St Saviours hats began life in the spare room of my converted East London vicarage-apartment in 2009. Actually, I think the idea formed and grew over 2009, but we probably didn't start selling the one of a kind hats at our weekend market stall until 2010. Anyway, soon after - and very accidentally - St Saviours grew into an accessories label stocked in London high-street stores, Topshop, Topman, Anthropologie and Harvey Nichols. That's a longer story, which I can tell you in store.
But we chucked it all in, and in 2013, I moved home to Australia and opened the Fremantle shop Kate and Abel. St Saviours formed part (really it's the heart) of this new venture.
These days, our hats are generally split into wool-felt (we've a very small amount of rabbit fur hats) and genuine Panama - and the majority of them are blocked specially for us in a small, family-run factory in England, where we first started shaping. Working with a number of easy-to-wear unisex styles, the hats come in many sizes and every hat is finished by hand to fit the wearer, aka you.
As the hats are custom finished, we recommend that you visit the store to try on sizes, see the shapes and view the colours. Each hat is trimmed to order - and we've a massive range of ribbons, feathers, flowers, leather and cords to choose from.
** While we relocate the store, we are taking visits by appointment. If you would like to discuss a hand made hat, get in touch here. We also sell hat vouchers if you'd like to gift a hat to a loved one.