Where to shop for vintage hats in NYC
I recently visited New York Vintage,
a vintage shop located at
117 West 25th Street in New York, NY.
I didn't understand the allure of
buying and wearing ladies vintage hats
until my friend Megan invited me to visit
her vintage boutique in NYC.
I have seen and tried on vintage hats
from estate collections before,
but they were always too small for my head.
I was in vintage hat heaven at New York Vintage!
The store has a nice selection of hats
from several different decades of the 20th century.
I also got to meet Carlos, who makes hats,
and try on one of his creations.
Zara dress, Ross Simons 100 inch string of pearls
The most educational hat I tried on
was from the 1930s.
It made me feel so different
than hats from the 'Roaring 20s' -
it was simple and somber,
a hat with a clear purpose of covering the head
and not a fashion statement.
If you are an absolute hat voyeur,
I suggest making your way
to the inside section of the store
to see their upscale hat collection.
It's so wonderful they wouldn't even
let me take a photo of it.
Just as well, because it really has to be seen
to be properly enjoyed.
Check out more photos of their store at their website:
I did buy a hat at New York Vintage,
an amazing hat that I will wear this winter.
A vintage Schiaparelli faux fur hat.
As soon as it snows, I'll post photos of "The Hat."
Know a lady who loves to wear hats?
Please share this blog with her!
Want to feel inspired to wear hats?