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Meyer The Hatter

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Address: 120 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-2506
Phone Number: 504 525 1048
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10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

One of America's finest hat stores.

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Great Hats!!!

Staffed by people whose families have been there for generations, you will find hats of every size and color, both mens and womens. Pictures are all over the wall of celebrities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staffed by people whose families have been there for generations, you will find hats of every size and color, both mens and womens. Pictures are all over the wall of celebrities who have bought hats there in the past. Its a fun place to go but if you like hats, you must go. We did buy a "few!"

Thank NHPenny
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This store has great selection of hats. The staff are very helpful and will insure that you have a hat with a perfect fit and style for you.

Thank cakedeco
Stone Park, IL
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We were on our way to trolley ride on St. Charles Ave.. wife wanted to stop by and take a look. WOW what a shop!!! We bought 2 hats.. her's "Country Gentleman, pork pie, wool".. which she wore on thanksgiving fiercely... mine Dobb's, pork pie, straw. Great service, we were fitted perfectly, and even altered box so we could fit... More 

Thank Fredman55
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Buy a hat and become part of history. When I asked the Bell Hop at the Royal Soonest Hotel where I could purchase a good hat, he sent me to Meyer The Hatter. Only a couple blocks away, Meyer The Hatter is a four-generation hat store that is amazingly famous. You'll be amazed at the stars that have visited this... More 

Thank Rob K
Ripley, Tennessee
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Meyer is one of the last real hatters in America. It's a family owned business that began in 1892. They have pretty much every style of hat and cap ever manufactured. It's a place where the staff (all members of patriarch Sam Meyer's family) take great care to ensure you have the right size, style and color for you. I'm... More 

Thank Fetzer M
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I have waaaay too many hats, and several from Meyer. You will not find a better selection of hats of just about any sort that you may dream up. The customer attention by the folks here is flawless. I am sitting at my desk writing this wearing my most recent Akubra purchase made during my visit a couple of weeks... More 

Thank WarDogDaddy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you're visiting New Orleans any time between April and October, you'd be wise to wear a reliable, comfortable hat. I packed one, but my husband didn't -- and he soon regretted it. Fortunately, TripAdvisor told us about Meyer the Hatter. The staff is highly professional and their selection is mind boggling. Hubby was able to purchase a beautifully-made lightweight... More 

Thank Ann H. A
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While in New Orleans we walked by Meyer The Hatter 5 times a day on our way to & from the French Quarter. I was fascinated by the window display but also by the fact they close at 5:45 each day. Five-forty-five! Not 5:30 or 6:00. That was reason enough to go in. I went in for a $20 fishing... More 

Thank Bob H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As a hat guy for most of my life (since I was a little boy) this was an early must stop on our trip to New Orleans during Easter break. Walking in I was immediately in heaven, and I was still looking around when my wife pulled me over to meet Mr. Sam Meyer, who is still working there 5... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Outstanding selection of mens and womens hats. I wear hats. I wear them all seasons. It was wonderful to see an excellent selection of styles and sizes. We bought 2! This is a must visit if in New Orleans. Or order one online.

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