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Hats Galore

Eyes wide open, head turning from side-to-side, taking in the multitude of hats….a kaleidoscope of colors and styles. How many times did I see this at the Village Hat Shop? … Continue Reading →


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Celebrating America – Hats Made in the USA

  • By Kimi Sakamoto
  • November 6, 2012
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You may be surprised to learn that hats are still being manufactured in the USA, even with apparel manufacturing moving in large part to Asia. Hats made in America have … Continue Reading →


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The Next Annoying Technological Advancement: The Implications of Siri and Apple IPhone 4S

  • By Fred Belinsky
  • December 13, 2011
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It’s all the rage these days to deify Steve Jobs and the inventions he has introduced into our culture. However, let me remind us 1.0 People (roughly speaking, the Baby … Continue Reading →


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VillageHatShop.com – 15th Holiday Season on the Web

  • By admin
  • 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 →


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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eCommerce 2011: A Merchant’s Perspective

  • By Fred Belinsky
  • July 21, 2011
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There’s a great deal of talk about how ecommerce has escaped the recession. For example, comScore© indicates a 12% increase in online retail spending for the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year. If intending to draw conclusions for merchants who run small online businesses, this data requires examination.
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Signes European Fine Men’s Hats

  • By admin
  • 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 →


Taking Account of Ourselves

These good old days are long gone. If you build it now, they will not come-unless you do a whole lot of other things well, and work it very hard. VillageHatShop.com has come a long way in this short time; if we hadn’t we would not still be here.
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Put on a New Hat and Head Over to the Art Museum

  • By Fred Belinsky
  • August 6, 2010
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As a younger man, when I needed to change things up/to get out of a rut, I would grab my backpack and make my way – usually with my thumb – to a wilderness area. I’m too old for that now; and, anyway, hitchhiking doesn’t cut it these days. So, in need of a new route to clearing my cluttered cranium, I put on a new hat and headed over to “Viva La Revolution”
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