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It's time to reconsider that "I'm just not a hat person" stance. Whether you're trying to save your blowout from a case of frizz (thanks, April showers) or get a little shade from the sun, there are plenty of New York City boutiques with hat options at a range of price points that'll make even the most hat-averse to think twice about topping off their look.

Below, we've mapped our favorite NYC hat stores for this season and beyond, from the affordable to the cutesy and everything in between, from north to south. Whether you're looking for a fascinator for this summer's Jazz Age Lawn Party, a classic wool fedora, a fitted cap, a Kentucky Derby-worthy topper, or just a simple snapback, we've got you covered.

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1. Worth & Worth

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45 W 57th St Fl 6
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-2887
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Visit the atelier for an impressive selection of hats for both men and women — if none of the classic styles on the shelves are to your liking, you have the option to create something custom to fit your needs. The shop also offers repairs.

2. Saks Fifth Avenue

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611 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-4000
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This one's a bit of a given — it is a department store, after all — but Saks is the best of them when it comes to hats, with a selection that includes designers like Moschino, Gucci, Rag & Bone, and Eugenia Kim.
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3. J.J. Hat Center

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310 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10001
(800) 622-1911
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Borrowing from the boys is pretty much always a safe bet when it comes to hats, and J.J.'s carries some of the best styles for all genders. Claiming to be New York City's oldest hat shop, the boutique specializes in custom fittings and classic styles like fedoras, berets, and straw Panama hats.

4. Goorin Bros.

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337 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 256-1895
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The history of this hat maker dates all the way back to 1895, and today boasts more than 30 North American stores, including four in New York City. Come for the vintage vibes, stay for the vast selection that ranges from old-school newsboy caps to more contemporary styles for men and women.
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5. Barbara Feinman Millinery

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66 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-7092
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Barbara Feinman Millinery should be your first stop when you're looking for a hand-crafted topper that will stand out in a crowd — say, the Kentucky Derby, or a wedding in the UK.

6. City Hats

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59-63 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 260-1948
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From vintage to classic to young and hip, this independently-owned boutique has something for everyone — it's pretty obvious just by looking at the window display, no?
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7. The Hat Shop

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120 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-1445
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The Hat Shop specializes in handcrafted styles by local designers that will stand out in a crowd. Not in the market for a Derby number? There are plenty of classic hats to shop, too.

8. Kate Spade New York

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454 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 274-1991
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It doesn't get much cuter than Kate Spade's Broome Street store. Pop in for a straw hat to pack for beach vacations, or a sparkly knit for cooler temps.
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9. Ellen Christine Couture Showroom

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99 Vandam St, New York
NY, 10013
This millinery salon works with high-end glossies on the regular — one of its fascinators appeared on the September 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar with Sarah Jessica Parker. In addition to classic designs, you can shop the bridal, resort, or opera collections.
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10. Lids

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239 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-1711
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Just trying to show some team love while shading your face? Brave Times Square to hit up this one-stop shop and find pretty much every mainstream professional American sports team repped here, as well as plenty of the major D-1 colleges.
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11. Artikal Millinery

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510 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-0278
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You can book an appointment to shop this East Village studio's handmade, vintage-inspired styles for men and women. Founder and designer Holly Slayton also specializes in bridal veils and fascinators and hosts frequent workshops for customers to make their own toppers.

12. Totokaelo

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54 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
(844) 868-6523
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This shop is a cross between an artist's cozy home and Dover Street Market and filled with glorious goodie — in this instance, Clyde wide-brim doom and Rick Owens nylon hats.

13. 163

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163 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-7335
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Named after its street address, this boutique offers an eclectic collection of bags, jewelry, and accessories, like Brixton hats. We've got our eye on the Ally, a wide, straight, stiff brim hat that will pair well with this spring's new shoes.

14. The Hundreds

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96 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
(646) 558-3114
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This streetwear-turned-lifestyle brand offers clothing and accessories inspired by surfers, skaters, and punks, so head into 96 Grand Street expecting a cool-kid mashup of New Era fitted caps and bucket hats mixed in with pattern-printed snapbacks and slouchy beanies.

15. Flamekeepers Hat Club

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273 W 121st St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 531-3542
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One of our must-shop-destinations in Harlem, Flamekeepers Hat Club taps into the art of millinery with its range of styles from very dandy to casual.
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16. A.P.C.

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267 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 966-9685
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This French brand's outpost in the West Village includes a selection of toppers like bucket and canvas-coated hats, the latter of which resemble leather.
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17. Stussy New York

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176 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-8493
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Stussy stocks a variety of snapbacks and beanies that are marketed to men, but no one should hesitate to reach for this Soho store's selection of hats in trendy patterns and branded logos.

18. Opening Ceremony

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35 Howard St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-2688
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OC is a shopping destination that regularly carries big-name labels alongside under-the-radar brands, so it's no surprise that its hat selection embodies the "100" emoji.
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1. Worth & Worth

45 W 57th St Fl 6, New York, NY 10019
Visit the atelier for an impressive selection of hats for both men and women — if none of the classic styles on the shelves are to your liking, you have the option to create something custom to fit your needs. The shop also offers repairs.
45 W 57th St Fl 6
New York, NY 10019

2. Saks Fifth Avenue

611 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10022
Brian Harkin/Racked
This one's a bit of a given — it is a department store, after all — but Saks is the best of them when it comes to hats, with a selection that includes designers like Moschino, Gucci, Rag & Bone, and Eugenia Kim.
611 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10022

3. J.J. Hat Center

310 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001
Borrowing from the boys is pretty much always a safe bet when it comes to hats, and J.J.'s carries some of the best styles for all genders. Claiming to be New York City's oldest hat shop, the boutique specializes in custom fittings and classic styles like fedoras, berets, and straw Panama hats.
310 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10001

4. Goorin Bros.

337 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Via
The history of this hat maker dates all the way back to 1895, and today boasts more than 30 North American stores, including four in New York City. Come for the vintage vibes, stay for the vast selection that ranges from old-school newsboy caps to more contemporary styles for men and women.
337 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

5. Barbara Feinman Millinery

66 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Barbara Feinman Millinery should be your first stop when you're looking for a hand-crafted topper that will stand out in a crowd — say, the Kentucky Derby, or a wedding in the UK.
66 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003

6. City Hats

59-63 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
Via
From vintage to classic to young and hip, this independently-owned boutique has something for everyone — it's pretty obvious just by looking at the window display, no?
59-63 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

7. The Hat Shop

120 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
The Hat Shop specializes in handcrafted styles by local designers that will stand out in a crowd. Not in the market for a Derby number? There are plenty of classic hats to shop, too.
120 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012

8. Kate Spade New York

454 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Rebecca Dale for Racked
It doesn't get much cuter than Kate Spade's Broome Street store. Pop in for a straw hat to pack for beach vacations, or a sparkly knit for cooler temps.
454 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

9. Ellen Christine Couture Showroom

99 Vandam St, New York, NY, 10013
via
This millinery salon works with high-end glossies on the regular — one of its fascinators appeared on the September 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar with Sarah Jessica Parker. In addition to classic designs, you can shop the bridal, resort, or opera collections.
99 Vandam St, New York
NY, 10013

10. Lids

239 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
via
Just trying to show some team love while shading your face? Brave Times Square to hit up this one-stop shop and find pretty much every mainstream professional American sports team repped here, as well as plenty of the major D-1 colleges.
239 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

11. Artikal Millinery

510 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009
You can book an appointment to shop this East Village studio's handmade, vintage-inspired styles for men and women. Founder and designer Holly Slayton also specializes in bridal veils and fascinators and hosts frequent workshops for customers to make their own toppers.
510 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

12. Totokaelo

54 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
This shop is a cross between an artist's cozy home and Dover Street Market and filled with glorious goodie — in this instance, Clyde wide-brim doom and Rick Owens nylon hats.
54 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012

13. 163

163 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Named after its street address, this boutique offers an eclectic collection of bags, jewelry, and accessories, like Brixton hats. We've got our eye on the Ally, a wide, straight, stiff brim hat that will pair well with this spring's new shoes.
163 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014

14. The Hundreds

96 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
This streetwear-turned-lifestyle brand offers clothing and accessories inspired by surfers, skaters, and punks, so head into 96 Grand Street expecting a cool-kid mashup of New Era fitted caps and bucket hats mixed in with pattern-printed snapbacks and slouchy beanies.
96 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

15. Flamekeepers Hat Club

273 W 121st St, New York, NY 10027
Shanita Sims for Racked
One of our must-shop-destinations in Harlem, Flamekeepers Hat Club taps into the art of millinery with its range of styles from very dandy to casual.
273 W 121st St
New York, NY 10027

16. A.P.C.

267 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
via
This French brand's outpost in the West Village includes a selection of toppers like bucket and canvas-coated hats, the latter of which resemble leather.
267 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014

17. Stussy New York

176 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Stussy stocks a variety of snapbacks and beanies that are marketed to men, but no one should hesitate to reach for this Soho store's selection of hats in trendy patterns and branded logos.
176 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

18. Opening Ceremony

35 Howard St, New York, NY 10013
via
OC is a shopping destination that regularly carries big-name labels alongside under-the-radar brands, so it's no surprise that its hat selection embodies the "100" emoji.
35 Howard St
New York, NY 10013