Bagatelle x Knopes: the pretty concept store
A brand new concept store has just opened its doors at the station. Located on rue Dicks, it offers a (very) pretty and trendy selection of brands and one of the best coffees in town. Promoted to a bright future this shop? Downright !
Bagatelle x Knopes was born from the desire of Angélique Bartolini, the founder of the Bagatelle boutique, to settle in the Grand Duchy. His shop has been in existence in the heart of Thionville for six years. Unfortunately, the city center of the border city is dying, and it has desires elsewhere, different from bigger. And why not Luxembourg, nearby and which she knows by heart, or almost?
“When I decided to move, coming here seemed normal to me. I think I bring real added value to the already existing offer, and in particular in the station district, with a concept and brands that are not yet distributed in Luxembourg. I had always had this desire to create a real "place to live", which mixed centers of interest, different universes. »
She began her research and, very quickly, fell in love with the premises, which were a bit too big – and too expensive. Never mind, the French has the following ideas and does not let go. She has the idea of teaming up with a partner who, like her, works with quality products. And why not a coffee shop. Knopes, the coffee brand dear to the hearts of Luxembourgers, which is not at its first attempt for this kind of project (they are also present in the concept store on the road to Esch, Am garage) the follows. Some work and a lot of elbow grease later, the two partners opened their doors on Saturday June 16 and are off to a happy start. “The neighborhood is great, I feel great there. But, above all, the customers are delighted! We had very positive feedback! »
We like the idea of extending the shopping session with a coffee break (and being able to restock with their excellent vintages roasted by them), especially since Angélique offers a very personal and sharp selection (she was a stylist for nine years before creating his shop, editor's note), among the brands Sessùn, Ba&Sh, Virginie Monroe, Reiko; American Vintage, Des Petits Hauts for women and Le Slip Français, Pretty Green or Ben Sherman for men. From autumn, Sister, Louison, Veja will join the selection. “And you can also find vinyl, in collaboration with the Messins of La Face Cachée. Finally, the offer also includes a few decorative items, notably with the Serax brand.