About Us

Love hats? Look no further than Eclipse Hat Shop. Owner Sharon Hagerty is an authorized Stetson hat seller. Find fedoras, custom fur felt and straw, millinery, and vintage hats. The shop also services the resizing, repairs, cleaning and reblocking of hats too.

Sharon has a certificate in millinery from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History /costume history minor from SUNY Purchase. She has made one-of-a-kind hats since 1981. Her hats have been in British Vogue Magazine and films such as James and the Giant Peach, Jack, and Chaplin. Sharon was also a millinery instructor at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and a guest artist/instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Eclipse Hat Shop is one of the newest businesses to open its doors on Western Avenue, but the shop has a long history of being at Pike Place Market. In 1949, Herman Helmun started Eclipse Hat Shop in the Sanitary Market. Sharon met Herman and apprenticed under him for three years before taking over ownership of the shop in 1996. After a nearly 20 year hiatus, Sharon and the Eclipse Hat Shop have returned to the Market.