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 of Zoë Rosenberg.
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 of Cartolina
About the Designer
Zoë Rosenberg is a designer whose previous work includes BCBG, Marchesa, Christian Dior, Theory, Pamella Roland, and Imitation of Christ. Her designs have been featured in Vogue US, Vogue UK, Women’s Wear Daily, and others, and she was featured as one of “Young Designers to Watch” in Philadelphia Magazine in 2013. Her designs have been worn by public figures including Issa Rae, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Mckinnon, Victoria Justice, Marsai Martin, Rosa Crespa, Annette Bening, Alice Glass, and others. Zoë studied art at Parsons Paris and graduated Parsons New York with a degree in Fashion Design.
Cartolina Nantucket was created to make all women feel bright, sunny, and beautiful from the inside out. Now more than ever, we see the importance of mental health in becoming our best selves. That’s why 10 percent of all Cartolina Nantucket proceeds go to the Fairwinds Counseling Center. Located on Nantucket Island, Fairwinds provides confidential, quality mental health care to adults and youth. Fairwinds is equitable to all patients regardless of finances, so that care is never out of reach to those who need it.