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Top 7 Top Hats

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of top hats, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked top hats in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific top hats have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Riding Hat - Velvet Stripe

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Velvet Top Riding |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005479




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Stylish, well fitting, & historically accurate!
I loved my hat immediately upon opening the box! It is absolutely beautiful and fits well. The packaging kept it safe and is great to keep it in. This will be a wonderful addition to my Steampunk outfit.
Jun 21, 2017
Sandra A.
Morgan Hill CA
It's a stunner!
I am more than pleased with the velvet stripe riding hat. It looked delicious in the photos and it truly was in person. The materials and construction are high quality as I was hoping. The inner sizing band is a blessing for someone like me with a small head size. It is going to do double duty this February at a burlesque Mardi Gras event and anti-Valentine's Vampire Ball... I can't wait to show it off! I may add long netting to the back of the hat as I like this style feature in riding hats. You will love this hat!
Feb 5, 2016
kim seventeen
New York NY
Gave as a gift.
Photograph does not do the hat justice!
Jan 11, 2016

Ladies Riding Hat
Just looks lovely. A great style
Jan 4, 2015
Sharon A
Geeveston Ta


#2 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Riding Hat - Feather & Pleats

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Top Riding |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her

ITEM 005478




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

ladies riding hat
excellent quality. my wife loved it!
Jan 5, 2018
J Lord
Erie Pe
Good-looking piece
This is a good-looking piece. It is detailed and of high quality. I am looking forward to wearing it out!
Oct 30, 2017
Laura O.
Washington DC
I love it
Fantastic hat, totally in love with it. It goes everywhere with me.
Oct 27, 2016
Auckland No
Great Hat
I love this hat. It is high quality and looks great on. I feel fortunate to have found the Historical Emporium.
Nov 5, 2015
Portland OR
Really Nice!
This really is a nice hat, quite well constructed, looks very much more expensive than it actually is. The felt looks good and the interior is nicely lined as a good men's hat would be. There is a small drawstring to tighten the fit if necessary. I don't need it, as it fits over my hair nicely, but it looks like it would probably work. I don't think it mentioned in the ad that the under side of the brim is covered in black lace, a very nice touch. This hat would do nicely with a variety of decoration as a very nice wearing hat beyond the level of a simple costume. I am very pleasantly surprised. You won't be disappointed in this one!
Aug 27, 2015
Iowa City IA
This is such a classy, classic piece that goes funky as well...what fun!
Apr 30, 2015
Vancouver Br
Pretty Cool
I bought this for my wife who was not really on board with our planned steam punk train ride event. I was really worried it would be too small since it was the only size available and her hat size wasn't a lot smaller than my jumbo noggin. It fit her great, looked cool, and she got enthused enough to created a whole costume to go with it
Apr 9, 2015
Tom in Texas
Wylie Te
So cute!
Amazing deal, wonderful hat. Such fine quality, and I can use it for Steampunk gatherings AND for my Civil War Civilian reenacting. The hat is fine quality wool and even prettier than the photo. To make it even better, this item was shipped super fast and I got it in just a few days - and much earlier than promised. Love this site.
Mar 5, 2015
Simi Valley Ca


#3 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Mob Hat

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats White Cotton Caps Bathing Suits |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 001840




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.40/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

What a classic costume piece!! Construction was perfect.
May 30, 2019

ladies mob hat
Was pleased with item and with the timely manner it was received.
Apr 13, 2017
houston TX
Wish it was bigger
The sizing on this product was listed as one size fits most - but it really was too small for me. Why not add an inch or two to the diameter of the material and make it one size fits all?
Feb 24, 2016

Ladies Mob Hat
I purchased this cap to wear while working in a public kitchen. I hate the hairnets, baseball caps and OR scrub hats everyone else wears so I got this cap. I have had more compliments on my cap and would order again from this site.
Oct 31, 2015
Pittsburgh Pa
Very nice cap!
I got this to wear with the sleeveless bathing tunic but I also like to wear it with other outfits and I think it works very well with a Lolita maid outfit, it's very cute, I am very satisfied!
Jan 9, 2015
Cheyenne Rhodes
Lockport NY
Just the thing
Simple cap, but it's made well and looks good. I've worn and washed it a few times, and it's holding up nicely.
Dec 27, 2014

Ladies Mob Hat
The same with the Mob Hat, the elastic should be flexible to fit just about any size head. The material was not good. It was pretty though, everyone like it.
Jun 30, 2014
New Orleans Lo
Ladies Mob Hat
Good Quality
Mar 18, 2014
Hamburg NY
Ladies Mob Hat
I was a little disappointed with the size of the hat. I was expecting it to be more 'puffy' therefore more fabric used. I would have also preferred elastic instead of a drawstring - so I will inserted the elastic myself.
Feb 1, 2014
Donna Carson
Brisbane Qu
So cute
Looks great! I feel like I am back in time
Sep 6, 2013
Tina Elder
Coronado Ca
Has worked just fine - have told costumer about...
Sep 6, 2013

Downton Abbey, Here I Come!
I feel like Mrs. Patmore when I wear this cap! But I won't use salt instead of sugar... It's of fine quality and it will look perfect with my Cotton Pioneer Apron!
Aug 23, 2013
Laura Raposa Syre
Westport MA
Ladies Mob Hat
What a simple pattern! It irons very well as it will lay flat - can't wait to use it with the swimming dress. My ONLY disappointment in this outfit was that the bloomers were not available and I had to buy a pattern and material to make a pair.
Aug 23, 2013
Travelers Rest So
Mob Hat
I like it.
Mar 10, 2013
Blanche j. Vohland
Moraga CA
all ok.. thank so much. best regards..
Mar 1, 2013
kathy benliyan
rome It


#4 Rated Top Hat
Muslin Bonnet

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Ivory Muslin Bonnets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002348




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 15 reviews

Muslin Bonnet
My wife just adores this bonnet.
Mar 2, 2020
terry Mi
Loved it!
The bonnet was exactly as described and worked perfectly for my civil war reenactment event!
May 26, 2016
Turlock CA
The bonnet that I ordered fits perfectly, the color is perfect it matches my colonial dress. The arrival of my new bonnet was fast and I am really happy with my order. Pam
Oct 29, 2015
Middleburg Pe
Great Find
I have been looking for just this Bonnet. Upon arrival I was glad to have found this site. The fit was great and the material was of good quality. I would order again.
Jul 23, 2015
Jeane A Heath
Laurinburg NC
Muslin Bonnet
The bonnet does look authentic, but I added some ribbon and silk flowers to make it prettier.
Feb 18, 2014
Great bonnet
I love this bonnet! There were no washing instructions but it washed well and I hung it to dry. Great product at a fantastic price
Oct 11, 2013
Visalia Ca
Just what I needed
With a few adjustments and some ribbon and lace, I made this into a bonnet to wear in the reenactment of the battle of Lake Erie 1813.. I could not be more pleased.
Aug 24, 2013
D Gilliland
Heath Tx
Very cute bonnet..fits great...made well!
Aug 16, 2013
Perth On
Old fasion bonnet
I love my new bonnet. It will go well with the old-fashion day at my church.
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 6, 2013

Great Buy
Very pleased with this bonnet. Bought it for my daughter's school project but will use it for myself. Makes me feel like a Little House on the Prairie girl.
Jan 29, 2013
Sam R.
Solana Beach CA
Muslin Bonnett
My mother is 74 years old and I remember her telling me that she would like to have a bonnet. I just happened to stumble on your web page and there it was. I ordered the bonnet. I was amazed at the quality of material. I gave the bonnet to my mother for Christmas and she loved it. I know she loves the bonnet because she wears it all the time.
Jan 6, 2013
Gregory Reece Sr.
Gold Hill NC
whats this?
great service!!!look forward for future purchases.
Aug 24, 2012
betty darling
las vegas nv
Muslin Bonnet
I loved my bonnet. I used it when gardening to keep the sun out of my eyes and my hair off my neck. Will be buying more.
Jul 6, 2012
Terry Siminski
Georgetown TX
Muslin bonnet
How cute is this bonnet and bought back memories for my mother who was born in 1915. When you wear this Edwardian clothing you somehow take on that era. I wore this bonnet to Edwardian party and played the part well.
Sep 2, 2011
Redciffe Au


#5 Rated Top Hat
Hair Net - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Black Synthetic Hair Nets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007097




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.56/5.00 stars from 16 reviews

Not like picture...
I expected the hair net to be thicker and heavier, like the was thin, and after awhile, allowed my hair to slide through the holes of the netting, which affected the wearing time and costume appearance - it made me totally concerned about my hair instead of being my role.
Apr 27, 2018
Debra L Mills
The hair nets were well made, fairly priced and arrived on time. However, as the person who was conducting the school play pointed out, the hair nets are irregular in size, and larger than desired (my hair is bobbed). But this discrepancy in size is easily remedied by tucking the loose material under the elastic, up into the hair net. The nets are also fairly shiny and made from something like polyester, not natural materials. But I really like them, and would recommend them. I wear one everyday to work (I work in a historical candy shop) and even on my own time.
Sep 5, 2014
As Cold As Earth
Philadelphia PA
A Perfect Snood
I'm directing a period play and looked under several eras in several venues for a black snood, the kind women wore in the 1860's. I found the perfect item at Historical Emporium listed under 1940's. It will look lovely and authentic on stage. The price was reasonable (although tax and shipping cost more than the item.) It arrived quickly. No doubt I will come back to your site for future costuming needs. Thank you for existing.
Sep 27, 2013

Hair Net
This was a really nice hair net.
Aug 23, 2013
Snoods were so so
I ordered 10 snoods for my school's production of Crazy For You- The Gershwin Musical. The quality of the snoods were fine ... None of them have broken or torn or anything like that however they are all different sizes some of them don't fit around girls' heads and some of them are much too large... Some I them fit more like bun snoods and are extremely small so they only hold some hair and some hang down to the mid back and there is far more snood than hair. Also they did not have all the colors advertised nor a sufficient stock of other colors. Lucky for us our snoods were only seen from a 50 foot distance at the closest and the audience couldn't tell. They need to regulate snood size for sure but once they have that under control, these will be a great product!
Apr 26, 2013
S-B Wichman
Capistrano Beach CA
Hair Net
This is comfortable, easy to wear, and look so old fashioned, the crochet is attractive. I can wear it either alone, or with my hat. I will be buying more in different colors. Thanks!
Apr 12, 2013
McKenzie Kate
Springfield Or
it's a good old fashioned snood
i've been looking for a NICE snood for about a year now. all i could find were hand knitted ones that were bulky and not particularly attractive. the ones i purchased from the emporium were exactly what i was looking for; just a good old fashioned sleek snood. if the emporium expanded into the realm of the renaissance, i'd shop there more often. i do have my eye on some other goodies though.
Jan 28, 2013
st paul mn
So authentic and so hard to find in a regular store!
Jun 22, 2012
Karen King
Tucson AZ
Just What I Was Looking For
May 11, 2012

j hineline
The hairnets came in a timely fashion. The construction is very durable and heavy duty. I have a thick head of hair that also is long, it stands up well. I was very happy to find this product. When it gets hot I'd rather not have all my hair wadded up in a hair net and close to my head. It lets my hair still remain loose and the bottem catches all the hair that falls off the back of my neck, so its not flying all over. My husband says it actually is appealing on me, dosen't really look like a food service hair net, but it works as one.
May 11, 2012
J Hineline
Toledo Oh
Hair Net
Very nice authenic construction and it looks terrific!
Mar 6, 2012
Katherine Hurdle
Park City Ks
Hair Net
Excellent Hair Net! Very good quality that will not rip apart! It stayed in my hair without having to use bobby pins, and it did not slip.
Oct 10, 2011

Just What I Needed
Good quality. Fits perfectly. Just What I needed. Look like it will last a long time.
Jun 14, 2011
Floral Park NY
Comfortable and Classy
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this snood. It was very comfortable, looked nice, and stayed put on my fine, slippery hair without giving me a headache. (I did add a couple of bobby pins to hold it in place more firmly, but it stayed up fine without them.) I liked it so much I bought another one in brown!
Mar 16, 2011
Dr. D

Nov 15, 2010


#6 Rated Top Hat
Cotton Sun Bonnet - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Black Cotton Bonnets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007240




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Very nice fast shipping will buy again
Feb 14, 2018
Eric Bassett
perfect for sunny days
I have the black and the white bonnets. I wear them frequently and get lots of compliments. What I like the most is the little bit of stretch in the back. It stays on even in the wind without having to tie it under my chin. I wear them both ways. Perfect for hot summer days!
Jun 2, 2014
Kenai Al
this is perfect for what we need it for and it fits pretty good on an 8 year old's head!
May 9, 2014
sally costello
harrison OH
Les Miz
As an ensemble member in Les Miz, I have to be able to change looks frequently. This bonnet is perfect for the period. Best of all, it does not jut out so far as to block lighting. Love it!!
Oct 18, 2013
Patty V
Spring Hill Fl
Great quality
This bonnet is crafted very well and with excellent, quality material. It is sturdy as well.
Sep 6, 2013
Norristown PA
very nice Bonnet...a big THANK YOU AAA+++ seller
Nov 6, 2012
riverside ca
Sun Bonnet
The bonnett was top quality at a good price. Loved it.
Sep 12, 2012
Patterson mo.
Great Service
I was told when I called in my order that I would receive the merchandise in 8 business days. Everything was sent and arrived in 3 days. That far exceeded my expectations considering I live on the east coast. Thanks!
Aug 10, 2012
Alice Perry
Zephyrhills FL
Cotton Sun Bonnett
For $15.00 you can't go wrong. It is very lightweight and simple. I would wear it for a very casual occasion. It has very little shape, although the brim is still.
Oct 18, 2011
Snellville Ge
Great for our Costume Needs
This bonnet in black will be used as a mourning hat for the main character in our church play. Good quality and reasonable price. Arrived quickly enough. But it was very disappointing that the black duster that was ordered at the same time (in August) would not be available until Nov 15 and I had to cancel due to our play beginning.
Oct 17, 2011
Phoenix AZ


#7 Rated Top Hat
Cotton Sun Bonnet - White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats White Cotton Bonnets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007239




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.40/5.00 stars from 5 reviews

Fantastic products, great service, great shipping turn around. Love your web site, can not wait to order more.
Jan 11, 2013
jeanne cheary
Sun Bonnet
This is a quality made, authentic product that was received sooner than expected.
Jan 17, 2012
It does what it is supposed to do!
Nice quality. WIsh the fabric was a poly-cotton blend to avoid having to iron the crown! Washes nicely. Ties need to be MUCH longer!
Jan 9, 2012

Very Dickens!
I needed several sun bonnets for our production of "A Christmas Carol" and these are perfect! Great price and sewing quality, and dye-able. Grand!!
Nov 8, 2011
Nice Bonnet
Just nice, comfortable bonnet. Longer ties would be helpful - they're barely long enough to tie (unlike picture).
Oct 20, 2011


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