Devra Wathen, Founder and CEO of ETSIS Hats

How One Brown Spot Changed My Life: The History of ETSIS Hats

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  • August 27, 2012
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A Guest Blog by Devra Wathen Founder, and CEO of ETSIS I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and have such fond memories of those times. Between the ages of … Continue Reading →


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Village Hat Shop – India Street: Our First Customer

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  • July 13, 2012
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We have  just opened another location in San Diego, CA – Village Hat Shop – India Street! We’re really excited about this particular location because it is also our headquarters … Continue Reading →


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VillageHatShop.com – 15th Holiday Season on the Web

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  • November 14, 2011
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This Holiday Season marks our 15th consecutive online (32nd overall).  Yes, we were here selling on the “World Wide Web” when ecommerce was an infant.   Much content from our early … Continue Reading →


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The Major Challenge in This Economy

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  • October 28, 2011
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Albeit our problems could be worse, this recession has provided us a glimpse of what happens to people when they become desperate by circumstances out of their control.  This is … Continue Reading →


Hats From Around the World

Hats From Around the World

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  • October 13, 2011
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China, China, Asia, India, Vietnam, China. Enough already. It may come as a surprise to some, but the world outside of Asia has always manufactured stuff, including headwear. Today, China … Continue Reading →


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Signes European Fine Men’s Hats

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  • June 29, 2011
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  We arrived in Alicante Spain and were picked up at the airport by Jose Signes. We headed to a restaurant in a small fishing village on the Mediterranean where … Continue Reading →


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A Retail Store

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  • May 26, 2011
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Village Hat Shop Flagship Store – 3821 4th Avenue – San Diego, CA 92103 Every retail store is unique; upon arrival, all the senses are stirred. At its best, entering … Continue Reading →


Obama & JFK; Neckties & Hats

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  • August 21, 2008
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As a hatter, I find the brouhaha over Barack Obama’s aversion to neckties very reminiscent of a prior day (I am holding back from using the now cliché “déjà vu … Continue Reading →


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Coming Next Week

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  • May 16, 2008
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After a two decade hiatus, Indy is back. If you’re a HAT BLOG reader, you know that this is big news for the hat industry (see past postings either here … Continue Reading →


Indiana Jones and the Fedora

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  • February 29, 2008
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New Movie coming May 22nd – Wear Your Indiana Jones Fedora to the Movie Theater! The hat industry is buzzing, giddy in fact: “It’s coming. It’s coming.” No, it’s not … Continue Reading →