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This Friday, diptyque will open their fourth boutique in United-States on Damen in Wicker Park. Staying true to diptyque's intention to evolve its retail concept while paying tribute to each location's culture, the unique space was designed by Jenner Studio to encompass diptyque's own personal identity in perfect harmony with the architectural heritage of the region.
The diptyque story began in Paris 51 years ago, at 34 Boulevard St- Germain, with three friends Christiane Gautrot, interior decorator, Desmond Knox-Leet, painter, and Yves Coueslant, theatre administrator and set designer. Previously designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson, together they teamed up in 1961 and opened the first diptyque boutique to showcase their fabric designs. With their unique taste, they gradually transformed the store into a chic bazaar offering a fascinating variety of unexpected items, unique to Paris, which the trio brought back from their travels.
In 1963, they introduce the first diptyque scented candles –Aubépine, Cannelle and Thé - and a few years later, they launched their first eau de toilette, L'Eau. Today, the brand's extensive product portfolio includes home and personal fragrances along with a body care line.
· Diptyque [Official Site]
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