Jamaica Plain hat shop Salmagundi helps customers find the perfect fit

Stylish hats for men and women in Jamica Plain

Tiffany Probasco | 5/23/2013, noon
Established in 2006 by husband and wife team Jessen Fitzpatrick and Andria Rapagnola, the shop for ladies and gents claims ...
Salmagundi hat shop Photo by Tiffany Probasco

Salmagundi Hat shop

Salmagundi Hat shop


In addition to supplying hats, they also carry women’s clothes and accessories. They are selective about which items they choose, and only carry about seven of each dress item.


The store has full-service customization that can usually be done while customers wait — 30 minutes or less, including a seamstress who can create a hat from scratch (those orders will take about a week) and an industry standard hot box that can steam the hat to your size. They also do cleanings and maintenance care.

Hats for women typically come in only one size, but as women have varying hair choices, they work to ensure that the hat fits each lady’s dome perfectly.

For men, they start at XXS up to size 4X, making it virtually impossible to find a head they can’t hang a hat on.

Why You Should Visit:

Rooted in the community, Salmagundi appeals to a diverse population while catering to each customer and every hat. You may not go in the place a hat person, but you will certainly come out a believer. As Fitzpatrick says, “If people are walking out, and they’re looking good … that’s the best advertisement.”


765 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Monday: Closed.

Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.