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Autumn 2011

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Our new autumn/winter stock for 2011/12 is now starting to arrive with stunning fabrics such as velvets, felts and quills in rich burgundy's, juniper plum colours and chocolate which is in vogue this year.

Pill box hats have been a big feature this summer and are set to continue into the winter wedding season. This is partly due to the 'royal' influence, as this is a style favoured by all the younger members of the royal family. Pill boxes are also an easy style to wear as they are often on a headband which doesn't leave 'hat hair' when removed.

It is generally found that wedding hats are smaller in the winter as many weddings are held in hotels and customers want a smaller style that could be worn into the evening.

As far as casual styles go, cloche hats are really big news this winter as they are easily wearable and suit everybody. The other style seen in all the fashion magazines is a return to the wavy brimmed 70's style hat in a winter felt. We have both these styles now in stock and my favorite is the 2 colour cloche with a big band of colour running through it (soon to be put on the website).

In October we have the furry cossack styles and sheepskins arriving, with matching stoles, handwarmers and boot tops. These are so wearable and warm if we have another snowy winter like the last two !

Finally, we are pleased to say our Christmas gift sets will be gorgeous this year. There will be pure new wool hat scarf and glove sets with red beads in a fabulous heart shape, and sets with handsewn pearls all at fabulous prices. Come in and see what we have, and you'll find a warm welcome from myself and all the staff.

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