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Spotted: Elusive White Moleskine Notebook

We’re known for our aversion to beige, but white? We can’t get enough of the sum of all colors (and recently spent far too many hours scouring the marketplace for a white computer monitor, eventually having to settle for a silver one from a mysterious Korean company). So we’re pleased to report that Moleskine has finally seen the light. The brand built on ‘lil black jotters is introducing white notebooks, something they toyed with a few years ago in a limited-edition created for Yoox. The new range, complete with white elastic band, bookmark, and expandable inner pocket, is available now on the Moleskine e-store. Ready to shift into full-on back-to-school-mode? Check out Moleskine’s first U.S. Store, which opened earlier this year at New York’s Time Warner Center.

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Moleskine Opens First U.S. Store, Preps IPO

Moleskine is following through on its big plans for little notebooks. The Milan-based company, which affects a storied history but in fact was created by design-savvy publisher Francesco Francheschi in 1997 to revive the sleek jotters favored by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, is following up last summer’s foray into pop-up shops (at train stations in Milan and Rome) with permanent stores around the world. The first American Moleskine shop–stocked with notebooks, journals, bags, pens, digital device accessories, and cases–opened Friday at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

Among the Moleskine-y touches at the new ground-floor kiosk (pictured above) is a map floorcovering that “symbolizes the mobile identity of contemporary nomads,” according to the company. The NYC location follows recent openings in London (at Heathrow’s Terminal 4) and Shanghai. A Beijing outpost will bow in May. The timing of Moleskine’s retail push is no coincidence: it’s all systems go for a €500 million ($654 million) initial public offering that should see Moleskine shares begin trading on the Milan stock exchange next week.

Previously on UnBeige:
Mickey Mouse Makes Mark on Moleskine
Beyond Notebooks: Moleskine Taps Designer Giulio Iacchetti to Expand Product Line
Moleskine Enters the Digital Age with Kindle Cover/Notebook Hybrid