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    Ladies, Derby is less than two weeks away and time is running out to purchase this year's perfect Derby hat. Don't put it off any longer, because here is a list of local shops and boutiques to purchase your Derby hat at the last minute.

    Pearls on Pearl

    Located in the downtown district of New Albany, Pearls on Pearl offers handmade Derby hats by Rebecca's Hats, Veils, and Accessories. Hats and fascinators can be special ordered or available in prepared color ways. While your at Pearls on Pearl, make sure to check out their sandal selection and handmade jewelry to complement your Derby dress!

    Special Ordered hats by Rebecca's Hats, Veils, and Accessories


    Dees has a large selection of Derby hats made by their hat designers and you can check out their full selection here. They offer custom-design to coordinate with your dress or will help you gather the supplies to make the hat yourself. Either way, you are going to leave happy and with a beautiful Derby hat! While your at Dees, make sure to check out their Derby crafts, including: making soap, sugar scrubs, jewelry, and many more Derby-related crafts!

    Boutique Serendipity

    Boutique Serendipity offers custom made hats from designer Claudia Sanders. Customers can pick out their own trimmings and Claudia will make the perfect hat for you! You can design your hat from scratch or update a fascinator or hat to match your outfit. Check out their beautiful dresses and accessories while you are here to complete your Derby look.

    Sarah Haven's Hats

    Originally from Rhode Island, Havens moved to Louisville to re-establish her hat business and specializes in many styles of hats for men, women, and kids. Check out her Derby hat gallery here for premade Derby hats or call for an appointment to speak to her about a custom made hat. Have an old or vintage Derby hat? She also refurbishes hats, too!

    Hats by Sarah Havens

    Dress and Dwell

    Dress and Dwell is a great place to find items for you and your home and the perfect shop to find your Derby hat. They have a selection of hats and fascinators in many colors that are already premade. Check out their selection of hats and fascinators here. They also have a large selection of dresses and accessories, so let Dress and Dwell be your destination for your whole Derby outfit! You can also order your items online and shipping is free after spending $75.

    The Tallulah Kentucky Derby Fascinator and the Alexandria Navy Kentucky Derby Hat

    Peacock Boutique

    Peacock Boutique is a great place to shop for designer clothing designed by some of the most prominent figures in the fashion industry. You can find designer hats from Phillip Treacy, a well-known designer in London. You can check out his collection here and the list of designers at Peacock Boutique here.

    Pink Julep Boutique

    The Pink Julep Boutique has a designer look with a bit of Southern charm that is perfect for Louisville. Pink Julep has your Derby hat needs covered, as well as many accessories to accent your perfect outfit for the Oaks or Derby day. Be sure to check out their Instagram for pictures of their hats and fascinators and their website for information on their Spring collection.

    Polly Singer's Couture Hats and Veils

    Polly Singer is an internationally renowned Kentucky Derby Ladies hat designer who's hats have been featured on several national television programs, including The View on ABC. Articles about her Kentucky Derby hats and her unique style have appeared in magazines and newspapers and many celebrities and members of the racing elite are photographed wearing her designs. You can shop online for her beautiful hats here.

    Hat designs by Polly Singer

    Revelry Boutique

    Reverly Boutique will be moving to their new location in NuLu on April 28th and this year they are exclusively bringing you Nina Rosenburg's fascinators and hats. You can view NinaRita's designs and hats from previous Derby and Oaks celebrations at the Facebook page of the event held by Revelry to showcase Nina Rosenburg's designs. There are beautiful hats and fascinators and you can get these designs before it's too late!


    Don't miss Christian Moore as she returns to Rodes to showcase and sell her handmade hat collection. Her collection will be available from Monday April 28th - April 30th. You can find fabulous designer items from Rodes for both him and her that are perfect for Derby and Oaks. It's not too late to visit Rodes to get the perfect hat or fascinator!

    Christian Moore

    Don't worry men; we have you covered, too. Paul's Hat Works is a great place to find men's hats to complement the lovely lady on his arm at this year's Oaks and Derby.

    You can also check out The Kentucky Derby Museum, Dillards, or make your own! Derby is quickly approaching but there is still time. See you there!

    Photos courtesy of the boutiques listed above

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