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Local seamstress making it on her own

Friday, May 09, 2014   by: Staff

Marissa Fragomeni is a new face to the downtown core.

Her new store Atrebla is setting up at 474 Queen Street, just across from the March Street stage.

Marissa is offering something that is not easy to find here in the Sault - all of the clothing that’s being sold at her store is handmade by Frogomeni herself.
Driven by a love of fashion, Fragomeni said she decided to take the plunge and open up her own business.

She said she is committed to supporting local and is invested in the Sault community.  

While some of the clothes are available for sale, the actual clothing line is still in development and expanding.

Marissa has other services to offer including both custom creations and alterations.

“You’re more comfortable in something if you know it fits just right. If you know it’s a little loose here, a little tight there, you become self conscious,” said Fragomeni.

“I design everything and make it all myself, so they are different from what you would find in other stores.”

Marissa focuses on women’s clothing offering a new look to young female professionals.

Custom garments and altered clothing is another way of guaranteeing the right fit for anyone who has trouble with department store clothes.

The store opens Friday with the first 20 customers receiving 10 percent off coupons.

Regular hours for the store are Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on Atrebla check out their Facebook page.

(PHOTO: Marissa Fragomeni is pictured working at her Queen Street shop on Thursday. Jones)

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scottstewy123 5/9/2014 3:12:40 AM Report

Right on. I hope this business makes it good for you. Lets hope the Liberals get voted out so you can have electricity cheaper. Then make more profits.
sportsfan17 5/9/2014 4:20:06 AM Report

Good luck, I'll certainly promote it amongst my female friends!

And yeah great idea Scott.. let's let the Conservatives in so they can give more tax breaks to big business and help drive local/small businesses into the ground.

I'll stick with the Liberals/NDP thanks.
stinky 5/9/2014 6:09:29 AM Report

Atrebla is Alberta spelled backwards.

Kcul Doog !!!

Mr. Poster 5/9/2014 7:07:48 AM Report

Great news story...good luck..Canada backwards is ADANAC
right wing 5/9/2014 7:47:20 AM Report

...and who cares spelled backwards is serac ohw.

Great to have a seamstress service.
I have several jackets that are in great shape but have zippers in them that have broken.
This is a much needed service in the Sault.
right wing 5/9/2014 7:59:21 AM Report

...and IMO, the name was not a wise choice.
A business name if not easily identifiable, such as Tim Hortons or McDonalds, should give the consumer an idea of what your product or service is.
mosquitos 5/9/2014 8:03:38 AM Report

Wow, is this skill not wrapped in liberal red-tape yet, and their certificate of colleges and trades. Hairdressers, barbers, maybe they could make a little cash off the poor little seamstresses now? and help shut them down, hydro, taxes and all. I wish her the best, but beware of the progressives.
squidster0808 5/9/2014 8:14:28 AM Report

So need more seamstresses in the soo. Need some alterations myself.
arpem 5/9/2014 8:30:36 AM Report

Good luck in you new adventure Marissa.
I wish you all the best and hope to see you Friday a.m. in your new shop. Kristy.
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