314 E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
Since it first opened more than 50 years ago, Hadley’s has been the go-to spot for western apparel and boots in the Sacramento region. There is an extensive selection of high-quality cowboy hats from Bailey, Resistol, Stetson and more, and the customer service is top notch. The staff is trained in the surprisingly skilled art of hat shaping, and is happy to help you get just the right fit free of charge.
Sacramento Kings Team Store
1151 Galleria Blvd., Suite 1012
Roseville, CA 95678
Sacramento basketball enthusiasts come to this bright Roseville store for hats that announce their loyalty to the hometown Kings. There are a myriad of options in styles and designs, and the many types of team gear is not limited to the traditional purple, black and silver colors. Knit hats, beanies, snapbacks and stretch caps are available for adults and children, and parents can get their tiny future Kings fans decked out perfectly in team apparel for infants and toddlers.
1462 33rd St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
This petite, one-of-a-kind boutique specializes in handbags, jewelry, accessories and an amazing array of unique shoes and boots. Devoted customers know they can find fun, chic hats for women as well, always in the styles and colors that are perfect for the current season and weather. The shop’s owner is equally beloved for her extensive involvement in the community and generosity toward local non-profit groups.
The Madamepeace shop on Etsy is run by Sacramento local and yarn artist Elizabeth, who has developed a loyal following for her handmade creations. There are stylish and comfortable berets and hooded scarves, as well as a wide variety of folk slouch and urban slough beanies. The owner has recently introduced a line of headgear and accessories made with bamboo-blend yarns and other sustainable, eco and animal friendly materials. Madamepeace can also create custom pieces in whatever colors and styles you want.
California State Railroad Museum
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
The gift shop in this huge – and hugely popular – Railroad Museum offers clothing, DVDs, books, artwork, HO scale trains, games and other goodies for rail enthusiasts. Adults who grew up dreaming of being at the helm of a powerful locomotive will not be able to resist the classic engineer’s hats, and there are pink and blue striped versions for children as well. Museum logo caps are available, and the little ones will love the Thomas the Tank Engineer caps.
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