Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The origins of the phrase "I'll eat my hat."

The origins of the phrase "I'll eat my hat."

The leftover pieces of pork and beef that are generally considered either not
edible or really awful, used to be made into a kind of stew called "hatte."
When a person was really, REALLY sure of something they would state it and if
 not correct would agree to eat the "hatte."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

One Day Pop Up Sale TODAY 12/7/2011

www.hatsupply.com  is having a one day sale!
20% off all order over $100.00  Good 12/7/2011 thru midnight!
Good for on line orders only.  Good at the time of order only.
Be sure to enter your coupon code:  Go4it

Hope you are enjoying the tutorials Hats By Leko has been e-mailing you. 
If you haven't recieved them yet, sign up on our home page at www.hatsupply.com

We will be open all days that UPS or Fed Ex are shipping!  So never fear, we have your back covered in case you need last minute supplies!
Happy Holidays!
Leko

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FREE Hat Making Lessons from www.hatsupply.com + $20.00 off shipping

Hats By Leko has been creating Hat Making Tutorials for YOU.
Our customers have been e-mailed these gems.  For anyone else who would like to recieve them plus more gifts, including Private Sales please:
Go to www.hatsupply.com   In the middle of our home page look for a large box.
Enter your name, e-mail address and check the Newsletter box and you your fun will begin!

Also if you purchase while you are there then remember to use our Coupon Code: HBL4U in our secured shopping cart to get up to $20.00 off of your shipping.
This offer is good thru December 31, 2011.
Offer good for on line orders only placed in our shopping cart.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM us at HBL (Hats by Leko) to you!
 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

HATS BY LEKO WILL PAY YOUR SHIPPING

Hats By Leko will pay your shipping up to $20.00!

When:  9:00 am PST 10/5/2011 through midnight 10/14/2011

Coupon Code: hatsupply


(You must put in the code in our secured shopping cart at www.hatsupply.com  in order to get the discount.  You can not ask for it later!   This promotion applies to on line orders only!)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

POP SALE! Friday Sept 23rd all day! One day only!

What:  POP SALE!

When: Friday, Sept 23rd, all day PST

10% off $28.00 thru $99.00 order
20% off $100.00 and up!

Coupon Code:  HAT UP

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hatsupply.com Blog special coupon!

Surprise coupon, good on any order over $100.00 , not including shipping.
Good for August 12th only.  $20.00 off.  coupon code: Blog

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'VE NOTICED YOU ARE SCARED!

I've noticed that many of my customers are scared right now.  Bad economy, disrupted weather patterns, family problems... Whatever the problem...it is there to serve you (us).   We all have things to learn from our problems and when we get the lesson they become gifts.  So let's see it all as a gift from the beginning and STOP ATTACKING,  Breathe.  And know that I am here to serve my customers. I want what you want for yourself.   I love what I do and enjoy taking care of you.  Knowing that...we can work to hold each other up.

My Attitude I Promise Myself


To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet

To help all my friends feel that there is something in them

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements for the future

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature I meet a smile

To give so much time to the improvement of myself that I have no time to criticize others

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

My Attitude…..Is My Life!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FREE SHIPPING up to $20.00

FREE SHIPPING up to $20.00 off (or whatever actual shipping is if it is less than $20.00).


Offer ends Mothers Day May 8th!     Good for orders at  http://www.hatsupply.com/
Coupon Code:  go HBL

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Philosphy

The Philosphy

Women have been hiding out for a long time, even dressing to hide as if to say, don't notice me, let me blend. We have developed the ability of blending into our surroundings and being unnoticed. This was a powerful gift at the time. This ability has allowed us to observe and gain the ability to know what would happen next. It has also allowed us to feel safe. Blending has taught us the art of oneness. Women understand camouflage.

But new times require new strategies. It is time to drop our camouflage and take on our power as women. Anais Nin said, “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”.
When you wear a hat it is like medicine for the soul. The hat is the expression of who we are as women in every moment! The hat is your dreams of who you can be. It facilitates the different parts of who you are. With the wave a the hat, viola, you are mysterious, no you are sexy, now proper and now playful.
You cannot hide in a hat. You will be noticed-especially by men. To men you become a lady when you don a hat. One which they rush to open doors for. To women you become an inspiration, reminding them that they have a closet full of hats that they have not had the courage to wear.
When you wear a hat you now become the dream that started when the hat was conceived. The original energy that was put into the hat does not die, it only changes forms and owners. The dream doesn't die, it is passed on, sometimes from generation to generation. And when you see a woman in a hat in the next car on the freeway the dream grows and we as woman acknowledge each others growth. It is the symbol of the feminine which is so needed for us to share such a vision. For I tell you, thus is how you will “GO AHEAD AND BLOOM”.   Leko

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Where Good Ideas Come From, By Steven Johnson

video
This video by Steven Johnson, explains how inspiration is combined with other ideas out in our environments to eventually become our own.   When you "Mash Up" your ideas, for instance with a historical hat idea and then combine it with colors that come from the military it becomes yours.
This is the ability that gives us the competitive edge! We can make mash ups more often and faster and compete with a large corporation, who more often then not, is lifting 'as is' ideas from you.  By the time they have them made overseas you have created a new line and marketed it. Also Shoot then Aim.  Get your idea out there. If it doesn't work try something different, but if it does then is the time to aim and do it bigger.  
  One of the biggest sources of growth in the economy is the emergence of the under 35 age group. The new younger generation is very savvy.  They EXPECT to take the basic jeans and t-shirt look and make it their own.  They expect to be involved in EVERY part of the design, thus making it personal. They are very connected and take mash ups for granted as just how it is. They may all have I Phones but they personalize when they add their own apps, games etc.  They also expect to pre-shop on line after there friends have 'Shared' with them.
   I who have thousands of hats bought one the other day on line at a discount site.  I went on line to view more for http://www.hatsupply.com/ from the parent company.   The company blocked me from seeing their designs on their website.   The only way to see their hats was to go to a Wholesale Show.  They had no contact info besides listing retail stores who sold their products most of which had no online presence.  They were not open to the new conversation.  They lost my business and are losing business for their retailers.  I like that their intent was to protect their customers but instead they could have helped their retail customers by advertising for them. A more open approach and one that works to support their retail presence.
      I can create a mash up from my new hat that I love and combine it with my own ideas and others out there and new materials which I have 18,000 square foot of at my Hats By Leko warehouse!  It won't look anything like the original which is a mash up in and of itself.  That's what I love about it.  It took a Russian hat feel and combined it with a 40's look and a ski cap. Who would have thought? And the materials were unexpected.  You too can make many materials available to customers.  We ship FAST because we have in stock products so that you can Fullfill their Wishes easily.  Choice is good and essential.  With choice our fans can make it their own.
     Remember the under 35 age group are buying.  The question is will they by from you.
     So what are the  lessons?  OPEN UP to let your customers in and involve them. Play mash up with them. Become more available on line.  Spend more time exposing yourself to new ideas (follow our blog) even in different areas than your own.  And if you want more people to notice you "Hat Up" like never before in more ways than ever and the whole world will Hat Up with you.

Monday, February 21, 2011

HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS?







SO WHY THE DIFFERENT LOOKS?
I have been creating magical moments to stack. " Hallelujah Energy". I have also been embracing different parts of myself, ex. Silver hair embraces the fun wise woman becoming more prominent.
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU
and YOUR BUSINESS?
Doing business in the OLD WAY is not effective. Many who stick to old methods join chat rooms to find kindred people who complain about their state of affairs (negative). They get to be RIGHT, but this does not help them be fulfilled nor does it help them generate Repeat RAVING FAN CUSTOMERS.
In the NEW WAY of doing business, you embrace all the parts of yourself, you use everything as energy to spur you on (positive). You share the VALUE that you are already getting from your life and product.
You can no longer just show up at a craft fair and sell your old designs. Hats are so hot now that every clothes vendor is also selling hats as part of the outfit in one stop shopping!
WHAT CAN YOU OFFER THAT THEY CAN NOT?
They are stuck buying the same old designs from importers.
You the designer, can sell NEW designs! What does the Fun Wise Woman in you LONG to wear? What does the flapper in you LONG to wear? What does your customer in front of you want to wear? Ask them and give them what they want and what they dared not want. Fulfill the unfulfilled part of them.
If you are personally creating magical moments in your own life you can help your customer have magical moments when donning your design. You are not in the business of selling just hats, your are in the business of selling magical moments. You are in the business of Granting Happiness. Your customers are overwhelmed in a world of too much information AND doomsday economic predictions. Give them an experience of VALUING THEMSELVES.
HOW MUCH IS THAT WORTH? EVERYTHING. Who among you has put on a hat a felt uplifted. Pass it forward. The world is craving what you have to offer. But remember, if you are craving it...give it to yourself first.
Change it up, Hat up!
Leko, for consultation Ask Hatsupply.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Who is behind the mask?

Franc Fernandez, designer to you know who! Check him out.
Do you think this hat is made from black buckram?
Or maybe black crinoline. Any guesses?




Friday, February 11, 2011

The Fashionate Traveller







These are pictures from The Fashionatetraveller.com site
She totally rocks!
She speciallizes in Alternative Fashion and Travel.
No playing small for her. So inspiring.
Who are you when you are playing full out YOU?
No one else can do you!
Can the real you come out and play!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Origami Trend Ah Ha

Origami Trend
Makes me want to play! Fun and Inspiration feed each other.



Pink and Origami! There is more than one winning formula.
Defy the odds, set a new standard! Hat Up!
Beige's, Browns, Grey, Platinum, All Pinks, Black....hmm m m
Set off with brights (Turquoise, Orange, Gold)... Ah Ha
That's what I'm talking about...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Evolving Influence Fashion Blogger Conference


http://evolvinginfluence211-estw.eventbrite.com/

Check this out. NYFW Fashion Blogger Conference. Evolving Influence! Feb 10-11, 2011
What Fun! I want to go.

Hey you guys, we are on Twitter now. Twitter/hatsupply follow us

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Asking the right questions leads to a powerful state.

HAVE A BREAK THROUGH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjsfwWZ6thE

If everyone were being who they are REALLY, then everyone would be different and we would all add value being who we are naturally. Being who we really are natually adds value to others.
Let's all wear over the top hats! FUN! Let's express who we are in every moment.
Vixen, saint, lover find a hat for each part of ourselves... instead of worrying about who stole our hat idea, ask why am I stealing my own power when I leave parts of myself unexpressed! And how many other people in the world are playing small because we are? Don't die saying "I could have made a difference in my own life and in others lives!" "HAT UP"
LEKO http://www.hatsupply.com/

Friday, January 28, 2011

Go Ahead And Bloom, by Leko


The Philosphy


Women have been hiding out for a long time, even dressing to hide as if to say, don't notice me, let me blend. We have developed the ability of blending into our surroundings and being unnoticed. This was a powerful gift at the time. This ability has allowed us to observe and gain the ability to know what would happen next. It has also allowed us to feel safe. Blending has taught us the art of oneness. Women understand camouflage.

But new times require new strategies. It is time to drop our camouflage and take on our power as women. Anais Nin said, “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”.

When you wear a hat it is like medicine for the soul. The hat is the expression of who we are as women in every moment! The hat is your dreams of who you can be. It facilitates the different parts of who you are. With the wave a the hat, viola, you are mysterious, no you are sexy, now proper and now playful.

You cannot hide in a hat. You will be noticed-especially by men. To men you become a lady when you don a hat. One which they rush to open doors for. To women you become an inspiration, reminding them that they have a closet full of hats that they have not had the courage to wear.

When you wear a hat you now become the dream that started when the hat was conceived. The original energy that was put into the hat does not die, it only changes forms and owners. The dream doesn't die, it is passed on, sometimes from generation to generation. And when you see a woman in a hat in the next car on the freeway the dream grows and we as woman acknowledge each others growth. It is the symbol of the feminine which is so needed for us to share such a vision. For I tell you, thus is how you will “GO AHEAD AND BLOOM”. by Leko www.hatsupply.com