sur la tete is the brain child of millinery designer Susan Lee. Ms. Lee began her career in hats while, as an art history student at The University of California San Diego, she worked part-time in sales at Village Hat Shop's retail stores in both Seaport Village and Horton Plaza. Her unique style, flair, good humor, and stellar work habits caught people's attention. As fate would have it, the hat retailer's long-time buyer and merchandise manager retired to full-time motherhood at the same time that Susan graduated from the University. She was offered the job, accepted it, and the rest is hat history. Susan literally traveled the world learning the millinery trade and buying hats. sur la tete represents her breakout from buyer to designer. Because of Ms. Lee's background as a retail buyer, this line brings together her deep understanding of what a customer is looking for with the fashion forward flair that is pure Susan. And to top it off (pun intended), these hats go from manufacturer to customer without middle distribution - what that means to you is great prices. Enjoy - be the first on your block to wear a sur la tete.
sur la tête is all about creating quality hats for women that remain affordable. As the primary distributor in the US, Village Hat Shop always has the latest styles in an array of colors and sizes - ensuring that you can find the sur la tête hat that you are looking for. Women's hats have never looked so good. Most styles are also available at our wholesale hats page.