The Art of Hat Making

October 14th- October 17th

The studio will be open Monday-Thursday this week 10-3 but we’ll be closed Friday and Saturday for a family get away to West Texas.  Here’s hoping a few nights under the stars produces some new hats!

Men’s Fall Hats

I had SO much fun with the men’s hats this season!  The splatter painting became a little more refined this time around in it’s ribbon placement.  The color palate is rust, mocha, alabaster, charcoal, and blacks.  Contrasting the louder patterns with tone on tone felt and ribbon choices gives us classic options and something more playful.  New hat brim blocks are allowing me to offer even wider straight brim fedoras and adding a pork pie brim to them gives it a West Texas flair.  I have these options available in the studio (give or take sales) but we also love for you to come try these on and let us create a hat specifically for you. The studio is open Tuesday-Saturday by appointment, give us a call or text at 214-942-1966.

Ladies Fall Hats

I was really inspired while creating this season’s hats with Marlo Thomas from the 70’s, the current Jimmy Choo ad campaign, and anything Celine.  The copious amounts of leopard out right now is extremely fun for an accessories designer and the color block squares by Akris were to die for.  Below is a shot of the inspiration board and how it translated into hats.  As always we can do anything custom if you want to mix and match pieces or you have a difficult head to fit.  In my dream world, everyone can come by the studio and I can size you up for your hat in person!  Our number is 214-942-1966 and email is info@thehouseofmacgregor.com.  We are located just south of downtown Dallas above the restaurant Bolsa.

Fall at the Hat Shop

We have lots of exciting things coming up this season at the studio but most importantly, our annual sale is Saturday September 28th from 11-4.  If you’ve been before, you know to come early!  Our fall/winter hats from 2018 and spring/summer 2019 will be up to 50% off.  It is an excellent time to find a new hat.  I like to clear out all the old styles before we roll the new ones in (and they are looking so on point for this season).   Below are a sampling of some of the goodies you will find on discount!  You will find many more on Instagram and Facebook so be sure to follow The House of Macgregor there!

August at The Studio

It’s the start of August, Dallas is hot, and the hat shop kids are all out of camps!  The studio will be closed August 1st- August 10th while we squeeze one last drop out of summer vacation.  Email info@thehouseofmacgregor.com or call 214-942-1966 to make an appointment on my return.

 

July at the Studio

We are coming up on 11 years in business at our current location above Bolsa restaurant in Oak Cliff.  That’s a lot of hats made!  I still love what I do, especially when it comes to connecting with my clients and matching them up with the right hat for their needs.  We make men’s and women’s custom straw and felt hats but also have a wide selection of pieces available to purchase off the shelf.  Stop by our studio and try some on!  We are open by appointment Tuesday- Saturday so it can help to call before you come, 214-942-1966.  These are just a few of the hats available right now!

 

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Summer Inventory

Here is some of what we have in the studio – all will be 20% of at our summer sale this Saturday! From men’s hats to boaters and headbands we’ve got your summer style covered!



Summer Hat Sale – Donuts & Discounts!

Be the first to show off your MacGregor this summer! This Saturday, we’ll be hosting a “Donuts & Discounts” summer sale at the studio. We will be open from 10-4 offering 20% off EVERYTHING! Our summer hats as well as the new headbands I’ve been working on (which are only $55 originally!). I’ll have donuts, mimosas and plenty of options for your summer style!

 

A few new fascinators!

We’ve added some new fascinators over the last week to our available inventory! We are open this week 10-3 every day through Friday. Saturday we will close to enjoy the race! Come by if you still need a hat!


Chic Derby Day Raingear!

So it’s going to rain at the Kentucky Derby? Don’t let the weather cramp your style! There are so many great options for making the most of your weekend while staying dry and warm. I recommend you carry your hat in a plastic bag and once inside and under cover don your beautiful headpiece with pride! Dry cleaner bags work well and you can wrap it around your hat if you want to take a walk around outside to take a look at the beautiful horses. The hats are very resilient and you won’t damage them by putting them in a plastic bag! 

If your hat does get caught in the rain, be sure to let your hat dry out slowly to retain its shape and size.

 Clear, plastic trench coats and galoshes are IN so do a little shopping and you’ll be able to show off that Derby Day dress no matter what! you’re not allowed to bring in an umbrella to protect your hat and clothes so pick up an adorable poncho or trench. A great trench can add stylish flair!



Here are a few great trench options:

Transparent Waterproof Raincoat – Amazon – $22


Madewell Translucent Anorak Raincoat
  – $99


Clear Vinyl Raincoat – Urban Outfitters – $89

 

Harper’s Bazaar 11 Ways to Beat April Showers in Style – some great high-end rain ponchos and jackets here! 

 

Forget the heels and wear some adorable rain boots to match your outfit. Chanel makes a very fancy pair of them but you can find cute clear boots on Amazon and many other sites!

Or we saw these fun polka dot high-heeled rain shoe covers that are fun! Only $11! 

 
 


Don’t forget to set your makeup, protect your hair, and wear waterproof mascara! And we still want to see those hats!!! So be sure to tag us in your pictures – #HOUSEOFMACGREGOR.