A hat can take an outfit from drab to fab like no other accessory, turning the simplest of looks into a statement of style. Whether it’s headwear with western class, a hat from the past or a show-stopping head topper, here are five of the best DFW hat shops to take your wardrobe to the next level.

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Vintage Martini
2923 N. Henderson Ave., Suite A
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0584
www.vintagemartini.com

It’s difficult to walk into this second-hand paradise and not be dazzled by the stunning collection of period and designer duds. However, there’s more than clothing to be found here. The shop showcases a well-curated selection of shoes, jewelry and accessories dating from the Victorian era through to the present. And the new location has an entire section for style-savvy gents as well. Here’s where you’ll find some of the most fabulous examples of millinery, ranging from Victorian bonnets and Edwardian feather hats to cloches, pillboxes, toques and fedoras—all priced from $35 up.

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Cowboy Cool
3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 407
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 521-4500
www.cowboycool.com

For those who are a little bit country and a little bit rock n roll, this uber-chic western boutique is just the place to have you two-stepping in style. And it’s not only ladies wanting to deck out for the Cattle Barron’s Ball who shop here. The store is also a favorite haunt for celebrities such as Madonna and Kid Rock. Urban fashionistas can expect to snap up everything from hand-tooled skull boots and turquoise-embellished belts to swanky cowboys hats priced from $50.

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Biggar Hat Store
121 N. State St.
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-4287
www.biggarhatstore.com

If you want your swagger to come with less swank, then mosey on over to Decatur’s mad hatter, Jeff Biggars for a custom made hat with all the trappings of the old west. The shop offers everything you need to getty-up in style, from Ferrini ostrich boots and Ryan Michael snap-front shirts to Wild Rag scarves and decked-out cow skulls. But it’s the hatter’s hats that take place front and center. Choose from a number of famous brands such Resistol, Stetson and Rodeo King for $48.50 and up. Or Biggar can tailor make a felt hat in quality levels ranging from 6x to 500x to fit everyone’s style and budget.

Dream Hats
Dallas Pinup
2928 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-4206
www.dreamhats.com

Whether it’s a custom harlequin top hat, a pink leopard print pillbox or a biggins hat for Scarborough Faire, Dream Hats’ owner and milliner Sharon Sullivan will create you a topper that’s guaranteed to be a show stopper. Sullivan has a wide variety of hats available both online and in her booth at Dallas Pinup in Deep Ellum. But she’ll also make any type of headwear that a customer is looking for, be it for a theatrical costume or a bridal piece for the big day. Prices range from $25 for round fascinators up to the $100 range for elaborate full-sized head pieces.

Headhunters Headwear
Marketplace Boutiques
8300 Preston Road, Suite 150
Plano, TX 75024
(214) 729-1696
www.headhuntersheadwear.com

Headhunters Headwear is the go-to destination for fashionistas on the prowl for trucker and baseball caps with a bit of bling. These custom-made head toppers, which sell for $35 and up, come adorned with everything from colored patterns and emblems to patches and studs. Whether it’s a leopard print vintage baseball cap sporting your favorite team’s logo or a trucker hat with a rhinestone studded sugar skull, Head Hunters’ wide selection of trendy caps will have you looking fashionably chic on and off the field.

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Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at Examiner.com.

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