In 1990, Liz Cohoe left behind a 20-year career in Fashion Design to settle with her family in the town of Nelson, British Columbia. Looking for a niche in the secluded town, Cohoe recognized that many people had good ideas for the apparel industry but lacked training experience. She started a product development company called The Patternworks.

Meanwhile, Lamourah Perron was creating women’s hats and selling them at craft shows. Over the next decade, Perron and Cohoe built their company through wholesale and retail sales, agent representation, web presence and personal presentations. 

Over fifteen years later, Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”

  • Bella Hat in Black by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Bella Hat in Black by Lillie & Cohoe

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    Bella Hat in Black by Lillie & Cohoe

    $136.00

    • Bella Hat in Black by Lillie & Cohoe

      The Bella hat in Black from the Lake Country collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Black 
      63% Cotton
      37% Polyamide

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Bella Hat in Ice by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Bella Hat in Ice by Lillie & Cohoe

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    Bella Hat in Ice by Lillie & Cohoe

    $136.00

    • Bella Hat in Ice by Lillie & Cohoe

       The Bella Hat in Ice from the Lake Country collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Ice
      63% Cotton
      37% Polyamide

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Bella Hat in Stone by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Bella Hat in Stone by Lillie & Cohoe

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    Bella Hat in Stone by Lillie & Cohoe

    $146.00

    • Bella Hat in Stone by Lillie & Cohoe

      The Bella hat in Stone from the Trade Winds collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Stone
      50% Polyester
      50% Rayon

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Isabella in Pewter by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Isabella in Pewter by Lillie & Cohoe

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    Isabella in Pewter by Lillie & Cohoe

    $136.00

    • Isabella in Pewter by Lillie & Cohoe

      The Isabella in Pewter from the Regatta collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Pewter
      97% Cotton
      3% Spandex

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Isabella Hat in Grey/Breeze by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Isabella Hat in Grey/Breeze by Lillie & Cohoe

    $128.00

    • Isabella Hat in Grey/Breeze by Lillie & Cohoe

      The Isabella Hat in Grey/Breeze from the Trade Winds collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Grey/Breeze
      100% Cotton

      53% Polyester
      44% Cotton
      3% Spandex

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Charlize Hat in Grey/Cream by Lillie & Cohoe
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    Charlize Hat in Grey/Cream by Lillie & Cohoe

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    • Charlize Hat in Grey/Cream by Lillie & Cohoe

       The Charlize Hat in Grey/Cream from the Trade Winds collection.

      Fabric & Care
      Color: Grey/Cream
      100% Cotton

      Dry Clean Only.

      Made in the Nelson, British Columbia

    • Liz Cohoe, now sole owner and designer of Lillie & Cohoe, has moved production into a 1930’s warehouse in the heart of Nelson. The airy studio-showroom, located far from the pressures of metropolitan life, allows Cohoe to freely explore design ideas and create hats that stand apart from the mainstream. All women are beautiful and Cohoe understands that the proper colour, texture, shape and volume can highlight a woman’s best feature. “I was exhibiting in Calgary on year,” recounts Cohoe, “when two women approached my display. They both wanted to try on hats, but one was reluctant – she felt that she was too plain, that hats looked bad on her. I suggested a couple of styles and after trying on the second hat, the woman stood there silently. Then she turned to her friend, and whispered ‘I’m beautiful’. They both had tears in their eyes.”
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
    Visit product page