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  Vol.1 Issue 9 August 17, 2005   
HEADING EAST IN SEARCH OF HEADWEAR
Dear Hat Lovers, Hat Vendors and Retailers,
The August Accessory market looked great. There is ample newness and excitement in the form of glitz and glamour. It looks as if Paris Hilton and her Hollywood friends have infiltrated the sense and sensibility of the accessory market. There was a lot of creativity and excitement in headwear.... seashell trims, embroidery and pom poms. See you in Las Vegas!
The Hat Lady
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "You can show them all the facts in the world, but at the end of the day, the fashion world is driven by emotion and fear," Doug Rose, QVC's VP


Wallaroo Hat Company goes après ski in headwear: Wallaroo Hat Company, the Boulder, Colorado based Aussie-inspired line of UPF 50+ hats launched a new hat line called the W Collectionmore++


Protective Headwear gets a Heads Up from the Wales Postal workers: Mail carriers are now protecting themselves from the sun by wearing wide brimmed hats on the Job.  more++


Supermodel goes to France with her Western Headwear: Supermodel Cindy Crawford was enjoying the beaches of St. Tropez in a straw Western Hat.  more++


Overseas hat manufacturer looking for US relationship: South Of China Headwear Co., Ltd has a facility to make hats for your company. “We offer competitive prices, prompt delivery and guaranteed quality."  more++


Patriotism Pays Off in Headwear: Kathy Jeanne Inc. is finding that their “Made in the USA” status is now paying off with customers. Jay Gerish, President and Marketing Director of Kathy Jeanne, recently hosted a tour of his NJ plant and cheers erupted when he mentioned that the hats were made in America.  more++


Retailer sees Sunny Days Ahead for Hat Business….that is with new styles that are comfortable: Christine A. Moore Millinery owner, Christine Moore reports that hat sales appear to be getting better.  more++


We just got back from attending the August Accessory Shows in NYC. There was a glitz blitz reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s. We like the return to glamour and glitz that emphasized rhinestones, silver and gold, beading, embroidery and lots of gilt (the good kind).  more++

Chef Louis Lanza goes for healthy food: Josie’s Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan (near the accessory market) takes the best of nouveau cuisine and blends it with healthy fare.  more++
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