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About Berry Rutjes

‘I haven’t got a head for hats.’ That is a myth. The art is knowing which hat suits you: your face and, above all, your personality. A fabulous fedora, a Victorian riding hat, a pillbox, a fascinator, a flamboyant floppy hat, an asymmetric shape… What you need is expert advice. And I would love to give it to you.

After my fashion training in The Hague, I attended the London College of Fashion where I specialised in the traditional, artisan techniques of millinery (hat making). And in 1990 I established my own milliner’s shop: Berry Rutjes Jr. Hatdesign. This is where I design and make hats, including elegant hats for special occasions such as:

  • weddings
  • funerals
  • baptisms
  • a garden party
  • a day at the races
  • an elegant afternoon tea

But I make hats for everyday use too, including a collection of cheerful rain hats. I design hats for all kinds of women, from a ‘Prinsjesdag’ hat for Queen Máxima to a fascinator for a sweet student. And every time, it is a joy to see a happy woman leave the salon with her hat (and beautiful hatbox!). Everything comes together in a hat: creativity, craftsmanship and looks.

Salon Royal

From Wednesday till saturday you are welcome from 11.00 till 17.00 in my Salon Royal, Noordeinde 182 The Hague.

Make an appointment
A visit to the salon of Berry Rutjes Jr. Hatdesign is also possible by appointment on another day . Together, we will take the time to try out different models. A part of the collection is in stock, but generally I will make your hat to order, with the perfect fit. Any ideas you may have about colour or material are a welcome challenge.

Of course, I am more than happy to give you advice on the perfect hat for you, but you can also order directly via my webshop.