Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DANCE into New Years Eve 2010!

at All Asia Bar
$35 Ticket includes...
Authentic African Finger Food (8-11pm)
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Uhuru Afrika NYE Gift Bag full of goodies!
Explosive Dancefloor Experience!

Buy your ticket at the shop
and receive 10% off
your entire purchase!

for more info...

Jazz for New Years...

Start the
New Year
looking your best!

special hours:
10 to 4pm New Years Eve
CLOSED New Years Day

click on the link below...


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Uhuru Afrika...

Uhuru Afrika
this Saturday Dec. 12th

Featuring Adam Gibbons & Max Pela
with a special opening DJ set by
Househead Pete
not to mention
Live West African percussion!

This is their
One Year Anniversary Event!
for more info visit:

tell them SALMAGUNDI sent you...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Best Hat Shop in Boston...

It's been a few months since Boston Magazine named us Best Hat Store in Boston, but we just finally got the vinyl on the window yesterday!
Thanks SO MUCH for your support!
We are honored to get this award...
and couldn't have got it without YOU!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's gonna snow tomorrow...

Nobis & Coal
knits are in for one and all!

Knits are FUN!

they make great gifts;
one size fits most!

Oh, Ophelie!

Calling all lovers of
Ladies Velour Cloche & Pillbox Hats!
Not to mention...
headbands like you have never seen!

Feathered, Fanned, and Crinkled!
Mesh Veils and Giant Bows!
Ophelies designs
are abstract marvels to go ga ga for!

Dig this...

This beauty was featured
in the
Weekly Dig's
Holiday Gift Guide,
along with a
Gem Trimmed Brooch
from Joli Jewelry!

The Globe Shopping Guide...

we blew out of this bag
by Melie Bianco in two days!

no worries...
there is a fresh assortment
of handbags in every hue!

read all about it:

Thursday, December 3, 2009


December 1st to 23rd...
Monday to Saturday

11 to 8pm
Sunday 10 to 6pm

Special Hours...
December 24th 10 to 4pm
December 25th to 28th CLOSED
December 31st 10 to 4pm

The Boston Globe knows what's up!

Check out the Style section in the Boston Globe and see some of our jazzy gift ideas for this season! Fedoras, scarves, colorful gloves...we've got something for everyone on your list. Fret no more, holiday shopping is fun this year!
Click link below for details...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Flat Caps, Five Point Ivy's, Eight Quarters, Newsboys, Duck Bill Ivy's! Stacks and stacks of Tweeds from Italy! Come check out our largest selection yet. These are just a few of hundreds of caps in stock in the Classic Plaids and Tweeds to the Jazzy with a modern twist.
We are deep in runs from a 55cm-Small to 62cm-XXL in everything!
Here is a peek of a few we have in house!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ladies: Looking Good When Its Chilly....

SALMAGUNDI Customs Everywhere!

Cloches, brimmed out or tight crowns, caps to fancy cocktails - we custom picked every color combo for these felts and feathers for you to feel fantastic in.

Frank Olive handmade in Brooklyn, NY custom for you and yours. Limited editions arriving weekly to spice it up as it gets chilly.


some of the Makins customs...


Makins Hats are one of the finest on the planet!
We were able to sit with Marsha herself and brought these custom numbers together from scratch. Rooms full of ribbons dating back to the 20's, blocks piled up like stone walls, fur felt bodies in more colors than Benjamin Moore.
We couldn't be happier with the way things turned out. These hats are hand blocked in NYC and there was over 250 crowns to choose from. The Block in the photo was one of our final picks. Not to mention stacks and stacks of brims to match the crown to make that perfect match of modern and classic. The band on two of these hats is FROM the 1930's and we did short runs (that's all the ribbon there was!) - 7 Brown and 7 Blue on those numbers. The Fur Felt is top notch and they are designed by yours truly along side the Coty and Cutty Sark award winner milliner Marsha Akins.
These are some of the finest available right now, so if your that serious with your selection - stop by and take a look. Half are gone already. We also have a few go up to a little under 63cm on these bad boys so even if you have a huge melon your covered!

SALMAGUNDI Custom Made Neckties Have Arrived!

Many hours went by as we hand picked these fabrics!
Custom SALMAGUNDI neck ties handmade in Brooklyn, NY!Dozens of patterns and widths from eras spanning from the 30's to the early 70's.
Bow ties in the house as well - both fat and slim!
All handmade in the USA.
Posts coming shortly of some satisfied customers feeling extra jazzy after scooping up some of these hot styles.
Don't Sleep!

Cocktails anyone?

Cocktail Hats and Gloves...
tis the season for acting like a lady!
bat those eyelashes
behind Mesh Veils...
extend that pinky
in those Lace Gloves!
Feather Head Pieces,
Festive Headbands,
and Pill Box Fancies arriving weekly

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FALL: Bring it ON!

I know, it snowed in Sunday...
Don't cry

think of all the GOODIES
that can make you feel JAZZY during the blistery days ahead....
Wooly Hat,
Snuggy Sweatshirt,
Gloves and a full Flask anyone?

Pork Pie Paul

One of our snazziest regulars...

Looking Sharp
by the Monument Paul!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Flight of Fancy...

Pheasant earrings are in!
Oooh...the new hues of FALL!

Firery Orange and Coral...

Gemmy Emerald and Purple...

and of course, Neutrals
in Black, White, and shades of Brown

Thursday, September 24, 2009


for joining us at our
this Hat Cake was fashioned
after a Goorin Brothers style...
we couldn't wait to eat it!
made with LOVE
by the talented
Sharon Berke

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Heads UP!

We are off to buy for SPRING!
Tuesday, September 22nd &
Wednesday, September 23rd
the shop will be CLOSED!
See you Thursday at 11am!

Details, Details, DETAILS!

For Grace lovers...
Grace is up to
their old tricks of getting
Fall is embellished
in Medallions, Patches,
Plaids, Buttons, and Applique.
Flat Caps, Casquettes, and Fedoras
are dipped in DETAILS!

Ring a Ding Ding!

We LOVE these comfy little
Leather Rings...

Friday, September 4, 2009

BIG UP to those who joined us!

1st Thursdays was

DJ Adam Gibbons was on FIRE!
He kept the crowd moving blending
Deep House, Afrobeat, & Jazz all night!

We had a BLAST!

Check out Adams night
at All Asia, Central Sq. Cambridge
Saturday, September 19th

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happenings: Thursday, September 3rd

Celebrate 1st Thursday!
September 3rd 6 to 9pm

meet and greet with
Phil Jung
enjoy a soulful set by
DJ Adam Gibbons

see you at the shop!

Fall Jackets...

Light Fall Jackets
for those
chilly mornings & evenings
have arrived!
Don't feel left out boys...
we have a beauty for you
that will debut
Friday the 4th!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


For those of you who love
the traditional fedora..
we are proud to announce the arrival
of a magical selection of
Classic & Vintage Styles;
1930's Teardrops, Diamonds, a
re-issue of the Open Crown by Stetson
just to mention a few.

Wide and Stingy Brims in both Fur & Wool Felts & Cashmere Blends are available.

In the spirit of SALMAGUNDI;
These greats are in short runs and availablity is limited.
Don't fret! As always our selection will both change and maintain as weeks go by...
Come take a peek!

It's getting crispy...

Let's be honest, it's getting crispy out - especially at night!

Hand screened in Milwaukee - all new Graphic Tee's and Hoodies JUST ARRIVED!

The fit is perfect, and everything is super soft!

Short runs as always.. Don't sleep!

40%, that's right...

40% OFF
Summer Clothing!

and we need room!

take this stuff home
on the cheap!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Granny's Attic...

Behold! Such Gems!

A customer of ours found
treasures in her Granny's Attic!

A Saks Fifth Avenue Hat Box from 1939,
and a Beautiful
Fur Felt Borsalino Fedora made in
Milan, Italy probably around
the same time.

Thanks for sharing Katie!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

1st Thursdays TONIGHT!

Amanda McKeever!
1st Thursdays...
August 6th, 6 to 9pm
check out her work,
sip champagne,
and receive

Saturday, August 1, 2009


we will be CLOSED
Aug 11th & 12th

Ladies & Gentlemen...Specials!

Saturday Aug 1st & Sunday Aug 2nd
come check us out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

DJ Brunos Bday Bash was the BOMB!

350 people
setting the dancefloor on FIRE!

BIG UP to everyone who came out
and rocked out to the web of sounds
weaved by
the one and only DJ BRUNO!

Bruno was in his silk PJ's playing all his faves in every genre, CRAZY!

Good times were had by ALL!

Let's do it again NEXT MONTH!

stay tuned...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

DJ Bruno is turning 40!!!

You heard it here first!
Come to the shop
Sunday, July 26th 12 to 6pm

The Birthday Boy himself DJ Bruno!
along with fellow Leo...
DJ Bradford James,

This party will move to MACHINE!
This Party is gonna be CRAZY!
sponsored by yours truly....

p.s. cupcakes...

Summertime Lovin' Party Photos...



We are back from a quick little buying trip!

We return with good news of
coming in October!

All Silk and all Handmade in Brooklyn!

Other than that, we bought for next Spring!
And oh, what a COLORFUL Spring it will be!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

excuse me Lorenzo!

Look what this guy has done to this hat!
Looking SHARP Lorenzo!
making this hat shop in Boston PROUD!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good Times!

Thanks to those of you
that came out for our
Party last week!

We had a BLAST!
Party Photos Coming Soon...

Cloche with a Twist!

Check out these Beauties...
Handwoven Raffia from Madagascar

This is one Playful number!

You have to try it to see the Twist of it!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Hotcakes Rings
Hand Carved Resin, Birds, and Beasts!

Handmade in San Francisco...


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


New Goorin Brothers Styles in...
Fabric and Straw Fedoras,
Caps & Duckbills!

Rain, rain, go away...

Don't get down about this stinko weather...
Get happy with a
Marimekko Umbrella!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wait no more...

Today is a Glorious Day!
the sun is shining...
the birds are singing sweet songs...
all because...
I would post a photo, but you should really see it for yourself...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

¡El Planeta!

Thank You to our Lovely Latin Quarter in JP for
Nominating Us to Win Best Clothing & Accessory Store!

¡Vote por su opciĆ³n favorita!

Watch it!

Ladies & Gentlemen...
Vintage Tie Watches!

Jazz up your wrists &
show the world
you know what time it is...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No Ring, no Thang...

Summer Break shoot in Fashion Boston
featuring rings by Jan Michael, available at

See the whole shoot: http://www.fbloves.com/

Jan Michaels is a fierce lady from
San Francisco.
Her Brass and Gemstone Jewelry is Magical.
New Rings just in!

Eye Spy...

Our Sunglasses are in Stuff Magazine!

Drumroll please...


crafted by the Bigalli family in Ecuador.

Only 12 in existance...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oh my! Porkpies!

Our Porkpies are featured in Stuff Magazine!

Fathers Day is on the way....

Fathers Day is June 21st!
Dads like to feel Jazzy...
More Trilbys and Wide Brims
arrive this week!

PF Flyer Mania!

PF Flyers: Buy One, get Second Pair 1/2 Off!

Come and get them while we have YOUR SIZE!

SALMAGUNDI & LoveTheCool.net

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