About Us

Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley, it's a family own business.  Headed by husband and wife Fabian and Mercedes with our daughter Carolina, our family emigrated from Ecuador to the United States in 1995. We import and sell high-quality, genuine Panama hats and accessories handcrafted by skilled master weavers from Cuenca and Montecristi, Ecuador. Proud of our Ecuadorian heritage, we began importing the legendary Panama straw hats in 2010, and opened a retail store in Napa Valley Wine Country shortly thereafter.

Selling the legendary Panama hats is serious business for our family and we are proud to share this artful, centuries-old weaving tradition from our native country with you. It is a great honor and we take enormous pride in offering the finest straw hats in the world.

Our store carries the largest inventory of genuine Panama hats in United States and our collection features quality and styles for all occasions, from the classics to the latest modern styles. Our hats are sourced from the famous Homero Ortega, a 40-year-old family-owned business that has contributed to the fame of the Panama hat and its place in the world by being the first company in Ecuador to export these beautiful hats worldwide. Homero Ortega is fully respectful of the environment, using only biodegradable materials in both the crafting and finishing of its hats.

Our family is dedicated to serving our customers. We are here to help you find the correct hat and fit for your personal style, and we ship from the United States so your hat will arrive quickly and securely.

We invite you to shop Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley now for:

  • High-quality, genuine Panama hats
  • Easy online ordering
  • Help with fit and sizing
  • Fast delivery from the U.S.
  • Superior customer service

Your Montecristi Panama Hat will last you a lifetime. We know you will be pleased with the fine quality and attention to detail found in each of our hats, and we are thrilled you are giving us the opportunity to share our culture with you.

Thank you for visiting our site!!!

The Girardo Family

Fabian, Mercedes, Carolina and our next Generation of Hat Sellers!!