Homecoming and Church Hats
One thing retailers love is an item that resists the ups and downs created by cycles in the economy. As a wholesaler, our business reflects what our customers are buying and selling. The Teflon product for us seems to be ladies dress hats. Good economies and bad they keep on going just like the Energizer bunny.
New fall dress hats are arriving and on e goal for us is to receive styles early that will appeal as homecoming hats. This is a huge market that is overlooked. Nearly every college and high school in the nation has homecoming. The hat shown is typical of popular homecoming hats. The compact shape is not overwhelming. Yet the hats have an elegance that pleases members of the court.
A second market for fall dress hats is even bigger than the first-church hats. The women shopping of church hats have a sense of dedication that overshadows movements in the economy. Felt dress hats for this market can be as diverse as the many personalities searching for the hats. The small brim above sells as well as wide brims. Felts as well as satin braids. Colors can be subdued or lively. The best news for you is there is good demand and little competition. Keep this market in mind. It works for us every year.
White Church Hats – Summer conventions and workshops for churches often call for a day when women are asked to wear white dress hats. Supply is low in the summer when the need arrives. We strive to keep this inventory on hand for retailers needing white dress hats to serve their customers.
When wholesale church hats arrive at shopping destinations for spring, they create springtime excitement. Like buds on a magnolia tree and tulipsprouts poking through the ground, this signals winter is over. This year we need an exceptional lineup of wholesale church hats to shake a stubborn winter that will not go away. Fortunately, this year we have it. Let’s review them starting with hat colors this season.
THE COLOR PALETTE FOR WHOLESALE CHURCH HATS
Every spring, we can expect wholesale church hats to include the Easter colors. This year threecolors on Pantone’s color palette for spring include shades close to baby blue, lavender, and mint green.
Neutrals also return every season as colors in wholesale church hats—black, ivory, beige, and gray. Again, beige and gray are on this season’s palette giving them additional emphasis.
Emerging colors for this season provide the fashionable side to wholesale church hats. This season Pantone’s palette includes freesia (an electric yellow), cayenne (a brick-like red), radiant orchid (a dark magenta), and dazzling blue (a light royal blue). These colors create stylish dress hats with appeal to fashion conscious women.
Graphic black and white enjoys its second summer season as a highlight in fashion trends. Even when not in the trends, this combination has a timeless appeal.
SPECIAL IMPORTANCE OF WHOLESALECHURCH HATS IN WHITE
White is an absolute need in church hats every year. Many church functions including conventions and workshops have a day that women are required to wear white hats. Most of these occur in the summer.
Hat wholesalers realize the best days for church hats are Easter and Mothers Day. They strive to be out of inventory by Mothers Day. This creates a problem for acquiring white church hats in summer months. To meet these needs, we set up a special category for dress hats in white. We strive to have depth to fill summertime needs.
MATERIALS FOR 2014 SPRINGCHURCH HATS
Materials for this season’s church hats have not changed. Most popular are sinamay, organza, satin braid, and the traditional look of polypropylene. Some shapes are inventive like the sinamay widebrim shown. The 5 ½ inch brim has a wavy double layer of sinamay separated by a layer of chiffon.
Also, organza hats provide a super wide brim. How do this hat keep its shape with the silk like material that lacks firm body? A wired brim maintains the hat’s shape. Stunning—don’t you agree.
Stocking wholesale church hats fro spring now is important. Winter has been unrelenting. Stubborn cold weather continues. Consumers are impatient for spring. When weather breaks, demand will be brisk. So prepare your customers now for the exuberance of spring with a cheerful display of spring church hats.