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.
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 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 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 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 – $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 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 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!
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.