Moved to East Village at 320 East 11th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003, telephone 212 598 4327. Still feature fabulous vintage hats. www.omistressmine.com
Best vintage store to find hats that will probably appear in Broadway productions New York 2006 - O Mistress Mine
Stealing its name from a Shakespeare sonnet testifies to O Mistress Mine's theatrical ambitions. Showcasing frilly clothes from the turn of the century to shoulder-pad power dresses from the '80s, this vintage boutique has been displaying Costume History 101 in its small Seventh Avenue location since 1969. Besides the place's Bard-influenced moniker, the wide selection of hats available season after season lures uptown theater companies hungry to score authentic and mint-condition bonnets, boaters, chapeaus, fedoras, pillboxes, skullcaps, and other quirky designs from closets past. From the wide-rimmed Southern belle brims to the sophisticated city look of a fez, this retro gem is a sure spot to score a look that actually might pop up in next year's acclaimed Broadway hit. And with prices as reasonable as these, you might even still be able to afford an opening-night ticket!