There is something about wearing a hat that sets the tone for an outfit. For many years, the popularity of hats had waned. They are making a resurgence as a fashion statement as well as a functional part of any wardrobe. Whether you are in the market for funky fedoras, posh Panamas, banging baseball caps, classy cloches or a sassy straw hat, these five Detroit area venues have what you need to top off any look.

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Lost and Found Vintage
510 S Washington Ave.
Royal Oaks, MI 48067
(248) 548-6154

Hours: Mon to Wed 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs to Sat – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lost and Found Vintage is one of the best vintage stores the city has to offer. This is the go-to spot for celebrities, bands and film crews. Lost and Found Vintage has a fantastic collection of women’s and men’s apparel and other accessories including of course hats. There is a wall dedicated just to women’s hats, including an amazing collection of fedoras to bring some attitude with the tilt of the brim.

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Henry the Hatter
1307 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-0970

Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Henry the Hatter is legendary and the store has topped celebrities like Kid Rock, Kate Moss, Jimmy Kimmel, Ray Liotta and Larry Holmes. This hat shop has been in existence since 1893 and has been recognized as one of Michigan’s Centennial Businesses by the Historical Society of Michigan. Out of the many styles offered, one of the coolest fashion statements for the spring and summer is the Panama. The sales staff takes the time to correctly size the hat to each customer, ensuring the perfect fit.

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Made in Detroit
(248) 625-3797

Made in Detroit was purchased by Kid Rock in 2005, but has been a staple in the Detroit landscape since 1991. There is a list of local retailers authorized to carry the product all over southeast Michigan. You can also purchase online. Recently, there was some controversy about whether or not the clothing was actually made in Detroit. Make sure you read Kid Rock’s pointed response. The company has an excellent selection of baseball caps in several colors with the Made in Detroit logo. Revenue goes towards employing people, scholarships and other charitable endeavors which help support many local Detroiters. You can simultaneously show your city pride and do some good in the community.

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Mr Song Millinery
29890 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076
(313) 873-2540

A long time Detroit original, Luke Song is legendary for creating the hat Aretha Franklin wore during President Obama’s inauguration, which is now on display at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Since then, Song has expanded his offerings to over 200 stores. The Detroit showroom closed in 2009, but all of Song’s hats are still available online, including the very stylish and increasingly popular Cloche, which has hit the runways this spring.

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4 Her Boutique
2955 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 283-4437

Hours: Mon to Tues – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wed, Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs – 11a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 Her Boutique is located in downtown Wyandotte. Originally named by the first owner whose sister passed away from cancer, it is now under new ownership and continuing the quality they known for. The spring hat collection at 4 Her Boutique offers several varieties of straw hats in unique colors. Whether you prefer a wide brim or something evoking the Gatsby trend, 4 Her Boutique will top you off in style.

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Marci Savage has recently adopted Detroit as her new hometown. Besides writing for online news publications, she has been an executive director for a disability advocacy organization, a small business owner, a financial adviser, a licensed personal banker, an expert quilt teacher, a model and a published author. Her interests include fashion, politics, art, theater, storm chasing, Sci-Fi, and technology. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at