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Winter beanies and knits and cozy hats, oh my!

  We know how hard it is trying to find a great knit hat, a beanie that's soft and cozy and makes a statement without looking to crazy. Our slouchy knits are great value for money, and look great with anything over the Christmas season.  Also, you may want to have a look at this lovely knit hat, it's also a huge seller and comes in loads of colours! We love it. ...

Don't forget to shop our winter sale for Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up soon, we have just the things for your wish list: Faux fur is on-trend, as well as tweed and chunky knit hats, and cashmere scarves that you can wrap around for the ultimate coziness.  So start shopping! 

Winter knits and fun patterns

Here at Shappos we love unique style, but it always has to be practical, wearable and travel well. And most importantly, it can't cost the earth. Which is why this knit patchwork cap has been one of our most popular styles. It's crushable, it has vibrant colours that go with everything, and it has knit AND tweed! What's not to love?  It's now in our winter sale for an absolute...

Winter scarves- time to warm up against the cold!

Okay, so winter isn't just about hats and coats. One of the best ways to warm up is by wrapping a great big scarf around you and staying cozy. Here at Shappos we have a beautiful patterned cashmere scarf in the sale, but we also spied a few alternatives if you want some options: 100% pure cashmere scarf, soft and warm:   A cashmere and lambswool mix: Or a super...

Need to know how to take care of your hat?

Hats are tricky things- store them well, and they'll last for years (if not forever). And though most of our hats are crushable and easily customised and stretched and tightened, you should still be careful with the material. Click on the picture below and head on over to our "How To" section to give your hat some love! x Shappos

Punk, edge, attitude- accessories with a voice

Fashion is a story, and why not add a bit of attitude to that story with colour and feistiness?   Spikes, blood reds, dramatic tweeds, sky-high pillbox hats... all of these are a great dramatic finale for your every day outfit or party threads. Have a try!   x Shappos 

Shopping for a gift for someone? Skip the flowers...

Here at Shappos, we love good quality at a good price- and these hats are no exception. We source hats from all over the world for delicious quality, bright colours and beautiful design- and we're clearing our stock to make way for the new Shappos coming in 2018!  Have a look for some great hats, as once they're gone, they're not coming back! x Shappos

Black tulle- and not just for Halloween

Halloween is coming but to be honest, we at Shappos believe in dressing fun just for...welll, FUN!  Black tulle is great for dresses, tops AND hats.. and a really simple headband with tulle is a great peice to wear for any occasion- even your own party. Or at home, in the living room, dancing to Strictly. We won't judge.  Remember to check out our sale, all hats are up to 80%...

CHRISTMAS. Yes, really.

It's normally around this time, end of September, that the holidays seem to be sneaking up on us. Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. John Lewis is probably waiting in the wings with delight and anticipation, ready to spring their newest ad on us.  So, you can either do two things: walk away, shaking your head in frustration... or (and this is what we'd recommend, really), take your lunch break every...

Kids' winter hats- knits and caps and all on sale!

Remember to keep your little ones toasty and warm this autumn and winter season.. all our kids' hats are now on sale!

How do I....? We have all your hat/style/care questions answered.

What hat suits my face shape?How do I look after a hat, and how do I store it?What colour hat to wear with a specific outfit?How do I wear my hair with a hat?   All of these questions pour in and here at Shappos, we have an answer to it all! Check out our informative How To section of our site and if you need anything else answered, we're...

Saturday night style

It's Saturday night, and it's the same feeling: excited about going out, but not sure what to wear. Add something different, for a change: Hats can be a slightly strange thing to put on to go out to the local, or to a club. But the right one? Amazing. Spiked, flowered or stitched, any hat is a good idea when you're going out.    x Shappos  

Got that Friday feeling? Head on over to the sale, and find some hats!

We always love an excuse to shop, especially for hats and accessories. Head on over to the sale for men's, women's and children's hats, and grab something fun for yourself (or a friend!)!  x Shappos

"Menswear" for women. No need for rules.

I'll be honest, the term "menswear" is a bit misleading. Because I genuinely think women can be sexy dressing androgynously. A trilby, fedora, cap.. all of them look pretty great on a woman, especially when she's comfortable wearing one (comfort is the first step in feeling and exuding this elusive "sexy" vibe). Try it!  x Shappos

Wear it YOUR way

'How do I wear a hat?' 'I'm not a hat person...?' These are the kinds of questions we get a lot. Which is great, because that means people trust us to guide them. See, hats, accessories (yes, even glasses) are really just a fun add-on to what you're wearing. It should feel like you, and you should always wear it, and not the other way around. It's not always easy,...

How is it autumn already?! Well, a beret it is, then...

No. Not possible. Seems like yesterday everyone was lounging in the park, soaking up the rare bits of sun, neglecting their children and drinking freshly chilled rosè. But no, autumn is here, so what better way than to think of some fashion inspiration?  Let's talk colour. Autumn tones are almost always associated with chocolatey browns, forest greens, fawn greys-- when actually, the best part of the weather turning grey is...

Reinventing things... the Shappos way

Back in 2012, we had an idea. We wanted to bring hats and accessories to the forefront of everyday fashion. It's such a simple thing, really, to find something you love, something that's made well, and to wear it every day.  We've had 5 years of customers, many coming back a few times, telling us that we made it easy for them to find a style and product that they...

Bring on the Shappos Sale! Every hat is £5, £10, £20 or £30 - 80% off some styles

After 5 years of running one of the web's best hat business, we're changing Shappos.com. And here's where you come in... We need your help and some hat love. We want to clear all this year's stock to give us some time to change Shappos.com to something really exciting in 2018.  We're practically giving it all away: most hats are up to 80% off, which means it'll be super simple to...

Celebrating headwear... The Headwear Association way.

Every year, groups of elegantly dressed men and women all wear their cool threads and fantastic hats to descend on New York for one evening. It's to celebrate everything hat-related, from celebrities that are honoured for being a Hat Person Of The Year, to discussing the industry and where it's going and how to make a cracking trade.  This year, Central Park will host the Annual Headwear Association Dinner, and...

What's in your bonnet?

No, we're not talking about car bonnets. We're talking about the history of Easter bonnets, and how all the wonderful colours and traditions started.  In English tradition, the idea of getting new clothes on Easter to signify spiritual growth and renewal dates back to Shakespeare's days. In “Romeo and Juliet,” Romeo’s friend, Mercutio, chastises Benvolio for being too quick to lose his temper. To illustrate his argument, Mercutio points out how Benvolio...

Fedoras: not just for the boys

Fedoras. Classic hats that have an evocative history. Gangsters, mafia, handsome men that have a dodgy past.  But actually, fedoras started out as a woman's accessory.It first appeared in 1882 in the first production of a play named “Fédora” by the French author Victorien Sardou. He wrote the part of Princess Fédora Romanoff, the lead role, for actress Sarah Bernhardt. In it she wore center-creased, soft brimmed hat. The hat started gaining popularity,...

Our picks for Mum: Mother's Day hats

With Mother's Day this weekend, why not celebrate Mum with a totally unique gift? A hat. Hats are the perfect present for the woman who's always said "Oh I never have anything to wear!" Here are our picks for the ladies in your life... A formal pillbox hat always does the trick:   Or a beautifully designed tulle fascinator that doesn't come from a high street store:   A leopard...

Pillbox hats: small accessories that make a big impact!

One of our most popular styles, the pillbox hat is a great little hat for when you want to go to an event with unique, approachable and elegant style. They can be ladylike, they can be rock and roll, then can be summery or wintery.  What's the history behind these sweet little pieces? Easy Hat Blocks tells the story behind them. 

What happened to daily headwear? Annabel Allen talks all about hat love...

Source: The Guardian Hats used to be an important article of clothing. And not just for necessity. Hats were seen as an important accessory (and also got rid of unwashed bedhead, result!).  Men, women, children... everyone used to wear hats! So what happened?! Annabel Allen, founder of The Eternal Headonist, talks to The Guardian all about how important hats are, and how they really say something.  Wear a hat. Start...

Classic hats: the Leonardo DiCaprio edition

After all the fuss over him at the EE BAFTAs, Leonardo DiCaprio wants to go incognito again (good luck with that). And what better way to do it than under a hat?  He's been a fan of the beanie, the snap-back cap and fedoras, but mostly it's the newsboy flat cap, the classic style that comes in wool tweed, linen and cotton.  Have a look at our brown tweed flat cap...

Thinking about how to be memorable? Wear a hat.

Hats can have an incredible impact in a crowd.  They can start a conversation.  They can be the beginning, middle or end of a story.   Have you ever had trouble remembering someone when they're wearing a hat? Nope. Not possible.  Get a hat. Surprise yourself.  We definitely have a hat for that. 

BRIGHT RED FEDORA: Today's featured product to support The British Heart Foundation

Our cheery, cherry red wool fedora/trilby is the perfect "statement" hat that is a fantastic shape for any face, women and men, and is a bright little pick-me-up winter accessory. Use the code BRIGHTRED and get your 15% discount from now until Sunday!  

Today's featured product to support The British Heart Foundation: our Red Silk Scarf

A silk scarf is classic. Great for a bit of colour to spice up an outfit, good to wear with spring t-shirts, winter jumpers or party dresses. Also great as a headscarf! Made from 100% silk, this great scarf has a trendy bird print, which is handy for a bit of a retro look.  Use the discount code WEARITBEATIT to get 15% off your order- and for every order, Shappos will donate 10%...

Support the British Heart Foundation: WEAR RED this week!

Today, Shappos is featuring the womens red pillbox hat with a flower... a perfectly wearable and elegant formal hat to have in your wardrobe for an event or party.  It's handmade, and was worn by Kate Middleton (she chose black) for a few events last year.  Remember to use the code WEARRED to get 15% off your order, and for every order Shappos will donate 10% to the British Heart...

Wear RED for National Wear Red Day

The first Friday of February (February 5th, this year) has been designated Wear Red Day® in the United States and the United Kingdom. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women's heart health. Take part and wear red on Friday, and donate if you can.  To make it a bit easier for you to find hat-spiration, we're offering 15% off...

Bored of winter clothes? Here's how to get creative with the pieces you already own...

So, we're all a bit bored of winter by now. Cold weather (depending on where you live), grey skies, blustery winds, rain... just generally a mix of monotony. It's that weird limbo in the season that makes us want to reach for the same jumper and leggings and hide under a voluminous parka. But, wait. If you walk into your closet, we bet that you already own a few key...

Not sure which hat to buy? Here are the 4 classic hats everyone should own.

Hats can be tough to figure out initially. Are you a hat person? Which hat suits your face shape? Not sure which hat to choose? Which are classics that are not only "user-friendly" but that go with everything in your wardrobe? Not to worry. Here we've listed the top 4 hats that you would want to have in your wardrobe, that suit any face shape: Fedora or trilby: This shape isn't...

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