Sarah J Curtis

Introducing Sarah J Curtis, an Australian luxury resort label that began with hats.

Founded in 2013, the label has become the wardrobe essential for tastemakers, and influencers around the world. In Sarah’s own words “I saw that people were spending a fortune on their skin when all we really need to do is protect ourselves from the sun and it’s definitely cheaper to invest in a beautiful hat…to me it’s a no-brainer.”

The Panama hat began as a simple, finely crafted straw hat, designed to combat the blistering Ecuadorian heat. Fast forward another century or so, and Kate Moss is wearing a designer Panama hat down the red carpet.

Sarah Curtis, pregnant with her second child, was diagnosed with melanoma thus requiring constant shade on her face. With over a decade of experience working in sales, marketing and product development, Curtis set out designing a range of unique hats.

The venture combined her professional experience with her developed sense of style, producing men and women’s hats with a widened brim, to provide adequate shade from the harsh Australian sun.

Renowned for her unique Panama hats, Sarah J Curtis works with traditional Ecuadorian artisans to source premium materials, including the toquilla straw, a favoured material of the traditional Panama.

Curtis is also in conversation with Australian producers, incorporating merino wool for her Fedoras, to create the most sophisticated and durable headwear.

Sarah J Curtis’ designs are based on the traditional Panama style, with her own unique touches here and there. The luxury hats are perfect for defending the individual against the harsh Australian climate.

Since its inception, Sarah J Curtis has influenced the wardrobes of fashion superstars including Lily Donaldson, Jesinta Campbell, Rachel Finch, Pia Miller and Gala Gonzales.

With an emphasis on simplicity and luxury, Curtis has developed headwear that will be celebrated all year round.

Most recently, Sarah introduced a collection of luxury apparel with a focus on handcrafting, embroidery and embellishments manufactured by traditional ateliers and artisans in the Ukraine.

Discover the Sarah J Curtis collection on Wander today. 

Shipping & Returns 


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| AUSTRALIA: 1-4 business days

All deliveries are sent using registered post, therefore all orders require a daytime delivery address and contact details and will require a signature. If you are not available, Australia Post will leave your parcel at the closest Australia Post Office. 

| REST OF WORLD: 10-20 business days

Duties & Charges: All duties and charges are paid, therefore no additional charges will apply to your Cedar & Onyx items within your Wander order. 

All deliveries are sent using registered post, therefore all orders require a daytime delivery address and contact details and will require a signature.

| EXPRESS: Express options are available for both domestic (1-3 business days) and international (2-7 business days). Please get in touch for an individual quote or to add this option to your order. Additional charges apply.


All items in the Sarah J Curtis collection are available to exchange for an alternative size.  

If your item is faulty, we will work with you to arrange an exchange or refund.

All exchange requests must be received via our get in touch page within 14 days of receipt.

Sale items are unable to be returned.

Items must be returned in a saleable condition i.e. unmarked and in its original packaging. Any items that have been marked or damaged in any way will not be accepted.


Please follow the below steps to return or exchange your item(s):

  • Get in touch with us to request your return, detailing your order number and reasons for returning or exchanging your item(s) within 14 days of receipt
  • Return your item(s) direct to Sarah J Curtis using the address supplied in our email confirmation, along with the original invoice sent with your order
  • Please  make a note of your tracking number as you the customer are fully responsible for the safe return of your items
  • If an exchange is requested, you will be responsible for the additional postage charges

Return shipping and handling fees are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend using a registered and trackable method of return shipment and note we do not accept liability for lost returns.


Help Choosing Your Hat

Each of Sarah J Curtis' Panama Hats are unique. Given the handmade nature of the product they will vary slightly in size, colour and weave to those visible online.

We recommend you simply measure your head before purchasing to ensure you are ordering the right size hat, and if you are still unsure please  get in touch and we will help you choose the right size.

Taking Care of Your Hat

All panama hats are made 100% of straw and are hand woven in Ecuador. Because they are all produced by hand each hat may vary slightly in size, colour and weave from the next.
Panama hats will shrink and distort with water.
It is not recommended that your panama hat be folded or rolled for more that 24hrs. If the hat gets slightly dirty or stained, it is best cleaned using a pencil eraser. Never use water or alcohol. For stronger stains baby wipes are best.
Sarah J Curtis Woolen Fredora’s are all 100% Australian Merino wool. They can be spot treated with a damp cloth or baby wipes work wonders.
You can also use a lint roller to remove fuzz and dirt. Use it gently to prevent misshaping the hat.