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See what our customers say about Meyer The Hatter


J. R. Lonsway

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


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!


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!!


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

3rd Mar 2023

Put a Lid on It Sartorial mainstay Meyer the Hatter

It is no surprise that hats have remained popular apparel in New Orleans. The city’s busy events calendar runs the gamut from operas to second lines and ball games to horse races. The dramatic climate demands protection fr...

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


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...