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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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Worth & Worth

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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.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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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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J.J. Hat Center

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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.

Goorin Bros.

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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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Barbara Feinman Millinery

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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.

City Hats

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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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The Hat Shop

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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.

Kate Spade New York

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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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Ellen Christine Couture Showroom

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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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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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Artikal Millinery

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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.

Totokaelo

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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.
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.

The Hundreds

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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.

Flamekeepers Hat Club

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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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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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Stussy New York

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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.

Opening Ceremony

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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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Worth & Worth

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.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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.
Brian Harkin/Racked

J.J. Hat Center

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.

Goorin Bros.

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.
Via

Barbara Feinman Millinery

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.

City Hats

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?
Via

The Hat Shop

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.

Kate Spade New York

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.
Rebecca Dale for Racked

Ellen Christine Couture Showroom

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.
via

Lids

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.
via

Artikal Millinery

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.

Totokaelo

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.

163

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.

The Hundreds

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.

Flamekeepers Hat Club

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.
Shanita Sims for Racked

A.P.C.

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.
via

Stussy New York

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.

Opening Ceremony

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.
via