No matter the season, a hat can help define your outfit and make a statement. They can add personality and transform your outfit from plain to chic.  At the beach, hats are usesful as well. They help to protect you from those harmful sun rays. There are several places in and around the Baltimore area which sell beach hats for both form and function.
Hats In The Belfry
Harbor Place & The Gallery
201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 528-0060
www.hatsinthebelfry.comNo matter the occasion, Hats in the Belfry is sure to have the style you want. You will not need to compromise your wallet to be in high fashion, whether male or female. According to the website, the store is “overflowing with all the most desirable, hot-right-now hats, including vintage-inspired cloche hats and chic women’s fedoras.” Store hours are daily from Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. tp 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Main Street Hats
3019 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 235-5272
www.mainstreethats.coThis minority owned and operated business has been around the Baltimore area for seven years. Located in the Waverly section of the city, owner Clyde Davis-El with his wife and partner, Elaine, offer an assortment of leisure hats. They also sell very fashionable hats for men and women at reasonable prices. The duo loves keeping peopleprofessionally dressed as well. Store hours are Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hats To Hose
7002 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 484-7467
hatstohose.comTheir motto is, “We cover you from head to toe!” Hats to Hose provides ladies and kids clothing at reasonable prices. You’ll be sure to find the accessories you need, including that needed hat for the beach. The store is located in the Colonial Village Shopping Center in Pikesville. Store hours are: Monday to Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Benedetto Haberdashery
324 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 783-7848
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Guys need a great beach hat, too. Benedetto Haberdashery caters to men. With its selection of fine professional and leisure wear, you can be sure to find the perfect lid. Merchandise includes suits, shirts, ties, hats and accessories. The store is located in the downtown Baltimore area.

Hats By Haber
11226 Bybee St.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2676
www.hatalog.com/wpAccording to the website, “Hats by Haber has the best selection of fine hats and caps in the Washington, D.C. area – since 1985.” Located not too far from Baltimore, Hats By Haber also offer hats to help protect you from the harmful rays of the sun. Their selection includes casual hats, rain hats & caps and summer straws. Hours are Sundays – Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.

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Vickie Lawson is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.