The Art of Hat Making

Cha Cha’s House of Ill Repute at the HOM

We are a custom hat shop at the House of MacGregor but I also have the pleasure of selling other talented milliner’s hats at the studio too.  I’ve been a fan of Cha Cha’s hats for close to 20 years and it’s so great to have her men’s and women’s styles at the studio.  Her feather work is off the charts this year and that leather edge is a signature.  Our shipment just came in so we have a good range to try on at the studio.  We are available by appointment Tuesday through Saturday but barring any appointments are in 10-4 during the week and 11-4 on Saturdays.  Come on by!

Big Bend Inspiration

My family and I spent an amazing weekend camping in a teepee at Basecamp Terlingua mid October.  If this place is not on your bucket list it should be!  The stars were amazing and so was the porch at the Starlight restaurant.  We hooped the big hoop and picked up these little Milagros which ended up inspiring a new hat.  The studio will be open 10-4 this week and 10-2 on Saturday.  Come on by!

In the studio this week…

The hat shop is open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday (just call first 214-942-1966) but we are open for walk in’s Friday the 25th from 10-4 and Saturday the 26th from 11-4.  We make men’s and women’s custom hats as well as having pre-made hats off the shelf.   Here’s a peak at some new pieces we have for sale!

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!