Nick Fouquet Opens on Abbot Kinney

Langley Fox and Nick Fouquet. Photos by Jojo Korsh/BFA.com

Langley Fox and Nick Fouquet. Photos by Jojo Korsh/BFA.com

As of Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Some fashions ride into the sunset and never return. Please don’t count on the stove pipe hat and the powdered wig making a comeback. However that fate might not be in store for the beaver fur felt hat. It covered the head of many a pioneer and adventurer coming out West in the 19th century. These hats are making a comeback on Los Angeles’ stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Nick Fouquet, a hatmaker, recently held a party for his self-named Nick Fouquet store and workshop on 2300 Abbot Kinney Blvd. It's located across Venice Boulevard from the main stomping grounds of the retail district.

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Interior of Nick Fouquet store

Fouquet has been making Western style hats, among other chapeaus, out of beaver fur felt . However,the ready-to-wear beaver fur felt hats don't come cheap. The price tag for the Smoke Diver hat with a linen band and Tahitian pearls retails for $1,325. He also makes hats out of straw and leather. A bucket hat made from waxed canvas retails for $220.

On Aug. 29, Fouquet held a party for his Abbot Kinney digs. Joining him were a dolce vita set which counted among its members model Langley Fox, LA Galaxy player Jonathan dos Santos, actor Monet Mazur, and musician JJ Julius Son.