CharmingLadyDesigns

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery and Handbags

Allen, Texas | 149 Sales

CharmingLadyDesigns

Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery and Handbags

Allen, Texas 149 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(34)

Announcement   Crisp air, turning leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Fall Fashion! You're going to need a great Halloween hat, even it it's just for work or school. It's always fun to have the best costume! If you have a costume idea- let's work together to create something fantastic!

*Shipping & price changes* Etsy is encouraging sellers to offer "free" shipping. I value my clients and want to be transparent about how you spend your money in my shop. Smaller items that have a very small variation in shipping cost will have "free" shipping , and you may see a small price increase to reflect this. Shipping costs on larger items can vary greatly and I want you to have the exact price.

I LOVE making witch hats and top hats - they're all about complex construction, which is my favorite part of millinery. I never buy a pre-made base to decorate, that takes all of the fun out of it for me.
I'm also trying out some fun new Halloween theme headbands and masquerade style masks. Keep an eye on my shop for new ideas!

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: 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 24, 2018

Crisp air, turning leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Fall Fashion! You're going to need a great Halloween hat, even it it's just for work or school. It's always fun to have the best costume! If you have a costume idea- let's work together to create something fantastic!

*Shipping & price changes* Etsy is encouraging sellers to offer "free" shipping. I value my clients and want to be transparent about how you spend your money in my shop. Smaller items that have a very small variation in shipping cost will have "free" shipping , and you may see a small price increase to reflect this. Shipping costs on larger items can vary greatly and I want you to have the exact price.

I LOVE making witch hats and top hats - they're all about complex construction, which is my favorite part of millinery. I never buy a pre-made base to decorate, that takes all of the fun out of it for me.
I'm also trying out some fun new Halloween theme headbands and masquerade style masks. Keep an eye on my shop for new ideas!

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: 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.

Marianne Lewis

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About

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, 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. If your favorite item has a hatband, the standard size is 22 1/2", but can be made according to your head measurement. Each Charming Lady Design is beautifully and carefully packaged to protect your treasure!

Shop members

  • Marianne Lewis

    Owner, Designer

    Mom to two young boys, wife, and dachshund lover. Native Texan and proud resident of Allen, TX. Left financial marketing in 2008. Find me in the garden- reading & gathering herbs.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2018
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

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts 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: 14 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Each millinery item or handbag is made to order and is a personal item, so returns are not accepted unless the item is grossly misrepresented. If there is a problem with the item, please contact me within 3 days of delivery and be sure to take pictures! I want you to feel wonderful in your special creation!
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.
Shipping
Charming Lady Designs will ship either USPS, UPS or FedEx by our preference, unless requested differently by the buyer.
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.