A huge part of the races is of course the fashion, and the most important part of your outfit has to be your head wear.
Hats and fascinators really take pride of place during the cup carnival and allow people to be a little more outrageous with their attire then they would be in normal life. There are some amazing milliners out there whose creations are more like a piece of wearable art, one of my favourite is the famous British Milliner Phillip Treacy, AMAZING work!
But once the cup carnival is over you will need to store your fabulous head wear somewhere safe, and I think you just cannot go past a vintage style hat box. They look adorable on display while protecting your precious head wear and keeping it dust free until the next outing.