The Hat Shop was established nine years ago after I realised the long distance you had to travel to find suitable wedding and occasion hats.
The shop originally began in a small shop in Fry Street, Holsworthy in 2008.
Eventually we out grew the shop and found new premises in Fore Street in 2010, next door to the Post Office. This was the same room that my father in law had for his accountancy business back in the 1980's.
When the Post Office closed it's doors for the final time on 18th June 2014 , an apportunity arose.
After a lot of thought, we expanded into the Fore Street premises, along with The Dry Cleaners who were located across the road for nearly 30 years. The rest they say is history!
The hat shop is tastefully decorated with an elegant but cosy feel.
On display between the main shop and the dressing room are more than 300 hats, either on the shelves or stored in boxes.
We also have more than 150 fascinators and a wide selection of bags to match.
We are continually adding to the stock, so numbers are increasing all the time.
There are hats and fascinators to suit everyone.
There is a comfortable changing room for you to use, so you are able to bring your entire outfit. This will help with style and colour choices.
There is a full length mirror and hand mirror, so you can see from head to toe!
It is a private area, so you can be confident that your outfit will remain a secret. You are welcome to bring friends / family members.
It is best to try on as many hats and fascinators as possible to see what styles suit you and to allow you to get a feel for them.
Some people love wearing hats, some feel more uneasy - I hope by being honest with you and your choices, I can make you feel comfortable for your special day.
I am able to enhance the hats and fascinators by adding extra finishing touches and other feather colours to complement your outfit.
Bespoke fascinators can also be made.
A Royal Ascot headpiece made in 2016
(right hand photo)
A headdpiece for the Mum of the Bride.
During very busy periods I try to allow at least 28 days from design ideas to completion of the item.
(This varies with style, size and design and can require longer)
You are more than welcome to bring in your own hat / fascinator to be altered or adjusted prices from £5.00
If you have any unwanted hats, fascinators, hat boxes
I do offer to buy them or exchange them for a hire.
This is agreed with each individual customer - depending on condition and styles.