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Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery features exclusive women’s and men’s hats, whimsical fascinators and practical caps from around the world.

704 Congress Ave.

11401 Century Oaks Terrace

(512) 542-3600 | (512) 833-9595

Hatbox – A Modern Haberdashery

Local Business Spotlight: Hatbox 

Hatbox OutsideAlthough a haberdashery originally meant an all-purpose accessory and notions store it came to be associated in America almost exclusively with hats. In the heyday of hats the haberdashery was often seen as a serious place with rows and rows of identical hats lined up as identical soldiers of conformity. These days hats have come to represent the opposite of blind conformity—they represent a confident style and a dashing personality.

It is with this spirit that Hatbox has created the modern Haberdashery, a place that still honors the knowledge and art of the traditional haberdashery while knowing that a contemporary hat-wearing public needs a friendly, helpful and exciting introduction to the world of head wear. From our custom styles to our expert fittings we work with our customers to find the perfect hat with the perfect fit that is entirely unique to each customer.

From Art to Hats: The long journey of Vertigo, Inc.; Hatbox began in the Montrose District of Houston in 1974. Originally Vertigo Inc., the store began as an innovative gift and art retailer in the heart of Houston’s Museum district. After 6 years of rapid growth, founder, Lauri Turner, moved the store to Austin and the long road to haberdashery began. For the next 20 years Vertigo went from gift retailer, to custom clothier, to accessory specialty and now, modern haberdashery.

Our little hat shop is all grown up now and features the best the hat world has to offer. Our haberdashers are extensively trained in hat history and fit, and each is dedicated to advancing the art of hat-wearing. The passion for knowledge and innovation that first led us to
hats keeps our selection fresh and exciting and our quality timeless. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pork pie to complete your collection or just starting out with your first fedora, Hatbox is your hat resource.

Our experienced Hat Shaping Event Team provides a customized experience that perfectly blends our hat designs with your theme, entertainment and cuisine. Whether you are looking for cowboy hats or are hosting a full on Kentucky Derby Racing Day Soiree, we have the perfect hat! Best of all, your guests have an experience they will never forget: a perfectly sized and custom shaped hat to take home and treasure forever!