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Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear; millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. It can also be used to refer to a type of store that sells those goods.

A milliner designs, makes, trims, or sells hats.

Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women’s hats.[1] Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported for sale an inventory of garments for both men and women, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, and neckerchiefs. Customers would visit a millinery shop to examine and buy clothes (children’s clothing, shirts, undergarments and caps, for example).

More recently, a milliner has become a hatter who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele.