Category Archives: News

THE RACE IS ON

Lime green hats and fascinators

While we pride ourselves on being the go-to hat shop for mothers of the bride and groom, we also love to create fabulous hat and fascinator designs for race-goers.  Racing is certainly in our blood at Simply Devine – we first opened our doors in 2004 to coincide with Royal Ascot moving to York during […]

Nearly back to normal!!!

Mother of the bride/groom hatinator

It’s been tough 18 months, hasn’t it?  And I’m not just talking about the wedding industry.  We’ve isolated, we’ve furloughed, we’ve worked from home and businesses have gone under.  Even worse we’ve seen family members struggle with illness and we’ve lost loved ones. Times are still fragile, but July brings hope of restrictions eased and […]

Weddings are back on!

Ladies hats and fascinators

The good news for weddings is that things will soon be back to normal (hopefully!) We are delighted that customers are returning to the shop with their wedding outfits – most of which they have had in their wardrobes for the past year – to find the perfect co-ordinating hat or fascinator. For the moment, […]

Covid-19 restrictions will put many wedding companies out of business

Ladies hats and fascinators

The latest COVID-19  restrictions on nuptuals have seen the wedding industry take an enormous hit on their businesses. Liz Devine-Wright, owner of the Simply Devine Hat Shop in Tadcaster, has seen sales plummet this year due to the restrictions on wedding numbers and cancelled race meetings. “While I understand there is a need to protect […]