Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
N, R at Prince St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
This Japanese-based millinery brand stocks over 100 statement-making styles of hats for men and women. Toppers of straw, paper, linen, cotton, cashmere, and wool cover every available surface, perching on stylishly weathered white shelves and hanging against bright blue walls. The wares are shipped in on a monthly basis, both from afar—Japan, Australia, and Europe—and within the States, including several California and New York brands. Apart from the eponymous Arth line (designated by a signature jackalope logo), the shop carries a range of outside designers, like Eugenia Kim cloches, Mr. Green caps, and Helen Kaminski’s embellished crocheted styles. Store clerks mingle holding mirrors to assist shoppers of all tastes in finding their match, offering up berets, ironic floppy-brims, tweed pageboy caps, and cowboy hats. Ribbon trim, feathers, sequins, glitter, and fringe adorn assorted styles, and prices range from a $20 trucker hat to an $800 Italian-made Paglia fedora.