We are New York's oldest and one of the world's most renowned hat shops. Established in 1911, we bring you the finest hats and caps coupled with excellent service and a staff consisting of some of the most knowledgeable hat people in the industry. We provide hands on service, expert advice and a well rounded selection of headwear that includes fedoras, newsboy caps, berets and much more.

What's with the pig?

In 2011 we opened our first satellite location, Pork Pie Hatters, in Manahattan's East Village. Followed in 2012 by our second shop of the same name in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Both of the new shops offer the same great service and quality products offered by our flagship, coupled with an atmosphere suited to their respective neighborhoods. If you spot a pig stamp on any product, that means the product is exclusive to Pork Pie Hatters and ships exclusively from them.

J.J. Hat Center, Building a Legacy
July 30, 2013

Opened in 1911, J.J. Hat Center was one of about 48 other hat stores in NY and thanks to a name change here and new ownership there it is the only one to survive. That sort of history brings clout...

Meet our new Director of Millinery
June 11, 2013

  Pork Pie Hatters and JJ Hat Center are pleased to announce the newest addition to the family - Director of Millinery, Ryan Wilde! An established hat maker most known for handmade women's pieces, her custom headwear has appeared on...

Derby Flash with Downtown Cool
May 07, 2013

The Kentucky Derby, sometimes called the “Greatest 2 minutes in sports” is all about spectacle. And let's be honest, the horses are only a small fraction of the Derby's appeal. When I think of the Kentucky Derby I think of...

Hat Stands
April 28, 2013

In Victorian times the hat stand was one of the most prominent pieces of furniture in the household, often the first thing seen upon entering. Because of this, hat stands evolved from being purely utilitarian to being a sign of...