The parade Shops, Shrewsbury
Award winning hat designer & Milliner
studio & showroom
We love handcrafting unique luxury hats, headpieces, and fascinators! Are you a bride who wants a traditional, modern, or bohemian piece? Are you the mother of the bride or groom? A wedding guest? Perhaps you have been honoured with an investiture ceremony or royal garden party invite. Are you are attending a day at Ascot or other racing event? Or you simply cannot find a fedora, trilby or summer straw hat in a colour or trim you like!
Fleur,our milliner,is available to book for a no obligation initial consultation to discuss your needs. Whether you are a seasoned pro at wearing hats or don’t feel confident wearing them at all, Fleur offers a friendly and non–intimidating service to help design the perfect hat just for you. Bespoke pieces can take between 4 to 6 weeks to complete dependant upon current numbers of commissions. If you need something quicker than this, get in touch as we may be able to accommodate you.
The initial consultation will take thirty minutes to an hour of your time. You can try on various hats and be given advice by our milliner Fleur on what shapes and styles suit you. Designs, trimmings, colours, and materials to tie in with or compliment your outfit will be discussed. It would be useful to bring your outfit or a sample of material with you if possible.
Following your initial consultation, you will be shown design concepts and ideas, either in person, or by email if this is more convenient to you. Once you are happy with your chosen design you will be required to pay a 50% deposit prior to work commencing on your handcrafted piece. You will need to attend a fitting when your hat is partially made to ensure it fits correctly, and to allow for alterations to positioning of trimmings. We want to get it perfect for you!
Once your hat or headpiece is complete it will be packed in tissue paper into an Oscar & Willow Hat Box for you to collect from the studio, or alternatively can be sent by courier to a place of convenience for you.
Do you have a favourite hat that you would like to refresh or update? Or simply wish to wear it with a different outfit? Bring it in for us to have a look. It may be possible for us to change the trimmings entirely or add to them. Unfortunately, with some department store bought and machine-made hats where glue has been used instead of hand sewing, it may not be possible. Bring it in and we can advise you on what can or can’t be done. It would be our pleasure to help if we can.