After enduring the long and oppressive winter, there’s nothing Clevelanders enjoy more than the warm temperatures and cloudless skies of a Northeast Ohio summer.  However, while it’s great to hang out by or on the lake, it’s also important to protect against damaging ultraviolet rays while having fun in the sun. Thankfully, America’s Comeback City is home to many retailers that specialize in products that will allow vacationers to take full advantage of the summer heat without getting burned. Here are the five best places to buy beach hats in Cleveland.

Studio St. Marie 

19039 Old Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 356-0025

Studio St. Marie is a must-visit location for Northeast Ohio ladies seeking stylish summer headpieces. The boutique stocks both vintage and new hats made by its talented in-house milliners. The studio’s assortment of headgear appeals to a range of different tastes. Fans of fascinators, buckets and straw hats will find pieces that will offer them a degree of relief from the heat while also serving as a lovely accessory for a breezy and elegant summer outfit.

Mike the Hatter’s World of Hats
7976 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
(440) 526-0100

Some folks like to guard against skin damage with a classic Bogart Panama. Others prefer the robust shade offered by a sturdy wide-brimmed Stetson. And others still like the aerated feel of a safari breezer. Mike the Hatter’s World of Hats has all of those excellent summer hats for sale, as well as thousands of other varieties, so Clevelanders of all tastes will find some stylish headgear to love.

Cleveland Clothing Company 
342 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 736-8879

Whether cheering on the Indians at Progressive Field or rooting for the Cavilers at The Q, it’s practically an unspoken rule that game attendees need to wear something that reflects their city pride. To be clear, that doesn’t necessary mean official team gear. The Cleveland Clothing Company offers a range of t-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts for men, women and kids that proudly announce their wearers’ affinity for the CLE. Also, the homegrown franchise’s three Cleveland area retail locations also sell a range of very crisp, sharp and snapback caps.

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Frank’s Chop Shop
668 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 515-1110

Although billed as “a barber shop for the modern gentlemen of leisure,” Frank’s Chop Shop is also a great place to find some high-quality headgear. After a getting a slick new cut, customers can choose a variety of different hats and caps that will keep the sun out of their eyes. Some of the shop’s unique lids include floral print fitted caps, branded barber stripe bucket hats and a slick black and white snapback that has the word “Morals” printed on the crown. Frank’s also sells many t-shirts that will help Clevelanders assemble the freshest possible summer wardrobes.

Allen Hatter 
20211 Harvard Ave.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
(216) 752-5237

A retailer that trades in classic men’s headgear, Allen Hatter has a fantastic assortment of hats, caps and everything in between in a wide selection of colors and styles. This haberdashery has enough fashionable Stetsons and straw hats to satisfy traditional tastes. However, it also stocks Dobbs fedoras, Barmah bush hats and Capas ply cord summer headgear for those looking to add some flair to the summer ensemble.

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Mario McKellop is a freelance writer who has covered the pop culture beat since 2010.