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NYC's 5 Best Shops To Buy A Hat

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The Hat House
131 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
(347) 640-4048

Where else could someone find a perfect hat but at a shop called "The Hat House?" The Hat House is all about hats for women and men. It has ready-made wool toppers to keep heads warm as well as stylish hats to add a bit more flair. Sun hats, panama hats and caps are for sale to dress one's head for sunnier climates. The Hat House also offers custom hats to be created to fit any style. The shop cleans, repairs and resizes hats allowing for favorite hats, fated to be tossed, to be brought back to life.

Samuel's Hats
255 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 513-7322

In business since 1988, Samuel's Hats has an amazing array of hats designed by top designers from around the world. Women will love the selection from artfully designed fascinators, Kentucky Derby hats and bridal along with hats for all year including dressy or fashionable casual to keep the head warm. Men are not left out; Samuel's Hats has a wide selection of Kangol as well as Panama hats. Also find hat boxes for sale to keep hats in beautiful form when being stored.

J.J. Hat Center
310 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 239-4368

Operating since 1911, when men never left the home without a hat, J.J. Hat Center understands the business of dressing men's heads in fashion. It specializes in fedoras, newsboy caps, berets and more crafted from the finest materials and made in Brooklyn, as touted in its online banner. J.J. Hat Center has a staff of people who know about hats and how to fit one in the perfect topper. It offers the ability to customize hats as well.

The Hat Shop
120 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-1445

The Hat Shop knows the business of hats and lives to dress the head ready for any occasion. The shop has women's collections thoughtfully in three basic categories - function (ready to protect from the sun or add warmth in the cold), finishing (combining function and adding enhancements to dress up for higher style) and flaunting (crafted to show off as a fabulous centerpiece). The Hat Shop caters to every lifestyle with ready-made fashions to a custom selection from top New York milliners. Don't worry men, The Hat Shop has fashions for you as well.

Barbara Feinman Millinery
66 E. 7th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-7092

All hats at Barbara Feinman Millinery are custom made on the premises with the original hand-blocking and crafting techniques used since the 19th century. Barbara Feinman is an artist in the millinery world with her fine hats having been on display at the American Craft Museum and sought out by famed clientele. Hats are designed for all occasions from everyday wear to unique special events and even tenderly designed for those with hair loss. Men can find lovely hand-designed head wear as well to fit any situation including the very special top hat.

Carol Ruth Weber began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. As an interior designer she has twenty-eight years of experience in all phases of the business. You can read more of her work on and she can also be contacted at WeberLifeDesign.

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