Open in Downtown Los Angeles since 1939, California Millinery Supply Co. is a treasure trove and your only go to hat and millinery supply store in California, or perhaps one of the last still open in the nation? Truly a diamond in the rough – and one of DTLA’s best kept secrets in the Fashion District! At California Millinery you’ll find owner Irene Arroyo, a former stage and costume designer, offering great insight into the trends of hat making as well as the ever evolving neighborhood culture. Not only does she supply quality buckram and pre-made hat forms in all shapes & sizes, she has an amazing collection of vintage hat trims, straw braid, unique and rare Russian and French birdcage veil (netting) and – you can even learn how to make your own hat block!Though using straw braid to make hats is becoming a bit of a lost art form, Irene has an inspiring collection available in several colors and styles. I really can’t say enough about the collection of birdcage veil at California Millinery! They just don’t make it like they used to! The stock Irene has is truly precious and priceless!Irene makes just about any style of hat you can think of – from the ol’ fashion pill box, to pointy witch hats, mini-top hats, to fascinator forms & crowns. She can even make custom forms depending on your specific needs.
I love the rare and unique feather bird embellishments, pearl and rhinestone apliques, vintage flowers and fruit.
Not to mention… the collection of vintage silk and velvet ribbons…… and oodles of piping and trims in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
So next time you are visiting us at The Feather Place Los Angeles Showroom and have gotten all of your feather supplies, don’t forget to stop in and visit our friend and neighbor just a few blocks away at California Millinery located at 721 South Spring Street (Near 7th Street, next to the CVS) Los Angeles, CA 90014. You can also contact Irene to place orders by calling (213) 622-8746.
Tell her The Feather Place sent you!