Hat Boxes

Keep your favourite headwear in pristine condition no matter how many times you take it out with a helping hand from OnBuy's fantastic online selection of hat boxes. Ideal for protecting and securely storing your must-have accessories, a hat box is an easy way to keep your hat collection neat, tidy and wonderfully organised. Available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to accommodate every kind of hat, you'll be spoilt for choice!

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About Hat Boxes

Now you've amassed an impressive collection of hats, it's important to give them the protection they deserve. Thankfully, our online shelves are bursting with handy hat boxes specially designed to keep your headwear in pristine condition. Ready to snap up in a huge range of shapes and sizes to suit practically every kind of hat, this category is packed with hat boxes suitable for storing both women's and men's hats.

What is a hat box?

A hat box (also commonly known as a bandbox, hatbox, hat bucket and hat tin), is a container that enables you to store and transport headgear to protect it from dust and damage. Although the name may suggest otherwise, they aren't always box-shaped. In fact, they’re commonly oval, round, or hexagonal in shape - but they all offer the same level of protection for your hats to ensure their longevity. While often deep and round to accommodate traditional formal hats, some square-shaped hat boxes are ideal for storage as they can be easily stacked on top of each other, allowing you to make the most of your limited wardrobe space.

Reaching its height of popularity in the 19th century, hat boxes have always been an essential for safely storing and protecting your favourite accessories. Typically, they're made from materials such as cardboard, leather and metal - depending on just how fancy you need your hat box to be. Plus, some of the more expensive creations will often come complete with straps, a carrying handle, and even a padded or lined interior for that extra luxurious touch. Soft, silk-lined hat boxes in particular are great for protecting your hat from any scuffs or scratches that may occur during transport.

Can I decorate my hat box?

Of course! There are many ways in which you can decorate a hat box if you want to give it more personality. Paint it, draw on it, doodle and graffiti it, or even use stickers on it to give it your own personal flair. Not to mention, painting a hat box is a great way to add your own personality to your hat storage. You can use any kind of paint such as acrylic or spray paint. Make sure you mark off the spots you don't want to be painted using painter's tape and ensure you use a primer if the outside of the box is smooth and shiny. Paint it with your design and wait for it to dry before putting in your best pieces of headwear. 

How should I store my hats?

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to storing your hats. You can keep them safe inside hat boxes, store them on hat stands on a shelf if you like to display them, or hang them on hooks. Make sure you’re able to protect them from dust and damage and you're good to go. If you have some old or vintage hats you don’t want to throw away, there's plenty of options you can use to store them. Use a hat box to keep them free from dust and damage or use wardrobe storage to keep them organised. If your hats are foldable or crushable you could place many of them in storage boxes or organisers without damaging them.

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