About Us

About us





This blog on vintage style is dedicated to Madge Beals Meredith, my grandmother, who was a milliner before she married and settled into her lifelong roles of housewife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Check out the Mississippi series covering my search for her 1917 hat shop in Scooba, Mississippi.










Pamela Hill Lappin is a writer on vintage style and the owner of MadgesHatbox.net, an online shop of vintage fashion.

You can also find Madge at Hatatorium Emporium and at 9th&Elm

Plus check out Madge’s newest shop,  Madge @Home for vintage home goods

Madge’s Manifesto

 Madge’s Manifesto

Attitude is Everything


A Great Hat can Change Your Day


Past is Prologue


Buy What You Like not how it’s Priced


Vintage Style is not a Costume


Good Taste is Always in Style – bad manners are not


Daytime Hats are not Meant for Evening – Ladies there are Rules About These Things!


Color, Color, Color


Rhinestones, Rhinestones, Rhinestones


Trashy is not Sexy


Wear Fashion, don’t let it Wear You


The Women Who Thinks She Can’t Wear Hats Just Hasn’t Found the Right Hat


Remember – WWCD (What Would Coco Do?):

“Before leaving the house, a lady should stop, look in the mirror and remove one piece of jewelry.”

Coco Chanel

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