The Hat Girls design and create custom head-wear for all occasions, specializing in the Kentucky Derby. The hat designers Rachel Bell | Kate Welsh have been best friends for 16 years since attending high school together at duPont Manual. Kate and Rachel are Louisville natives who live for fashion and seeing their wearable art comes to life on each and every client. Now in their fourth Derby season, the Hat Girls are thrilled to be a premier sponsor of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival.
Kate Welsh completed her study of fashion design at Columbia College in Chicago. Rachel Bell loves to create and is the consummate “people” person, with a flair for marketing The Hat Girls creations.
Whether you desire an elegant fascinator or a couture millinery piece, The Hat Girls have you covered for the Kentucky Derby and all other special occasions!