Can I have any colour combination?
Yes. We are obsessed with ensuring our clients’ hats look great with whatever outfit they are designed to go with and therefore aim to give you the most flexibility we possibly can. Almost all our hats can be made to order in the colour combination of your choosing – the best way to get that perfect dress:hat combination. A bespoke order carries a 20% additional fee to cover the costs of the unique materials.
What to wear?
Whatever your special occasion we can help you find a perfectly co-ordinated hat and outfit combination. Our collaboration with London designer Lalage Beaumont (www.lalagebeaumont.com) offers you the perfect range to compliment your Bundle Maclaren hat. Lalage’s Mother of the Bride and outfits for your special occasion are lovingly tailored from the finest materials exclusively designed to pair with our range of headwear.
Do you do bespoke from scratch?
Yes. Our Dare to Dream tab shows examples of commissions we have made from a completely open brief from clients. We absolutely love a creative challenge and are yet to find a brief to which we couldn’t respond. Please do get in touch via phone or mail with your ideas and dreams. It’s a truly collaborative process between you and our expert milliners and we promise to make you a completely unique show-stopper. Worth saying though that these sort of briefs really need about 8 weeks notice and usually start from approx £700.
What do I do next?
Our showroom is open by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 – 6. We can often make appointments later if these hours are not convenient and sometimes on other days. In the run up to Ascot we open every day except Sunday. For a bespoke commission, ideally we need 3 – 4 weeks notice to make sure there’s time to make the perfect creation. Pre-Ascot we get very, very busy so the more notice the better. Just get in touch via phone or mail and book an appointment to come and see us in our Fulham showroom with your outfit/ swatches in tow and we can get designing.
What if I don’t live in London?
If getting to our London is studio is tricky, don’t panic. We often do nationwide and global commissions virtually. Just e-mail us a photo of your outfit/ the perfect colour you’re looking for and we can design together over the phone or on Skype/ Facetime.
I am having a total last minute hat crisis – can you help?
Give us a ring! Whenever we can, we do take on the challenge of last minute commissions so, even if your event is right round the corner, do give us a shout and see what we can do. If we’re not swamped we will always try to deliver something fab even with only a few days turn around and we always have 100+ hats in stock which we can easily customise.