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I love creating one-of-a-kind, custom, hand-made hats for my clients. I’m passionate about making women look fabulous and feel amazing on their special day!
— Maria Etkind- Milliner

Bespoke Millinery


Maria Etkind Millinery is a custom millinery studio in New Orleans, Louisiana that creates one-of-a-kind hats, headpieces, and fascinators for women of all ages. Maria’s pieces are known for their clean lines, vibrant fun colors, and a vintage-inspired contemporary design aesthetic. Her level of craftsmanship and attention to detail shine through in every creation.


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Meet your milliner

Maria Etkind is a Panamanian graphic designer, fine artist, and New Orleans based milliner.

After living in New Orleans for 13 years, in 2014 she moved to The Hague, The Netherlands where she discovered the art of millinery. Upon taking her first course in hat making, a new passion was born. In the Winter of 2017 she moved back to New Orleans, Louisiana to open her own couture millinery studio.


Custom couture hats

Maria creates custom hats for many special events like the Kentucky Derby, The Royal Ascot, Mardi Gras parades, weddings, special events, and luncheons. When you enquire about buying a hat, you’ll experience a personal consultation. The event, your desired style, your outfit, and a complimentary color-way will be discussed to find the perfect custom designed piece for you. 

Couture orders are handmade and take 2-6 weeks, depending on style and material availability. It is advisable to book your orders in the late summer for Carnival, and well in advance for other seasonal events, although Maria is accommodating to help you with finding a solution for surprise events.

Fall2019 Hat Styles & Shapes

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Website photos by: @Karlaphotography & Andree Yvette Photography