The original felt President Obama Inaugural Hat designed for and worn by Aretha Franklin. Now on display at the Smithsonian Institute.
The back of the Woodward store where it all started in 1982. This was truly a family business with his parents, Luke, and 3 sisters all stocking hats and cleaning up after school and on weekends.
There were literally hundreds of hats on display in the Woodward shop. We had hats in every space possible and the basement was wall-to-wall material, feathers, lace, and rhinestones.
Our earliest advertisements were with WQBH and The Queen. Here is an ad featuring Han Song, the OG Mr. Song, with The Queen circa 1992. Luke's parents are now in their 80s and still an inspiration. The store has moved, but we still have the same phone number.