Andrea's Fine Hats & Accessories
7829 Eastern Ave.
Silver Spring, Md. 20910
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Andrea's Fine Hats has it all and offers a wide range of hats for both men and women. Whether you are looking for a hat for church, to wear to casual events, cocktails or tea, or even to wear to attend a wedding, you will find what you're looking for here. Feathers or rhinestones, small or large brim hats and anything in between are all part of Andrea's selection. Find designs from Stetson, Cha Cha and Italy's Borsalino. The shop is conveniently located within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro.
Hats in the Belfry
201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Hats in the Belfry has been around for more than 30 years, and is known for producing fashionable hats for men and women. If you are looking for straw, floppy or vintage hats, this is the place to shop. Do you have a hat that needs cleaning? The friendly staff at Hats in the Belfry offers tips on how to clean everything from suede and leather hats to cloth and canvas hats. Also find accessories like hat boxes, hat care cleaners and protectors, purses, bowties, gloves, wallets and scarves.
Hats by Haber
11226 Bybee St.
Silver Spring, Md. 20902
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hats by Haber has been in business for more than 28 years customizing and selling hats. The shop has the biggest selection of men's hats in the Baltimore and D.C. areas, but some women's fashions are also available. Find head toppers made with fur, straw and felt, rain hats, caps and the popular Borsalino designer. The owner is currently working on a book titled "Diary of a Mad Hatter," which describes her unusual customers and discusses the hat making business. Appointments can be made for custom fitting and an online catalog is available for all orders, if you can't make it into the store.
Carol's Western Wear
7347 Ritchie Hwy.
Glen Burnie, Md. 21061
Hours: Mon to Wed, Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Heading to Cancun Cantina and need a cowboy hat? If so, check out Carol's Western Wear for the perfect fit. Carol's has Stetson hats in many sizes and styles ranging from XS to XXL. Hat accessories are also sold here, including hat racks, brim brushes and hat sponges. The shop also offers hat shaping services ranging from $5-$20 for that worn out looking hat that can be brought back to life with Carol's steaming equipment. The true cowboys and girls can find belts and buckles, cowboy boots and leather jackets here as well.
1304 Goucher Blvd.
Towson, Md. 21286
Hours: Mon to Fri - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you need a themed hat for a costume party, theatrical event or corporate function, check out Artistic Costumes. They have been providing prize-winning costumes since 1951, and shoppers can purchase hats or rent them for a special event. Gangster, pirate or fireman hats are not just for Halloween at this store. If you have a theme party coming up, you will most likely find what you are looking for at Artistic Costumes.
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