Posted 3 years ago
This mixed materials hat was sold by high-end department store Frost Bros. Drips of pearls atop velvet and grosgrain with star-shaped and rhinestone beading.
Dating from the 60s, this hat was made in Austria by Marisia for William. When I see something like this today, it's fun to guess at how much something like this would cost to be produced in our economy.
Frost Bros. was an expensive retail store known for its customer service that began in San Antonio, Texas. It began in 1917, growing to expand beyond Texas, changing ownership several times (Manhattan Industries, Garfinckel/Brooks Brothers, Sam Wyly) and until 1989 when it was liquidated.