FrouFrou 4 YouYou

Antique and Resale Shoppe in Chicago April 8, 2012

Filed under: Chicago Millinery History,hat,millinery — froufrou4youyou @ 2:10 pm
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A couple of weeks ago this most wonderful shop had their spring sale. There were many temptations, and a few came home. This trip yielded some hankies, and lots of photos of many of their wonderful hats. This shop is well known for their vintage jewelry, but there are too many other temptations to even mention. You must go there yourself and be tempted.

This white feather hat caught my eye last time, and did again. Here are some other shots:

Made in France for Chicago’s Marshall Field and Company one wonders what wonderful shopping trip the original owner had when she bought this beauty.

But then there are other fine hats to adore:

This is just the tip of the iceberg of fun in this store. There was one hat from Fields which was almost an overwhelming temptation:

There really were other almost overwhelming ones too. Always on the lookout for new labels, this little pretty is a J Jrs.  hat:

For the past half dozen times I would go and seek out this silk hat from Frances Heffernan, an elite womens shop in Winnetka I remember from the 1970s, as well as remembering Frances herself in the last few years of her life. She dressed better than any other elder I knew in 1977. The shop is owned by others to this day, and is still a wonderful place for fine fashion. The problem with this little hat is that someone has removed about a square inch of silk from a noticable area on this hat. I am perplexed to wonder how to restore it to it’s former glory. Someday when I think I can restore it, I hope it is still there for me to bring home.

And to close this blog here are a few more hats that make one smile:

But then everyone needs pretty hat boxes for those hats, and perhaps a feather boa besides. Stop over at Antique and Resale Shoppe on Harlem in Chicago for lots of fun temptations.  IF some of these hats are not there when you visit, they may have come home with me, overwhelmed with temptation.


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