Village Voice Best of NYC 2007: Best Custom Hats For Cheap
Article: "I first discovered tiny, utterly adorable Village Scandal Hats just before a late-summer thunderstorm broke, on my way across town to a silly art opening. I was also sadly underdressed for what was likely to be a tony event, so I was hoping to find something that would not only 1) keep my head dry in the ensuing downpour, but would also 2) tart me up a bit. I struck sartorial gold in the shape of a black suede driving cap, very smart in an elegant Edwardian way - and waterproof too - for a mere $45. Since that happy occasion, I have bought too many toppers to mention, ranging in price from a mere $15 to about 10 times that. And, in addition to the shop's ever-changing line of men's and women's hats and caps that range from classical to the whimsical, propritress Wendy will make any style of chapeau for you, and she can dream it up, in any fabric or material in less than 48 hours or less. Prices vary according to materials and style, natch, but it'll be worth it. And there's always the shop's $5 bargain basket."
Village Voice Best of NYC 2004: Best Umbrellas
Article: "Rain, shine, or snow, the adorable Village Scandal stocks the city's most "scandalously" creative overhead protections (hats too!). I'm thinking in particular of a hot-pink umbrella that, when sheathed in its plastic cover, exactly resembles a giantess's tube of lipstick, its handle primed for application. "
Article excerpt: "...Finished with eating, they scrambled through the rain into a limousine and headed to the Village Scandal vintage hat shop on East Seventh Street, open until midnight. Mr Camara tried on a black fedora and said, "The 60's, very Al Pacino." The other plunged in as well, with Ms. Chaplin striking a blank model pose with each increasingly outrageous hat: cloche, engineer's cap, pilot's helmet big brim, top hat. "Super bonito," Mr. Grandinette said. The left, having snapped up 20 hats. Ms Watling bought three. "Hats and shoes are my weakness," she said. Mr. Ruben was particularly pleased with his black Jim Jarmusch scenester hat. "Ay, guapo," Mr. Camara said. "It's like a dog has met its master."