Louisville’s best-kept secret for affordable Derby hats

Pix Shoes has you covered from head to toe.

Shoe store with colorful hats hanging from above.

Pix Shoes’ fascinators start around $29.

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Okay, so it’s called Pix Shoes, but we promise it’s more than a discount shoe store.

Every year, colorful Derby hats bloom in the front windows like a spring bouquet — from wide mesh hats dotted with pink flowers to feather and tulle fascinators. So far this year, the family-owned-and-operated business has sold 2,000+ Derby fascinators and hats. And owner Carol Hampton will restock them up until the big race.

Tan brick building with glass window and doors.

Owner Carol Hampton is in her 40th season of selling Derby hats at Pix.

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Pix, which has been around since 1942, is known for its affordable prices. A Derby hat here can cost anywhere from $40 to $200. Plus, while you’re shopping for fashionable headwear, you can pick up a matching pair of discount designer shoes to match.

Located at 201 S. Preston St. across from the Residence Inn by Marriott Louisville Downtown, Pix Shoes is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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