This designer's ornate creations have graced the noggins of Justin Timberlake, Zoe Deschanel, Rihanna, and at least one Jonas Bro. It's not hard to see why. Her store's custom-fitted hats, each hand-blocked by the designer herself, make a statement to say the least, and all but demand a certain rock-star disposition from the wearer. Piecing them together from found vintage and new materials, she experiments with trimmings and styles, from dramatic top hats and tri-corners to the everyday fedora. We think Dina Pisani makes New York's best hats, and you can find them at Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute. Having previously collaborated with Mark Montana, Pisani has crafted an empire, and with demand for her individualized headgear on the rise, she now only accepts appointments—which include one-on-one consultation and fitting—at her workshop and retail store in the garment district. We tip our own hat to her success. 212 West 35th Street, 212-420-7450, (10001)

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68 Jay St.
Brooklyn NY 11201


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