A jellyfish's handshake is simultaneously weak and poisonous, which is why it seldom makes good first impressions. Avoid the jellyfish effect by donning a dashing new hat with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of handmade hats at Fleur de Paris.
The in-house milliners at Fleur de Paris have been constructing headwear from straw, wool, and beaver fur for more than 30 years. Attracting bare noggins from across the globe, the French Quarter shop specializes in fine women’s hats customized to individual clients’ styles and doorway widths (prices range from $69 to $800+). Ward off sunstroke and moon beatings with a navy sun hat, festooned with a white-accent ribbon ($249). Lovers of pre-Depression finery can seek that green light in a sisal cloche ringed with a two-toned blue ribbon and hewn from natural straw ($249). The social event of the year, the Kentucky Derby brings scores of equestrian shoppers to the cranial stables of Fleur de Paris. Join their ranks with a black and gray 5-inch brim derby hat, crowned with a decorative black feather and flowers ($559). Fleur de Paris is also known for satisfying the hat-based needs of royal wedding parties, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Jenny Craig, and other fashion-forward celebs.
523 Royal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116Get Directions