The Art of Hat Making

And they’re off…and so are we!

After a busy two months of sewing Kentucky Derby hats as fast as our fingers can go we will be taking a week off from the studio and re-opening Saturday May 12th from 12-5.  In the meantime, peruse some of the custom hats The House of MacGregor sent to the races this year!

The clock is ticking…

The Derby is just around the corner! I’m always amazed how fast the season seems to fly by for me. I get so wrapped up in custom creations and hats for the shop that I wake up and the races are on!

But take heart, there is still time to snag a fabulous head piece for Derby Days. We aren’t taking custom orders any longer but we have some beautiful hats that we can tweak for you! We recommend coming in, falling in love with your hat, then picking a dress to match.

Smaller hats run $175-$305 and larger hats run $375-$475. Here are some examples of what we have ready to go!

 

Kentucky Derby Hat Season

The most fun (and busiest) time of year is upon us at the hat shop.  We LOVE making derby hats and this will be our 15th year doing so.  If you are headed to the race, ideally you can pop in the month of March with your outfit and we can make something up to match your ensemble.  We also have derby hats ready off the shelf that we can tweak so you feel your best in it.  Here are some of our current creations.  The smaller hats are $175-$305 and the bigger ones are $375-$475.  Please call us at 214-942-1966or email info@thehouseofmacgregor.com if you have any questions we can answer.  Our goal is to make you feel comfortable yet fabulous in Kentucky!

January at the Hat Shop: Inspiration Month

January at the hat shop is when we re-group and brainstorm for the season ahead.  This consists of lots of excursions out of the studio searching for hat inspirations, color palates, and seeing what other creative people are up too.  Thus far coffee with creatives and an excursion to see the amazing Mary Katrantzou exhibit at the Dallas Contemporary Museum have been highlights.  Plus, sticking our heads into FortyFiveTen and Traffic at the Joule to see what clothes are coming into spring.    We do have plenty of fall/winter hats in the studio and will be switching over to straw at the end of March.  Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-2:30 and Saturday’s 12-5.  Come see us above Bolsa!

HOM Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We’re taking the guess work out of gifting this year with some of our favorite House of MacGregor picks that will delight anyone on your list! And we have holiday packaging to make it easy to wrap things up.

Merry Merry,

Cassie

Under $50

For the friend or loved one who loves looking snazzy in their suit! Our lapel pins come in a set of 3 for $28 and are a perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite guy, your Boss, or anyone who likes to dress to the nines!

Our pocket squares are only $25 and we have plenty of incredible fabric to choose from…or tell us the style you’re going for and the milliner will choose!

Under $100

They say good things come in small packages and our bow ties are a favorite! You can pair them with lapel pins and pocket squares or buy them on their own. Or select a HOM gift card and send someone in to pick out their own fabric! A fun holiday surprise.

For Her

A special something for your lady (or yourself)…

From berets to cloches we have so much to choose from in the studio! Berets are $65 and you can customize your color and pom! These are a BIG hit in the hat world right now!

For Him

We have wonderful men’s hats in stock! From wide brim to flat brim, from velour to felt, if something catches your eye it will surely catch his! These start at $235 and this week is the last week for custom orders.

Gift Cards

If you just can’t decide, don’t forget we have House of MacGregor gift certificates for the holidays. You choose the amount and your loved one redeems their little hat for a big hat!

These are just a few of our favorite things! We are offering FREE SHIPPING this week until 12/9 if you see something you know you can cross off your list.

There’s only a few weeks left to shop for the holidays and we’ll be closing our doors from 12/24 to 1/8 to celebrate with friends and family. We’re excited to toast to the best year yet and put up our feet a little bit (like that will happen with three little girls running around!).

Thanksgiving Hours

The studio will be closed the week of Thanksgiving but open Saturday November 25th from 11-2 with a tea party.  Bites, tea, and 20% off our wool berets.  Come on by!

Holiday at the Hat Shop

We’ve been working on men’s gift sets for the holidays.  Already wrapped with carefully selected fabric combos, we are really excited about these! Set of three pocket squares for $50, set of three lapel pins for $28, and a bow tie/ pocket square combo for $90.  You can also comb through our fabrics and select your own mixes. We also have our gift certificate tins inviting the giftee to redeem their little hat for a big one.

Fall Shop Hours

We are fully stocked on men’s and women’s fall hats!  The studio is open Tuesday-Friday 10-2:30 and Saturday’s 12-5.  We make hats here in the studio and can accommodate many custom orders.  We also carry independent hatters from all over the country, stop on by!  The studio is located above the restaurant Bolsa in Oak Cliff, just south of downtown.

One of our favorite items for this winter our these ladies berets, $65 for adult and $45 for children’s sizes.  Customize your beret and pom pom color!

Fall 2017 Men’s Hats

Fall 2017 Ladies Hats