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Pierre Perdin
UN

Hello, I appreciate your advice on my antique hats and look forward to working with you again. Merci!

Karlyn Carter
NY

What a charming and lovely website! The book I bought from you is very helpful in my millinery research. Looking forward to more.

Mark J
CA

I wanted to publicly thank you for the fantastic hat show and historical presentation which you so kindly donated to our annual charity event. It made the day so special for the ladies (and gents). The crowds seemed entranced and we are hoping you can return next year. M

Dee Lucas
MI

Are you going to have more vintage hats for sale?

Candice Davis
WA

I'm looking for a particular hat that has a loop around the back of the head (with a spring) to help keep the hat on

Marnie Phillips
NY

Just a note to thank you for the free appraisal on our grandmother's hat collection. You went above and beyond our expectations. You must really love what you do and it shows. The entire family thanks you.

Charlotte M

We are still smiling after receiving the beautiful box of antique hats which arrived today! Never have I seen such well preserved antique millinery and over the top workmanship. Merci....merci.

melissalongkrosnick
TN

lovelovelovehats especially old ones with history. I am a scrap artist, which means I use whatever to make whatever! you have another fan.

Jo
SC

What a beautiful article and a beautiful passion you have. I have worn hats since I was 13 yrs old n still do at 69. I have a few from age 15 and one made for my grandma in the 20's.

Chase S.
NY

Thank you for the BEST EVER antique Edwardian hat for my Downton Abbey costume! Great condition and I received many compliments AND I won first prize in the costume contest!! Chase

Billy "Bee"
UN

Happy to see you are adding more vintage hats to the shelves! I am eager to see any French designers work which you may have for sale, especially from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Best, BB

Linda T Peterson
NJ

HI, Thinking about you. How are you?

April D. Keezer
OH

Hi! Thanks.

Robert J
UN

We LOVED your recent hat show & tea! We are all still smiling. I hope you will get the website problems fixed soon so we can see more hats for sale. RJ

Linda
NJ

Hi Barbara, I love my turban hat, and the one you sent me. Blessings of success.

Coco Burnett
NY

We just received the box of antique ostrich plumes, and the lavender color is prefect for the film, and so gorgeous! Sorry to hear of your delay in listing your items, and hope more goodies come up for the holidays. These are the finest antique French plumes I have ever seen!

Laura Thomas
FL

I was delighted to come across your website. I was a costume designer and tailor for over 35 years. I still have a passion for vintage fashion.

Marti Carpenter
TX

As a collector of vintage hats for over 40 years, I was so happy to stumble upon this site! Lovely!!!

Ann Weaver
AZ

Beautiful site.

Logan Parnell
NY

Thank you for the Edwardian pink plumed hat, my sister adores it! Please list more hats soon, especially pinks and purples.

Eileen Cronin
OH

Where would I find posters with ladies in vintage clothing

Logan Riese
CA

Hello Casper Davis Movie Mode hats is my my grandfather. Thank you for keeping him alive. Logan Riese

Patricia Bullard
PA

love hats

Meyriel Edge
SC

I look forward to seeing more trims in your shop. The plumes are absolutely gorgeous and have whetted my appetite! I am a milliner with a passion for the 1920's/ '30's. It is a beautiful website.

Linda Liversidge
UN

I Saw your write up in Victoria magazine and was intrigued. I have a Dress Agency (Consignment shop) in the UK. BRAMHOPE, LEEDS 16. I would love to be able to bring back to life some of the vintage hats, which are presented to the shop for re sale. Any advice please? X

Tina L Wisler
CO

Saw the article in Victoria, love hats and would love to see a comeback!

Andrea Baker
FL

I read your article in the Victoria magazine! How marvelous that u have followed your true passion all these years- I too have a strong passion for all things vintage, especially hats!! I would love to maybe start an Etsy shop but have little knowledge in the business of reselling vintage hats/accessories ; Any tips?

amanda jeans
ON

saw your article in Victoria ... used to work in theatre doing costumes and millinery ... after a long hiatus, I have decided to explore that world again ... taking a millinery course ... thoroughly enjoying it ... your article reminded of all the reasons why I want to get back to that world

Marilee Moyer Bryant
CA

I am a longtime lover of hats and recently learned that my paternal great grandmother and her sister were milliners in Chicago in the 1890's. Their shop was Moyer & Company. (And I am not far from you, in Los Alamitos.)

Kelly O'Mary
CA

Saw your article in Victoria...had no idea you were in Long Beach! I used to work there a few months ago...have to go down and visit!

Lynn
TX

Read the article in Victoria magazine. Admire you -love your work and story.

Janina Van Vooren
CA

I am so glad I found your website I am a new milliner and love incorporating some type of vintage in my hats. I was considering letting go of my huge collection of vintage hats any suggestions.

Janet James
OH

A lover of vintage pretties, I enjoyed the article and reminded me to don't downsize quite yet and just enjoy my stuff and never grow old!!

Susan Poirier
MA

Enjoyed the article in Victoria magazine. I have been researching on the web for millinery and hat makers for some time. I am most interested in all that is antique. Would you have any recommendation for hat making classes in the New England area? I have taken one weekend with Elsie Collins In Providence RI and enjoyed it very much. I could also do some classes in the LA area and San Jose area. Any other recommendations?

Cynthia Hays

My husband and I both grew up in LB I definitely will find you next time we are there I feel like I have found a true friend!

Madame Teresita
CA

What a feast, I've enjoyed the read in Victoria Magazine and was intrigued, I recently learned to fashion flowers for hats from my mother, and sold out, everything I made all at once. I would to learn from a real pro. I am a mixed media artist. Thanks you for keeping this art going, and sharing the links. Teresita

Mela Hoyt-Heydon
CA

Congrats on a fantastic Article in Victoria Magazine! Everything about it was wonderfu. Kudos!

carmelita
VA

I have been looking for years at hat companies. My quest is to purchase the straw hat Kate Winslet wore in Sense & Sensibility. (She wore a black lace scarf over it). Can you help?

Charles B
NY

I am excited to know we will meet you aboard The Queen Mary for the PBS event celebrating season 4 of Downton Abbey. My wife and I will be wearing Edwardian clothing and will look for you in the Queen's Salon. Cheers!

Beverly Gray
CA

Thanks, Mme. Babette, for your photography skills. Your snapshot of me is now on my blog post about the WeHo Book Fair. http://bit.ly/GzzPux

Rene Russell
OR

I just received the 1912 Edwardian, Violet Crawley, countess hat and I am thrilled! The condition is superb. I will be the star of the Downton Abbey dance next month, thanks to you. Blessings, Rene

Lisa Tison
OR

Love antique hats

Anne TeG
UN

What a fantastic site. I clicked through the VFG site and was pleasantly surprised. I hope that you can put up more hats soon.

Dawn West
CA

I attended the PBS Downton Abbey Tea event last month in which you were the guest speaker, and your antique hat display was just fantastic! I also enjoyed your talk on Edwardian and Art Deco fashion and millinery. Thank you.

Judy D. Taylor
CA

I stumbled on your website and was thrilled to read and learn so much. Thank you for honoring us with your knowledge! Judy

Beverly Depp Longe
CO

When I would visit the Lazarus department store in Columbus, OH with my mother, we would pass a delightful hat shop with ever changing designs in the display windows. By my teen's the shop was gone but beautiful memories remain.......

Cassara
AK

I'm so glad that the intenret allows free info like this!

Sylvia
AR

great video but it left of political hats.Anne Bolyn, wore a frnech (rounded) hat- Catherine (queen) wore a peaked hat.At first all the women in court wore peaked hats like the queen.but as Anne came power, and Catherine fell from his grace, the head wear of the court changed until even Catherine's maids (Ladies in Waiting) wore the round frnech cap of Anne BolynPeople talk of wearing your heart on your sleeve but in Henry the 8th court, your hat was the symbol of your alliance.(and in early 19 C., it was Dolly Madison who set the style for turbans which she wore till her death )But as you know better than most for most of history Clothes doth maketh the man (and woman) and we still have resident memories (it was in the 13th century that felons were marked with wearing broad horizontal stripes now days its orange jump suits except in cartoons were prisoners still wear broad horizontal stripes!

sanjay
IL

Great work, keep it up.

Mark J.
NY

Thank you for your help with my mother's hat collection. You were so generous and your knowledge is amazing. Best of success to you!

Kelly
PA

Hi Barbara! Enjoyed speaking with you today, you are so sweet! Can't wait to see the new treasures this fall! Very excited.

Dana
CA

Fabulous website! I enjoyed meeting you at the Antique & Vintage Haute Couture Hat Fashion Show you presented for The Pasadena Museum of History. My eyes were popping at your collection of rare and beautiful hats! I hope to see more in the future.

vicki whitmire
VA

lovely sight

Veronica Dee Ang
PA

The website is really a tribute to the millinery profession and having taken a hat design course with The London School of Fashion and Design I really appreciate Rue de la Paix Hats.com

Linda Theresa
NJ

Hi, Looking forward to hearing from you.

Marlene Pastille
NY

Thank you for sending me the most beautiful antique plumes I have ever seen. I can't stop staring at them, the size, the colors, the curls are breathtaking. I wish you the best.

Sharon Hollington
NV

My husbans aunt (95) and mother (93) both passed away and I'm going through boxes and boxes of hats. Trying to get an idea how to list them and prices. I've found help so far on your site. 2 down 20 or so to go. Any advice - will accept!

Mary Catherine Music
MO

Madame Babette, What a world you have opened to those of us who value dignity, refinement, and graceful couture. What a pleasure to have such a wonderful site to visit for information, education, and availability for purchase...! Your site is absolutely fantastic... Congratulations....!

Alice Davis-Rains
AR

I am wildly, insanely in love with your website and hats and am saving my money to purchase one of these masterpieces.

Shurie Southcott
CA

I am a student of French Room millinery and found your site to be fabulous!

Sally Krouch
CO

You Class was awsome and I learned alot, Thanks

patti buckley
CA

I took your hat class at costume college and loved it! Now I'm checking out your site to get more information and inspiration!

kizanne
UN

I could get lost looking at this website quite happily! I'm studying millinery & just treated myself to the vintage women's fedora... it stole my heart! My collection has begun... :-)

kizanne
UN

I could get lost looking at this website quite happily! I'm studying millinery & just treated myself to the vintage women's fedora... it stole my heart! My collection has begun... :-)

barbara ann
CA

This is great! I was raised to love hat's by my mother & Grandmother. Who also loved chocolate! But please tell us what face shape looks best in what hat! Also what about hat boxes. I had over a dozen. Down to Samsonite leather ones now.

Brigitte B
FL

I love your site and am interested in hats and antique textiles. I'm contemplating using antique textiles to make pillows and have plans for a boutique. Romance is inherent in your product offerings making your site very special.

samantha
UN

i love your site, madame Babette, i love the idea of millinery, and parlors and salons, I think i may have been a milliner in a past life, thanks for the information

Mark Jacobson

Beautiful website. I am seeking French antique millinery trims and will come back for a visit. I wish I could see one of your shows! Merci..

Jacki Harris
VA

I am into hats also. I just started a new series of acrylic paintings called Hats! I recently had two displays at fashion shows.

Maya
CA

Your fashion show on Saturday was lovely! Merci beaucoup!

Wendy Taylor
CA

I am the Chairman of The Mannequins - We would love to have you for a program in early spring. We have a hat luncheon scheduled for spring 2012. Thank you

Millie (hatattack) McPherson
FL

I have a guest house on my property 1200 sq ft which is being renovated, and it was always my intention to use it as a boutique millinery parlor. I have always had my clients served with tea and crumpets (cake) And now that I've seen your parlor pictures, I am even more persuaded to follow my dream!!!!

Deirdre E.
NJ

Hi Barbara, I just received my hats and they are beautiful and in great condition! I love the way you wrapped them, so pretty I thought I was getting a gift from Paris! A big hug,and I can't wait to see more of your gems! Merci Madame!

Megan Camille Rork
IL

Oh SWOON! What a lovely site! I am a milliner and collector myself... I get especially giddy about Bes-Ben, Schiaparelli, and doll/tilt hats. Excited to see more! Bisous!

Elizabeth Pollock
NH

Your site is lovely and although I can't really afford the Edwardian straw hat that has never been worn for $585 I can still appreciate it and drool over it (but not too close I promise), and to learn about an art form that is so fabulous! Keep up the great work! Hugs from New Hampshire USA, Beth

Vicky Chaney
KS

Incredible! This is an awesome, totally authentic site, so nice to see quality products, keep up the good work.

Heather Watson
CA

I am a hat maker and lover of vintage hats especially of the 1930s-1960s.

Nancy Waring
OR

I've collected hats for many years, but my favorites are my "oldy-goldies". I also collect antique clothing, and found your lovely add in my 'Teatime' magazine issue that I was enjoying. Who knew that all of the years of collecting all of these hats would become not only a pleasure, but because of lupus thinning my hair, a real necessity!

Wilma Sweeney
CA

I saw your ad in Romantic Homes... I have one room devoted to my Victorian passion... it's MY playroom. My Grand Children think Ii am silly, but they sure have fun with me in :The Talking Room" as they have named it.

Ginger Bean
NY

Impressive, museum quality hats, I cannot wait for more to come. Merci!

Gretchen Longcore
MD

Saw your ad in Victoria. I'm a hat lady, too! How nice to discover I'm not the only one who wears hats to church on Sunday.

Debra Huskey

I love everything.

Mari Miller
TX

I have collected hats since I was just a little girl. My favorite is early 1900's.

Annette D. Smith
FL

I am just now getting back to wearing hats. I do most Sundays. I need ideas, updates, and resources. Can't wait to see more. EXCITED ABOUT YOU!!

Linda McMurray, MD
IN

Hat collector, hat restorer. Wear a hat everyday.

Suzi Shaheen
CA

Just Beautiful Barb!

Lynn McMasters
CA

Couldn't resist buying something.

Davis Yokana
OR

I really like your website.

Linda Huerta
CO

Barbara, As everything you do the website is lovley. You have such an eye for beauty and sophistication. I will keep coming back.

lady D's Vintage
AZ

Very Nice Shop !

lady D's Vintage
AZ

Very Nice Shop !

Katherine-Elizabeth Jadlowe

I just adore the era of romantic clothing and hats. I can not wait to see what awaits me.

Debbie Adams
CA

I love everything Victorian. I love hats. I love to decorate hats too! I can't wait for more addition to your site.

BONNIE HACKETT
TX

i've been in the old hats and stands buiness for 30 years. several yrs. ago, i found an old book on Queen Victoria's hat and dress stands. it drove me crazy till i learned to make them like hers. i love hats, and i love your site.

Victoriah Kathleen Silverman
CA

Fantastic, Superb, Brilliant need I say more!

Laurie Ivers
UT

I discovered your ad in one of the Victorian Magazines and I loved it at first site. I collect hats, purses and many other antiques. I also wear the hats to church every Sunday. This is AWESOME!

Rene' Dubois
UN

Many Beautiful chapeaux. Hello from Paris I will come back soon. Magnifique!

Mitzi Underwood
NC

I give programs to ladies groups about Victorian teas. Having the clothing is just what I need to make it authentic

Julie Henry
MA

So excited to see someone with the same passions as myself! Anxious to have found this site!

Susan K
CA

Hi Barbara, I'm one of Dwayne's comedy buddies from back in the day. He may have told you that I collect Victorian and Edwardian (wearable) clothing...what a crazy coincidence, huh? Really looking forward to shopping on your site soon. Best, S

Mary Morris
CA

Can't wait to see your offerings!

Tonya Carlisle
GA

This is a great web site!

Benay Furfari
PA

Please send me your email updates. I collect hats and your site is awsome.

Laura
CA

Please add me to your email list. Thank you!

Katrina

Stunning Website! I have been to one of your millinery fashion shows and it was a dream come true for this antique hat lover. Brava on this new venture!

Tina Rudman
CT

hi please add me to your email thanks

Jan
OR

Always loved & collected hats. I'm Queen of a Red Hat Society chapter so always have to have big fancy (I go for victorian style). I purchas and have to embellish which I love to do! I just know I was born in the wrong time. I used to own and manufacture Victorian Lampshades. Does that tell you anything! Just love your site....will visit often. Wish you were closer. Trunk show would be great here!

Vera Brasher
AR

Barbara, I just love your new site! Can't wait for additional musings of the millinery parlor. Vera

Lisa McDonald
MD

Absolutely beautiful site!

pamela sumeracki
NC

I'm a 50 year old RN who loves hats. Decorating hats is my passion as well as anything victorian. Your website is breathtaking and inspiring. Love, love, love it!

Barbara Mitchell
AR

i am also a lover of the lovely vintage hats of days gone by. Fabulous website.Condolences on the loss of your Mother,and Thankyou for wanting to share with others all she taught you.

Betty Marvin
CA

Congratulations, Barbara. Beautiful website, impressive shop and collection. Hope to see it one day. xxBetty

Mary Patterson
VA

Stunningly beautiful shop, Barbara - just love it all! Congrats on a job well done. (I'm a fellow MMP-er).

Daria Rydzaj Chasse'
NJ

Very cool...need to see more of your creations!

John Chasse
NJ

Dwayne sent me. Glad he did.

brenda gurule
OR

thank you

Mary Chittick
CA

Very interesting, Barbara. Congratulations on your beautiful new web site. I am impressed!

Dehlia
IL

I am the president of the Peoria Women's Club. We have own our building since 1893. I got involved because of the history behind the club. I love vinage things.