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Hat Voted Best All-Around (by me) or Why Berets Will Never Go Out Of Style

Worn by artists and athletes – revolutionaries and poets.  How did one simple hat style – flat as a pancake – make its way around the world?  As far as … Continue Reading →


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Sun Protection – It’s Time To Get Serious

Wear sunscreen and protective clothing – which includes a hat.  No doctor will advise you not to wear sunscreen or a hat.  This is serious.  Do you know why?  We … Continue Reading →


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Function & Fashion – Hats for every Occasion

Hats can be functional or fashionable or both functional and fashionable. Do you walk to work and need a stylish hat to protect you from the sun? Or live in … Continue Reading →


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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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Hats & History: Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Hats are a part of history. For the past several centuries, no man was considered fully dressed without a hat. Regardless of profession, race or social status, a hat was … Continue Reading →


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Celebrating America – Hats Made in the USA

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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VillageHatShop.com – 15th Holiday Season on the Web

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

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

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

  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 →