Kathleen Gaffey
  • Female
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

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Panama Hat Source?
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I've been asked to do a custom Panama hat for a friend's husband. Hat Supply in US has a few smalls left without any future orders. Does anyone know of a source for these unblocked hats? I can't seem…Continue

Tags: source, men's, hat, panama

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Del Villaggio Mar 23, 2013.

Hat preferences for woman with thinning or loss of hair?
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Hi, I am working with a few woman who have experienced loss of hair :( .  I was going to line the fur felt hat with pure silk or fleece, but do you have any other suggestions as to design style and…Continue

Tags: bald, chemo, hair, thinning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Gaffey Oct 31, 2012.

Block Rentals??
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Is anyone aware of a business in the US that leases or rents blocks for short term? They are so expensive, It sounds like a good business idea?thanksKathleenContinue

Tags: rentals, blocks, hat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan Beverley Oct 3, 2012.

How does everyone sell their hats?
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Hi, I keep seeing all these gorgeous, beautiful hats and wonder: Where does everyone sell…Continue

Tags: Essential Discussions, selling, sample, consignment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shelbee Wise Oct 21, 2014.


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How does everyone sell their hats?

Hi, I keep seeing all these gorgeous, beautiful hats and wonder: Where does everyone sell their hats? I do have an Etsy store which has been nice, but I haven't found any other niche. Opening my own store is out of the question for many reasons. Years ago I went the consignment route and don't think I'll do that again. I would love any input, before I start 'peddling my wares' door to…See More
Sep 17, 2020
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Antique Gold feminine fedora

Hand sculpted womans feeder with a celery satin bow.
Apr 4, 2016

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I Love Hats Because?
Hats are fun, functional, protective and stylish. No matter what you are wearing, it's the hat that get's noticed!
About Me
At a very young age, I saw the world through fabric, color and texture. My turtles would provide me with the quiet, un-judging support I needed at the age of eight to be a budding designer. But it was my Uncle Courtney, with panache and great style, who taught me to appreciate the fine detail and fabric of beautiful things. This gift to me, set the wheels in motion for a lifetime passion of capturing one’s own style, through fine fabrics, color, texture and nature. My designs are a mix of classical styling, vintage, and a touch of whimsy. Only the finest natural trims and fabrics/straws are used. Each collection is unique, mixing color, texture and inspired by nature. Today, when I design, I try to capture the charm and confidence with femininity and timeless style. I have been designing woman’s apparel and accessories for the last ten years, but fell in love with millinery a few years ago. No other accessory can convey, confidence, sophistication and flirtations as quick as a beautiful hat can!
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Elaine Mergard said…

So glad you have joined us Kathleen. Hope you find the site inspiring and you acquire additional skills

Cheers, Elaine

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