Cartolina (pronounced “kar·to·lì·na”) translates to “postcard” in Italian.

Founded in nantucket

This brand is inspired by a love for traveling, exploring, and the souvenirs gathered along the way. We have an appreciation for the art of collecting the tangible and intangible, from vintage objects to lifelong memories. Through vintage fabric and faded photographs we find inspiration in the old world. It’s the spirit of nostalgia and quality we aim to revive in our clothing.


This womenswear brand is inspired by travel, life adventures, and making memories. My mother always taught me how important it is to enjoy a place and be an active participant in creating your life’s collection of memories. Wherever you go, whoever you meet. This, to me, means family, and my mother lives on in these memories, thanks to the beautiful designs created and made by the Cartolina team.

I hope you find a piece or two that makes you feel special. Something to wear on an adventure far away or right nearby. Something you can wear for a dinner with friends you miss or a walk along the beach. Cartolina is Italian for “postcard,” so wherever the clothes take you, I’m wishing you special memories ahead. Create your own postcards in the memory you wear!

xoxo Margaret Anne Nolen
Founder & Creative Director of Cartolina

Women Owned & Operated

We are a female founded company, created to make all women feel bright and beautiful, from the inside out. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of investing in today’s women and the next generation. We love to give back to organizations that support women.


We take special precautions to minimize our carbon footprint and implement sustainable production practices. Cartolina exclusively works with factories adhering to state laws and sustainability programs such as water recycling, waste management, and employee certification. Cartolina has its own studio in Los Angeles, where our garments are ethically sewn by hand and produced small batches. We prioritize sourcing within the United States as much as possible, including working with local embroiderers as well as pleating, smocking, and dye houses.