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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: July 15, 2014

Where you should be shopping for rain gear

Written by: Laura Serino

When you hang out with a lot of lobstermen like I do, you often end up at Hamilton Marine. You can buy buoys there, sure, reels of rope, whatevs, but I tend to check out the “fashion” department while I am there.

June was a bit of a rainy month and this week looks a bit wet too, so on my last visit I decided to stock up on some foul weather gear since I was not currently in the market for another can of bottom paint.


Hamilton Marine has the best rain boot selection ever. I’m not a big fan of the polka dots or tartan printed wellies and prefer my boots to have a bit more function over form. But all white boots rolled down? Sign me up!

rain hat

And naturally we could all use a hat that is one part Gordon’s Fisherman/one part orange chic. Plus it’ll stay on in a gale, which is always a plus.

rain boots

They’ve also got the all-black and the classic browns, in different heights too. So the next time you need a new pair of boots, avoid the temptation of Target and hit up Hamilton Marine. I can guarantee they’ll last a little longer.

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