A hat is an accessory that can add panache to your outfit – there’s no doubt about it. There are hats for every season and occasion, from formal fedoras to weekend baseball caps. More than just something to cover up a bad hair day, a hat is an expression of your personal style. Find the perfect hat to suit your style at one of Baltimore’s best hat shops, and look great while traveling around town. — Amy Gardner Mcneal

Hats in the Belfry

813 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231


Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This local chain of hat shops features a huge selection of hats for both men and women. You’ll find every sort of stylish chapeau here, from cloches to porkpies. The friendly staff will help you find the best choice to suit both your head and your budget. The bright, cheerful atmosphere makes shopping at Hats in the Belfry fun. Special order service is available if you have a difficult time finding your size. Hat brands sold here include the in-house lines and famous brands Stetson and Outback Trading Company. Hats in the Belfry has the style and service you’d expect from one of Baltimore’s best hat shops.

Hippodrome Hatters

318 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Monday through Saturday, 11.a.m. to 5 p.m.

Established in 1930, Hippodrome Hatters sells and services men’s hats in the heart of downtown Baltimore. This shop sells name brand manufactured hats by designers like Kangol, as well as it’s own in-house line. Hippodrome Hatters also cleans, repairs, services and blocks hats. Hippodrome Hatters specializes in classic hats, including handmade straw panama hats. Custom fit service is available, and the staff of hat experts is available to make sure every well-dressed man can find the perfect hat. For old-fashioned service and craftsmanship, check out Hippodrome Hatters. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11.a.m. to 5 p.m.


8200 Perry Hall Boulevard #2130
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 933-4811


Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

If you’re looking for a hat to support your favorite sports team, this is the place. With thousands of licensed hats for sports teams, including NBA, MLB and NFL teams, as well as college licensed apparel, Lids has got the hat for the sports fanatic in your life. This store also carries licensed sports hats for women and children. Lids sells a house brand of casual hats and hats featuring characters and themes from popular culture. Their complete selection can also be ordered online.