“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 seem to be disappearing at an ever-accelerating rate.
As the operators of the oldest hat store continuously owned in the United States, Sam Meyer II and his family bring an institutional knowledge and flair to the business of buying a hat, which brings New Orleanians and out-of-towners back time after time. That's something worth tipping one's hat to. And if you don't have a hat to tip, there's this place on St. Charles Avenue ... “