is no doubt that "Maria Lampo" is one of the first shops to open
in Positano, when it was still a fisherman's village, after the World War
II. Although the post-war economical situation was not rose-colored,
Alfonso and Maria displayed a sign reading "MADE TO MEASURE TROUSERS"
at the entrance of their small shop. The clients, curious by the sign,
would enter the shop, and after their measures taken, would ask how long
it would take to get their trousers. The answer was surprising: "Go
now to have a swim and on your way back, in a couple of hours, they'll be
ready!" Although not really convinced, the clients would go to the
beach and come back in two hours to find their trousers ready waiting for
them, perfectly tailored to the point to make them exclaim: "Maria,
you are as speedy as a lightning (lampo)!!" It is from this
exclamation that the shop has taken its name; everything has started with
those fabulous trousers and continued uninterruptedly in time for more
than fifty years.
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