Italian notebook maker Moleskine is moving in to Georgetown at 3029 M St., NW, in the lead up to the holiday season. The store will open its doors as a pop-up shop until January, when it will close to begin a permanent build out. The Moleskine brand began in 1997, when a small Italian company reintroduced a small leather-bound notebook popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Since then, the company has expanded to sell planners, diaries, sketchbooks, bags, pens and pencils, and other reading and travel accessories. Moleskine products are already sold in the District at outlets like Target, Staples and Barnes & Noble, but this will be the brand’s first brick-and-mortar location in Washington, D.C.
EastBanc helped Moleskine make the move to Georgetown. EastBanc’s vice president, Philippe Lanier said, “Moleskine is a prominent lifestyle brand and will compliment the other lucury retailers in our Georgetown portfolio. Their arrival reinforces the neighborhood’s status as a premier retail destination.”
After the store moves in, Georgetowners will be able to get all their paper goods on one M Street block: Moleskine is moving next door at Paper Source.