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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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A Rose is a Rose is a Hat? Part 2

Sometimes naming a hat is  simply a matter of geography or history – where you are and when you were there. Maybe you’ve never heard of  the state of Tyrol … Continue Reading →

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A Rose is a Rose is a Hat? Part 1

You may think a hat is just a hat.   Beret, babushka, pillbox, porkpie, planter.   Tyrolean, Tam O’Shanter,  fedora, flat cap, fez – I could keep going.  Still think a … Continue Reading →

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Made in America – A Hat History or What Do Yankee Doodle and Brad Pitt Have in Common?

The Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock were wearing hats. Hats that they, obviously, brought with them from the old country. In those days, a hat was an integral part … Continue Reading →

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My Hat Travelogue

It’s summer again.  My mind is wandering.  Summer = vacation, right?  After many years working in a hat shop, I have quite the hat collection.  I started to think about … 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 →


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 →

National Hat Day & a Gift for You!

Celebrate National Hat Day – January 15, 2013 – with the Village Hat Shop! Show off your favorite hat and make a statement. Whether you’re a man, woman, or child, … Continue Reading →

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Kangol Hats Launch Party

SAN DIEGO, CA – Announcing: THE KANGOL LAUNCH PARTY, Kangol Hats has partnered with the longstanding leader in the hat industry, Village Hat Shop, at the Village Hat Shop Flagship … Continue Reading →


Village Hat Shop – India Street: Our First Customer

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 →