Welcome to the antique hat parlors of Rue de la Paix. Here you will find genuine antique hats, antique millinery trims, vintage hats and more. Our shelves may not always be full, but with over 900 hats and 3000 trims in our inventory, we promise to continue to bring you some of the finest antique and vintage hats on the web.
If the shelves still look bare as of Autumn of 2013, it is only because I am involved in several long term research and writing projects. Please know that more hats will be up for sale in mid December (2013) and I promise many more hats for sale coming in January and February 2014. Of course, please ask if you are seeking anything special, we just may have it in stock.
For information on Vintage Hat Shows, Hat Fashion Shows and Millinery History Events, please click on the links on the left.
Please scroll down to learn what else you might discover here. Enjoy!
Rue de la Paix's overwhelming passion is HATS! We have been collecting, selling and researching antique hats and clothing for 35 years. Soon the shelves will be stocked with antique hats, vintage hats, antique millinery, trims and Victorian ribbons, millinery flowers, and rare exotic feathers. Also offered will be a selection of rare books and ephemera relating to hats and fashion.
Treasures from our collections have been used in major Hollywood films, television shows and theatrical productions. Many have found new homes in museums, art galleries, and historical and private collections throughout the world.
Rue de la Paix is a member of The Costume Society
of America, The Vintage Fashion Guild, and The Costumer's Guild West.
Why did I choose the name Rue de la Paix? The Rue de la Paix in Paris, France, is a name synonymous with the finest shopping in the world. From the early days of Napoleon to the present day, the ateliers and showrooms of the Rue de la Paix and surrounding avenues have been home to the best of Haute Couture fashion designers, jewelers,textile designers, couture millinery, perfumeries, and designers of the finest in luxury items of all kinds. French milliners of the Rue de la Paix such as the great Caroline Reboux, Madame Suzy, Virot, Camille Roger, and J. Suzanne Talbot have inspired me throughout my career, and so it seemed the most fitting name for this salon.
If you are here to shop, my goal is to bring you unique
items, superior customer service and a memorable buying experience. If
you are here to browse, by all means do! In 2014 the Photo Gallery and Millinery Parlor
pages will be expanded, to inspire a greater appreciation of millinery history
and hat fashions of the past.
If you have questions concerning hat collecting, dating
hats, or millinery history, please ask and I will do our best to
respond in a timely manner. We are also
available to assist organizations, historical societies, museums and the private
Please sign our GUESTBOOK, and perhaps tell us a bit
about yourself and what you collect.
Whether your interest is Victorian millinery,Edwardian hats,Flapper and Art Deco headwear,1930's, 1940's or 1950's vintage hats, we are here to assist you.
give you an idea of the hats in our collection, here are the names of
just a few of the milliners and Haute Couture designers whose creations
will be offered for sale in the coming months: Please inquire if you
would like to purchase any of these before they are offered on
and 20th century Paris: Hats by Caroline Reboux, Madame Virot, J. Suzanne
Talbot, Camille Roger, Maria Guy, Maison Lewis, Georgette, Agnes,
Berthe, Pouyanne, Josse, and more....20th Century hats by Rose Valois,
Jaques Fath, Givenchy, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Heim, Jean
Patou, Coco Chanel, Jean Barthet, Legroux Soeurs, Paulette, Claude
Saint-Cyr, Mme Suzy, Orcel, Varon, and more.
Also hats by American and London designers such as: Bes-Ben, Lilly
Dache', Hattie Carnegie, Sally Victor, John-Frederics, Irene, Laddie
Northridge, Caspar-Davis, Archie Eason, Otto Lucas, Norman Durand,
G.Howard Hodge, Adolfo, Charles James, Tatiana, DeKoven, Don Marshall, Frank Olive, and
other well known American hat makers and talented milliners from the
19th and 20th centuries.
MERCI, and THANK YOU for visiting Rue de la Paix.