What a beautiful close hat in bright lime green by Bonita Creatrice. Don’t you love that big bow in the back.
Bright Green Close Hat Details
- Bright lime green close hat.
- Large bow in back.
- Cream trim.
- Lovely lace lining
- Close hats are designed to fit most women.
- Circa 1950s.
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.
About Bonta Creatrice
Growing up in Philadelphia and orphaned at age 18, Loretta Bonta took up the millinery trade at a young age. She apprenticed with a French milliner then based in Philadelphia, then took a job in the hat department of a local department store where she became friends with Hans Harberger, the future Mr. John, one of the most famous milliners of all time.
Bonta married then moved to Atlanta in 1928 where she set up a hat shop in her own home. Her focus was on one-of-a-kind custom hats for the cream of Atlanta society as shown on her label “Bonta Creatrice”. Often, she would make a hat to coordinate with a specific outfit of the client. Her clientele was by invitation only, making her hats more desirable.
As hats faded from fashion, Bonta retired in 1971 and passed away in 1989 at age 96. Her hats are highly collectible and so well made, many are in remarkably good shape.
Shipping & Returns
Items are normally shipped within 5 business days. Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times. If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price. Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class. Please see our Shipping Information for rates.
International buyers handle all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE effective July 1, 2021, EU members are charged VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates at the time of importation.
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