Sunday, 16 March 2014

Vintage Hats



Some shop front displays are so lovely or quirky I've decided to set up an occasional post about them.

This one is in my city shopping centre, it's new and I hadn't noticed before this display. The shop sells hats, obviously, with other items such as bags and scarves. All very vintage looking. There are clutch bags, travelling bags as well as hats galore as you can see. It caught my eye as I went past and I couldn't resist photographing it giving me the idea for this new occasional series of posts.

It looks like the type of shop Miss Marple might have gone in, have a little gossip with the shop keeper and any other customers in there about village life and it's occupants, sitting on little chairs while they viewed and tried on a few hats before choosing one to maybe be used for more shopping trips, or perhaps going to an invitation to tea at a friends.

A very sweet looking shop and I do hope it does well. It's in a corridor arcade which had until recently been dying off as shops were closing and not being replaced due to extortionate council charges. This corridor is on the up again with several new shops opening up again like this one so maybe the council have come to their senses and dropped the rental a little. No point over charging if there's no-one to pay. I haven't been in and bought anything yet but maybe next time I'm passing. Unfortunately the photo isn't very clear as the glass front at the bottom is slightly fogged which comes out more in the photo than when actually standing in front of it, still - hope you can see it well enough.

4 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Daydreamer .. just saying hello again and looking forward to your posts next week for the Challenge.

That display is amazing isn't it .. and I've noticed hats are in again .. the season of outings and weddings .. cheers Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

The fogginess doesn't detract from us thinking about the fascination of what's inside ... I hope they do well ..cheers Hilary

Leslie Melby said...

I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog posts during the A to Z Challenge. I have two small boys, so I'm curious to hear about life with older daughters:) www.thingsmymothertaught.com

DayDreamer said...

I love your hat, Hilary, very Summery.

Leslie, bit late adding my post but it's up now.
Whilst young maybe their lives wouldn't have been so different, but I think teenagers are a different species, sometimes.