When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter...
by Jenny Joseph
(purchase "Warning" on
That's the poem that started it all. Since it was written in 1961, the red
hat has come to symbolize a woman's right to have fun at any age--
and to do it in style!
Red Hat Ladies was founded in 1972 by Sue Crumley of Austin, Texas.
In 2000, a similar group called the
Red Hat Society
was organized by Sue Ellen Cooper of Fullerton, California. It went from a
local club to an international organization practically overnight when
Romantic Homes Magazine
did a feature article on them.
This website is not affiliated with either organization.
Red Hat Collection
salutes all Red Hat women, as well as their younger "Pink Hat" sisters under
A "red hat" is more than a piece of jewelry or a handbag. It makes a
statement about the wearer. Whether in a club or not, all women can benefit
from the spirit of the "red hat". It symbolizes a woman's refusal to become
old-minded, boring, and rigid. This site is dedicated to supplying elegant
jewelry and accessories to make
feel young, beautiful, and frisky-- regardless of her age and physical
Navigation links are located at the bottom of every page.
All jewelry comes with a red faux leather box (example shown above), or in a
red or purple velvet pouch. Free gift-wrapping is available on most items.
While most sites are busy cutting expenses, Red Hat Collection goes the extra
mile to make your shopping experience a pleasure. So relax and shop with
Cynthia Van Arsdale, owner/webmaster
Red Hat Collection
(9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)
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WARRANTY: Satisfaction guaranteed. Full exchange or store credit,
less S/H both ways. 10% restocking fee on multiple items.
RETURNS: Email within
of receipt that your order is being returned, stating the reason for the
return. Embroidered items and custom hats may not be returnable. Email before
shipping to protect your warranty.
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