About Us

We have made the incredibly difficult decision to close Hattitude on 12 January, 2022.  To those of you who have supported us over the years since our opening in 2015, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Remember - Hattitude is everything!  Wear your hats with aplomb and a good dose of attitude.

Established in 2015, Hattitude is New Zealand’s only, traditional, dedicated hat shop. It is owned and operated by two Kiwis Sharon McCavana and Nigel Barton. We both passionately believe that living in New Zealand, with our fierce sun, hats should be a part of our everyday attire.

Hats have been around for hundreds of years. They are, in our opinion, simply awesome. To name a few advantages, they offer protection, they keep you cool, they keep you warm, they offer a sense of style and they cover a multitude of sins! With so many sizes, colours, shapes and materials – there is one for everyone – you may just need us to help you find it.

We have some fantastic hatters here in New Zealand and in addition to NZ made, we stock some fantastic, high quality brands from overseas. Many of the brands we deal with have been around for over 100 years and are still family-based businesses.

If you are looking for a ​Fedora, Trilby, Panama, Beret, Cheesecutter, Top Hat, Bowler just to name a few - we've got you covered.

After 4 years in Parnell, in September 2019, we moved Hattitude to the iconic Queens Arcade in the central city. Sadly in January 2022 we decided to close the doors.


Hattitude, about us - owners Sharon & Nigel