Kentucky Derby & Oaks Hats: Shipping deadlines

If you are looking to purchase a hat from us for the 2017 Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Oaks, read on!

If delivery to the USA is required, we suggest ordering your headpiece by ABSOLUTELY NO LATER than Monday 24 April (the earlier, the better!) – which should hopefully mean you receive it by Thursday 4 April* – literally just one day prior to the Kentucky Oaks and two days before the Kentucky Derby.

EEK! That’s super tight timing! (You could always just buy your Kentucky Derby hat today & avoid all stress…)

Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Hats

Image by Danielle Colvin, c/- Avenues Magazine

At the time of publishing, the majority of our Kentucky Derby hats are ready to be dispatched to the post office within two working days. That time may extend the closer we get to the event date due to an increase in orders so keep an eye out in our online boutique where we will update hat processing times accordingly.

Once your hat has been dispatched, it takes roughly 5-7 working days to get to the United States, though this is not guaranteed by our postal service provider.

We use New Zealand Post’s international courier service to ship all our hats and they stress that 5-7 working day timeframe is a best estimate only and NOT a guarantee of delivery.

So by working back from that and assuming you have selected a headpiece that has a 2 working day dispatch period, the absolute latest we suggest placing your order with us is Monday 24 April 2017. From there, cross your fingers that there are no delays in the postal service! (It’s very rare, but it can and does happen).

* We cannot stress enough how important it is to purchase your headpiece well in advance of an event and that this cut-off date is the absolute final day we would ever suggest you purchase your hat by for the Kentucky Derby. We are not responsible for hats that are delayed or lost in the postal service. It is up to you as the purchaser to take any issue up with the shipping provider.


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