IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A HAT FROM US FOR THE 2019 KENTUCKY DERBY OR KENTUCKY OAKS, READ ON!
Because Easter this year falls very close to the 2019 Kentucky Derby and Oaks, it would be sensible to assume there may be delays in the postal service at that time.
As a result, we think that if you’re planning on buying a new hat for this year’s Kentucky Derby, to order it as soon as possible.
If delivery to the USA is required, we suggest ordering your headpiece by ABSOLUTELY NO LATER than Wednesday 17 April (the earlier, the better!) – which should, all going well, mean you receive it by Thursday 2 May* – 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…)
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 – as that will also extend the time in which you can expect to receive your Kentucky Derby hat.
Once your hat has been dispatched, it takes roughly 5-7 working days to get to the United States, though this time-frame 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.
- Learn more about shipping in our FAQs
- Browse our range of ready-to-wear Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks hats
* 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 2019 Kentucky Derby or Oaks. Even then, we can’t guarantee it will arrive in time – you really are leaving it up until the last minute and we all know that delays in shipping can & do happen.
We’ll do what we can from our end, and we work super long hours during this period doing our best to make miracles happen but we aren’t responsible for hats that are delayed or lost in the postal service, especially when they’ve been ordered at the last minute. It is up to you as the purchaser to take any issue up with the shipping provider.
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