Did you know there's a National Hat Day? It's on January 15, so if you're looking for an excuse to wear an odd hat or buy a regular hat for yourself, today is an excuse to do so. You'll see many
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people around NYC wearing an assortment of different hats, so get on the bandwagon and get some of your own.
Buy a new hat in NYC
Of course the best way to celebrate National Hat Day is to get a new hat. There are many places across NYC to buy new hats whether you want something casual or more formal. Go to Lids if you want a casual sports hat to wear on a day-to-day basis or to a sports game. For more formal hats, such as one to wear to a wedding or the races, go over to The Hat Shop on Thompson Street. J.J. Hat Center on Fifth Avenue is the oldest hat shop in NYC; you can choose amongst a variety of hats including Fedoras, Derby hats, and Berets.
Unfortunately, there are those who can't afford to buy new hats whenever they wish. Gather up your clean, unwanted hats, or purchase new ones, and donate them to a homeless shelter so others can make good use of them. There are shelters all over NYC; check out this list for the one nearest you.
With so many ways to celebrate National Hat Day, you'll be set with knowledge and stylish hats long after the day is over.