By  on March 26, 2020

Marcia Patmos is a different-drummer kind of gal. Less than 18 months after opening her first store, on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, she had to shutter it in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet on the day we spoke, she found something to be positive about — her building finally had running water after a conflict between a pipe and a tree root had forced it off for several days.

Patmos, who launched her M.Patmos label in 2011, won the International Woolmark prize for women’s wear four years later. Before closing, the store accounted for 50 percent of her business. She attributes that number largely to a strong local community, which she wants to continue to serve during the coronavirus shutdown.

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