Founded in 1990 by designer, Karyn Gingras, the shop at 462 College Street has become a landmark, where visitors can glimpse vintage hat molds and blocks amidst an array of casual, couture, classic, cocktail, vintage and romantic hats.
At Lilliput Hats, all the work is done in the store workshop. Using time-honoured techniques and the finest materials, Karyn, and her skilled team of associates, fashion a varied line of exquisite, handmade hats, as well as custom-designed creations for weddings, holidays, fashion events, television commercials and films.
Lilliput Hats are in the collections of Rachel McAdams, Celine Dion, Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Oh and the former Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson. Hats are also sold at Holt Renfrew and other fine boutiques across Canada and the United States.