From chic hats to over-the-top fascinators, here's our lowdown on where to get the coolest headwear in Singapore
Finding a fascinator or fedora in Singapore can be like finding a needle in a haystack… And every gal (or dude) needs a hat in their wardrobe, whether it’s for a cousin’s wedding, or turning that so-so outfit into something fabulous. So heads up everyone – here’s our list on where to shop for fascinators, hats, caps and more.
Hats Off is a fascinator and pillbox hat studio founded by a self-taught Singapore-based Australian milliner named Kathryn Campbell, who has created some of the most sophisticated headpieces you’ll stumble upon at derby events. Demure-looking, and decked with beautiful artificial flowers and bright coloured feathers, the headwears from Hats Off will surely create a lasting impression on others.
Hats Off, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. For appointments only.
Heads of State
Looking for eccentric, chic, fun and classy all in one piece of headgear? Singapore’s headwear brand, Heads of State, is your solution. Helmed by the utterly creative Chee Sau Fen, Heads of State dishes out hats that are bold, loud, and more importantly, sustainable. Designing hats without the use of glues, chemical sprays and whatnot, Heads of State is the spot for you to be fashionable and at the same time, protect the environment – amen to that!
Shopping at Tiffany’s
Even better than that blue box we love, Shopping at Tiffany’s helps ladies who are challenged by time, size and just creativity in their attire. Tiffany’s can host you in their store in Tanglin Mall, away from the hustle and bustle of crowded shopping malls – and pushy sales assistants – and help you find the perfect headwear, be it hats or fascinators.
Shopping at Tiffany’s, #02-03, Tanglin Mall Singapore, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933, p. 6887 4461. Open daily 10-9pm.
Hat of Cain
For genuine Panama hats, look no further than Hat of Cain; gals (and even guys!), get your dapper on here. The first-ever hat salon in Singapore that specialises in authentic, handwoven Panama hats from Ecuador, Hat of Cain offers more than 20 styles, ranging from beautiful wide brimmed ladies hats to cool fedoras in wool suited for men. They also provide private appointments and personalised fittings so your hat will be one-of-a-kind.
Hat of Cain, 18 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427186, p. 8809 6242. Open Sat 11am-5pm. Private appointments on week-nights upon request.
Another multi-label store at orchardgateway, Superspace stocks a plethora of hip cult snapback caps from cool renowned names like KTZ and British milliner Piers Atkinson. Perfect for avant-garde fashionistas of both sexes.
Superspace, #02-18, orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, p. 6702 6522. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-7.30pm; Sun 12pm-8pm.
If you prefer a more casual street style, this multi-label boutique nestled conveniently at orchardgateway offers trucker caps and bucket hats from streetwear brands from Lazy Oaf (from London), Penfield (from US) and Cavemancvm (from Singapore). Prices start from $55 – an affordable investment for looking this fly.
Actually, #03-18, orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, p. 6735 3118. Open daily 11am-10pm.
Alternatively, you can put your creative powers to work and head to Spotlight to get some feathers, beads, crystals and ribbons to make your very own fascinator. Individuality assured! Need a step-by-step guide? Perhaps you can check out this YouTube video to create your vintage-inspired fascinator.
Spotlight, Level 5, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6733 9808.
For a savvy budget-friendly alternative, head to Far East Plaza and look out for Talisman’s store. Under $100, you can find a range of headgear like funky fedoras, flat caps and over-the-top fascinators. Aside from Far East Plaza, you can also find its other outlets at Plaza Singapura in Dhoby Ghaut, Westgate in Jurong and Junction 8 Shopping Centre in Bishan.
Talisman’s, various outlets across islandwide.
Stock your baseball cap and snapback collection at Da’Cave Store, tucked in the depths of Queensway Shopping Centre. Focusing on street wear and urban fashion, this cap haven carries brands such as New Era Cap co, Zephyr Graf-x USA caps, Official cap co, and more off-the-radar names.
Da’Cave Store, #02-37/L, Queensway Shopping Centre, 1 Queensway, Singapore 149053, p. 6471 3751. Open Mon 2pm-9pm, Tue-Sun 1pm-9pm.
If hand-sewn vintage-inspired hats are your thing, Eskpade is your go-to store. Using haute couture and traditional craft techniques such as millinery, French hand-embroidery and more, Eskpade Millinery offers bespoke embroidered headpieces that are influenced by old-school glamorous vixens like Audrey Hepburn and Dita Von Teese. They also have headwear inspired by Disney’s villains; imagine donning Maleficent horned headgear – how sinister!
Brimming with over 250 covetable names, Club 21 will make sure you find the hat of your dreams. Summery, wide-brim hats by Sophie Anderson, half-brim hats by Ilariuss, fedoras by Rag & Bone, printed caps by Undercover and many more, you’ll be totally spoilt for choice when doing some hat shopping here!