If there's one trend you can really get behind this summer, it's this: Snooki tans are out and sun-shielding hats are in. Thanks to milliner Victor Osborne's newest shop, officially opening in Williamsburg this weekend, looking PC-cool is easier than ever. And like its large, older Lower East Side sibling, the atelier deals exclusively in Osborne’s nostalgic, handmade hats.
Drawing inspiration from Marlene Dietrich movies, architecture, and a birds’-nest-wearing great-aunt, Osborne makes all of the inventory himself. The hat forms enhancing the store’s minimalist-Victorian décor are a nod to his DIY ethos, and while the 30 hats from his spring/summer collection are available in-store (fedoras, porkpies, cloches, etc.), a large portion of the inventory is custom-made. Click ahead to see a slideshow of some of our favorite pieces from the new space.
Victor Osborne, 358 Grand St., nr. Marcy Ave., Williamsburg (718-388-8480); Friday-Sunday, noon-8.