San Diego Business Journal

Hat Designer Opens First Local Store in Solana Beach

Friday, November 23, 2012

Upscale hat designer and retailer Jill Courtemanche Millinery has opened a new store in the Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, its first in San Diego County. The store is at 410 S. Cedros Ave.

A company statement said proprietor Jill Courtemanche, a graduate of New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, has designed hats for customers including Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace and Princess Mary of Denmark.

The Solana Beach location sells handmade women’s hats, bridal headpieces and veils, along with accessories for men. It also serves as Courtemanche’s design studio, following a relocation from New York.

The company’s products are now sold in eight locations in California, New York, New Jersey and Texas.

— SDBJ Staff Report