Those of us who appreciate authenticity and quality didn’t get enough of Yovanni Mero Pachay’s beautiful Panama hats during his first visit to Palm Beach. Earlier this year, the fifth generation Master Weaver demonstrated his unique millinery skills and displayed a selection of Montecristi hats at Lars and Nadine Bolander’s Studio 1696. Due to high demand, Yovanni is returning, this time on the Avenue at Sequin
“These hats are not only the real deal,” says local Palm Beacher Richie Horowitz, “they are a fabulous deal! I’ve bought many Montecristi hats over the years, and these prices are less than half what I paid in St. Bart’s and London.”
A long-time favorite for chic world travelers, Montecristi hats’ fine weaving allows it to be rolled and packed in its signature box.
Meet Yovanni, watch him at work, walk out with a hat that fits your budget or request a custom Montecristi
Welcome Yovanni Tuesday September 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm
Yovanni will also be at Sequin, 219 Worth Avenue September 28-29, 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Prices begin in the low $100’s and may go up to the thousands….
Trivia information: Why are they called Panama Hats?
Legend has it that President Theodore Roosevelt brought the hats to popularity in North America when photos were taken of
him wearing one while visiting Panama. But that’s not the only story. As the hats were shipped through the Isthmus canal in Panama before they hit the shores around the world, someone mistakenly thought the hats came from the country famous for its canal. Who knew one person’s misunderstanding would lead to the rest of the world following suit?