960s the store was closed for good in 1974.  The other locations were also closed one by one.  The building was torn down in the 1980s and a hotel is now in it's place.

 

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$ 65.00

1950s Cocktail Hat by Eva Mae, Black Horsehair & Faux Pearls, Hat Size 20

Extraordinary black cocktail hat with alternating bands of sheer and opaque horsehair & lovely pearls

Approx. Hat Size: 20"  (51 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm) ; Height of Crown 4" (10 cm)

Condition: Very good.

Mark/Label: Eva Mae, Hats of Distinction

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Mid Century cocktail hat with open and closed weave horsehair creating sheer and opaque layers. Crown is molded like a helmet and is festooned with cream faux pearls. A rope braid circles the top. This is an exquisite design. 

Hair taken from the manes and tails of horses was widely used in millinery in the 19th Century (and earlier) to 1910s and with less frequency through the 1930s and 1940s. Most 20th century hats, like this one, are made of synthetic horsehair, usually crinoline.

 

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$ 85.00

Leslie James Brown Dish Hat, Rhinestones, Vintage 1950s

Fabulous dark brown dish hat by famed milliner Leslie James.

Approx. Hat Size:  22" (56 cm); Total Diameter:  10.5" (26.5 cm); Height:  2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Leslie James

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Brown felt vintage dish hat with satin trimmed edge.  Large rhinestone detail.  The dish has was originated by Christian Dior in 1947 as part of his new look. Molded crown platform with comb for a secure fit.  

The name dish hat comes from the flat round style.  This hat size is flattering for almost everyone and can be worn straight or at a tilt.  Label size 22. 

 
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$ 125.00

1950s All-Over-Feather Black Cocktail Hat

Classic cocktail look a la Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most. Cap size: 7" x 6" (17.5 x 15 cm); Total outside diameter: 12" (30.5 cm); Height 4" (10 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Gai-Bro Shop, Chicago, 4738 Sheridan Rd.

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Fabulous all over feathered hat. Black wispy feathers on top of molded cap.Elastic strap in back to keep this topper in place. In amazing condition.  

 

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$ 495.00

1950s Claude Saint Cyr Hat, Pinton-Aubusson Tapestry Beret, Lavender, Gray & Black, Hat Size 22

Rare and collectible Claude Saint Cyr.

Approx. Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 2.5” (6 cm)

Condition: Very good. 

Mark/Label:  Claude Saint Cyr, Made in France; Handwritten label Eau De Rose 63864

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Stunning beret from noted milliner Claude Saint Cyr.  Woven tapestry with a lavender base with overlay of white, gray and black abstract fern print.  Black fabric lining.  This hat is part of a collection that was made with traditional French Aubusson tapestry.  This innovative collaboration between Saint-Cyr and her husband, interior designer Georges Martin, was inspired after Martin used tapestry to re-cover chairs in Saint-Cyr's salon.  The first collection was known as Aubusson and in all, over 160 hats were produced over the succeeding four years. The weavers, used to making carpets, were taught how to build a hat and use finer weaves.  

 

Claude Saint Cyr was one of the most important milliners of the 20th century.  She was know for her innovative materials and designs and her label was worn by the most high fashion women of the day.  Born Simone Naudet in 1911 in Paris, she began her millinery training at the age of 18, and worked working with notable Paris designers, including Jean Patou, Marie-Louise Carven and Rose Descat. Saint Cyr later trained in London, where she changed her professional name to Claude Saint-Cyr.  Saint-Cyr established her own millinery salon in 1937 in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris and later opened another shop in London in 1950. In collaboration with British designer Norman Hartnell, her designs were favorites of the British royal family in the 1950s and 1960s and made hats for Queen Elizabeth for her 1953 coronation and the 1960 wedding veil of Princess Margaret. Saint-Cyr closed her salon in 1964, but began working with French milliner Jean Barthet – a supplier of hats to celebrities such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Maria Callas.  Saint Cyr retired from in 1972 but continued to act as a consultant to bridal design houses until the mid 1990s. Claude Saint Cyr died in 2002.

 

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