Find of the Month: Samuel’s Hats

Looking for the perfect way to quite literally top off your look? How about a hat? March is one of the busiest months of year for Samuel’s Hats, one of the web’s biggest online hat retailers. And for good reason – there are a million and one reasons to buy a hat right about now, whether for fashion, sun protection, weddings, special events like a big derby or race, or simply to replace an existing topper. Samuel’s Hats does indeed ship to Canada for a reasonable price of $15-$20.

Samuel's Hats

Their styles range from practical warm caps for fall and winter to stylish chapeaus for lavish galas to retro throwbacks that work great with a favourite jacket. As you’d probably expect then, their prices range too, although the bulk are under $300 USD. Today, I’m picking out a few of my fave styles as I introduce you to this fabulous U.S. retailer!

Eric Javits W5 Cloche Hat

Eric Javits Cloche Hat – $152.15
Lately I’ve been fascinated with the idea of owning a cloche hat – blame it on years of watching Mad Men and admiring how glamorous the ladies and gents looked when commuting with a hat on. Samuel’s Hats has an entire collection of classic felt cloche hats, designed to fit close to the head and keep your ears warm. I liked this modern take on that timeless style for its crisp white colour and the fact it’s water resistant!

Giovannio Fascinator

Giovannio Sisal Straw Fascinator – $84.99
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and William to us) got married, fascinator frenzy took over the world. Derby Day parties blossomed, as did the idea of topping off your wedding look with a formal hat. The cool thing is you can actually get the royal family’s preferred designer’s hats from Samuel’s Hats (Philip Treacy) but if you want a more affordable designer, they’ve got plenty of cool options for a fraction of the price – like this berry-hued headband featuring feathers and felt flowers.

Biltmore Fedora

Biltmore Sleek – $80
Admittedly guys are even less likely to wear formal hats than the ladies, so Samuel’s Hats caters more to women. But they do have a few collections for guys looking for a dapper hat, whether seeking out a classic cut like the fedora like the one you see above, or opting for something more modern like a Kangol cap. If he really wants a good quality, distinctive accessory, then for sure, check out Samuel’s Hats for some cool options.

Sun Hat 4

Sun Hat 4 – $50.99
If you’ve ever wanted to make a BIG impression on the beach, then look no further than Samuel’s Hats for one of those slightly retro, gigantic floppy sun hats. Not only will it give you that international woman of mystery vibe, it’ll also keep your face and shoulders protected from the heat!

Soprattutto W25

Soprattutto W25 Fur Felt Beret – $126.65
Samuel’s Hats has literally hundreds of hats to peruse through, ranging from wild works of art to more demure, everyday caps, like this cute beret. To help you sift through the madness, they offer tons of helpful categories, plus you can search by colour or style, or even by designer – there are well over two dozen available to peruse to find your perfect cap.

Philip Treacy S5

Philip Treacy S5 Sinamay Straw Hat – $1,250
While I’ve mostly focused on ‘everyday’ pieces here, as I noted above, Samuel’s Hats does carry some formal hats for really special occasions – and quite special prices too. Philip Treacy’s hats have been donned by the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga and Kate Middleton, and fetch a pretty price for their exquisite craftmanship. Even if you don’t have an occasion to wear one, they’re certainly fun to look at!

Givannio F75

Giovannio Feather Bridal Fascinator – $59.49
While wedding guests make ‘head’-lines at royal weddings, another trend to emerge has been strictly bridal. Namely, brides everywhere have been swapping out a traditional veil for a fascinator, like this pretty feathered option. It’s just as affordable (if not more so) and adds a little modern flair to your ensemble. Samuel’s Hats has an entire section dedicated to bridal hats and fascinators so you can find the perfect accessory to match that breathtaking gown.

Now some exciting news! Samuel’s Hats is going to give one lucky reader a men’s hat from their Zion line and a women’s hat from their Annabella line – for a value of up to $450! Interested in winning this top notch prize? Here’s how you can enter:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by March 31, 2016 that includes a link to your favourite product(s) from the Samuel’s Hats website.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 1, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow  Samuel’s Hats on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them in your photo! Leave a link back to your image in a separate comment below.

116 Responses to “Find of the Month: Samuel’s Hats”
  1. nicolthepickle says:

    Oh my, I love them all. I’m a hat person and these are lovely. I subscribe to you. And this is one of my favourites.
    And I love how simple this one is.

  2. Kim K says:

    I really like the Eric Javits Cloche hat from your article –

  3. Kim K says:

    Twitter bonus but I tagged Samuel’s Hats not Anita – Thanks for another great giveaway!

  4. aketch says:

    The black sunhat is very glamorous!

  5. redlizzy1 says:

    I happily subscribe and look forward to the new products you bring to my attention. I adore the Eric Javits hat but also the Anna Rizzo. Tough decision. or

  6. Aimee says:

    I am a subscriber
    My son loves to dress up. He’d love a hat that goes with his suit and cuff links.
    I really like the Eric Javits Cloche hat from your article –

  7. janicour says: This is so beautiful I am thinking it would be fabulous for the opeing of the Racetrack this year.

  8. redlizzy1 says:

    Tweeted too, but tagged Samuels Hats instead of Anita. Following all. 🙂

  9. Lara says:

    Omg I love the fuschia fascinator shown above and at – I have short hair so this simple but still showy piece would look absolutely amazing!! I would LOOK for events to wear that gorgeous hairband!!!!

  10. Debbie Bashford says:

    Love this NIGEL RAYMENT S29 one!

  11. corkrose says:

    I have a few weddings coming up & this might just be the tickets –

  12. corkrose says:

    I tweeted – @Corkrosy – Niche F40 Sinamay Straw Black – love this for a wedding – thanks to canadiangiftguide for ideas

  13. darlene boyle says:

    sinnamay straw hat


    I LOVE HATS! But if I had to choose just one, it would be the Biltmore Slick!

  15. Diana Powell says:

    this hat would be perfect for a summer wedding

  16. cookie3 says:

    This one would be perfect for my hubby
    and here’s a gorgeous one for me

    Wow, I cannot believe the huge variety of shapes & colors. There’s definitely something for everybody- even the pickiest among us.

  17. janine willingham says:

    I have wanted to get my husband to wear a hat for sometime now…would be perfect

  18. bruce sommer says:

    so sleek and chic!

  19. Catherine Cole says:

    Eric Javits W1

  20. sojeles says:

    Those are amazing hats! I like this one we’re headed on vacation soon and it would be beautiful.

  21. Mary Warner says:

    The Biltmore Sleek! It llloks like French Art Movies from the 60s and 70s!

  22. love the but then I might have to buy a new outfit to go with the new hat lol

  23. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite products from the Samuel’s Hats website would be
    Sun Hat 13
    VD W42
    Callanan W3

  24. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Followed Samuel’s Hats on Instagram (link was for Anita) and Regram/shared a photo from their site onto my own Instagram

  25. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Follow @samuelshats on Twitter (not Anita) and Tweeted about the giveaway

  26. Erin McSweeney says:

    wow what beautiful hats..when I’m feeling very bold I would love to wear this hat

  27. Lisa bolduc says:

    I love the casual look of the Anna Rizzo hat

  28. Linda Svarovsky says:

    thanks for the giveaway
    I really like the Eric Javits Cloche hat from your article –


  29. robert young says:

    I like the Biltmore Designer hat.

  30. nicolthepickle says:

    Tweeted and tagged Samuel’s hats not Anita’s. Correct?

  31. Susan says:

    I don’t wear too m,any hats, however, I like sun hat 26.

  32. alexa says:

    Love the white wide brimmed one!

  33. Lynn M says:

    I love hats – wish I was born 100 years ago so they would be part of everyday attire. Hard to pick just one but I definitely like (along with many others).

  34. carrie l says:

    I was once told – by a hat designer – that my head it too big to wear a hat- so i never have- but maybe it is time!

  35. dawn walsh says:

    SEEBERGER W26 this is the one i like

  36. Shelley N says:

    Those are some of the nicest hats I have ever seen. I could pick almost any of them and I would be happy. This one is very beautiful

  37. DebP says:

    I love the selection of hats. I like this one, because I know the style suits me.

  38. Julia H says:

    Already a subscriber! Many hats I love, but this is my fav! It’s simple and elegant and I love the shape and texture of it

  39. Bonnie Humphrey says:

    Eric Javets cloche hat is appealing to me

  40. AliKira says: is my favourite! Realistically it likely wouldn’t fit my gargantuan head, unfortunately, but still!

  41. William Stewart says:

    KANGOL W61 is the one for me. My favourite!

  42. William Stewart says:

  43. sarah says:

    They have so many lovely hats, it’s hard to choose a favourite. I love this fedora:

  44. KELLY E says:

    There are so many wonderful hats but I would like

  45. KellyPC says:

    I love the floppy hats. My hair is dyed so to protect my colour I try to wear a hat when I’m going to be in the sun all day & these are so cute!

  46. Luminous Angel says:

    I love this rainbow-coloured sun hat!

  47. joyce s. says: – I love this one! I wear hats all the time and this would be a great hat to add to my collection!

  48. William C. says:

    Great selection!! I like the Henschel.

  49. Sunshine G says:

    I think I’d look pretty stylish in the Rizzo!


  50. Jeannette McMillan says:

    This fascinator is lovely: Actually, all the hats are lovely!

  51. what a selection! I could use a sun hat, so I’d say SUN HAT 4 (0r 8, or 10….)

  52. Tennille Fraser says: But so many pretty hats!!!

  53. Glenn Tumac says:

    They got collection of hat and enough a few for men.

  54. saraontario says:

    I know that it’s Spring… but all through winter I was looking for a hat… If only I had

  55. Rae D. says:

    Of your Spring Fever favourites I covet the DeskCycle – @ The Inside Trainer. Great idea!

  56. Ana Sculschi says:

    Hard to choose, they’re all gorgeous. My favourite though is the black sunhat.

  57. LisaM says:

    I love them all but I’d probably get the most use out of:

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