The sun is out and firing up. If you don’t have your sun hat ready, you will quickly learn that the top of your head, hair or not, burns too! Beach hats come in different shapes and sizes and can be found at standard retail shops. However, if you are looking for something special to cap your skull, try one of these specialty hat stores in the DFW area for quality and style.
The House Of MacGregor Millinery
614 Davis St., Suite 203
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-1966
thehouseofmacgregor.comThe House of MacGregor Millinery is a traditional hat maker, prioritizing promises of authentic materials, techniques and expertise. Founded in 2002 by Cassandra MacGregor, this company reflects a passion for the chapeaux. Formally trained in fashion and as a professional milliner, MacGregor takes hats as seriously as people used to when they were required parts of a wardrobe. Countless custom summer styles are available in a gallery of colors for every season, with an entire selection made just for the summer.

Dallas Vintage Shop
1855 N. Central Expressway
Plano, TX, 75075
(972) 422-7256
dallasvintageshop.comYou won’t find many ordinary hats at Dallas Vintage Shop. But you will find hours of entertainment in trying on extravagant styles and flashy colors with everything from vintage fascinators to full-blown Kentucky Derby headpieces. For a unique sunhat choice, one you can be sure no one else will be sporting on the beach, Dallas Vintage Shop is the place to find it. Choose from any color imaginable, from fitted to overwhelming in size, simple or extravagant. Each head will find a hat at Dallas Vintage Shop this season.

Dallas Hats
3028 Lincoln Ct
Garland, TX 75041
(972) 864 8300
dallashats.comTexas and hats seem to go together as naturally as bees and honey. Dallas Hats, a fixture in the local hat industry since 1989, is mostly known for western styles. However, for the sun, a great palm leaf hat is a fashionable and even environmentally friendly option. These palm leaf hats not only protect your face from the sun, but they look great too. The hats are biodegradable, so they won’t leave you feeling guilty for owning several. Hand-sewn, the lids at Dallas Hats look like they were made just for you.

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Barbara Cobb Sun Hats
Trunk shows
(214) 558-7556
www.barbaracobb.comBarbara Cobb’s forte in design and fashion is sun hats. Her love for hats materialized out of the one-size-fits-all measurements of many hats on the market and the lack of looks available in certain sizes. She just wanted hats to look good and fit, so she began making them herself. Cobb’s designs boast the most color, pizzazz and happiness around. Her hats come in all sizes and themes and are made to your measurements and specifications to ensure you will wear it until you wear it out. She lives in Dallas, but sells her hats at trunk shows, so keep up with her schedule for the next big event!

Barbara’s Custom Hats
140 East Exchange Ave, Suite 132
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 771-4392
www.barbarascustomhats.comBarbara’s Custom Hats is located in the lively and popular Fort Worth Stockyards. Her palm leaf selection is admirable, tinted in white, brown and every shade in between, perfect to go with swimwear, casual wear and your Texas-styled ensemble any time of year. Technically, cowboy hats are well-suited for the beach too. They block the sun, add flair to your swimsuit and make you stand out in the standard beach-going crowd. Show off that Texas style wherever you go this summer!

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.