Our neighborhood holds so many little gems, and I just happened upon one of our best! I was so happy to meet Mr. Anthony and visit his store, “Major Hats and Suits” located at 102 Royall Avenue (next to the Sweet Shop).
Mr. Anthony starting selling hats 20 years ago, after attending church one Sunday and realizing the ladies of our community could benefit from a resource to find a variety of new hats! Ten years later he opened his shop and has been a trusted source for not only the ladies from church, but for such organizations as The Hat Ladies Of Charleston, The Red Hat Ladies, The Hat Divas and more!
And hats are not all he sells, there is a selection of jewelry and men’s and ladies’ suits on hand as well. If would like a suit not in stock, Anthony can have one delivered in about 4 days.
Open from 10am-7pm Mon-Sat, the store itself is adorable and features a variety of hats in all colors and styles! Prices are reasonable, ranging from about $40-$100. I felt like a kid in a candy shop! Seriously, it is a really fun place, and wearing a hat can add oodles of flair to your outfit! And let’s face it ladies, what’s not to love about a new hat for Easter or such fun events as The Charleston Cup? So be sure to pop in and say hi or “like” his page on Facebook. Mr. Anthony will be happy to help you with the perfect hat for any occasion!
Quote from Archie Burkel: “When The Hat Ladies Of Charleston need a new hat, they head right over to see Mr. Anthony! Not only does he have the finest hats, he’s personable and generous. He’s simply a nice man who sells nice hats!”