Cynthia turns 50

Cynthia turns 50!

Red Hat Collection

Red Hatters
and the
young at heart


friends forever

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...

from Warning by Jenny Joseph
(purchase "Warning" on Books page!)

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!

The 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. The Red Hat Collection salutes all Red Hat women, as well as their younger "Pink Hat" sisters under 50.

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 every woman feel young, beautiful, and frisky-- regardless of her age and physical attributes.

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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 confidence!

Cynthia Van Arsdale, owner/webmaster
Red Hat Collection




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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 72 hours 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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