Failsworth Hats are now in stock at Imogen’s Imagination!
I am thrilled to be have been accepted as an exclusive local stockist for this historic Manchester based hat manufacturer.
With a vast array of designs and colours, these classic designs are perfect for those with short notice dates in the diary.
In versatile block colours, I can also offer these designs with a personalised Imogen’s Imagination twist to match your outfit.
Hatinator: Mia in Confetti
Is a Failsworth Design Right for You?
With the sad demise of John Lewis and Debenhams in Sheffield, shopping locally for occasion hats is now somewhat tricky.
- I recognise that my design style doesn’t appeal to everyone.
- I appreciate that not everyone has the luxury of the timescales required for a bespoke design
- I understand that the cost of a handmade hat may not be for everyone.
- I know that there is no substitute for trying a hat on in person!
This is where the hats, fascinators and hatinators from Failsworth come into their own and tick all these boxes!
- Wearable designs that can be repeated with multiple outfits.
- Similar prices to those you would expect to find in a department store on the High Street.
- Designs that can be ordered at much shorter notice than a bespoke hat.
- Designs that can be tried on in a safe space.
What Are the Extra Bonuses?
Not only can you try these designs on at my studio, you will also have an expert milliner on hand to guide you through the choices available.
Need a tweak? Using my millinery skills, I can temporarily add extra feathers to the designs. This ensures that your headwear will coordinate perfectly with your outfit and offer you a unique design.
Travelling for the event? Naturally, your chosen design will be carefully packed with acid free tissue paper in a hat box. This will keep your hat safe during transport and protect it whilst in storage between outings.
You can see examples of this little touch can transform a hat via the Retrimmed Hats section of my Design Archive.
How Do I Buy a Failsworth Design?
Currently these designs are only available to buy direct from the studio.
- Choose your preferred design
- Make an appointment to visit the studio with your outfit
- Try on the designs in stock and explore other colour options available
If I have your chosen design/colourway in stock you will be able to take it away that day.
As required, I will order your chosen design and let you know the expected delivery date – usually within 7 working days of the order being placed.
Introducing the Sample Range
Samples of the following designs from Failsworth Hats are currently now in stock and available to buy.
- Fascinators £92-£105
- Hatinators £162
- Hats £155
Failsworth Hats also offer a fabulous collection of felt and fabric hats for Autumn/Winter which I am currently exploring!
Ginny is a classic saucer fascinator adorned with loops and coque feathers. This design can be worn to the left or right of the head.
Made from sinamay with a headband fixing, Ginny is perfect for summer weddings and indoor events during cooler months.
Colours shown (clockwise from left): Amalfi, Black, Confetti, Willow, Calypso, Midnight.
Other Colours available to order: Cameo, Carmine, Citrus, Cobalt, Lido, Navy, Persimmon, Samba, Silver
Featuring a fab split brim and shaped nagoire feathers, Hannah is best suited to being worn to the right of the head.
This is an other sinamay creation with a headband fixing and a great all year round design.
Colours shown (clockwise from left): Pansy (out of stock), Carmine, Navy, Cameo, Samba
Other Colours available to order: Bermuda, Black, Bluebell, Calypso, Citrus, Cobalt, Daffodil, Emerald, Ivory, Lupin, Midnight, Moon, Peacock, Persimmon, Platinum, White
Laure is a delicate floral design with additional loop and feather accents. This hat and fascinator hybrid is known as a hatinator and is worn with a headband.
This is great option if you don’t want a traditional hat, but want the size of a traditional wide brim.
Colours shown (clockwise from left): Cassis and Praline
Other Colours available to order: Black, Carmine, Cobalt, Ivory, Navy, Pansy, Petal, White/Black, White/Midnight
Mia is a larger version of the Hannah shape with petal style decoration to suit the scale of the design.
Although this design has a shallow crown, the split brim offers the illusion of height in the same way as a traditional crown.
Colours shown (clockwise from left): Confetti (out of stock), Vermillion, Petal
Other Colours available to order: Bermuda, Black, Bluebell, Fuchsia, Midnight, Oyster, Silver, White
Lainey is a classic event hat with a tall crown and wide brim. The brim is oval shaped and helps to balance the width of the hat.
This hat also features an adjustable inner band to ensure comfort and a perfect fit.
Colours shown (clockwise from top): Cassis, Ivory, Fuchsia
Other Colours available to order: Air, Black, Black/White, Cobalt, Lido, Lupin, Midnight, Midnight/White, Navy, Navy/White, Oyster, White, Willow
I hope you enjoy browsing the new designs – I’m so excited to have Failsworth Hats now in stock at the studio!
Who Are Failsworth Hats?
Founded in 1903 Failsworth Hats have a long history in producing headwear for both men and women.
Their ongoing commitment towards innovation in materials, design and production is impressive – the company even made leather helmets for the RAF during WW2!
Today, the company is based just a stone’s throw from the site of their orginal factory in Failsworth, Manchester.