Studios + shops

The first Teressa Foglia Hat Studio + Shop opened in New York City in December '17 and now we have locations in Malibu, Laguna Beach, and Houston! We invite you to visit our spaces to shop our selections, meet for your custom hat fittings, host an event, or feature your independent brand products.

the maker

Teressa Foglia is a modern milliner with a serious case of wanderlust.

An avid hat lover her entire life, Teressa took a hat-making course for fun while she was in Europe in the summer of 2016, and it led her to switch careers entirely. After strangers started asking to purchase hats right off her head, she knew she had something special. She designed her first collection in New York City in 2017 while simultaneously setting up shop in Sunset Park, opening the first Teressa Foglia creative studio in December 2017. Now, we are creating Big Hat Magic in our three experiential retail locations across California and Texas.

The hats

I started with a passion for creating custom, one-of-a-kind hats as unique as the wearer. Every hat is handmade using the highest quality sustainably sourced materials in our studios and customized onsite in open retail concepts in Malibu, Laguna Beach, Houston + Dallas.

A huge part of what we think makes our hats so special are the trims they’re adorned with. Often sourced at antique markets while traveling like Les Marchés aux Puces in Paris to independent makers markets in Sardinia, Ibiza, Tokyo, and Bali - we’re always looking for vintage grosgrain, antique fabrics, suedes, leathers, charms and jewelry.

Designing a custom hat with us is really when you can use your imagination- from bringing in heirloom charms to hand embroidering meaningful dates and phrases- it’s your opportunity to create something magical.

In addition to custom designs, we have our bespoke, ready-to-wear collection both online and in-store. The interior of each hat is lined with a one-of-a-kind vintage silk, making every design truly a work of art.

Sustainability is at the core of our brand - from the materials we source, to creating a product that is made to last forever, supporting local artisans, and lifting up other female founders. 

the journey

We believe that life is colorful, boundary-less, and filled with moments encapsulated by, “you had to be there to believe it.” So, be there. Buy the plane ticket. Break the rules. Life is your own masterpiece; a canvas that spans the globe. After all, nothing fun happens while drawing inside the lines.


When chasing adventures, all you need is a timeless hat, and perhaps a passport. Your hat is your ultimate travel companion, offering shade from the sun while you’re chasing it.


Follow our journey here and on Instagram + Tik Tok to see brands we love, people we admire, and to find out where we’re headed next...