While wandering the streets of Alessandria, I came upon this lovely little hat shop called Borsalino. Too bad the shop was closed when I was there. I would have loved to have spent some time inside trying on a few hats.
Little did I know when I took this photo that Borsalino was a famous name of a hat company. According to the History of Straw hats & Felt hats - Borsalino hats page of the Hat History website, Giuseppe Borsalino set up the first artisan workshop for the production of felt hats in Alessandria, Italy. Check out the website for more interesting facts about the Borslino hat company.
Close up of the store name:
Does anyone know the Italian word for "hat store"?