The Real Cost of Celebrating Easter

By Nikhil Hutheesing and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-03-21T18:29:49Z

Photograph by Suzanne SeChillo/The New York Times via Redux

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Easter Hats

Plenty of people still dress up for Easter. While not everyone dons a hat, it remains the epitome of Easter fashion (particularly the elegant and creative designs worn by women to Easter church or luncheons). Designer Susan van der Linde and her eponymous New York boutique sell high-end hats costing $600 to $2,000 or more. Most people don’t go that far. The average Easter celebrant will spend $26.03 on colorful apparel for Easter, says the National Retail Federation.