• Vintage pillbox hat by Bonta Creatrice
  • Bonta Creatrice Vintage hat
  • Bonita Creatrice label
  • Vintage pillbox hat by Bonta Creatrice
  • Bonta Creatrice Vintage hat
  • Bonita Creatrice label

Vintage 1960s Leopard Pillbox Hat by Bonta Creatrix


Fabulous leopard pillbox hat by Bonta Creatrice.

Leopard is our favorite color  🙂 and this fabulous leopard pillbox hat proves our point!
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 20″ (51); Outside Diameter: 7″ (17.5); Height of Crown 3″ (7.5).
Era: 1950s.
Mark/Label:  Bonta Creatrice; Mirolour Italy, felt.
Truly One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.


If you love leopard, you’ll love Bonta Creatrice this leopard pillbox hat.

Leopard Pillbox Hat Details

  • Fabulous leopard pillbox hat.
  • A true pillbox, meant to sit on top of your head.
  • Two combs help keep this hat in place.
  • Inside lace sweatband.
  • This hat is made of pony leather which is the made from hair side of cow or goat hides.  The hide is sheared, then dyed to resemble animal skin such as leopard or zebra.

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.

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

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