Lids offers a selection of fashion, collegiate and sports hats and caps in a variety of styles and designs. It is a brand of retail stores with locations in Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota and Pennsylvania, as well as Canada. The brand is owned and operated by Hat World, which is a retailer of officially licensed and branded sports and fashion headwear. Lids also maintains store locations in Hong Kong, as well as China. Founded in 1995, Hat World operates more than 800 mall-based, airport, street and factory outlet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The parent company operates under the Hat World, Lids Kids, Hit Shack, Hat Zone, Head Quarters and Cap Connection retail brands. It is subsidiary of Genesco.