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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Regular price $ 425.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 425.00 USD
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Introducing the exquisite La Dolce Vita, a hat that encapsulates the essence of the sweet life with its sophisticated charm and elegant demeanor. Crafted with a discerning eye for detail, this hat is a standout creation from the esteemed Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute, a proudly woman-owned millinery nestled in the vibrant heart of New York City. This top hat is not just a mere accessory; it's a made-to-order treasure that reflects your personal style and the artisan's unmatched skill.

La Dolce Vita boasts a towering, fez-style crown that is both classic and contemporary, evoking the grandeur of bygone eras while remaining firmly planted in modern fashion. The upswept brim adds a dramatic flair, reminiscent of the sweeping vistas of Italian cinema, and is finished with a striking black patent leather piping that catches the light and the eye.

The textural interplay on this hat is truly remarkable—a ballet of matte and sheen, soft and sleek. The shiny black cord, layered gracefully over the subtle elegance of black matte grosgrain ribbon, creates a visual and tactile feast, ensuring that this hat will turn heads and stir conversations.

Whether gracing a gala or elevating a casual outing, La Dolce Vita will be your symbol of style and sophistication. Step out in confidence and let the world take note, for with La Dolce Vita atop your head, every entrance you make is sure to be unforgettable.


As a special gift to all of our customers, your hat will be shipped in a Cha Cha's House hat box, perfect for storing your new hat!




Dramatic Tall Crown, Upswept Brim, Patent Leather Piping, Satin Lining


Top Hat


100% Rabbit Furfelt, Lambskin, 50% Cotton 50% Rayon Grosgrain


Crown Height 6", Brim Length 3.5"


• Store in hat box, in cool, dry place
• Avoid getting your hat wet
• Handle by brim as much as possible
• Use lint brush or roller to clean surface


• Spot clean with a clean, soft tooth brush dipped in warm water
• Do not use soap or cleaning solution of any kind
• Email us if you have a tougher stain and we will do our best to help.

Shipping & Returns

Please note all hats are made to order and non-refundable. Shipping is free and hats ship in two weeks. For full terms + conditions, click here.

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  • Made in the USA

     All hats are made in NYC and are hand blocked on Cha Cha's collection of vintage and specially designed blocks. Cha Cha uses the finest quality straws and felts.

  • *Free Shipping

    Once shipped, expect delivery within the USA in 2-10 days.

    International delivery takes 10-20 days.

Custom Made vs. Made to Order

  • Custom Made

    Custom made hats are created with the client for a special occasion or holiday, horse racing events or just because. In this case we ask that you make an appointment to visit the studio either in person or virtually. We will discuss your needs, choose materials and trims and begin building your custom hat. If you are trying to match an outfit we ask that you provide a swatch. Prices for custom hats start at $650. Please visit the Custom Hats page for more information.

    We look forward to collaborating with you on your hat journey. 

  • Made to Order

    All hats on our website are made to order. Once you click buy we begin working on your hat. We order your materials and start gathering trims. You may notice slight variations in trim. This is due to availability, dye lot changes and of course feathers are each unique. You may notice something extra on your hat. Sometimes we get inspired and add an extra feather or a vintage pin that seems to fit just right on your hat. Especially if you are a repeat client and we have gotten to know your style. 

    Choosing your hat size is very important so we are sure to make a hat that will fit you well. Please visit the hat sizing guide for more information and tips on measuring your head if you are unsure of your head size.