About Us

Hat World, Inc. is comprised of three businesses – the LIDS retail headwear stores, the LIDS Locker Room specialty fan retail chain, and the LIDS Team Sports wholesale team sports business.  Operating out of Indianapolis, Indiana, the two retail businesses make up more than 900 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet locations nationwide, and in Canada and Puerto Rico.  LIDS retail stores offer officially-licensed and branded college, major professional sports teams, as well as other specialty fashion categories all in the latest styles and colors.  The company also operates smaller headwear retail brands Hat World and Hat Shack.  LIDS Locker Room is a mall-based retailer of sports headwear, apparel, accessories, and novelties, and also operates Sports Fan-Attic stores.  Most LIDS and LIDS Locker Room stores also offer custom embroidery capability.  In addition, licensed LIDS stores operate in Hong Kong and China.  LIDS Team Sports is a full service team uniform and apparel dealer, custom screen printer, embroidery and sporting goods distributor.  Hat World, Inc. also operates Internet sites www.lids.com, www.lids.ca and www.lidsteamsports.com.  Hat World, Inc. is a subsidiary of Genesco Inc.