Finding a stylish hat on the high street is no easy feat, and it certainly isn't easy to find something that matches your exact style. That's why, at Hampstead Bazaar, we offer bespoke hat making services to help you create the hat of your dreams. Having your hat made to measure ensures you'll get something that not only fits you perfectly, but finishes off your look exactly how you'd want it to.

Here are some of the best occasions to take the opportunity to treat yourself to a bespoke hat.

1: A Wedding


If a friend or relative is getting married, you want to make an impression with your outfit, and a bespoke hat or fascinator is one of the best ways to do this.

We all remember the great hats from recent Royal Weddings, and having yours handmade from scratch is a great way to ensure everyone remembers yours too. Whether you're looking for a delicate fascinator or something a little more alternative, the team at our women's clothes shop in Bath will help you design and create the hat you're envisaging.  Let us know the colours in your outfit, the cut and the style you're going for, and we'll use all this information to create the perfect hat for your occasion.

2: A Day at the Races


With its links to Ascott and the royal family, horse racing has become a glamorous occasion that cries out for a bespoke hat. To get the best racing experience, aim to go in the summer so you have a better chance of experiencing good weather.

Petula Duvigneau knows what it takes to make ladies summer hats that are both practical and stylish so that you can spend a day in the sun, having a few drinks and watching the horse racing while looking incredible. If you're unsure of what type of hat is suitable for the races, take some inspiration from Royal Ascott and let us know what your favourite looks are.

If you already have an outfit in mind, we'll use this to create a hat that will add the finishing touches to your look. If not, we can create a hat that suits your tastes and personality so you can build your race day look around a central focal point. Of course, there are plenty of hats in-store and online that are perfect for the occasion. Shop now!

3: On a Summer Holiday


On a summer holiday, a bespoke hat can not only look great but could also protect you from the sun's harmful UV rays. There are many different ladies summer hat styles to choose from, but styles like the wide brim fedora hat are ideal for sunny weather.

The wide brim not only looks elegant and at the height of fashion, but it also provides extra coverage from the sun and protects your shoulders and face from becoming sunburnt. Whether you're planning to lounge by the pool or explore the streets around your hotel, do so in style with a hat that's been handmade to your taste.