Charm Magazine
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Charm Magazine

1940s St. Patrick's Day Fashion From Charm Magazine

As usual, Madge was rummaging around at an estate sale a few months ago and came across a couple of issues of Charm Magazine from the 1940s.  Having never heard of the publication, but bowled over by the ads and editorial, she took the issues ...

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Leslie James Hats
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What’s In a Label? Leslie James Hats

This month in honor of National Hat Day, January 15,
Madge is featuring some of her favorite milliners.

WHAT'S IN A LABEL? LESLIE JAMES HATS

The first hat I purchased was at an antique store in my hometown of Wichita, Kansas.  I was in middle school and the hat was a faux leopard number, prob...

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scooba mississippi
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Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

Madge in Mississippi
Opening an online shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner.   Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search of a hat shop my grandmothe...

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