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Vintage Headpieces and Hats

Historically an indicator of social status, the hat in all its shapes has long been the ultimate style distinguisher and its fashion legacy carries on to date.


 In the early 1800s, women opted for eccentric bonnets with feathers, flowers and ribbons which in the 1920s had evolved into neater head-hugging hats with more movement-friendly embellishments. The styles of hats that have emerged since are very diverse in style and purpose – below we have untangled the most significant types of hats over the decades to help you in your search for the perfect vintage headpiece. 


 The beret hat is a soft round cap, traditionally made from woollen felt, with a bulging flat crown and a tight-fitting brimless headband. The style is highly associated with France, the military and early 1900’s school uniforms. 

Cloche hat 

As the name suggests, the cloche hat is a bell-shaped ladies hat with a more or less accentuated cap. Popular in the 1920s, the style was embraced by the public through iconic artist performers like Josephine Baker. 


Probably the most coveted hat style, the fedora hat got its name from Victorien Sardou’s cross-dresser play Fedora and became a symbol of the women’s rights movement. In the 1920s the style became popular also amongst men and has since enjoyed a consistent revive through icons like Indiana Jones, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Depp. 

Pillbox hat 

A pillbox hat is a small women’s hat with a flat crown, straight, upright sides, and no brim. It is named after the small cylindrical cases that pills used to be sold in and influenced by military headgear. The pillbox is much associated with the 1960s and was the hat of choice of First Lady Jackie O.

OfV says: With a special penchant for dressy vintage hats, our edit of pre-owned designer and vintage headpieces span decades of iconic hats crafted by some of the most prominent hatters, milliners and fashion houses in history. So whether you’re on the lookout for a Panama-style straw hat for the beach; an eye-catching ostrich hat for the Royal Ascot; or a Hermès silk turban to tackle a bad hair day, our edit of sensational one-off vintage hats will top off both casual and formal looks, whatever the occasion.

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Vintage 1950s Velvet and Satin Bow Veiled Black Hat

1950's round black velvet hat with a large satin bow and veil fixed with a silver tone dress clip
2.005,74 kr

Saks Fifth Avenue 1960s Mod Ruched Black Bucket Hat

1960's Mod bucket hat covered all over with ruched textured fabric and a black jewelled pin in front
1.146,14 kr

Vintage Victorian Feather Embellished Black Velvet Hat

Victorian hat with a high top embellished with beads, feathers, a silver tone ornament and ribbons
4.412,63 kr

Vintage Victorian Black Bonnet Hat

Victorian bonnet hat with a feathered and beaded foliage embellished front brim
6.189,15 kr

Joseph Magnin 1950s Iridescent Sequin Pink Hat

1950's pale pink veiled hat with iridescent sequins and a beaded flower to one side
1.776,52 kr

Vintage 1950s Velvet Bow and Curled Feather Black Veiled Hat

1950's veiled hat or head band with a velvet bow and single curled black feather
2.464,20 kr

Vintage 1920s Lace & Beaded Bronze Wide Brim Hat

A 1920s wide brimmed hat with bronze coloured lace beaded with a central oval motif.
8.825,27 kr

Mr John Jr 1960s Black Velvet and Straw Mod Hat

1960s mod hat with a black velvet crown and bow and straw brim
2.005,74 kr

Antique 1910s Floral Peach and Green Hat

Edwardian hat with peach flowers and green leaves on a wide base
7.048,75 kr

Vintage 1950s Orange Wool Felt Hat

1950s gathered beret style hat with a single plume like piece to one side
3.553,03 kr

Vintage 1960s Brocade Structured Gold Turban Hat

A 1960s deep turban like hat in gold brocade fabric with some gold flowers on one side
1.776,52 kr

Vintage 1940s Black and Brown Straw Toy Hat

Vintage wide brimmed black and brown striped straw hat with feather embellishment
3.151,88 kr

I Magnin 1960s Orange and Black Feather Hat

1960s high brimmed hat with layered orange and black feathers under net
1.776,52 kr

Antique 1910s Pink Ostrich Trimmed Black Felt Hat

Edwardian wide brimmed felt hat with floral ribbon hat band and ostrich feather trim
4.412,63 kr

Vintage 1940s Avantgarde Pale Brown Pancake Hat

1940's pancake hat with a green and orange hat band beneath and striped brown pancake top
7.048,75 kr

Vintage 1940s Fuchsia Feathered Toy Hat

1940's toy hat with a wide brim and feathered surface and embellishment
2.234,97 kr

Vintage 1920s Crystal and Brass Filigree Headband

1920's head band with an intricate brass filigree design set with crystals
3.553,03 kr

Vintage 1950s Heart Embellished Black Velvet Hat

1950's black velvet veiled hat with a black rhinestone edged heart to one side.
1.776,52 kr

Vintage 1940s Flat Fashion Brown Beret Hat

1940's beret style hat with a raised flat top and bows beneath
2.005,74 kr

Vintage 1940s Faux Bird and Flower Embellished Straw Hat

1940's high crowned straw hat with novelty flower and bird embellishment
4.699,17 kr

I Magnin 1980s Red Rose Embellished Black Straw Hat

Wide turned up brim black straw hat with red floral embellishment
1.146,14 kr

Vintage 1960s Floral Veiled Pink Circlet Hat

1950's circlet hat with pink roses covering the open crown
1.146,14 kr

Vintage 1950s Bead and Feather Black Cocktail Hat

Black cocktail hat with curled straw work cap with a large feather flourish
4.412,63 kr

Vintage 1920s Deco Pin Detail Dark Blue Cloche Hat

1920's cloche hat with figure of 8 detail to the back and an Art Deco style pin
2.464,20 kr

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