couture hats, fascinators, & millinery headpieces

Austin, Texas

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2019

Thank you for seeking out the award-winning millinery of Milli Starr!
My Etsy shop is on "vacation" so please visit my website:

Or follow my social media accounts:

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About millistarr

Sales 336
On Etsy since 2009


Fashion has been an important part of my life as long as I can recall, from a young girl playing with Fashion Plates to the creative teen dyeing and deconstructing garments. By the time I began university studies, I knew that my passion lay in handwork and historic fashion. After graduating with a double major in History and Apparel Design, I enrolled in a graduate program in Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I received permission to concurrently take millinery courses and spent the next two years learning hat-making, as well as textile and costume history, conservation, and exhibition. Those programs established a strong foundation of fashion expertise and hands-on training that has been invaluable as I developed my own unique design aesthetic and built my reputation as a brand and as an accessories designer.

I won 3rd place in an international millinery competition hosted by HATalk magazine (UK) in November 2015; the only participating US-milliner to be recognized. The hat "Gwendolyn" is currently featured on the home page of their new website.

I now possess over 20 years experience in fashion history, design, and construction. I have worked as a milliner, but also as clothing and textile consultant and conservator, wardrobe stylist, retail manager, and theater costume designer.

Shop members

  • Laura

    Owner, Milliner

    Me: Creative introvert who loves books, vintage, museums & a soy latte Milli: {alter ego of 16+ yrs} Hardworking designer in the dynamic world of fashion who found the perfect niche in millinery, expressing my love of color, textiles & craftsmanship

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2018
Thank you for shopping with Milli Starr on Etsy! If you have any questions, please contact me. I try to answer all convos within a few hours.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me WITHIN 72 HRS of RECEIPT to receive an authorization for returns. Returns are accepted for UNWORN items, if still complete with all tags attached and original packing materials. Items must be returned within 10 days of receipt for refund of the purchase price of the item minus the shipping fees. Shipping fees are non-refundable. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs, including full insurance and tracking.


ALL CUSTOM ORDERS ARE FINAL SALES. No exchanges or returns, unless the item is somehow defective or damaged. During the design process, we will make every effort to work closely with you and communicate color and trim details, substitutions, etc. so there will be no final surprises. Always feel free to ask questions or make requests, but after the final design has been agreed upon, any changes may incur additional fees.
Payment accepted by Paypal or direct credit card payment through Etsy. Orders shipped to Texas addresses include sales tax.
➸ I ship most packages via USPS. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on all Domestic Orders.
International Orders: Small hats will also ship free via USPS First Class International Mail. Large hats going abroad must ship via USPS International Priority Mail and will be charged a flat rate of $35. Because of new USPS regulations as of January 2016, I can no longer ship larger hats via First Class . The package size exceeds the maximum length + girth allowed.
Upgrades to Priority or Express are available. Please contact me prior to purchasing with any questions.

➸ The package will be fully insured with a tracking number.

➸ International customers are responsible for any customs and processing fees levied by a foreign government. Customs may also cause delays in delivery time, so please plan accordingly.

I normally ship within 1-3 business days of receiving payment for your "Ready to Ship" and/or "In-stock" purchase.

Made to Order items take 1-4 weeks to complete; a specific estimate can be found in each item's description. Rush orders are available for a fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most hats are a Medium, or 22 1/2" hat size. Size will be noted in the description of each hat; if you need it a little bit smaller or larger, please add a brief comment to your order.

Not sure of your hat size? Measure the head horizontally above the eyebrows, around the largest part of the head. Do not wrap the measuring tape too tightly or the hat will not have a comfortable fit. Adult women's sizes average 22 1/2 to 23 inches. Please double-check your measurement, especially if it is smaller than 22" or larger than 23".

I have customers from 21" to 26" - I can't make every style in every size, but I can make you a hat that fits perfectly.

Custom inquiries are always welcome! If you see a style you like, but want a different size, color, trim or material, please convo me.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion of your custom order, plus shipping time. Rush orders may be available for an additional fee.

Hats from each Milli Starr collection are available for purchase at a quantity/wholesale discount for your brick and mortar location. For lookbooks, linesheets, and terms, please contact info [!at]