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SPRING & SUMMER 2021 Discover what you see and what you love

Bailey Giger Multiweave Panama Hat Bailey Giger Multiweave Panama Hat

Bailey Giger Multiweave Panama Hat

$175.00

With it's custom plaid-effect weave, the Giger is sure to be an eye catcher. It's a genuine lightweight Panama, hand woven in Ecuador, finished in USA. It features a teardrop crown, 2 3/8 IN...

Dobbs Coronado Milan Pork Pie Hat Dobbs Coronado Milan Pork Pie Hat

Dobbs Coronado Milan Pork Pie Hat

$100.00

The Coronado gives you a jazzy style from the 1950s- worn by many musicians of the era. Made of Milan straw, the Coronado has a round telescope, or "pork pie" crown and a 2 inch brim. Made...

Dobbs Rosebud Milan Straw Hat Dobbs Rosebud Milan Straw Hat

Dobbs Rosebud Milan Straw Hat

$100.00

Complete your Summer look with a stylish Dobbs Rosebud! People enjoy the wide array of colors Dobbs provides in this Made in USA fedora. Wear the brim up or down! Brim: 2 1/8", Crown:...

Capas Genuine Panama Skimmer Capas Genuine Panama Skimmer

Capas Genuine Panama Skimmer

$135.00

The Panama Skimmer gives you the classic Boater Style in a lighterweight, genuine handwoven Panama straw. Comfortable cotton interior sweatband. Made in Ecuador, Finished in USA.

Bailey Mannes Stingy Brim Bailey Mannes Stingy Brim

Bailey Mannes Stingy Brim

$70.00

This Bailey braid style is on our best sellers list! The Mannes features a custom color mixed braid and contrast rope grosgrain band finished with a comfort sweatband. This easy to wear teardrop...

Stefeno Giovanni Italian Pub Cap Stefeno Giovanni Italian Pub Cap

Stefeno Giovanni Italian Pub Cap

$105.00

Ciao! Stefeno's popular Italian Pub cap style is back for Spring & Summer! This sharp, modern cap provides the perfect blend of casual, effortless style. Tapered on the sides for a nice, narrow...

Mayser Ernesto Vented Panama Hat Mayser Ernesto Vented Panama Hat

Mayser Ernesto Vented Panama Hat

$175.00

The Ernesto is one of our most popular small brim fedoras because of its modern low sitting crown and lightweight panama straw! Comfortable fit with ventilation that will keep you cool all...

Testimonials

See what our customers say about Meyer The Hatter

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J. R. Lonsway

Bought my first hat here in 1992. Bought several more since. Great store, great memories.

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Liz Leith

Visited NOLA for Mardi Gras and stumbled across Meyer the Hatter. The staff could not have been nicer. I found a fedora but the band was light brown and I wanted black. No problem they said! Made the hat to order. Can’t wait to get back and see what I can buy this hear. Highly recommend!

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Don Ravanelli

A wonderful place for hats...started buying there in 1976, again in 2004 and via internet since..great service, great selection, and a must place to visit when in New Orleans!!

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Wiley Lowry

This is a great hat shop with quality hats. They have something for everyone and for every occasion. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Latest Articles See what they have written about us

23rd Oct 2020

A Hat from Meyer

"A Hat from Meyer: We’re mad about Meyer the Hatter, for the selection, the service, and the 100-year-plus history. You’re in the South, darlin', you can rock some class headgear." -- Frommer's "The Best Souvenirs in New Orleans"h...

23rd Oct 2020

Travel+Leisure

The most trusted name in town is Meyer, who have been adorning heads here for more than 100 years. The shop is satisfyingly old-school, with friendly and knowledgeable assistants who can help you find exactly what you need amid th...

23rd Sep 2020

Interview with Meyer the Hatter: New Orleans

Meyer The Hatter is the South’s Largest Hat Store. It was established in 1894 by Sam H. Meyer in the first block of St. Charles Avenue, in Downtown New Orleans. Originally called  Meyer’s Hat Box, the small shop prospered ov...

22nd Aug 2017

300 for 300: New Orleans Tricentennial

“With changing times come changing fashions. Consequently, countless other hat stores have come and gone around the country since 1894. But Meyer the Hatter endures -- which is no small thing in a city in which local institutions...

23rd Nov 2015

"The GQ 100: The 13 Best Specialty Shops in the Country"

Very few of the stores on this list were in business back in 1994, much less 1894. But the best places in New Orleans have all been around forever, and 121-year-old Meyer the Hatter—on St. Charles Avenue, just across Canal Street...

27th May 2011

HATS OFF!

Sam Meyer, current patriarch of Meyer the Hatter, knows that hats are more than just accessories. “You don’t look at John Wayne’s shoes. The hat sets the piece in the movie. It sets the time and the character. It’s an identi...