About us


Paris born, with a strong European appreciation for fashion and style, Maria began creating hats for high end boutiques in Canada and the U.S. in the early 1990’s. The popularity of her designs led to the opening of her own store, Le Chapeau Rouge, in Calgary in 1990. She shifted her attention to wholesale in the late 1990’s, providing hats to over 15 stores across Canada and the U.S. Maria is a graduate of Interior Design from Mount Royal University as well as a graduate of The Alberta College of Art and Design. She recently (2015) took a class with Melbourne milliner Louise Macdonald. Some of her hats can be seen on CBC's Frankie Drake Mysteries.

Today, Maria focuses her attention on custom creations, from everyday wear to hats for any occasion. Her creative talents (She is also a recognized artist www.mariacurcic.ca and a Dj at www.radioradio.ca ) ensure that each design is unique and memorable.

All prices in the shop are in US Dollars. Custom is available on some items in the store.

If you are in Canada, you can purchase Maria's hats here or in Victoria, BC  at Bodacious Lifestyles,  2-1113 Langley Street (behind Murchie's) carrying mostly one of a kind creations.