Moleskine Comes to Georgetown

moleskine-professional-notebook-orange-yellow-16Georgetowners take note: What is perhaps the world’s most famous notebook is coming!

EastBanc, Inc. announced today that Moleskine — the Italian company known for producing stylish notebooks, planners and sketchbooks — has signed a five year lease to occupy the retail space at 3029 M St. NW in Georgetown. (1,300 square feet… that makes for a lot of paper products!)  It’ll start as a temporary store, replacing what was previously Scotch & Soda, before closing in January to begin a permanent build-out.

This will be the first Moleskine stand alone store in the DC area.

“Moleskine is a prominent lifestyle brand and will complement the other luxury retailers in our Georgetown portfolio,” said Philippe Lanier, vice president of EastBanc, of the little black notebook with a storied history.*  “Their arrival reinforces the moleskine-classic-notebooks-04neighborhood’s status as a premier retail destination.”

*The original Moleskine notebook was created based off the description of a notebook from British author Bruce Chatwin’s telling of the French notebooks he purchased in Paris in his book, The Songlines. These popular notebooks went out of business in 1986 and 11 years later, a Milanese publisher recreated the notebooks that captivated artists and travelers throughout the 20th century. Today, the company still produces these black notebooks along with planners, sketchbooks, diaries, bags, writing instruments, and reading and travel accessories.

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