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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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PHOTO BY JOEL BENJAMIN SHOW AND TELL Aimee Lombardi named her boutique French + Italian for good reason—after her parents of different international backgrounds. Her customers are nothing less than a squad of style-savvy globetrotters. "ey ask a lot of questions: What inspired the designer? Where is the silk from? I'm going to Paris—can you pack me for my trip?" says Lombardi, who opened a Beacon Hill location after the success of her Marblehead mecca. One designer surely to make the suitcase cut is Marcia Patmos of M.Patmos, with whom Lombardi co-designed a capsule travel collection. "I remember buying my first M.Patmos sweater and thinking, 'Wow, this is such a special piece,'" says Lombardi, who, with Patmos, organized a round-table discussion with their top 15 clients for input. "is is a dream assortment of things that we would love to bring on a trip." e collection includes a Passport blazer with a Liberty print-lined pocket, a cotton flannel travel pant laced with an Italian tuxedo-style trim, cashmere Henleys and fringed handknit color-pop wraps sure to punch up any transatlantic voyage. e exclusive designs further accent French + Italian's racks of chicness from Marni, Cedric Charlier and Warm NY, among others. Bon voyage! 119 Charles St., Boston; 129 Washington St., Marblehead, –Lexi Friedman N O W IN BOSTON The impeccable wardrobe? French + Italian owner Aimee Lombardi and fashion designer Marcia Patmos of M.Patmos are co-desigining a smashing collection.

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