2018 Iroquois Steeplechase & Kentucky Derby

Every spring people travel to Stacey Rhodes Boutique from all over to find the perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby and the local Iroquois Steeplechase! And each year we sell over one hundred one-of-a-kind hats & a portion of each hat sold benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation! Below are a few of our customers rocking their SRB hats this year! See the full gallery of hats at www.staceyrhodesboutique.com/gallery

A personal message from Stacey Rhodes:  There is no way to describe the feeling of walking into the Iroquois Steeplechase and seeing all our hats including those pre-loved, re-worn and shared with friends.  Every hat represents a donation to the T. J. Martell Foundation that raises important and greatly needed research funds for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS.  I am proud to say that this year I was able to write this wonderful organization our largest check ever.  This would not be possible without my amazing SRB Team, our co-chairs, Whitney Daane, Danielle Breezy and Joe Breezy, and our wildly talented milliners from all over the world.  A special thank you goes to hat designer, Carol Carr, who has been an important part of our event for many years and works tirelessly on her beautiful creations that never cease to amaze me. Also, a thank you to local artist Anne Smaldone, who has painted the art that has graced our invitations every single year.   But most of all, I would like to thank you, our customers, who have supported our event since the beginning 17 years ago.  You keep us excited every year, and we are looking forward to the challenge of bringing you something new, different and fresh again next year.  See you at our 18th Annual "An Affair of the Hat"!  XO  S~

NOTE: Several photos published in this Blog and our Gallery are by photographer, Snappylifestyle.  Thank you, Adrian Morales, for your eye and special talent for capturing the moment!

Ready for the Races!

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

-Dr. Seuss

For over 16 years Stacey Rhodes Boutique has been supplying Kentucky Derby and Iroquois Steeplechase goers with a plethora of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind hats and fascinators! For years we've carried hat designers from all over the country such as Palm Beach, New York, and California. Well, this year we've gone international with a variety of hats and fascinators from Paris and Australia! It is our biggest and best hat selection yet!

We have a large variety of styles, colors, sizes, and price points for women and men! Whether you're looking for a casual hat, a derby hat, or a funky, fun top hat, we have plenty to choose from!

Check out our hat guide below!

Derby Hats


Each hat has its own personality, and you will see hats with feathers, flowers, jewels, bows, and other fun details! We encourage each person to try on hats of all shapes and styles to find the perfect one for them!


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Stand out from the crowd in one of our fascinators! These are great alternatives to wearing a hat. Plus, you can channel your inner Kate Middelton!

Top Hats

Top Hats: Where edgy meets elegant! Make a statement in one of our classy, cool top hats by letting the hat speak for itself! 

Everyday Hats

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We also have a large assortment of casual styles, including sun hats, fedoras, boaters & headbands that can be worn anytime!


Written by Ginger Johnson