Amazing vintage velvet barret/newsboy style hat from the famous "Margaret Smith" of Gardiner, ME. Ms. Smith began creating fun, whimsical beach & tote bags for her friends back in the 1940s, and this hobby turned into one of the top handbag distributors out of New England. Margaret Smith, Inc. sadly closed it's doors in 2008. Designs with the "Margaret Smith Gardiner, Maine" label are especially coveted by collectors. Known as "The Kate Spade" of her day, this lovely vintage hat fits the bill. Swirling geometric & floral retro print in copper, gold, chocolate & ivory colors. Front bow detail with brass button. Brown rayon~type lining with matching brown ribbon band (see label photo). A fabulous vintage hat with the mod/retro look that's so "in" for fall.
Label: Margaret Smith Gardiner, Maine
Fabric: no tag ~~ velour/velvet, rayon~type lining
Size: Marked "22" Measures: 22" atwa Height: 4"
Condition: Very Good.