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Village Scandal

19 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003 40.728621 -73.989518
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-460-9358 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Eyewear, Jewelry, Men's Hats, Women's Hats
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear
  • Men's Hats
  • Women's Hats
  • Jewelry

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


This venue is closed.

Some have a few beers and make embarrassing phone calls; others have a few beers and… buy hats. Village Scandal caters to the latter variety of drunkard by staying open late and encouraging a healthy spillover from neighboring McSorley's—and, more excitingly, by boozing-up browsers with occasional free champagne on weekday afternoons. In whatever case, this headwear store is about as close to a party as you can get in a shopping experience, with customers blithely playing dress-up with fedoras, spitfires and panamas accompanied by forties jazz standards that are as old-timey as the merchandise. Buckets of vintage scarves and displays of vintage jewelry and oversized novelty sunglasses make for more fun look-at-me antics, but the folks at Village Scandal really take hats seriously: There's a staff of in-house designers and, for around $60, they'll let you pick the fabric and create a personalized, fitted cap in a cloche, newsboy or pilot style.


Animal lovers take note: the owner donates 20 percent of all proceeds to animal-rescue charities.