Retro Chic Millinery and Accessories

Southampton, United Kingdom · 1055 Sales


Retro Chic Millinery and Accessories

Southampton, United Kingdom 1055 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

MaynardMillinery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Maynard Millinery is currently on Maternity Leave

We will be back shortly, in early 2017.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 4, 2016

Maynard Millinery is currently on Maternity Leave

We will be back shortly, in early 2017.

Elizabeth Maynard

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Elizabeth Maynard


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Inportant Announcement
All Made-To-Order items have been withdrawn and I will be unable to work on Custom Orders due to being on Maternity Leave.
They will be reinstated soon!
Ready-To-Ship items still available until Tuesday!

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Navy and White Saucer Cocktail Hat Millinery
Maynard Millinery will be closing down production of made to order hats and buttons as of 1st October 2016 for Maternity Leave.
Ready to ship items will end early October.
Please order early to avoid disappointment!
We will be open again soon! xx

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Brand new style - Boat Percher Cocktail Hat. Red and Black sinamay straw hat

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Work in Progress

Born in Canada, raised and educated in England, honed Millinery skills in New York, now back living and working in England.

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2016
Unless otherwise stated, all items are designed, handmade and photographed by me.
Please don't use my images without permission.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment is by Paypal and is expected immediately during the checkout process.

Items will only be shipped once payment has cleared and been received in full. Custom orders will start being made once this has happened also.

If you are a new buyer & unfamiliar with the checkout process here at Etsy, please take a minute to read this helpful how to guide.

Any announced coupon codes will only be valid during the times stated (GMT time zone). Maynard Millinery reserves the right to withdraw any coupon code during the promotion for any reason.
To be the first to learn about upcoming promotions, please follow me on facebook: or convo me with the message: Please sign me up to receive new coupon code notifications! And I will add your name to the mailing list. (This is not a regular newsletter type mailing list, you will just receive a short message detailing the latest coupon code & its valid dates)
For Made-to-Order pieces please allow 7-14 business days for production of your piece.
For Ready-to-Ship items, please allow 1-3 business days for shipping preparation and to allow for weekends and bank holidays
If you have ordered a complete custom design, please allow up to 4 weeks for design realization.
Keep an eye on the production queue list in my shop's announcement to see where your order is in the current queue, updated daily.
(The announcement is at the top of the main page of my shop: its the blurb under the wide banner picture, click on "read more" to expand the box to see the queue list)
International buyers, please be aware it can take up to 6 weeks for delivery from the UK once your item has shipped.
(Working days do not include weekends or public holidays)
I can not ship to Italy due to strict customs laws which unfortunately my items fall under:
International buyers please be aware that you may be charged an additional customs fee to import goods into your country. These fees are your responsibility to pay to your own countries customs officials and not mine, as you are the person importing.
Please don't ask me to lie on the customs form, it is illegal for me to do so. The full sale price (not including shipping) and 'Merchandise' will be marked on the label.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately I cannot accept returns on most of my items as they are for close personal use. Items damaged in the post & therefore have not yet been used are eligible for return for repair as long a buyer assumes responsibility for postage costs. Please contact me within 5 days of receipt of item with pictures of damage.
There are no returns on specific custom orders, especially those which have included colour matching/resizing of designs/specially requested colourways/items not normally in this store. Please make sure you have chosen the correct size for your project's needs beforehand for special custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that shipping costs include, packaging and transportation costs, as well as the cost of postage.

Custom orders welcome!
Like the style of something, but it's not the right colour?
Convo me and we can work something out!
Please note that custom orders can take up to 4 weeks to complete.

More information

Last updated on Aug 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How long will my button order take to ship out?

All buttons are made to order, and are made on a first come first served basis so depending on the current production queue ahead of your order and the size of your order, they can take up to two weeks from the day you place your order for them to be shipped out, especially in peak season.
If you require your order to be shipped out sooner, lease contact me before placing your order to see if I can accommodate your request within the timeframe

How long will my hat order take to ship out?

Some hats are ready to ship and others are made to order, this is clearly noted on the listing page above.
Ready to ship hats will take 3 - 5 business days (business days do not include weekends) to ship out, they made need to be collected from storage and/or mounted to your specifications.
Made to Order hats have a two to three week turn around and you will be notified of the scheduled ship by date on your Etsy Order page.

If you require it to be shipped out sooner, please contact me before placing your order to see if I can accommodate your request within the current production queue.

How can I view the current production queue and see my orders current position in it?

Please go to my shops main page: and scroll to the Shop Announcement - the written blurb near the top of the page under the wide banner picture - and click on the blue Read More to open the full announcement.
Scroll down until you reach the Production Queue list, your order will either be under the headers
"In Production" - This order has been started and is currently being worked on.
"In Queue" - These orders are waiting to be started.
"Completed Ready to Ship" - These orders are finished, packaged up and on their way to the Post Office.
"Now Shipped" - These orders have been passed to the Post Office and will be delivered to you shortly.

Can I order this in a different colour?

More often than not the answer is yes, but please bear in mind that some materials and embellishments are vintage one offs so there is no other colour alternatives available.

Can I order smaller sized bridal buttons?

No, the 1/2" - 12mm size is the smallest button blank available to cover by hand, smaller sizes - 3/8" for example - are premade in a factory and are available retail in many haberdashery outlets, but normally only in White or Ivory.

Can I send you my own fabric to cover bridal buttons?

Yes you can! Please contact me for a quote for the quantity you need. The amount of fabric you will need to send me will be defined by the quantity of buttons you need.
I will need to know the type of fabric you have as it must be very thin to fit inside the button blanks. Fabrics such as Duchess Satin are too thick, but if you would like to send me a swatch of your thick fabric, I can match it to a thinner fabric that will work in the buttons.

Help! I've just ordered, and on the receipt it says it can take 6 weeks to arrive Internationally - I want to cancel!!

Don't panic, International shipping can take UP TO 6 weeks to arrive.
Once shipped, international delivery can take anywhere from 1 - 6 weeks as an exact delivery time can't be guaranteed.
This covers any eventuality, delays leaving the outgoing country, processing backlog delays as it is entering the destination country, hold ups stemming from weather, terrorist threats, government shut downs, postal worker strikes, and being held at the destination countries Customs for assessment.
The average time for items to arrive Internationally is between 12 and 18 days, but there are so many variables that it is impossible to say it will arrive in that time frame every time. Sometimes it arrives sooner, sometimes longer.

Where did you get that linen mannequin head from?

I purchased it from a stage prop company when I lived in New York who were having a one day public flash sale. It was one of those lucky finds that I stumbled on just walking down the street as they weren't normally open to the public.

What size buttons can you make?

Button blanks come in a limited range of sizes. If you want something a mm different then there is often a button size that will work as the fabric will add a fraction of width to the button.
Available sizes:
20L - 12mm - 1/2"
24L - 1.5cm - 5/8"
30L - 1.8cm - 3/4"
36L - 2.2cm - 7/8"
45L - 2.9cm - 1 1/8"
60L - 3.9cm - 1.5"
72L - 4.8cm - 1 7/8"