Vintage Autumn Haze Mink Hat Fab Soutache 1950S Robinsons
Womens vintage hat in Warm Autumn Haze- the shade of mink used in this turban style hat. This vintage mink hat is top quality mink with beautiful guard hairs. The lining is mocha colored knit. What sets this hat apart is the right bronze soutache cord braid that makes up the edge and then shoots up the back. It is much darker and richer than the photos show.
It is in excellent condition, and measures 22" around the inside hatband- that is for a medium head. Its about 4" tall. I wear a 23" ( Large)hat and could get it on, though it is tight. The label is " JW Robinson, California"
Here is some history on that label:
The second Robinsons store was opened in Beverly Hills in 1952 on Wilshire Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard, next to the Beverly Hilton Hotel (1953). A small Mid-Century modern style "open in winter only" store followed in Palm Springs. A store on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena followed. The store in Pasadena was the last free standing store as the concept of the shopping mall began to take off. The first stores adjacent or connected to shopping malls opened in Panorama City in the San Fernando Valley (late 1950s), Anaheim, on upper State Street in Santa Barbara (1960s), and Glendale. By the time J.W. Robinson's was dissolved into Robinson's-May there were almost 30 stores spread all across Southern California from San Diego to Palm Desert to Santa Barbara.