Lids will celebrate its 20th anniversary alongside customers and fans alike with special in-store events across 13 markets on Nov. 3.

“We've enjoyed quite a ride over the last two decades, and our very passionate customers are at the heart of our success. These anniversary events are very much about celebrating them,” said Ken Kocher, president of Lids Sports Group. “The first 20 years have been exciting; but we have our eye on the next 20 years and beyond – at the ready with the apparel, headwear and novelty items that fans want – any team, any time, any where.”

Festivities will vary by location but could include live music, special promotions, appearances by sports personalities/celebrities and/or giveaways.  Special anniversary events will be held in the following store locations:

Store 1            Tippecanoe Mall – Lafayette, IN
Store 5154       Los Cerritos Mall – Cerritos, CA
Store 5181       Ontario Mills – Ontario, CA
Store 5285       South Bay Galleria – Redondo Beach, CA
Store 5337       The Corner Mall – Boston, MA
Store 5445       Arden Fair – Sacramento, CA
Store 5594       42nd Street Entertainment Center – New York, NY
Store 5816       Santa Monica Promenade – Santa Monica, CA
Store 6334       Universal City Walk – Universal City, CA
Store 6344       Radisson Plaza – San Francisco, CA
Store 6368       Opry Mills – Nashville, TN
Store 6536       Mall of Georgia – Buford, GA
Store 8105       Bellevue Square – Bellevue, WA

Lids' 20th anniversary celebration also has included special fashion and Championship Series product launches, the first of which debuted in April. For details on Lids' 20th anniversary events, visit

Hat World Inc. first introduced its then-untried headwear-only retail concept to the world back in November 1995. Today, 20 years later, Lids has helped carve a permanent niche in specialty retail and evolved into a destination for sports fans and enthusiasts of street fashion. Currently it operates more than 1,300 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet locations nationwide, and in Canada and Puerto Rico.

Hat World Inc. is a subsidiary of Genesco Inc.