I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published September 4th 2013
Hats, hats, hats!
Whether you love wearing hats, looking at hats, or trying on hats just for fun…the Gordon Hat Shoppe is the perfect place for you.
Gordon is a quaint, picturesque village located between Ballarat and Ballan. This charming town is about an hour and a half drive from Melbourne or Geelong and will suffice as a lovely day trip for you and your loved ones. Gordon is a unique place with a historic charm, and some quirky shops to intrigue and delight. This is where we come to the Gordon Hat Shoppe.
In a beautifully restored colonial Anglican church with gorgeous gardens, this Hat Shoppe is more than it appears. After admiring the perfectly maintained gardens and patting the adorable Golden Retriever dog out the front, stepping inside the Hat Shoppe will make you smile with contentment.
The Hat Shoppe specialises in a range of Harris Tweed patchwork headwear. The Scottish and Irish inspired hats will provide everyone with a sense of entertainment – whether you're laughing at your friend trying on some funny hats, or finding a surprisingly perfect fit for your head. The atmosphere here combines antiquity, quirkiness, and a clear sense of purpose in quality product making.
Stay and chat to the friendly owners of the Hat Shoppe who are delightful and up for a good chin-wag. Their story of how they began the Hat Shoppe and the passion and quality care that goes into making the hats will leave you feeling a little bit inspired.
Heading up to Gordon will make for a perfect day trip. Why not stop off for morning tea in Ballan and head onto Ballarat for lunch. One thing is for sure – you'll never find another Hat Shoppe quite like this one!