Hat Hire

How it works

STEP 1 : Select a hat

STEP 2 : Select the booking date 1 day BEFORE the day you need your hat! This ensures we send it so that it arrives in plenty of time. All rentals are for a period of 3 days. We send your hat so it arrives on the date you select. For Collection in Store you simply collect your hat on the date you have selected. 

STEP 3 : Select delivery option, Pay for your Hat and the deposit fee.

STEP 4 : Return your hat by post or in person and we return your deposit.

All the details

We have a large collection of one-off hats that are available to hire. There are many more that are not on the website. Hiring one of our hats or fascinators is a great way to source an original ‘last minute hat’ and allows for a wider range of clients to be able to wear a handcrafted Panama & Pearl headpiece. Hat hire is also an environmentally aware way to secure a high end fashion item that you may only want to wear a limited number of times. Please check out the hat hire section of the website to see some of the rental collection. I also have a number of genuine vintage hats that are also available for hire. Hat hire is only available to Irish customers.

If you would like further information on the hats we have available to hire, or arrange an appointment to try on some pieces, please email [email protected]. When coming to your appointment, I advise to bring your outfit and accessories with you that the piece you choose compliments all aspects of your outfit.

All hire fees listed on the website are based on collection of the headpiece and three day rental. A  deposit of 20 euro is required which is refundable on the return of the hat/headpiece in the same condition as on which it was hired.
If you require the headpiece to be posted to you, the cost will include this, which is 22 euro registered post. If you wish for it to be couriered to you, this can also be arranged.

Nationwide delivery and collection service is available on all hats hired at a cost of €22 .
You will receive your hat through an post with a prepaid address label to attach to the box. You then return it to any post office in Ireland the day after your rental period (day 4). At the post office you will receive a proof of purchase receipt for your records.

The hat hire period is three days. The headpiece should be returned (or posted(registered)/couriered ) back the next working day after the event. The late return of any item will be charged at the rate of 10 euro per day after day 3.  Arrangements can be made in advance for a longer hire duration by agreement.

Panama & Pearl Millinery reserves the right to retain the full deposit if the item is returned marked or damaged in any way. This includes but is not limited to, dents, holes, pen marks, make-up and rain marks. The hired item should not be returned smelling of smoke, perfume or hair products. If this happens the deposit will be retained. Under no circumstances are customers to attempt to clean any hats themselves. Whilst the weather is beyond control, please keep the hat under an umbrella at all times when it is raining and be aware of certain fabrics and features of hats being more susceptible to weather damage in bad conditions. If the headpiece is damaged beyond repair, the customer will be liable to pay the cost of replacement and the security deposit will be taken into account when costing.

All hats will be supplied in a hat boxes, these must be returned with the hired hat. Customer will be liable to a 10 euro charge to cover the cost of replacing any hat boxes not returned. The full hire fee will be refunded for cancellations made 14 calendar days prior to the hire date less any payment processing fees incurred.

The full hire fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 14 calendar days prior to the hire date.

If returning a headpiece by registered post or courier, headpieces must be packaged securely (and insured to the value with proof of postage if by registered post). The hat/headpiece remains the responsibility of the hirer until it is received back safely .

PLEASE NOTE: Hat Hire service is only available to customers on the island of Ireland.

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Terms and Conditions

Please see below for these additional terms and condition for our hat hire service.

  1. The hired hat remains the property of Panama & Pearl at all times. Panama & Pearl is not liable for
    a) delay for failure to deliver due to circumstances beyond its control and
    b) any damage or injury caused by the hired item.
  2. The full hire fee of the hat is payable on reservation. In making this reservation you are confirming that you agree to these terms and conditions.
  3. The hat should be collected from and returned to Panama & Pearl at the time agreed in the hire contract, unless other arrangements have been made.
  4. Upon collection, a deposit is required.
  5. The late return of any item will be charged at a rate of €20.00 per day.
  6. Should the item not be available, for example due to damage or non-return by previous hirer, Panama & Pearl will endeavour to find a suitable alternative. However as the exact style and colour cannot be guaranteed and if a suitable alternative is not found, liability is limited to the return of the hat hire charge.
  7. All customers are required to check their hat / headpiece to ensure it is complete and in good condition when collecting the hired item.
  8. These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with Irish Law.
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