How to Open a Hat Shop

Is How to Open a Hat Shop your inclination as a business? You are now viewing the right page for what you need as this one is precisely all about hats. You have the correct business idea as a hat is one item that is part of everyone’s gear, whether male or female.

A hat is handy especially when the temperature cools down and the wearer wants to keep the head warm.

open a hat shop

Hats are used by almost everyone. The men use them practically for any occasion. A man has normally a set of two to four hats, the first two for use in warmer weather, while the other two is for colder temperatures, when he needs to keep his head warm. Women, on the other hand, may have several designs and models for different occasions as they are more fashion conscious. They like their hats to conform to the color of the dress they are wearing at the time, or to fit the nature of the occasion they are attending when they wear the hat.

Hats for Everyone

The hat therefore has a huge market for both men and women and one who is in the business of selling hats can expect the business to prosper as the customers for hats will always be around throughout the entire year. It is an item in one’s wardrobe which a man or a woman treats very much like their clothes; they change hats when the one they have is already faded, or earlier, depending on the whims of the wearer. Women especially are a bigger market for hats as they are more fickle in their choices of items to wear, even hats.

Locate your Hat Shop in a Corner of Two Streets

For better customer volume, try to locate your hat shop in the immediate vicinity of a corner of two streets where pedestrian traffic is quite heavy throughout the day. The shop must also have glass windows in the front for easier viewing by passersby of the hats you have on display in the hat racks, one for men’s hats and the other for hats for the women. If you can have a mannequin model wearing a hat that you are selling as part of your display, so much the better.

Finally, make sure you have a unique sign board outside of your shop that will easily attract potential customers. Maybe a handsome portrait of a man or a woman wearing your hats should be part of that sign board. Include in the sign board your website location in the Internet, if you do part of your business online, as is the practice of most businesses now. The online address might be the alternative way a buyer of hat that passes by in a car, and cannot stop by your shop for the moment. He or she can always choose the different hat designs from your online display when the buyer elects to deal with you electronically.

66 Comments

  • Joseph B. Brooks said on January 18, 2009
    Where would I start, look for a hat shop in my community..to determine the need.
  • vince said on March 12, 2009
    I need to start hat & caps {head-wear} shop in jamaica please send info. From start up to finish.
  • Nelao said on April 7, 2009
    Good Day! I would like to start a hat making business. Anyone with ideas, where to get machinery etc, please let me know. Im living in Nambia.
  • Tavius Meadows said on May 6, 2009
    I would like to open a fitted hat shop with nfl, nba, and mlb hats. I already have a building but don't know where to get the hats. If anyone knows could you please send me a email telling me where it is located.
  • Dw said on July 2, 2009
    I'm interested in starting a hat shop consisting NFL MLB NBA and college sports, please email me with info about how to get the hats and how much it may cost, thanks.
  • Joyce D. Dixon said on August 25, 2009
    I would like to start a hat business for sunday church and for special occasion wear. Where would i get my hats? Is there a hat selling business that i would need to contact? Please e-mail me with any information on how to get started or any books that would assist me as well. Thank you!!
  • alan epps said on August 25, 2009
    I am starting a hat business for people with big heads...where should I look for suppliers of hats. any assistance would be greatly appreciated..
  • sonya scott-dewberry said on August 27, 2009
    My mother and I would like to open a hat business. We live in a town where women who attend church wear hats but, they have to order them. We would like to provide this service to the community. I would need any information that you could provide like: start-up, suppliers etc. Look forward in hearing from you.
  • Brenda Williams said on November 4, 2009
    I would love to open a hat shop in our city and I know it would be a big success all because we do not have a hat shop in our town and, people has to drive to the nearest city just to shop for their fashion hats. at this time I do not have the start up capital to make this a reality, and I would like to find a supplier that would front my idea because it would certainly be feasible for the both of us. if you know someone who is looking to find a hard worker and someone who is wanting to make a change and bring a new Beginning to our town, and like to deal in public relation and sales, also seeing people look their best. may I say you dont have to look no further. If someone could you send me some info or direct me in the right direction as to how I may obtain the proper information that can enable me to start the process I would certainly prevaricate it very much. Sincerly, Mrs. Brenda Williams
  • Nika Cox said on December 29, 2009
    Did any one find any interesting information on starting a Ladies Hat company. please help. Nassau, Bahamas
  • Staunchis F. Williams said on February 28, 2010
    I would like to start a hat/cap shop in Huntsville, AL, Have been looking at some locations, but need info on suppliers and start up costs. etc.
  • Eliab Cruz said on March 16, 2010
    If Anyone is interested in Official MLB Game Hats Call Me at 646-226-9286
  • Mark Bacon said on March 31, 2010
    If you are interested in buying hats at less than wholesale price call me, we carry MLB, NFL, NBA, Most NEW ERA, LIKE DC, FAMOUS, NY, MONSTER, ED HARDY AND LOTS OF OTHERS. I CAN SELL AT GREAT PRICES IF YOU BUY IN BULK. WE HAVE BEEN SELLING HATS FOR 6 YEARS WITH 2 RETAIL STORES. MARK 717-989-7933, LEAVE MESSAGE IF I DONT PICK UP, THANKS
  • vicky white said on April 22, 2010
    i have a factory in produce non-woven hats, baseball hat, knitted hat and so on. www.fjpromotionitems.com is my website. welcome to visit. any inquiry please contact with me sales01_vicky@hotmail.com
  • dre said on April 30, 2010
    i want to open a store i want to know where can i get da hats nba, nfl, mlb etc and how much email dre_brooklyn@yahoo.com
  • Kristin Telles said on June 9, 2010
    Salina Ks, 67401. Hi, my name is Kristin Telles and my cousins and I love hats and have to drive an hour away sometimes 2 hours away just to buy hats. We are wanting to open up a hat store down here where we live. Everyone talks about hats and how they dont like to drive so far just to get hats because after the gas and the hat the price is expensive. we can find a boutique in the mall but we just need to know where to start ordering the hats so we can get our little business started and make it a big success. If you could please give me some information I would greatly appreciate it. thanks and have a nice day. Sincerely, Kristin Telles
  • Hope said on August 23, 2010
    Informative article. I am about to set up a hat business in Jamaica. Could you send me more info. I would like to know more
  • patriciana bowman said on September 14, 2010
    I am in a small town in louisiana and there are no nice hat shops for ladies. i would like to open a hat business for church and special occasions wear. help where do i start? if you could please give any information to get started it would be most appreciated awaiting replies. patriciana
  • fernando said on October 4, 2010
    hey i live in california and i want to start these shop but i dont have any idea of what i need, so if someone knows what machine, hats, etc... i need to buy, please help me
  • Debra Hooks said on November 14, 2010
    I wear church hats every Sunday, and they aren't cheap. I am interested in starting a hat business at a reasonable cost to the locals. I would like to learn how to make fashionable hats as well. How do I find hats wholesale and the machinery to make hats. Please help.
  • Sheryl Harrison said on January 8, 2011
    I'm interested in opening a hat business for church women, where do I get the finance and hats to get started. Is there a hat warehouse to purchase hats wholesale.
  • Ken Taylor said on January 14, 2011
    Hello, I am interested in opening a hat business in our area, I am new to this and would appreciate any tips. One of my concerns is how do I get the hats? Thank you for any information you might have.
  • Maria Uson said on February 19, 2011
    I am interested in opening a hat business, but how do I get hats and an embroidery machine. Please advice and thank you for any information provided.
  • Jacqueline L. Wade said on February 25, 2011
    I have a home base business in my home. However, do the laws in my city, I can not sell the hats from my home if they are made at my home. Therefore, I need to go door to door. I need to know how can I up in clintel? Most of the ladies I sell to belong to my and other churches in the city. I do go to expos, bazaars, church events. Any help would be appreciated.Thank you
  • James expert adviser said on February 26, 2011
    @Jacqueline L. Wade, have you tried some local stores to advertise your hats and pay you if they sell it. Now you are the only seller so try adding more sellers to your hats, try introduce referral programs as well.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Derek Dunn said on June 2, 2011
    I'm looking to start a cap business (Fitted, Snapback, MLB, NBA, NFL, COLLEGIATE)and I wanted to know where I could find the products and approximately the cost? Also, what is the cost of operating out of a physical location vs. an "ONLINE ONLY" company?
  • Denise said on September 2, 2011
    I would like to open a fitted hat shop with nfl, nba, and mlb hat, but don't know where to get the hats wholesale. If anyone knows could you please send me a email telling me where it is located. Also would like to know how to start the business
  • michele johnson said on December 1, 2011
    i am interested in opening a hat store in CT CAN ANYONE PLEASE ASSIST ME ON FINDING A DISTRIBUTOR
  • Francetta Smith said on December 14, 2011
    I'm interested in opening a hat business for church women from my home. The location is in Milwaukee,WI.I just don't know where to begin and where to get the hat inventory from. I would appreciate any ideas or assistance with this project. Thank you in advance.
  • Carlien said on December 25, 2011
    Hi, i would like to start a hat store, the old fashioned kind, bowler hats, 30's hats for women and men etc. Who sells these and where at whole sale price? Thanks, carlien
  • DEMIETRUS ROSS said on January 11, 2012
    I'M PLANNING ON OPENING A HAT STORE...WHICH IS BETTER ONLINE STORE OR PHYSICAL LOCATION? I ALSO WANT TO NETWORK..I LIVE IN GEORGIA. MY EMAIL IS DJMEECHEE@GMAIL.COM
  • Anthony said on March 23, 2012
    looking to open a fitted and snapback store in the city of newark new jersey.. looking for a new era wholesaler that can supply me with hundreds maybe even thousands of mlb, nfl, nhl, nba and customized caps!! if you have any solutions for me please email me asap! thanks for your time
  • Anthony said on March 23, 2012
    new era wholesalers please email me at karen_7gomez@yahoo.com
  • James expert adviser said on March 24, 2012

    @Anthony, you can try these sites for buying wholesale hats. buckwholesale.com, wholesalehats.com, ebay.com, capwholesalers.com

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Risa said on May 2, 2012
    I would like to open a hat shop in Nairobi, Kenya...please email me any more info you might have. Thanks.
  • Malaka said on May 3, 2012
    Good day, I would like to open a All occasions hat store in a small town in Richmond, NC. I would like to include everything from ladies church hats, to Kagols, nfl, nba, and mlb hats. Please send me email on how to get started with no capital. Thanks M~
  • BOBBY said on June 10, 2012
    i'm REALLY INTERESTED IN OPENING A HAT SHOP CONSISTING OF ALL SPORTS TEAMS, KIND OF LIKE A NEW ERA STORE. Is there anyone that can give me some information on how to open one up and find distributors? if so please email me at bobby.areias@yahoo.com
  • justin said on December 10, 2012
    i want to open a cap store in tarawa, kiribati. there is none in the country and it would be a huge success. could you please tell me the closest and cheapest distributor? i'm really interested in selling out brands like ripcurls baseball caps and many others that are particularly worn by teenagers. thanks
  • justin said on December 10, 2012
    could anyone tell me where i can get the best store design that may be appropriate for a cap store in the tropics? thanks a lot
  • justin said on December 10, 2012
    if you would like to find someone to extend the boundary of your business you can count on me..looking also for partnership on this type of business, but prefer to start my own as i have the building and other capitals..email me ..galaxy.oconnor428@gmail.com or call me on (686)68838..thanks
  • William E. Rosson said on January 19, 2013
    I live in Indianapolis In and I would like to open a very nice hat shop. Can you supply me with any information I may require to start things going
  • lureisha Bee said on March 5, 2013
    I'm in Los Angeles, Ca and I am interested in opening a fitted hat store. I.E. MLB, Nba Snap Backs , things of that nature? can some one tell me where i can find a wholesale retail supplier? email me please @ lureishab@gmail.com
  • Joe Diaz said on April 16, 2013
    We are in the hats business and offer a wide selection of wool and straw hats made from the upmost quality materials. If you would like to receive more information about any of our products, you can contact us at our email addresses below. Joe Diaz Diaz Enterprises Inc. Email: krafman@aol.com Sales Rep email: marissa.garcia52@yahoo.com
  • CAYLA LOMBARD said on October 22, 2013
    i CAN SUPPLY WITH HATS FOR YOUR RESELLING PURPOSES CALL ME ON 0823004440 OR L/L0217019847 FOR THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED
  • William Rosson said on November 9, 2013
    I am very interested in opening a men's hat shop here in Indianapolis IN but I have no idea where or how to start this venture please help
  • William E. Rosson said on November 11, 2013
    Indianapolis In is where I would like to open my shop I would like any information that is out there as to start the shop
  • Donovan said on January 23, 2014
    New Era wholesalers please email me with quotes at donovan. perkins@gmail.com. Store located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
  • Rudolph Barnett said on January 24, 2014
    I am interested in starting a Men's hat store. What are the dynamics defining such a venture? and how do I obtain more information about this business?
  • marlon said on July 14, 2014
    I'm sell hat ecuatorian, cuban, and Panama hat any information please send me email mexiven1@gmail.com
  • willie said on July 30, 2014
    I want to open a hat store to provide sports team snapback and fitted but i'm missing the hat please help i need to know where to buy wholesale Providence, RI
  • Yvonne Miller said on October 16, 2014
    My fiance is interested in starting a business selling nfl, mba, etc. hats and we are seeking details on how to begin researching whats required and how to start preparing to establishing the business. Please send all suggested reading materials to us at your earliest convenience. Thanks.
  • Linda said on October 21, 2014
    I would like to start a hat business from scratch. Other than fabric & labor, what equipment would you suggest i invest in to open the business in the USA. Any supplier names would be helpful, the shop would be 100 miles east of NYC. Thank you very much.
  • Amy said on October 21, 2014
    I am looking at starting a hat shop- specifically Caps, snap backs, new era etc for all sports. Where do I buy the products from? Similar to Lids in the US. Please email me amy_edgerton@hotmail.com
  • Michael said on October 24, 2014
    I want to start a hat store online, and a store front, What do I have to do. Do I need a business plan. If so I need help doing that, do not have any money.. Can someone help me please. I need a lot of help.
  • Cortez said on December 6, 2014
    Hello my other half and myself are very interested in obtaining information on how to start up a hat store. Targeting Men who are very in tune with high fashion as well as sports. It would be gratefully appreciated if you could email us some information on how to get started. Thank you! Greater Kansas City Area!
  • Neliswa Wilman said on December 9, 2014
    i would like to open a hat business but i dont know where and how to start
  • sue strickland said on February 25, 2015
    near little rock ar. interested in any information on starting my own hat business.
  • Cherry said on May 5, 2015
    I am interested in opening a hat shop for men n women. hat shops around here are mainly for snapbacks, NFL, etc. I livein columbus, oh
  • Randy Riley said on January 21, 2016
    Looking to be a re-seller of men's fine hats online. I'm located in Arlington, TX,. I'm interested in any information that would help me in this endeavor. I'm pretty knowledgeable in hats and I wear them myself.
  • michael fristick said on March 19, 2016
    Interested in opening hat business similar to lids with a little more variety [n shopping mall.
  • Raffaele said on April 19, 2016
    Hi I am interested to open a hat shop similar to Lids.What type of initial investment this type of business requires?Where do I find the right supplier?Names? Address?I live in a Caribbean islands and will need to be imported.All help will be appreciated.
  • shanique Gibbon said on August 2, 2016
    Thank u for writing this info and am grateful for all the feed back I just had a ha ha moment....Do you have any supplier information
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on August 15, 2016
    @shanique Gibbon, sorry we don't have any supplier info other than whoever has commented here. it also depends on your local area, google to find some suppliers from your area. let me know your location, i can search and find some.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • shanique Gibbon said on August 16, 2016
    thanks for the response I live in Jamaica, I think a online hat bid would really be awesome
  • mary said on October 23, 2016
    @kristin Telles @malaka @kristin @maria @patriciana bowman @brenda @sonya @joyce @william do watch our u tube channel. Roseborn couture. if u like the kind of hats we make. maybe we can collaborate
  • Wilhelmins Busch said on December 14, 2018
    Need assistance guidelines,I am from Namibia want to open a Hat shop.

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