After nearly six months of planning, it’s nearly time to open the doors to The Hat Stand!
If you’re new to my blogs, The Hat Stand is a collaboration between myself and two other local milliners; Amanda Moon Headwear and Siobhan Nicholson Millinery. We work together to run a pop-up hat shop in the Winter Garden in the heart of Sheffield city centre.
We are very proud to hold the title of the only dedicated hat shop in the city centre in a generation…you can read about my research into the history of Sheffield hat shops here.
Over the last month I have been designing, blocking, sewing (and swearing!) like a maniac to get a whole raft of new designs ready. But in addition to that, we have been on the promo trail delivering talks, demonstrations and workshops across Sheffield, and beyond. We’ve also been featured in the local press as part of our promo campaign. It’s been a VERY busy couple of months!
So what will we be up to at The Hat Stand?
These are our key dates for this year’s opening times and events, including a one off late night opening at part of Style Sheffield week.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30-4.30pm
Launch Party: Thursday 1st June, 5.30-7.30pm
(For more info please visit our Facebook event)
Shoot Day: Sunday 4th June
The shop will be open as normal, however, we will each be removing and replacing stock to take to our individual photoshoots. You are more than welcome to visit us at this time, but we don’t want you to be disappointed if the displays are somewhat bare!
Late Night Opening: Thursday 8th June until 6.30pm
However, if you would like to visit the shop to say hullo, this is when you can find me in store. As you can see, Wednesday’s are definitely your best chance of catching me at the pop up shop!
For more info about Sheffield Vintage Fair on 3rd June, check out my other recent blog or my social media.
What will Imogen’s Imagination be bringing to The Hat Stand?
I’m so glad you asked! If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have seen some of these sneaky peeks already. If you don’t, you have been missing out! But true to form, I haven’t shared everything, this isn’t half of the new pieces I’ll be showcasing next month….you’ll just have to come to the shop to see the rest!