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I <3 Hats!

Our twice yearly super awesome sale starts tomorrow at 10 am! Everything in the store 20 – 80% off for one week only! Tell all of your friends!

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Quest Gallery is Now a Stockist!

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Quest Gallery Shop in Midland Ontario is now  Le Petit Chapeau stockist. The Quest gallery is a lovely space on the main street of Midland.

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A modern and well thought building, this gallery has changing contemporary art and an education programme and of course a shop. It shares space with the Midland Cultural Centre which has a lecture series, a performance series and both share a lovely cafe. The shop features Ontario fine crafts people in a range of mediums as well as a small but well thought out section of art supplies.

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The gallery shop has kindly agreed to accept my work and as long as it sells, I get to stay! The selection will be small due to space but I am offering my most popular mens cap, The Poor Boy Hat in a lovely fine black wool with a white fine chalk stripe. When these sell I will add others in a different material so get to them quickly.

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I have also taken 2 weekenders.

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For the ladies I am offering The Bycyclette in a grey check

 

and The Jockey Hat in a heavy and warm pink and green fabric.

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There is also one Collette.

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I have also taken several fascinators but space allows me 3 so I choose wisely. Grey, purple and ivory crins.

All of the hats offered are under $100 and lots under $80. I only live 50 kms away so I will be able to restock fairly quickly if Midlandiands shop!

My commision from the sales goes directly to their art education programming so support us all and shop local and handmade.

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If you are from the area and would like to see a hat pop-up shop at the gallery space please let me know!

Quest School + Gallery

333 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M7

705 527 2787

http://www.questart.ca

 

Cheers!

Meaghan

 

Welcome to our World Video

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Eiffel Tower Ornaments!

Eiffel Towers!

Eiffel Towers!

The lovely Lisa Brunetta has made us three dimensional Eiffel tower ornaments. They are available in sets of three and created from multiple lovely papers! These are to replace the metal ones I buy when in Paris until I can make another trip! (besides, these are way better for being local) Lots of colour sets to choose from too.

Cheers

Meaghan & Sara

I Heart Hats February 2014

That’s right. It’s that time of year again! We’ll have french hot chocolate for your enjoyment and the ever popular “orphaned hats” pram with lonely lovely hats waiting for you to take them home. There might even be cookies.

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We hope to see you there!
Meaghan and Sara.

Gents, We Have Your Corner.

Gents, We Have Your Corner.

While neither of us has managed to blog in a while there has been a good reason for it. Between a marvelously busy holiday season, working with a fantastic company to rebuild our website, revamping the men’s section and selection, and building a new work room there has hardly been time for a day off.

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Gents' Corner

Don’t forget that our “I Heart Hats” trunk sale is coming up. This year it will be Thursday February 13. There will be french hot chocolate, 20% to 80% off everything in store and the orphan hats pram containing lonely lovely hats just waiting for you to take them home. We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Sara and Meaghan.

Henri Henri a Montreal!

IMG239 As some of you know I recently took a trip to one of my favorite cities, Montreal. My boyfriend Chris found this place for me while he was out on his own. (I might have been noshing on chocolat chaud) I went myself the next day and was delighted. What a lovely space that hasn’t changed in so long! in fact, not since it opened in the thirties. If you want the traditional experience of buying a men’s hat then you must go.

IMG241I want these cupboards!

Friendly staff and very good prices on very good hats.

IMG243They even have canes. Love it!

Sara came home with a legit boater that she is dying to wear.

Henri Henri

Chapelier depuis 1932

189 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, QC H2X 2Z3
(514) 288-0109

http://www.henrihenri.ca

Cheers

Meaghan

Hallow’een!

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Sara dressed as a confused bunny for this year.

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The tail view and the close-up on her ears made from her hair and a lot of hairspray.

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I went as a raccoon. I took off my black gloves to work and I was a

raccoon because I have a lot of black and grey clothes.

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My boyfriend didn’t notice my black mask of makeup in the morning and customers

seemed confused as somehow all hallow’een fun is just for kids. Well it’s not.

I don’t have children and I love dressing up!

Surprise! Hat Blocks!

Hat blocksA very nice couple came into my studio this week with a box of hat blocks that belonged to her mother. She told me her mother was a very enthusiastic hobby milliner and that she wanted the blocks to go to a good home. Now I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen since I started my studio about 13 years ago. I bought everything she had for a fair price including 7 hoods for making winter hats. The blocks are all balsa wood and need a good sanding. 2 of them I’m going to re-cut to look less 1960″s and something more modern. Sara and I are excited about using them in the near future.

On another note……

I started making a line of men’s caps in the studio. I carry a lovely line of classic men’s hats from Scala Classico and Woolrich but I noticed that the men who visited the studio were looking for hats made there. After some research I decided to draft up some classic shapes in classic suiting wools.

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Men's Newsboy on our reluctant model

We convinced out friend S to model them for us to show you that they look good on your average sweater wearing guy.

Then we put him in his kilt and gave him an axe so he felt more manly. He’s wearing our Telegraph Hat which was inspired but the new Sherlock Holmes movie.

These  and a few other styles not shown hats are in the shop right now in several different fabrics. They are sized and I have made small ones to an XL size and I can make them bigger for you guys with gi-normous noggins.

I am well into summer production and we have changed the shop around a little. Come and visit.

Cheers

Meaghan

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