Though not scientifically proven, we here at Fashion Societe contend that the women of France have what can only be called the “style gene”. Whether out for a quick bite at the cafe or running down the street to a vintage noir film (we like to think), french ladies have a natural flair for fashion. So what better way to celebrate Parisian chic than with the new agnès b. store in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood! In fact, this is a coming home of sorts for the label’s designer, Agnès Troublé, who first opened her namesake boutique on Prince St. in 1980. Scheduled to debut on April 1 (there better be no fooling us!), this delightfully eclectic brand deepens its stateside roots by paying homage to the local indie art scene. Serving dual purposes as clothier and creative gallery , agnès b.’s new location will feature works by prominent New York artists like Rostarr, Harmony Korine, and Ryan McGinness. And, in keeping with this downtown art scene, agnès b. will release a limited edition t-shirt collection on display and for sale with the launch of the new store. Calling all francophiles!—slip into a floral skirt, drape yourself in a pastel cardigan, and head to Howard St. for all the latest wears. Très chic!