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Eric Javits Designer Hats

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“Nothing beats a happy customer, who can’t wait to wear her hat. And then she sends me a picture of the event, usually with a kind comment. I feel like a proud mum.”

Mary SpiteriFounder Titfertat

Our designer hats are chosen for their style and quality by a top milliner Titfertat

Easily packable sun hats by Eric Javits

Eric Javits has been a popular brand at Titfertat for many years. Their trademark, the Squishee® hat could be rolled up for travel and then spring back to its original shape undamaged. This hat, first introduced in 1995 is now widely recognised as having changed the course of the women’s headwear market. The Squishee® concept has been incorporated into a fabulous collection of different styles, all easily packable. The clever elasticised inner band helps to make sure the hats fit really well on most sizes.

Eric has been honoured for his outstanding design achievements and was named Hat Designer of the Year and Hat Designer of the Decade 1990-1999. Eric Javits is an outstanding New York based designer who does not just design accessories, he celebrates women.

Bespoke and occasion hats

Mary’s main love is her bespoke service, for which she is renowned both in Richmond and beyond.  She even has customers from the USA and Europe who, having bought from her in person, now commission her remotely.  She says “Coming to me is not just about choosing a hat, it’s an experience.

Mary, the founder of Titfertat, has run her bespoke millinery design business from her period store off Richmond Green for over 20 years.

She has an incredible eye for design which, combined with her gregarious personality, have made Mary’s passion for making beautiful things and working with people come together.  She started off with a ready-to-wear hatshop in nearby Putney.  The shop was successful, but Mary needed to make her own designs.  She moved to the Richmond site in 1998 and fulfilled her dream of designing her own creations.

Ready to wear hats

Mary still sells ready to wear hats, but these are carefully sourced, from the very best worldwide manufacturers, for both the spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons.  They are either supplied exclusively to her or only available in a handful of other outlets in the UK. Inverni Firenze pure cashmere and cashmere blend beanies with Swarovski crystals or fox fur pom-poms and the exclusive Eric Javits of New York packable fedoras are some of her best sellers.

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