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Local seamstress making it on her own

Friday, May 09, 2014   by: Brad Jones

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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B Boy 5/9/2014 9:17:08 AM Report

Were there not multiple comments in response to this article moments ago?
TFinn 5/9/2014 9:48:07 AM Report

Good for her ...need more like her..!
Mr. Poster 5/9/2014 10:09:16 AM Report

Why was my congratulatory posting removed? This is getting ridiculous.
scottstewy123 5/9/2014 10:30:51 AM Report

why was mine removed? I said nothing negetive
B Boy 5/9/2014 10:30:59 AM Report

If sootoday allows readers to comment then they should accept the ramifications. Otherwise they should remove that functionality entirely.

I wish any new business the best of luck. This is a difficult city to start a business in, especially so in downtown areas. With good planning, hard work & perseverence that business can grow & be succesful.
scottstewy123 5/9/2014 10:32:08 AM Report

SOOTODAY . what has happened to free speech? My Lord.
scottstewy123 5/9/2014 10:34:09 AM Report

Why was my post taken down? All I have said is I cgave her congrats and I hope she can afford the Liberal electrical rates.
Gurpy 5/9/2014 10:38:29 AM Report

Speaking the TRUTH is no longer acceptable! I`d love to see one of my posts removed for that reason!
SootodayModerator 5/9/2014 10:44:34 AM Report

Sorry about the missing posts folks.
We corrected the story to give credit to our placement student Brad who is leaving today.
As a result, the earlier comments aren't visible.
Feel free to repeat them!

Gurpy 5/9/2014 10:49:37 AM Report

We don`t beleve you sootoday!! Only kidding! LOL
diggie 5/9/2014 11:54:25 AM Report

Way to go!
crashed13 5/9/2014 12:48:41 PM Report

Does she fix stuff also? I have a rip in my $400 Canada Goose coat. If I tried to fix it I would hurt myself.
MYPOINT 5/9/2014 1:34:55 PM Report

is as follows ...

Congratulations to this new business owner. The citizens of S.S.Marie will probably be using your services because it is unique in many ways.

Anything that is or could be seen as a 'one only ' type of garment should garner tons of people to your store. It is my hope that you will be catering to men's clothing as well in the near future?

Again, congrats on your new business venture and welcome to downtown.

As usual, your views may differ :)
scottstewy123 5/9/2014 2:03:37 PM Report

Congrats to this new business owner. Its my hope you will make lots of PROFIT. Its my hope that the Liberal governments electrical policies do not erode those profits. And of course the Liberal pension plan that will make it harder to hire more people because of the taxes.
mosquitos 5/9/2014 3:01:06 PM Report

I wish her luck and hope McWynne Liberals don't bury her too. Seamstresses don't have licences, Wynne will probably want to make more jobs at college and trade universities with this one, like hairdressers, barbers. Vote Hudak and end this insanity!
bubba2006 5/10/2014 9:06:06 PM Report

Thank you for opening up Downtown! Your fellow Downtown merchants welcome you! Best of luck!
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