CharmingLadyDesigns

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery and Handbags

Allen, Texas On Etsy since 2013

CharmingLadyDesigns

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery and Handbags

Allen, Texas | 171 Sales

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Marianne Lewis

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Marianne Lewis

Announcement    Fall fashion is all about cozy fabrics, lush colors, and the opportunity to wear hats! I am making available a few select Special Value hats for this fall and winter. They are handmade beauties that are just not quite perfect in their construction. Of course, you probably won't notice, but I do, so I'm offering them at great discount. Of course, the shipping is free!

I am truly a cloche hat lover, they are flattering on everyone and the brim and trimming styles are endless. The lady who can wear a strong crown, wide brim hat is my fashion hero- they are so elegant and classic. Ahhhh, the fedora...thanks to Marlene Dietrich, every lady looks like a million dollars in a stylish fedora.

You're going to need a new handbag- look at the amazing handpainted creations in my shop or at my creative partner's website. www.kristismithson.com

Be thinking about your Halloween needs- Silly or Sexy Witch hats are pure joy to create and wear.
Everything I make is eminently customizable, send a message and we'll get to work creating the custom headpiece of your sartorial dreams!

Do you love hats but don't love looking like you just shopped in the big box? Then shop with a milliner! Choose from my shop or contact me for a custom request. Every item is hand blocked and hand sewn in the millinery traditions that have been used for hundreds of years.

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery has hats, handbags & other handmade designs to meet your sartorial needs. Marianne Lewis specializes in flirty Cocktail Hats, Fascinators, Fedoras, Cloche style,Pillbox Hats- all arrive beautifully and carefully wrapped to protect your treasure! Each Charming Lady Design is hand crafted from premium materials combining classic millinery techniques with modern style.

HAT BOXES: Your shipping box is a safe place to store your Charming Lady Designs Headpiece, but if you'd like a more stylish option...
I recommend the Bigso White Classic Hat Box Set found at Container Store: there are two boxes included in the $24.99 price! The larger will hold a 12" saucer hat at an angle, the small is great for loopy headbands and small fascinators. Hobby Lobby stocks BIG round hatboxes in fun colors and prints for under $20.
10" octagonal hat boxes are available (no charge), they are perfect for fascinators, but increase shipping cost by about $10. Large, heavy duty custom made white cardboard square hatboxes in 16" and 20" sizes are available ($5 each). They increase shipping cost by $10-20. I'm happy to provide more details.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 22, 2019

Fall fashion is all about cozy fabrics, lush colors, and the opportunity to wear hats! I am making available a few select Special Value hats for this fall and winter. They are handmade beauties that are just not quite perfect in their construction. Of course, you probably won't notice, but I do, so I'm offering them at great discount. Of course, the shipping is free!

I am truly a cloche hat lover, they are flattering on everyone and the brim and trimming styles are endless. The lady who can wear a strong crown, wide brim hat is my fashion hero- they are so elegant and classic. Ahhhh, the fedora...thanks to Marlene Dietrich, every lady looks like a million dollars in a stylish fedora.

You're going to need a new handbag- look at the amazing handpainted creations in my shop or at my creative partner's website. www.kristismithson.com

Be thinking about your Halloween needs- Silly or Sexy Witch hats are pure joy to create and wear.
Everything I make is eminently customizable, send a message and we'll get to work creating the custom headpiece of your sartorial dreams!

Do you love hats but don't love looking like you just shopped in the big box? Then shop with a milliner! Choose from my shop or contact me for a custom request. Every item is hand blocked and hand sewn in the millinery traditions that have been used for hundreds of years.

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery has hats, handbags & other handmade designs to meet your sartorial needs. Marianne Lewis specializes in flirty Cocktail Hats, Fascinators, Fedoras, Cloche style,Pillbox Hats- all arrive beautifully and carefully wrapped to protect your treasure! Each Charming Lady Design is hand crafted from premium materials combining classic millinery techniques with modern style.

HAT BOXES: Your shipping box is a safe place to store your Charming Lady Designs Headpiece, but if you'd like a more stylish option...
I recommend the Bigso White Classic Hat Box Set found at Container Store: there are two boxes included in the $24.99 price! The larger will hold a 12" saucer hat at an angle, the small is great for loopy headbands and small fascinators. Hobby Lobby stocks BIG round hatboxes in fun colors and prints for under $20.
10" octagonal hat boxes are available (no charge), they are perfect for fascinators, but increase shipping cost by about $10. Large, heavy duty custom made white cardboard square hatboxes in 16" and 20" sizes are available ($5 each). They increase shipping cost by $10-20. I'm happy to provide more details.

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About CharmingLadyDesigns

Sales 171
On Etsy since 2013

Feed my soul and spark creativity

The inspiration for Charming Lady Designs came from a single "hair doodle" I purchased in Sandy, OR several years ago. It always garnered compliments and I would look at it and think, "If I had made this, I would have done this, or added that." I finally decided to make one, and I loved it! I couldn't stop learning about millinery, special fabric, techniques and history. Instead of having an expensive and messy hobby, Charming Lady Designs was born!

As a wife and busy mom of two young boys, I wanted something to feed my soul and spark creativity. When the universe handed me this gift, I am so glad I was paying attention! My inspiration comes from early to mid twentieth century: La Belle Epoch, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Mid Century Modern design ideas. The beauty, confidence and glamour of headwear and hats of bygone eras are achievable with today's style. Treasure your custom hat or handbag, it has been made with you in mind.

Every Charming Lady Design is created by hand at my studio in Allen, near Dallas, TX, using highest quality fabrics, feathers, vintage embellishments, Czech glass beads and Swarovski crystals. Styles include fascinators, fedoras, cloche styles, and a variety of hair accessories. The items are carefully sewn by hand and structured using traditional millinery techniques with modern style. I have a collection of vintage hatblocks I was fortunate to find, and they produce beautiful shapes. Each Charming Lady Design is beautifully and carefully packaged to protect your treasure!

Shop members

  • Marianne Lewis

    Owner, Designer, Milliner

    Mom to two elementary boys, wife to a scientist, dachshund & cat lover. Intense interest in social and clothing history. Native Texan and proud resident of Allen, TX, just north of Dallas, TX. Find me in the garden- reading & gathering herbs.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2019
Welcome to Charming Lady Designs Handmade Hats, Fascinators and Handbags.
Each hat or handbag is hand sewn using traditional millinery techniques and materials, with some unexpected twists. Your custom accessory will be created to order using highest quality natural materials.
Sinamay, wool, cotton, vintage fabrics, vintage jewelry, glass beads and hand foiled details are a part of the needle and thread craftsmanship.

Wear and Be Charming!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me if there is a problem, I want you to feel wonderful in your special creation!

If there is a problem with the item (damaged, defective, grossly misrepresented), please contact me within 3 days of delivery and be sure to take pictures! The item must be returned within 7 days of delivery, and packaged appropriately.
When it is received, I will refund the purchase price and taxes, minus shipping. Customer is responsible for return shipping and insurance and tracking is required.

I cannot accept returns for Custom Items or items that have been worn.

Orders may not be canceled once work has commenced.
Payment
Charming Lady Designsaccept Mastercard, Visa and Paypal. Please complete payment within 72 hours of purchase. If you are not able to complete the sale, please contact me. Work will not commence until payment is made.
Shipping
Charming Lady Designs offers FREE SHIPPING in continental US via USPS, FEDEX or UPS, per our choice. Outside of this area, our regular discounted rates apply.
International shipping available.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for bespoke creations. I love to hand dye and match materials for your special occasion or fantastic outfit!

More information

Last updated on Jun 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Each design is carefully packaged for secure shipping. Your design is wrapped with premium tissue perfect for storage. I am happy to gift wrap with Kraft paper and aqua ribbon.
10" octagon (no charge) and 16" & 18" square heavy duty custom made ($5) hat boxes are available. The drawback is that they can substantially increase shipping. Let me know if you are interested.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, please! I love to create something just for you. I can dye many millinery supplies to match.
I can create a unique design just for you based on inspiration pictures or do something as simple as changing the color palette of my existing design.
Custom orders for wedding parties and quinceanera welcome.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, please! I love to create something just for you. I can dye many millinery supplies to match.
I can create a unique design just for you based on inspiration pictures or do something as simple as changing the color palette of my existing design.
Custom orders for wedding parties and quinceanera welcome.

Sizing details

Hats are generally 22.5" around the sweatband, which is standard sizing. I have a smaller head and regularly make smaller and larger sizes- just ask!

Wholesale availability

I would like to partner for wholesale. I currently supply two boutiques in the Dallas area. One of them has a specific design that is repeated in various palettes and the other requests a variety, in extra large sizes, with my design inspirations.
Please enquire.