French + Italian bou­tique owner Aimee Lom­bardi co-de­signs her first ex­clu­sive—and daz­zling—col­lec­tion with M.Pat­mos.

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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. “They 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. “This is a dream as­sort­ment of things that we would love to bring on a trip.” The 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. The 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, fren­chi­tal­ian.com –Lexi Fried­man

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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